I wanted to share some notes I have taken from a message given by Katie Souza with Expected End Ministries. She really has fresh revelation about SOUL WOUNDS. If each of us could walk in this revelation, we would be different people — whole people — not operating out of wounds.
Our soul consist of our mind, will, and emotions. When we have wounds on our souls, they can effect our thoughts, will, and emotions. They can cause A LOT of trouble in our lives.
I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul. (Emphasis mine.)
Wounds can be created by sin.
And if your eye causes you to stumble and sin, pluck it out! It is more profitable and wholesome for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell (Gehenna), Where their worm [which preys on the inhabitants and is a symbol of the wounds inflicted on the man himself by his sins] does not die, and the fire is not put out. (Amplified Version. Emphasis mine.)
Katie said the Greek word used for EYE means, the MIND – the faculty of knowing. And isn’t the MIND part of the soul (mind, will, and emotions)? Sin CAN wound your soul.
What is another issue with wounds in our soul created by sin? Sin gives the demonic LEGAL right to torment and afflict us.
For the enemy has pursued and persecuted my soul, he has crushed my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in dark places as those who have been long dead. (Emphasis mine)
The enemy had persecuted HIS SOUL … note the enemy didn’t attack his spirit.
Jesus was God, yet human. He freely laid down His divine nature (to an extent) so that He could be a sinless sacrifice for our sins. Why didn’t the demons have a hold on Jesus — the human part of His nature?
I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.] (Emphasis mine.)
Satan and his demons had NOTHING in common with Jesus! There were no soul wounds in our sinless Lord. Don’t you love that? I don’t want them to have ANYTHING in common with me either!
The Lord showed Katie something very interesting about the man in Mark 5 who lived in the tombs. Please stick with me as I share the scriptures:
And as soon as He got out of the boat, there met Him out of the tombs a man [under the power] of an unclean spirit.
This man continually lived among the tombs, and no one could subdue him any more, even with a chain;
For he had been bound often with shackles for the feet and handcuffs, but the handcuffs of [light] chains he wrenched apart, and the shackles he rubbed and ground together and broke in pieces; and no one had strength enough to restrain or tame him.
Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always shrieking and screaming and beating and bruising and cutting himself with stones. (Again, emphasis mine.)
Have you ever heard pastors teach that when something is repeated in scripture that you should really take notice? What about these TOMBS that is mentioned 3 times in a few scriptures?
Tombs: To recall and to remember!
Wounds are caused by past events. A wound is set up to cause a perpetual remembrance! How many times have you heard others continually rehearse the pain from a traumatic event that may have happened years ago? The pain continually plagues them? Perhaps you recognize this in your own life.
A soul wound is a MONUMENT inside your soul that causes you to be affected by that event that happened years ago. It is a monument inside your mind (ahem … remember your soul — mind, will, emotions?) that controls your responses and controls the way you feel. It also causes you to remember the horrible thing that happened to you all the way back then. Does this sound like someone you know? Does it sound like you?
Did the man who lived in the tombs constantly look back to his past? Did he have monuments in his soul — causing him to look back — giving the demons a legal right? (That is why I placed a picture of myself looking back on this post.)
Back to the man in Mark 5 — the man with the demon: Legion. How did the demons recognize Jesus? Look at this:
And crying out with a loud voice, he said, What have You to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? [What is there in common between us?] I solemnly implore you by God, do not begin to torment me! (Emphasis mine.)
Jesus had NOTHING in common with Legion. He was sinless. He didn’t have wounds that would give the demons any legal right. I’m sure those demons were shocked to find someone who had NOTHING in common with them!
I’ll wrap this up, but will continue with HOW TO FIND HEALING FOR THESE SOUL WOUNDS in another post.
This is a 10 minute video of Katie Souza that explains more in depth. If you are hurting, I know you’ll find this interesting!