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Counting Coup

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Published on: January 24, 2015

Garbage-In, Garbage-Out is pretty self-explanatory, wouldn’t you agree? The soul is your mind, your will, and your emotions. Not only have we inherited lies from our forefathers, but we have inherited corruption in many ways through many means. The fact that one is ‘born again’ is great, but that takes place in one’s spirit. That’s where one is born again of the incorruptible seed. The human spirit is only 1/3rd of our human being. We then have our soul, and then our flesh and blood.

Our Father wants us to be truly Sprit-led and worked out through our souls into our flesh. When Jesus said that Satan had nothing in Him, Jesus knew what He was talking about. We, however, have “stuff” in us that the enemy can trigger in many ways, mostly subtly to trip us in our walk of faith.

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How many of us can identify with fear, rejection, rebellion, sexual impurity, bitterness, and jealousy because of an unresolved issue in our soul? The enemy of our soul is not going to leave willingly just because one is either a “Christian” or obedient Torah believer. Ananias and Sapphira had some strongholds that they didn’t fully confess and deal with properly, and it cost them.

The children of Israel were delivered out of one level of bondage from the enemy, but still had to come to the living Creator. The Creator wanted to go deeper. He wanted His children to know what was in their hearts. He wanted to know whether or not they would keep His Words; whether they would yield unto obedience or allow the stronghold of rebellion to manifest. A lot of them didn’t come clean before their Creator, and it cost them.

We have been given a command to choose His instructions. Many times we choose to reject them. Just as ubiquitous is the law of sowing and reaping, is that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Obedience to His instructions is life and choosing to be disobedient is death and curses. We do it to ourselves. That’s what being responsible is all about.

Moses, in his “farewell state of the future address” concerning the children of The Creator, states that imaginations will cause us to be corrupted, leading to rebellion, pride, religion and other perverted maladies of the soul. We need to clean the inside of our cup. Clean the house inside! It’s no wonder Jesus did not trust Himself to the people who lived in the days of His ministry; For He knew all men, and He Himself knew what was in man (Jn. 2:24).

What’s killing our troops overseas these days? Mines and IED’s that were buried under the roads long ago, hidden, out of sight and long forgotten. The enemy is watching for the most opportune time to set it off in order to do the most destruction to his enemy.

The enemy of our soul is out to do the same. If we haven’t apprehended the strongman and erroneous thoughts and bound them and turned him over to The Creator who executes justice, then you are allowing the enemy to still linger and destroy relationships and destroy your witness.

The American Indian has a term called “Counting Coup.” That’s when the warriors won prestige with acts of bravery in the face of the enemy. They would ride into the enemy’s camp and steal their weapons or horses and escape unharmed. If they did this, they were awarded an eagle feather.

Our souls are just like this. We need to ride in and take back the ground we yielded to the enemy by our actions, words, thoughts, emotions and beliefs. It’s like having an intruder sit in your living room or bedroom that refuses to leave because you have allowed him to come in and stay.

We are approaching a time when power from our Father is going to be poured out to vessels that are able to receive it because His mission is still that none of His people should perish, and we are to storm the gates of Hell to set another captive free.

Didn’t Jesus count coup when he went to the enemy and got back the keys of death and hell (Rev. 1:18)? Didn’t David count coup on Saul when he cut his garment and didn’t kill him when he had the chance (1 Sam. 24:4)?

I hope you can see what a coup stick looks like. It’s almost like a walking stick, maybe even a shepherd’s staff. Coincidence? You make that call. Remember, what fellowship has The Creator with beli-al (The Corruptor)? None. So why would we leave crime scene evidence in our house (soul) and invite the Pure One to come in? That would and could be a deadly mix. Just ask Ananias and Sapphira… and Ai… and Gehezi… and Judas and ….

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