“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth”. 2 John 2 & 3 KJV
The greatest prosperity that the heart of any man should covet is the prosperity of his soul. Next to it is the soundness of his health. The body is the house of the spirit and the soul. If the soul would prosper and be successful in its endeavour, it would surely need the service of the body. A sickly body is a lot of trouble to the soul. A healthy soul pushing for great heights in kingdom endeavour would soon meet a powerful retardation if the body loses the capacity to carry the soul due to sickness.
Brother John rejoiced greatly when he heard the testimony from the brethren as to how they walked in the truth, as the truth was in them. The truth of God is the fertilizer of the soul. The truth nourishes the soul and causes it to prosper. Once the soul is well the rest of the somatic system would be well. That the brethren were doing well in the spirit being stable in their souls was evident to John, but he did not take for granted the physical challenges that might face them. So, He made it an issue of prayer.
Men and brethren know this that for a man to be in good health, he needs to release his soul to soundness. Somehow it may be possible for your soul to prosper while your body is under affliction, but the reverse is not possible. Once your soul is sick, your body must be sick. If you expect to be well in your body, let your soul be well. The moment the virus of falsehood, unforgiveness, bitterness, adultery, fornication, all forms of lewdness and all manner of sin is allowed to attack your soul, your body will become subject to corruption, and all kinds of malady. The soul manages the body and keeps it healthy. Let your soul prosper then your body would prosper.
Pastor Zekeri, Musa M.P.