The Battle for Your Mind is Fought on the Battlefield of Faith
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The Signature Map of the Soul
Lesson 5 of 12
Did you know that the most difficult thing to overcome is yourself? To win the battle for the mind it is necessary for you to learn once and for all that the signature skills and talents that God gave you describe who you are—they do not describe who Jesus is.
It was taught for such a long time that it was a good thing to serve God with the good things He prepared within you – His giftings, talents, and unique abilities. If you were good at sports, music, finance, art, medicine – whatever it was, you were encouraged to use these things for God.
When you came into the faith under the teachings of the current Christian culture, you were given your signature as a compass. Ministers taught you how to use your signature as a reference point for good.
As God transitioned the church into the true apostolic ministry, this subterfuge of faith is one of the first things that changed. God restored the understanding of the 5 facets of the flesh (man’s record) to circumcise the flesh from faith.
As God made the distinction between the record of man and the record of Jesus Christ, believers again understood “good” from God’s perspective.
Always remember: You worship the one whose tools you use. God had not sanctified our signature giftings for service to Him. The signature is of the kingdom of the flesh and cannot please God.
Romans 8:8, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
Satan knows that you are inclined to go there (to express yourself with your own signature and call that God’s goodness). Why is that so? Why is there such a strong impulse to serve God by dipping our brush into the paint palette of our talents?
You are hard wired, so to speak, with this imprint of God upon the soul. You know that it is a portion of Him. We’ve all spiritually picked up on that. And it’s true, God left a memorial of Himself in you to tell you that He created you.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
BUT… and this is a very important point, so I want you to pay close attention. God does not want you to serve Him with the portions (flesh), but with His fulness (Jesus).
Engrafting the soul with a memorial of Himself, God set the grounds for each soul to be tested. I know you’ve heard that “there is no test, just a rest”. It’s time to put these childish nursery rhymes away.
There is a test… God designed the choice to be presented. Do you love me more than yourself? The choice is yours, to love God by the portions that speak of self discovery, self realization, trying to wrap God’s purpose up in the package of your giftings – the goodness of God we all see when we look in the mirror and thank God that He made us… or to love God on the terms of His fulness in Jesus Christ.
Satan’s Trio: Aspiration, Principle, and Imagination are hooked into each of the 5 facets of the flesh and that includes the signature of your soul.
ASPIRATION: The impulsive drive of the soul to reflect an image of self.
Your signature, although created by God, is a reflection of you. The aspiration is a violation of the law of God, which is to reflect Christ. Aspiration fights to preserve the light of one’s own soul. We aspire to our own likeness and therefore the inclination of man is to have others support that likeness. This is called the pride of life.
The habit of mind prior to covenant was to use the flesh to mirror self to build for self, to measure worth apart from Christ. False confidence is born of the union between one’s aspiration and supporting witness found in one’s principle (one’s own law), and imagination (to project for one’s peace and security).
This is not what God created us for (to mirror ourselves) and we know that we ought not measure ourselves by ourselves or amongst ourselves (2 Corinthians 10:12).
When believers were taught to use their signature gifts for God (for good), this meant they were using the things of the flesh to reciprocate to God. The teaching went along these lines, “You’re using your talents for God now, not for yourself. So it’s ok. That’s a good thing to do, that’s how you honor God”.
What was really happening is that you were being taught how to bring Christ down to the base image of man. The signature talents were being used to measure Jesus in place of the covenant. That’s a false measure.
You’re now learning why God would not direct faith towards yourself, but directs faith towards your new reference point for good (righteousness, holiness, sanctification, regeneration of the soul) – Jesus Christ.
Know this: You cannot sanctify your signature for God because God did not sprinkle the blood of Jesus upon it. He sprinkled the blood of Jesus upon His knowledge, tools, and priesthood for your approach unto God, for faith to mirror Jesus.
God sanctified the temple of your soul by placing Himself there. This is why you were to be baptized with His Spirit; this is why the foundation of truth was to be set within your heart. God was establishing His presence with these tokens of Christ, which He called “good” for you to use as they represent Him perfectly.
God’s plan is to receive us back to Himself. This is why God’s love is NOT unconditional. God’s love is manifested on the conditions of Jesus Christ with the plan to receive Him back to Himself. He has sown Himself within our hearts by the tokens of Christ.
