Unpacking Soulbyte Language
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.” Supercharged biblical faith is, "giving glory to God and being fully convinced that He is able to perform His promises." (Rom. 4:20-21).
Known as "meditation" in the Bible, Biblical Mindset Conditioning is the discipline of using Bible verses, stories, and principles as the primary architectural-fabric to supercharge one's faith (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Phil. 4:8, Rom. 12:2). Biblical Mindset Conditioning trains and prepares one's soul to encounter the Father's voice (Isa. 55:3).
THE FATHER'S VOICE
The Father's voice, is... Jesus. He is the Word who became flesh (John 1:14). He is the living Word (John 1:1). And He is the heir of all things (Heb. 1:2). Every child of God is looking for the Father's voice to ignite his sonship (identity), purpose, assignment, and sense-of-validation/permission. His voice, Jesus (His blood which represents the new covenant), allows us to overcome the enemy's assaults (Rev. 12:11, Luke 4:4). The Father's voice, Jesus, brings healing to our souls (Isa. 55:3, Matt. 11:29).
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).
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, ).
Mental strongholds rooted in worry (manifesting as stress and/or anxiety), doubt, or fear. Lodged in one's heart (Jer. 4:14), these toxic ways-of-thinking are out of agreement/out of harmony with the Father's voice. They keep the host person in bondage and give the enemy legal right to deploy countermeasures (accusations) that short-circuit one's ability to encounter the Father's voice (Gen. 3:10, Rev. 12:10, John 10:10). Dissonant Mindsets are called strongholds, offenses, anxieties, and footholds in the Bible (2 Cor. 10:5, Ps. 139:23). Some of the symptoms of hosting Dissonant Mindsets include: a sense-of-vulnerability to impending danger, worry/stress/anxiety, doubt, fear, a victim mentality, feelings of mistrust and betrayal, shame, exhaustion, confusion, envy, self-contempt, bitterness, and hatred (Ps. 32:3-4, Matt. 24:10 Gal. 5:19-20).
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 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).
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).
The process of replacing a Dissonant 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).
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."