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The Power of Soul Prosperity

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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 it. 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 hast much good…

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

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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…