Unpacking Soulbyte Language
THE FATHER'S VOICE
The Father's voice gives life to every human soul (Isaiah 55:3); it trumps every other voice (Luke 4:3-4). Every child of God is looking for The Father's voice to ignite his (or her) identity/gender (Mark 1:11), covering (Genesis 15:1), commissioning (Mark 9:7), sense of oneness (John 10:30), and purpose with divine assignments (Gen. 12:1-2). When The Father speaks He reveals Jesus/His full redemption (Hebrews 1:1-2). Jesus is the Living Word who became flesh (John 1:1, 14). Our faith is supercharged when we continuously hear The Father's voice/the message of Jesus (Romans 10:17, 4:19-20). And our souls find rest when we partner with Him (Matthew 11:28-30)
Known as "meditation" in the Bible (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 19:14), Biblical Mindset Conditioning is the discipline of using Bible verses and stories as the primary sonic-DNA to hear the Father's voice (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Bible verses and stories carry God-breathed blueprints that illuminate Jesus- His life, death, burial, and resurrection/His full redemption (John 5:39, Luke 24:27). They are "divine seeds" (Luke 8:11), that, when sown into one's heart, supercharge one's faith (Rom. 4:20-21). Once planted and cultivated (Biblical Mindset Conditioning) in a heart that has been cleared of "weeds"/dissonant mindsets, these divine seeds-of-life manifest a harvest of life (Luke 8:15).
DISSONANT MINDSETS (DMs)
The word dissonant means: inharmonious, harsh, out of tune, and incongruent. Dissonant Mindsets (DMs) are mental strongholds lodged in one’s heart (Jer. 4:14). They are referred to as strongholds, offenses, anxieties, thorns, and footholds in the Bible (2 Corinthians 10:4, Psalm 139:23). These toxic ways-of-thinking are out of agreement/harmony with the Father's voice. Like weeds, they choke out the Father's promises (Luke 8:14), whether one is consciously aware of them or not. Specific DM’s short circuit specific Father-Promises. Like a Bluetooth sensor in an audio device, DMs gives the enemy legal right to “pair” with our hearts via an accusation (Revelation 12:10). The enemy is “searching” to exploit these toxic ways of thinking (Job 1:7, 1 Peter 5:8, Zechariah 3:1, Luke 22:31). His goal is to neutralize and short-circuit our ability to hear the Father's voice, to rob us of our identity and destiny (John 10:10). Dissonant Mindsets are birthed from mental agreements with painful messages (due to sin). The three points-of-conception are: 1.) Generational Sins, 2.) Personal Sins, and/or 3.) Fallen-World Sins (wounds from others). The highest ranking Dissonant Mindset is an orphan-spirit (John 14:18). DMs are held in place by unforgivness (John 20:23, Matthew. 18:34-35). Some symptoms of hosting Dissonant Mindsets include: a sense-of-vulnerability to impending danger, worry/stress/anxiety, doubt, fear, shame, a victim mentality, feelings of mistrust and betrayal, exhaustion, confusion, envy, self-contempt, bitterness, and hatred (Genesis 3:10, John 5:7, Matthew. 24:10, Ps. 32:3-4).
OMISSION OF EARTHLY FATHER'S VOICE
The omission of a healthy earthly father’s voice conceives the highest-ranking Dissonant Mindset known as an orphan-spirit. Fathers were given a special mandate to prime-the-pump of every child’s heart to come into cadence/agreement with their heavenly Father’s voice (Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Prov. 22:6). A healthy Dad’s voice frames the child’s gender, identity, covering, commissioning, and sense of purpose (Mark 1:11, Mark 9:7). A healthy Dad's voice helps one overcome enemy assaults (Luke 4:4). A healthy Dad’s voice transfer’s a mantel of strength and courage, centered in a "my God is your God" mindset (1 Chron. 28:20). An orphan-spirit (again, the Dissonant Mindset with the highest ranking authority) manifests as anger, hatred, a sense-of-betrayal, and irrational offenses toward God and others (Matt. 24:10). A person hosting this Dissonant Mindset is usually completely unaware that they are holding a deep offense toward their earthly father, regarding what they DID NOT receive from him (Prov. 22:6, Deut. 6:7, Eph. 6:4, Prov. 13:24). Because God is transcendent as "Father," and thus all human father's fall short of His glory, every human is hosting (in varying degrees and areas of the soul) an orphan-spirit. An orphan-spirit can be replaced with the Father's voice (Isaiah 55:3).
