Soul healing may seem like a mystery, but it isn’t really. It’s the process of sanctification. We have access to an amazing power through the work Jesus did for us on the cross. His love for us truly is beyond human understanding, but God seems to go out of His way to help us understand it. I guess that is why I am so determined to help people understand soul healing, because I was so desperate to understand the process for myself. Look at Romans 1:16 (AMPC) “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God’s power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek…”
The word Power there is Dunamis. Dunamis means three things; the power and influence that comes with riches and wealth, the power to perform miracles, and excellence of soul. Inside of our spirits we have the power of those three things. So why aren’t we totally healed in our body and soul and financially prospering? It is because there are gates and doors inside our souls, just like in our bodies, that are closed and preventing the power from flowing from the inside out. We have body gates, (which are our senses) our eyes, ears, mouth, touch, and smell, and just as there are gates in our body there are gates in our soul. The root meaning of the word gate here means to split open, reason out, calculate, reckon, and to estimate. We calculate and reason in our mind, which is part of our soul. Look at Psalm 24 and see how God refers to the gates and doors in our temple.
Psalm 24:7-27:6 (AMPC) “Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates; yes, lift them up, you age-abiding doors that the King of glory may come in. Who is [He then] this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah [pause, and think of that]!
When I see the evidence in scripture of the things that God is doing in my life, I get really excited! It means I am on the right track, and I have to share what He is showing me. I know I am not the only one, but for some, I may be the only one they hear. So let’s take a look at some truth. Go with me to Exodus 25:9 (AMP) “And you shall make it according to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle or dwelling and the pattern of all the furniture of it.”
This is the basic model that God uses repeatedly. It is the three part being model. Here, He is using it in the Temple or Tabernacle. The outer court, the inner court which, was the holy place, and Holy of Holies, which is where the Arc of The Covenant was kept. Upon our salvation the Spirit of God comes to reside inside our spirit man. He resides in US! We are now the temple according to 1 Corinthians 3:16. That is great news!
The word gates and doors here refer to the ones that were in the temple. We are the temple so there are gates and doors inside of us. When sin or trauma happen at the gates, then those gates close down and prevent the flow of resurrection power to come out of our spirit man into and through our soul then into and through our physical body.
Sin has closed the gates. We want to get them open so the King of Glory can come in to every part of our temple, and heal us in both soul and body. Jesus opened the very first gate inside of us. In the Old Testament pattern of the temple, there was a thick veil between the most holy place (our spirit) and the holy place (our soul), but when Jesus died on the cross He ripped the veil.
Jesus ripping the veil enables the power to flow from our spirit man into our soul. In fact the Bible says that this is why our soul has hope. Thank You Jesus for ripping the veil! Thank You for opening the ancient gates in our soul so that the King of Glory may come in! -Katie