Having said that, let’s now turn our attention to learning more about the signature of the soul.
The Boundless Possibilities of the Signature
It’s no secret that God set certain things within each individual that make each of us unique. When we hear people talk about God’s purpose and design for them, they are speaking of their special signature talents and gifts. When we hear people talk about their dreams, they are again referring to the boundless possibilities of their signature and how they are challenged to climb the mountain of hope with their dreams and plunge their flag deep within the soil of victory.
When people say that they found their “niche” in life, they mean they have found a career that fits within the grooves of their signature; whatever they are doing, it just feels right; it fits them like a good shoe, and consequently, they might say that they were “born to do it.”
Pilots who love their job may say, “I was born to fly!” Entrepreneurs, stepping out into the fast track, feeling the pulse of their vision, beam in excitement. They might say, “I was born to do this!”
Sometimes people talk about their dreams almost intuitively with a sense of urgency or need to accomplish some great task. What is that intuition? It is your Signature Angel that speaks to you almost intuitively about your signature.
The Role of the Signature Angel
God gave the signature to the soul and then assigned an angel to oversee the unfolding of that signature. Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, “None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.” That intuitive whisper is something familiar to everyone; it is the voice of the Signature Angel that God assigned to oversee the signature map of the soul. Emerson was describing his instinctive response to that voice.
Some have referred to the Signature Angel as the guardian angel, a coined term that has stuck simply because God provided Himself as a shelter in times of trouble, and because God issues His care through angels. The Signature Angel’s primary role, however, is not to guard an individual, but to work outside the body, to give insight and direction according to the signature map of the soul. The only time your Signature Angel will protect you is when commissioned by God in answer to prayers, or in the cases when you may face mortal danger, and your time to die has not yet come.
The Signature of the Soul is in God’s Hands
The signature not only includes our talents and gifts, but also contains everything in our emotional, social, and physical makeup. The physical involves everything from the color of the eyes and hair to our height, skin color, and the size and shape of our ears and nose. There is a physical genetic pattern unique to each individual that the Signature Angel oversees and functional spirits work with.
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Jesus made mention of the signature map of the soul when He said, “Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black,” Matthew 5:36. These things are in God’s hands.
The signature of the soul also includes the manner and time of death, as described in Ecclesiastes 7:17, “Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?” God has set a specific time frame for the completion of each signature. Some die young, and some die old. “Dying before your time” refers to how God can shorten a person’s days, if He so chooses.
These things are in the hands of God. The signature of the soul also includes social status gained through either wealth or poverty; as the scriptures declare, “The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up,” 1 Samuel 2:7.
Of course, this verse does not remove our prudence over our own affairs, but rather shows that God is in control. Even Solomon reminded us of our need for prudence when he wrote: “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good,” Ecclesiastes 11:6.
It would be irresponsible and foolish to sit and do nothing and simply “wait for your signature to unfold”, or “wait for your ship to come in”. Even so, Paul reminds us, “It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy,” Romans 9:16. And also, “For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God,” Ecclesiastes 9:1.
All things being in “God’s hands” refers to the manner in which God officiates over His creation and over our signatures. Job wrote: “Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about,” Job 10:8.
Your Talents and Gifts Make You Special
God fashions the signature of the soul as well as the physical body. It is the signature traits, which speak of our talents, gifts, and skills, that capture the attention of career counselors and professional development services. God mixes many basic components on His palette in a myriad of ways, like a Master Artist, to achieve the desired combination for each individual’s uniqueness. The result is the remarkable human signature, a unique person with many different physical, emotional, and mental capacities/capabilities.
It’s not difficult to find resources that help people tap into their signature map. “Occupational inventory” and “career matching” are some modern terms used today to describe how signatures have been categorized to assess a person’s gifts, talents, strengths, and weaknesses. Additional assessments are made about a person’s tendencies emotionally, mentally, and even physically to help the individual select a career that best suits his or her signature; things such as comfort levels with change, coping skills, problem solving, and task preferences are also tested.
There are 184 various abilities or traits mentioned on one career profile alone. There are about sixteen personality types listed in the most popular personality tests. In addition, there are listed some thirty major tendencies, which are further broken down into approximately 280 traits with varying degrees of emphasis. The compilation of these tests can be used to understand the variety of signatures that God has created for human life in this dimension.
