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FRAGRANT PRAISE
BE SALT WHERE YOU LAND, AND LIGHT WHERE YOU STAND.
CHAPTER TEN


I'm teaching on the estuary of the heart.
I'm learning that the soul is the antechamber of the heart. It's the smaller room leading to the bigger (main room.)
The green room is where you sort out the issues of the soul....before you enter into a more responsible place
(the heart.) The soul is likened to the processing room of our prayer chamber, our mouth.
It's where we meet God consistently. The word of God says, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Luke 6:45
Just as our deeds reveal our faith, our words reveal our hearts. We can't tame our tongues on our own, because we can't change our sinful nature on our own.

Psalm 51:5
Surely I was brought forth in iniquity; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.  
Psalm 58:3
The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
 
We can't tame our tongues on our own, because we can't change our sinful nature on our own.
Sin doesn't begin in the heart! Its origin is from the womb of the mouth dropping down to the heart, and giving birth to death!
When your soul is dirty it defiles your heart, but when the soul, or mouth is clean the heart shines bright!

Etymology of the word womb:
heart, bowels, stomach, abdomen.
Your voice will be an echo if your quiet place is empty. Those who have filled their closet, secret place, greenroom, and mouth/soul with the word of God possess an ecosystem where spiritual nutrients are stored up and released in God's perfect timing. 

In- to -me- see, or EDEN is the place of PLEASURE, the place of the double-edged sword. 
Intimacy plus the word equals a double-edged sword! That is why the word of God is our weapon. Men have made their "mouths" their teeth as a sword of vengeance towards their enemy instead of allowing God's word to build them up in their prayer closet.







In-to-me-see produces the oil of gladness, whereas
chewing the word of God produces salt that preserves our souls.
We need both! 
It wasn't by chance that the five wise virgins carried an extra vessel of oil!
Matthew 25
At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take along any extra oil. But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps. When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here is the bridegroom! come out to meet him!"
Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'
No,' said the wise ones, 'or there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' But while they were on their way to buy it, the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut. 


Hurricane Katrina


In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the lessons learned was that if there had been a healthy system of wetlands between New Orleans and the Gulf it would have slowed down the storm and dampened the storm surge.

Wetlands serve as nature's first line of defense by absorbing much of the damage caused by hurricanes... Rivers demand a stable floodplain to have a healthy border. 

The healthy soul is our line of defense amid a storm!

 When you have healthy floodplains you have healthy intimacy with God.
When you have "unhealthy floodplains" you have erosions
and mudslides.


1 Corinthians 12
  I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, and gossip.

Holding the salty word of God in your mouth is like a migration stopover. Before it arrives in the stomach let the digestive enzymes break it down so that it is fully digested in the greenroom or mouth/waiting room of God making us a mighty sword of the LORD. 
The word of God is like salt that preserves our soul. Salt also cleanses and heals wounds, much like the word washes and cleanses us.

Proverbs 30:14
There's a generation whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

If we don't spend 'time' in prayer chewing the word allowing it to wean our souls from the milk we can become a slave to the milk or a slave to the flesh.

We're serving our soul instead of our soul serving us! It's the job, of the soul to pour fresh oil into our lampstand daily. Hebrews 6:1
Let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death and of faith in God.

Matthew 12:34
For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored in him. What is this storage container?
It's our soul!
So when your mouth or soul is clean you possess the extra oil or overflow, and you'll never run dry!


It's only when your soul, your prayer room, your green room, the place of intimacy, "Eden" the anti-chamber bears NO oil or salty- salt that your lampstand will run dry.
Salt creates hunger and thirst for the word of GOD.

I pray your oily knees bear a SALTY SOUL KEEPING YOUR LAMPSTAND burning daily!

An awakened heart is a soul that's salty holding the meat of the word until it is fully cured... these are the ones that are slow to speak.
They chew the meat of the word till they receive its fullness. 
Be salt where you land, and 
light where you stand!

I pray your teeth come together and fight right the good fight of faith!
In this intimate relationship (the discipline of heaven, His grace, God breathes out all foreign invaders.

I declare by HIS breath he is breathing over you bringing wide open fractured souls into refinement that the high praises of God be in your mouth/throat and a sharp double-edged sword be in your mouth!

Lord, Plant us as trees along the riverbank, with roots that reach deep- that healing would come to each habitation. 

Lord, we acknowledge the HOLY breath of YAHWEH  .. let our branches/leaves our tongues/mouth, be as a prayer closet... an extension of your love- that our roads, our path, be as a tree of LIFE: our tongues be as a tree of life planted by the rivers of water.

I pray your spiritual teeth chew God's word properly establishing stability in your soul's pastures and riverbanks. I call this the Father's soil!
This soul, or soil is an honoring soil it receives its 30, 60, and 100-fold return.
With this compost, establish our character, and unite hearts!

I declare over you, you are an eleventh-hour Joseph company.
A company of people that breakthrough.      
When you're blessed you're salty; when you're salty you're preserved.
The word preserves you.... it gives you traction to endure through rough terrain. Now, when you say to someone, "Bless your heart you're speaking a blessing over them! 
You're saying, be salty! 


The Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted 
because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
Blessed are you when people insult you,
persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you. 

salt and light
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. 

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