Unless we cleave our mind from the soul, all things will continue as they were from the beginning. It's a war! and many battles have to be fought.
The soul has been holding us in captivity to serve its ways of sin. We must overcome the clever deceptions of the wicked one. We need to be strong and deny the voice of the soul. It's all a very clever deception.
This world and all that exists here is not of the Father but of the god of this world; like attracting like. If we love this world and the things of this world, the teachings of Jesus cannot be understood by our mind: for all that is of this world is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of the soul. Love not this world or the things in this world, for all is mammon and prevents understanding.
Even though we walk in the flesh, people are not our enemies; even though the souls inside them may be. Remember: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." We do not make war against flesh and blood but we do battle against the soul inside; against the ruler of darkness and his thoughts of wickedness.
You know where "Satan's Seat" is, that child of the wicked one, the soul; now in patience fight the good fight against that evil soul, do its bidding no more.
The war is not outside in the physical, the carnal, but inside against the ruler of our mind, a spiritual war. We must learn about the enemy's strengths that we may tear down its stronghold: fight its thoughts, feelings, emotions and imaginations which fight against the Law of God, righteousness. It's a war against the soul and its wiles in order to subjugate it.
Wiles: to lure through hypnotic trance, entice through daydreams, disrupt through night dreams, a trick or stratagem to deceive, a skill in outwitting the mind, guile. Reading Ephesians 6:11, "Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the soul."
The minute someone begins to read these teachings with interest, immediately they come under attack from the soul to turn them away. When anyone begins to understand these teachings the wicked one rises up and catches away that which entered into the mind. Reading Luke 11:21-23, in part, "When a strong man is armed, he keeps his palace and his goods are in peace; but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he takes from him all his armour wherein he trusted."
Therefore we must put on the whole armour of God and stand-on-guard every moment of every day against the wiles of the soul. We must constantly be prepared for an assault from the soul to take us down by deception, by trickery, by wiles.
Take no thought about the past and take no thought about the future, for the past is the soul's memory and the future is the soul's imagination; for in doing so we let the soul in and evil comes in the next moment to drag us down to Satan's Seat of sin.
Stand fast in the moment and watch for the wiles of the soul, and those other souls around you; learn their tricks and stratagems. Every moment of every day be vigilant, for the soul is in a constant state of readiness to exploit any "lapse" in vigilance, to use its strengths - your weaknesses, against you.
So put on the whole armour of God: wearing the seamless garment of God's gospel of understanding about the soul, girded with the golden girdle of your own personal experiences so the soul cannot find a crack to slip through and gain hold of your mind.
Stand-on-guard wearing the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of right thinking, your feet shod with the knowledge of the Gospel of Peace.
Use the two-edged sword, the tongue, to spread the mystery of God that can pierce the soul, reveal its wiles, and eventually cleave it from the mind.
In the other hand hold high the shield of revelation to protect you against the fiery darts of those other souls' nay sayings.
Put on the whole armour of God and stand fast with God's marvelous gospel of light so that no-thing can take away your Crown of Life.