MARRIAGE OF SOUL AND SPIRIT
BY: SUNNY ORLY COFFMAN
APRIL 2, 2001
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 23:12:11 -0500
From: Sunny Coffman
Sounds like you got some confirmations – especially the part about out-growing those you once were so close to at the church here in the DFW area.
Don’t complain because you are going through so much of your spiritual growth alone. I was speaking that same thing one time 7-8 years ago – just on the brink of a real pity party, when God stopped me and explained that the reason He allowed me to walk through so much alone was because He has chosen me to be a leader and He puts His leaders through things in a different way – training is much more intense and lessons learned the hard way – so as never to forget the lesson. He kept reassuring me that this intensive training was necessary because at some time in the future, the words I speak will affect the lives of many and could make the difference between life and death to some. I don’t even try to understand that kind of stuff – I just accept it for truth – because I know God doesn’t lie and I do know I hear His voice.
I didn’t understand the story about the dollar bill and the significance of it all. I don’t have to, but I am curious.
I, too, felt we were to get together over the weekend. Sorry we didn’t make connection. Communication is a challenge at my house right now because my answering machine went down two weeks ago and I had to mail it off for repair. Unless I recognize a phone # on caller ID, I have no way of knowing anyone called.
I was in town – wound up helping my husband do some hard, physical labor concerning the construction of our new bedroom and bath onto our home. He is in the midst of demolition in one area and reconstruction in another. Work space is limited because of all the “stuff” we have boxed up, labeled, and sitting around for lack of storage space. We need a large storage bldg so badly right now. It would be such a blessing.
I may have another answer for you concerning free e-mail. I’ve just heard about this and am checking it out. I’ll let you know more as soon as I know. Don’t like to recommend something until I’m sure… certainly more sure than I am now.
I’m standing with you in agreement for your liberty from any and all confusion. We know it is not from God. Double-mindedness produces instability and you are neither. You very well know whose you are and you are not accepting lies for truth. I strongly urge you to pray as often as God directs for TRUTH TO BE REVEALED IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE. This is a powerful prayer God birthed in me and it has changed my whole life. I was a victim to confusion for a long time, but God’s revelations that have come from praying this prayer have removed the fog from many areas of my life. God is faithful and He wants you to walk in His truth.
Most things are not as they appear and only God can remove the smokescreens and reveal THE TRUTH. He said that we would know the truth and the truth would set us free. It is a whole lot more than just knowing that Jesus is the Son of God. While that is crucial and vital information, truth is an on-going daily, evenly hourly revelation that comes from God. He is Truth – I’m reminded of the 7 Spirits of God in Isaiah 11:1-9. “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears; but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them…They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”
Suzanne, the crying you were doing, I believe, was two-fold. You were crying for those you saw that were not seeing the things you see. You are being healed by God from the inside out and many of those tears were a result of the purification that is going on within you. So long as we are still carrying damages in our emotional realm, we have resistors that prevent the total flow of the Holy Spirit – through us – out to others He desires to touch. So, it is essential that He do a thorough house-cleaning in the mind, will, and emotions – [as I’m typing this I see that is “the Bride making herself ready” – because the mind, will and emotions are the parts that make up the soul – the psuche – the feminine part of our being.
There is a marriage about to take place within you between the spirit and the soul. It is essential that the spirit [the male part of you] be in control of the psuche – soul [female part of you]. When this marriage is complete, you will manifest the mind of Christ and be in total balance in the spirit-led life. There is still some warfare going on, but that will soon pass. This is nothing we can take credit for, make happen ourselves, etc. It is all a work of the Spirit of God. But this is the real marriage supper.
The Isaiah 11:1-9 is the portrait of Jesus. The Word says we are made in the image of God – in His likeness. Jesus said: “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father, for the Father and I are one.” We are to do everything that Jesus did and even more, according to the Word. Therefore, the portrait of Jesus is also a portrait of us as well. I’m believing God is going to give you the revelation that most everything in the Bible is a portrait of what happens within each believer – the wars are won within ourselves – the entire book is about us becoming like Christ so that we become His temple and He dwells within us and carries out His work through us. It’s really very simple…something a child can understand and believe more easily than an adult that has been affected by intellectualism.
Going back to Isaiah 11 one more time “and a little child shall lead them…” – the Word tells us that “except we come as a little child, we will not enter the Kingdom of God.” When we are totally purged of all pain, doubt, fear, and any other “resistors”, we will have the pure heart of a child, once again, and be the perfect dwelling place for God to reside and carry out His plan through us.
Love you, sweet lady
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