Based on Ps. 139:23-24 and Numb. 13:1-2, 18, 19, 20, “reconnaissance,” in the sense that I (Mark S. Salazar) am using it, is the process of “spying out one’s heart” to identify Dissonant Mindsets. Journaling, in concert with praying Ps. 139:23-24, is a powerful tool to engage the Holy Spirit to unmask these toxic ways of thinking/Dissonant Mindsets (2 Cor. 10:5-6). The entire goal of Reconnaissance is to identify the “weeds” that are choking out God’s divine seeds-of-life (Luke 8:14).
THE COURTROOM OF HEAVEN
The Courtroom of Heaven is a place accessed by faith, at any time, by a Christian (Heb. 12:22, 23, 24). It is a legal setting where Dissonant Mindsets (mental strongholds) can be disempowered by the blood of Jesus and the word of one’s testimony that Jesus paid it all (Rev. 12:11, John 19:30). The enemy can only oppress a Christian by legal right. Dissonant Mindsets give the enemy the legal right to oppress and pester a Believer. This is why the Bible says that the Devil is roaming about searching for whom he may devour (1 Pet. 5:8). Once he finds a Dissonant Mindset that a Christian is hosting, he presents that to God in The Courtroom of Heaven to make a case against that person (Zech. 3:1, Luke 22:31). The Bible tells us that our words administrate our acquittal (Prov. 18:21, Matt. 12:37, Isa. 54:17). We can take away the enemies legal right to accuse us by applying the blood of Jesus and our testimony, in The Courtroom of Heaven (Heb. 10:13, Luke 18:3, Rev. 12:11).
Divine Replacement is the process of replacing a Dissonant Mindset with a promise from the Father. The result is The Father’s Voice flowing freely through our hearts, as a river of life, giving life to everyone and everything around us (John 7:38-39, Ezekiel 47:9, Rom. 8:19). This Divine Replacement, this beauty-for-ashes exchange (Isa. 61:3, Ephesians 4:22-24), is possible because Jesus legally purchased/redeemed all of the Father's promises at the cross (John 19:30, 2 Cor. 5:21). And because of Jesus' resurrection-life (Rom. 8:11), all of The Father's promises are "yes and amen," spoken through us... which brings glory to Him (2 Cor. 1:20).
THE SOULBYTE PROTOCOL
A simple yet dynamic roadmap to engage the Father's voice (Jesus) in the context of Biblical Mindset Conditioning. Every Soulbyte album follows The Soulbyte Protocol; it serves as a strategic pathway to replace a specific Dissonant Mindset with a specific promise from the Father (1 John 4:18, Isa. 55:3, 2 Cor. 1:20).
Ways of thinking/perceiving, in the heart/soul, which determine one's alignment and engagement with either life or death (Prov. 23:7, Matt. 15:19, Rom. 8:5-6, ).
THE MIND OF CHRIST
Jesus' way of thinking/perceiving. It is characterized by the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The mind of Christ is a gift to all of God's children, but it must be cultivated and established through intentionality and intimacy (1 Cor. 2:16, John 15:15, Col. 3:2-3, Rom. 12:2, Phil. 2:5, James 1:21).
Generational-Dissonance is sin that is passed down through one's ancestry; it's what the Bible calls “iniquities” (Exodus 20:5, Deut. 5:9, Ps. 51:5). The word "iniquity," in the Bible, comes from the Hebrew word: awon. It means: "guilt/perversion legally mandating generational-punishment." Many well-meaning Christians ignore the reality of generational dissonance, saying, “There is no such thing as a generational curse in the New Covenant because Jesus became a curse for us on the cross” (Gal. 3:13). However, they fail to read the very next verse: "... that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:14). In other words, just like Salvation, breaking and replacing generational dissonance is not automatic. In the same way that we must confess and renounce sins and transgressions to disempower and replace them, we must also confess and renounce generational dissonance to disempower and replace it (Rev. 12:11, Neh. 9:2, Ps. 32:5, 1 John 1:9, Eze. 18:17).
