God desires to heal, cleanse, restore and sanctify our souls. He wants to teach us of His Word so that we may follow His laws and live according to His principles. He does this because this is the foundation of retaining our Salvation through Jesus Christ.

[Romans 12:2] Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

[Philippians 2:12b] … continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, (NIV)

[Hosea 4:6] my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children. (NIV)

The soul {our mind, will and emotions} is the main aspect of this lifestyle. This is the very key, and the object God desires to secure in His kingdom.

Just as God fills the world, so the soul fills the human body. Just as God sees all things and is seen by none, so also does the soul see but cannot be seen. Just as God guides the world, so does the soul guide the body. Even as God dwells in secret, so also does the soul.

The evidence of God’s love and desire for the soul is made known through the very act of the creation of man itself. Pay close attention to where God breathed life into Adam. Imagine the Spirit of God in His infinite wisdom, considering at which point to breathe life into the first man…

Not into his mouth, because he would speak ill about his fellow man. Not into the eyes, because with them he would wink lustfully. Not through the ears, because they will heed gossip, slander and blasphemy. But rather into the nostrils, because with them they will discern the unclean and reject it and take in what is fragrant and pleasant. And therefore the righteous will shun sin and cleave to what is pure {the Word of God}.

If such great care was taken to even design and implement the first stages of life, taking into consideration the entire future of mankind, how much more does God care for the soul of an individual in this dispensation of time? You and I, and everyone else, shares equally in God’s desire and great love for our thoughts, feelings and decisions.

Receiving the love of God is an important step in receiving freedom – and with it, the demonic forces that plague and torment us lose their footholds. It is all about the souls, everything we sacrifice and labor for is all about setting the captive soul free from the clutches of the enemy.