Unpacking Soulbyte Language
THE SOULBYTE PROTOCOL
A roadmap of biblical principles that every Soulbyte album follows. The Soulbyte Protocol walks the listener through a revelatory, practical process of encountering the Father's voice. It serves as a strategic pathway to replace a specific offended mindset with a specific promise from the Father; it helps to accelerate the process of biblical mindset transformation/the healing of the soul (Rom. 12:2, Isa. 55:3).
THE HUMAN SOUL
The invisible (eternal) essence of who we are as persons; our soul is our mind (the Greek word "psyche" is the word translated soul in the New Testament, James 1:21, Matt. 11:29, etc.), emotions (Luke 1:46, Mark 14:34), and will (Psalm 103:1, 130:5). Our soul is part of our triune, divine-image architecture (Gen. 1:26, Gen. 2:7, 1 Thes. 5:23). Our soul incubates and administrates mindsets, which 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 (Rom. 12:2, James 1:21, 2 Cor. 1:20, 3 John 2).
Transformation of the mind by replacing faulty ways of thinking with God's way of thinking (Rom. 12:2). The soul (mind, emotions, and will) incubates mindsets and must come into alignment and agreement with the mind of Christ for sustained transformation. Biblical mindset transformation is the specific discipline of using scripture as the primary architectural-fabric to transform the mind (Ps. 107:20).
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, ).
Unforgiveness lodged in the heart, which creates a way of thinking that is out of agreement/out of harmony with the Father's love/voice (Jer. 4:14). Offended mindsets are also called strongholds, stumbling blocks, anxieties, and footholds in the Bible. If forgiveness is not extended at a deep heart-level, the host person is kept in bondage and the enemy possesses the legal right to deploy countermeasures (accusations) that short-circuit one's ability to experience the Father's presence and promises (Rev. 12:10, John 10:10, 1 Pet. 5:8, Zech. 3:1). The fruit of hosting offended mindsets include: undetected demonic influence, a victim mentatility (feelings of mistrust and betrayal), fear, shame, exhaustion, anxiety, confusion, envy, self-contempt, bitterness, and hatred (Matt. 18:34-35, Ps. 32:3-4, John 20:23, Matt. 24:10).
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).
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).
THE FATHER'S VOICE
When Soulbyte refers to the Father's voice, it's referencing His presence (Gen. 3:8). Another way to say this is, "Where His voice is, His presence is." The ultimate manifestation of the Father's voice is Jesus. He is the Word who became flesh (John 1:14, Heb. 1:2). Every child of God is looking for the Father's voice for identity, purpose, life, and validation/permission. His voice and thus His presence, the Spirit of Jesus living in us, empowers us to overcome the enemy's assaults (Luke 4:4). His voice brings healing to our souls (Isa. 55:3).
A promise from the Father that one is invited to agree with, in his soul, to encounter and experience an aspect of the Father's voice and nature. Because God cannot lie, and He authored the Bible, the scriptures provide divine truth to activate 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).
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. Strong's Lexicon defines faith as “conviction of the truth of anything, belief.” A simple definition of biblical faith is "being fully convinced of God's promises and His ability to perform them" (Rom. 4:20-21).
The process of replacing an offended mindset with a promise from the Father. This beauty-for-ashes exchange is possible because Jesus legally purchased all of the Father's promises at the cross (Isa. 61:3, Eph. 4:22-23, Rom. 12:2, John 19:30, 2 Cor. 5:21, John 20:23).
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).
ENCOUNTERING THE FATHER
Encountering the Father 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).
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."