THE HUMAN SOUL
The human soul was created by The Father to be a riverbed of His delight, to resonate His voice/song (Genesis 2:7, Zephaniah 3:17). Our soul is the eternal essence of who we are as persons. Our soul is our mind (James 1:21, Matt. 11:29), emotions (Luke 1:46, Mark 14:34), and will (Psalm 103:1, 130:5). It is part of our triune divine-image architecture: body, soul, and spirit (Gen. 1:26, 2:7, 1 Thess. 5:23). Our soul incubates and administrates mindsets, that give birth to feelings and actions. Because it has been conditioned in a fallen state, our soul (post salvation) must be transformed and come into agreement and harmony with God's voice... if we are to participate in His promises (Isaiah 55:3, Romans 12:2, James 1:21, 2 Corinthians 1:20). When our soul is made healthy and vibrant, our destiny and physical bodies become healthy and vibrant too (3 John 2).
From the Greek word "metanoeo," meaning "to change the way one thinks." The Soulbyte definition is "to create a new constellation of neural pathways (in the heart) that are in sustained agreement/symphonic harmony with the Mind of Christ." (Matt. 4:17, Rom. 12:2, Acts 2:38).
ENCOUNTERING THE FATHER'S VOICE
Encountering the Father's voice is the result of a person, by faith, opening the door of his heart to Jesus- allowing Him, and thus the Father (John 10:30, John 14:9), to come in for divine communion (Rev. 3:20, John 14:6). The Father is longing for intimacy with His children (John 4:23). It all starts with the first encounter (Rom. 10:9-10). Once a person invites Jesus into his heart as Lord (and thus becomes "saved" Rom. 10:9-10), he (or she) can encounter the Father by faith at any time and in any situation (Heb. 11:6, Matt. 28:20, John 16:26-27). Characteristics (or manifestations) of encountering the Father's voice (Jesus Himself) are unique to each son's or daughter's spiritual DNA. A person whose life is characterized by ongoing encounters with God releases a river of life to everyone and everything around him/her (John 7:38-39, Ezek. 47:9).
A promise from the Father that one is invited to agree with, in his soul, to encounter and experience an aspect of His nature. Because God cannot lie, and He authored the Bible, the scriptures provide divine truth that frames up Father-Promises (2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1:21, Numb.23:19, 2 Cor. 1:20). Praying, audible meditation, inner-man meditation, visualizing, decreeing, giving thanks, singing, praising, and writing are all examples of various ways of agreeing with the Father's promises (Psalm 19:14, Josh. 1:8, Rom. 10:8, 9-10, 2 Cor. 1:20, Psalm 1:2-3, Amos 3:3).
From the Greek word "elpis," meaning "an eager expectation of a guaranteed outcome based on a promise from God." (Heb. 10:23, Rom. 5:5, 1 Pet. 1:3).
The word "faith" in the Bible comes from the Greek word: pistis. It is described as the "substance" (or, unseen internal framework) of things hoped for (Heb. 11:1). Put differently, faith is the internal picture and thus mindset that one hosts in his heart (based on a hope or expectation). Biblical faith comes by continuously hearing the message of Jesus' finished work on the cross and resurrection-life (Romans 10:17, John 19:30, Rom. 8:11). Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). This Biblical faith... overcomes the world (1 John 5:4). "Supercharged Faith," as Soulbyte uses it, is: Faith that is intentionally infused with abiding doses of Biblical revelation of Jesus (John 8:31-32). Supercharged faith produces a mindset like Abraham's. Abraham focused on the Father's promise to the point of becoming "fully convinced" that He (God) could do what He had promised... in spite of the circumstances (Rom. 4:20-21).
THE SODE (SECRET PLACE)
The Hebrew term "sode" means secret place, realm of God's presence, counsel, assembly, company, group, mystic council, congregation, friendship, familiar converse, divine circle, or foundation (Matt. 6:6, Ps. 91:1, Jer. 23:18). The sode (secret place) is the spiritual place (or mystic realm) where the Father, Jesus, and those around the Godhead are encountered (Heb. 12:22-24). Giving thanks, worship, and focused prayer are three primary doors to accessing the Sode (Ps. 100:4, John 4:23, 2 Kings 3:15, Matt. 14:23, Matt. 6:6). Engaging the Sode manifests in various ways/forms and sounds (based on individual and/or corporate DNA). In the movie Chariots of Fire, Eric Lidell illuminated how he engaged the Sode when he said, "... when I run I feel His pleasure."