Once Jesus establishes through the Spirit which
manifestations of the Spirit are needed and you are sure it does not contradict
the third and fourth principles of counseling (Does it agree with Jesusí
Word, And does it agree with facts outside of Scripture but not in
contradiction to it?), finally, look to Jesus to show you how to best
apply them in words and then pray as you are led in the name of Jesus and expect
In Sections 2-4 we dealt extensively with the application of
the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as related to counseling, Evangelism and
sanctification. What we want to deal with here is the application of the
manifestations of the Holy Spirit through prayer to any spiritual, soulish or
Some people believe that the healing aspect of Jesusí
ministry was only for the first century Church to confirm the message of the
Gospel: Jesus saves! But what people, who hold this view point, do not
understand is that healings took place not as confirmation of the Gospel, but
because that is the Gospel: Jesusí stripes have healed us! Because that is the
message of the Gospel it naturally follows that there should be substantial
evidence of it in our lives spiritually, soulishly as well as physically when
one believes on the Gospel. Francis MacNutt states in his book, Healing,
"A doctrine of Godís salvation without the salvation
actually taking place, is empty rhetoric. (Perhaps this is why so much of todayís
preaching impresses people as abstract and irrelevant)."13/46
Jesusí death on the cross saved us: Us meaning all
that we are. Man is not a spirit or a soul or a body or a conscience or a mind
or a heart or emotions. Man is "spirit, soul and body which includes mind,
conscience, heart, and emotions." That is what man is. Man will be this
It is true that this present body will die and the rest of
what we are will go to be with the Lord, but the promise of Scripture is that we
will receive a redeemed transformed resurrected body to house the rest of what
man is for the rest of eternity.31 Man is not man without a body any
more than he is not man without a spirit or a soul. When man fell in the garden
of Eden, all that man is fell: spirit, soul and body as well as mind,
conscience, heart and emotions.
The Bible says about the mind and heart,
"Where will you be stricken again, as you continue in
your rebellion? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart
is faint." (Is 1:5).
"This I say therefore, and affirm together with the
Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of
their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from
the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the
hardness of their heart." (Eph 4:17-18).
"The heart is more deceitful than all else
and is desperately sick; who can understand it?" (Jer 17:9).
The Bible says about the body,
"But I see a different law in the members of my body,
waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law of
sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from
the body of this death?" (Rom 7:23-24).
The Bible says that man outside of Christ is dead
spiritually. Jesus said,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water
and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of
the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Do not marvel that I said to you, ĎYou must receive birth from above.í"
Jesus said about manís soul,
"If any one wishes to come after Me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his soul
shall lose it; but whoever loses his soul for My sake shall find
it." (Matt 16:24-25).
The Bible says about manís conscience,
"To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are
defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and
their conscience are defiled." (Titus 1:15).
"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of
faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience
and our bodies washed with pure water. (Heb 10;22).
All of man became sick and warped; therefore, all that man is
needed to be redeemed. When Jesus died on the cross for manís sin so that man
could be redeemed, that redemption did not just involve his soul, but the
redemption of Man period. Jesus did not just physically die on the cross.
Jesus experienced the shame of manís sin;32 the reproach of manís
sin;33 the sicknesses of all menís sin;34 a broken body
because of manís sin;35 spiritual abandonment of God the Father,
the consequences of manís sin;36 the shedding of His blood, the
only means of manís redemption from his sins;37 and death, the
consequences of manís sin.38 Because this is true, then it
naturally follows that when man receives the message of the gospel that he
should experience Jesusí salvation in all that he is: spirit, soul and body.
The writer of Hebrews states,
"How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?
After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by
those who heard, God also bearing witness with them, both by signs58
and wonders59 and by various-works-of-power60 and through
distribution of the Holy Spirit according to His own will." (Heb 2:3-4).
Salvation of man is instantaneous. It happens the moment a
person confesses Jesus as Lord and receives Him as Savior.39 But the
full manifestation of this in all that man is, is not experienced until Jesus
comes back and the resurrection of the saints occurs. But 1 Corinthians 13 does
state that a partial reality of Jesusí redemption in all parts of who man is
can be realized through the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the operation of
the gifts and manifestations of the Spirit for the common good.40
Therefore, when we preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ we should expect the
message to be manifested through healings of the spirit, soul and body and
heart, mind, conscience and emotions of those who hear and receive its message.
Maybe not a perfect reality, but enough of a reality in all these areas as proof
of the first fruits of the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives concerning
"And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the
first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting
eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body." (Rom 8:23).
When someone with a spiritual, soulish, physical or demonic
deliverance need approaches us for prayer directly,