Other companies gear their compatibility standards to match one type of signature with another for the purpose of dating and marriage. For example, an individual who loves the outdoors and everything about wild life and nature and who loves to explore the world is typically not paired with an individual who loves the indoors, who is obsessed over every particle of dust, and is content to stay at home with a good book.
Although the common cliché is that opposites attract, we can see that some people are not environmentally suited for one another, as important areas of their signatures are not compatible.
We can see how much time is spent defining the human signature, its skills, talents, and emotional makeup. We can even define what type of learner we are, how we best organize and retain information. Are we sensory learners, learning by “hands on”, or do we better learn by processing written information? Are we social learners, or do we learn independently? There is something within all these profiles that help us identify our signatures.
The Twist in Satan’s Mind
It is not difficult to see where Satan begins to play with the mind, doing your reasoning for you saying, “If God gave you these things, He must have meant for you to use them for Him.” We hear this carnal reasoning in thousands of Christian teaching in every Christian denomination. There is nowhere that this mind of Satan has not reached.
If Satan can get you to serve yourself while making you think you are serving God, he has won and you have lost. What you need to realize is that by offering you your signature to use for faith, he is teaching you to measure faith to yourself, whereas God measures faith only to Jesus Christ.
To measure faith to yourself in place of Jesus Christ is a mistake. Your mind is held captive to this form of thinking every day and you will feel guilty for it because we can never measure up to God’s expectation. Jesus only is the perfect measure of faith.
We are as Clay in the Hands of our Father
More about the signature of the soul: Apostle Paul taught about God forming the human signature like clay, fashioning it according to His will. “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” Romans 9:20-21.
Paul was not speaking of God merely fashioning the body, but fashioning the Signature Map of the soul, which is the foundation of Adam after the flesh, the record of your soul. The scriptures declare that God has set the “world” in the heart.
God Has Made all Things Beautiful in His Time
Ecclesiastes 3:11 reads, “He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” What does that mean? How did God “set the world in the heart”? Solomon described how after the fall of Adam life became centered on the struggle of our existence, the unfolding of the signature of the soul, and our advancement with that signature. Everybody wonders about who they are and why they are here.
The signature of the soul gives us one set of answers that people use to define themselves and their purpose in terms of their skills, interests, and all of their uniqueness. We can clearly see here how it is possible for Satan to work within the mind, deceiving the heart to answer questions of service to God by drawing upon their own skills and talents.
The problem is that the Holy Spirit is the power of God that bears witness to Jesus Christ and His signature—not ours. Christians often wonder how Jesus was removed as central to our salvation. How did the world work its way into the mind of believers? We are looking at one clear answer here, the signature of man was allowed to replace the signature of Jesus Christ, which is His record, which is His truth.
The Signature Map of the Soul Mixed into Faith
The natural man desires to mix the flesh (the Signature Map) into faith simply because it is easy for him to think about faith in ways that allow him to reach into himself to discover himself.
What we know naturally about ourselves through our own record is self-evident and this is why God calls it the wisdom of the world. Wanting to “please God” with their signature skills, Christians followed the wisdom of the world and placed the value of their signature gifts along side of Christ. By doing so, they opened themselves up to seducing spirits and fell victim to Satan’s wiles and deception, believing they could fit Christ within the scheme of their own signature. Now the mind is captive to Satan.
It is important to realize that God did not reveal Himself to us through the self-evident record of our human signature, but rather, He hid Himself and His knowledge within a covenant of faith, within Jesus Christ, where the pride and reason of man could not find Him.
As apostle Paul wrote: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory,” 1 Corinthians 2:7; “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God,” 1 Corinthians 2:5.
We can see why the flesh (the Signature Map of the soul) is a barrier to grace. When faith follows the rhythm of your signature then it follows the projection of your imagination to build a testimony to self, a memorial of self—your legacy. What will happen when you allow your faith to follow this voice?
When faith follows the voice of your signature, you confuse this voice with the voice of God’s grace and mistake the inspiration of your aspirations to be the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and lastly, you will attempt to express faith in God by expressing your signature.