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The Power of Soul Prosperity

The James Strong and McClintock Encyclopedia says a soul is "that vital, immaterial, active substance, or principles in man whereby he perceives, remembers, reasons, and wills.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia says a soul is a “living being, life, self, person, desire, appetites, emotions and passions."
In light of understanding what "soul" means, let's review what the Apostle John said about the matter. 3 John 1:2 says, "Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers," I wonder if John is saying to us, O.K., I know you want to prosper financially but for your soul's sake I want you to prosper only according to your ability to be prosperous toward God. Maybe, he had Luke 12:20-21 in mind when he wrote the passage. 
Perhaps he had a flashback, recalling the parable of the rich man whose land produced an abundant crop and upon seeing the abundance the man said to his soul "thou …

God or Mammon? Make Sure Your Choice Brings Peace and Contentment & Not the Opposite!

Sometime ago, I started watching a certain preacher on television. I eagerly watched him  until find myself spiraling into selfishness and discontentment. According to him God wants me to have a big house, fancy car (my dream care a Ferrari) and promotion in my field of employment. And the great thing about it was the only thing I needed to do to get those things was have faith! So, I tried to work up more faith but during the process, I began despising my current house, car and form of employment. Even my mate looked questionable! Perhaps, I needed someone who made more money. Someone who wanted bigger and grander things. Realizing my thoughts were not corresponding with scripture, I asked God to help me and He gave me the answer. He said through another television preacher "beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Matthew 16:6), that is false teaching because it causes one to become puffed up." To become puffed up means to become prideful. For a brief moment, I…