To interpret our dreams properly, we must understand our soul. The wounds on our soul are created by sin. Perhaps someone sinned against us; they abused, abandoned, or rejected us. Perhaps we sinned against ourselves by committing adultery, watching pornography, or using drugs. Psalm 143:3 (AMPC) shows us the exact place in our lives where the enemy looks for a way in. It is our soul. “For the enemy has pursued and persecuted my soul, he has crushed my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in dark places as those who have been long dead.” Demonic powers constantly look for legal right into our lives and sin gives them that right. They do not target our spirit man because our spirit is Christ’s spirit living in us. They pursue and persecute the wounds in our soul that were created by sin. Jesus Christ came to Earth as a man. (Philippians 2:1). He even went to the cross in obedience to God as a man. Yet, the enemy had no power over Jesus because there were no wounds in His soul.
Jesus Christ had to come to Earth as a man, without sin! If He had not, He could not have gone to the cross as the perfect sacrifice to atone for the rest of mankind’s sin. Jesus had a body, a soul, and a spirit. We know His spirit was perfect because we get our born again spirit from Him, but His soul was perfect too. Listen to what Jesus says about this in John 14:30 (AMPC) “I will not talk with you much more, for the prince, evil genius ruler of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.” There was nothing in His mind, His will, or His emotions that belonged to or was in common with Satan, therefore Satan had no dominion over Him.
Do you remember the story about the spirit of Legion found in Mark 5:1-18 (AMPC)? Verses 1-6 begins as Jesus and the disciples were crossing the sea. “They came to the other side of the sea in the region of the Gerasenes. And as soon as He got out of the boat, there met Him out of the tombs a man under the power of an unclean spirit. This man continually lived among the tombs, and no one could subdue him anymore, even with a chain; For he had been bound often with shackles for the feet and handcuff, but the handcuffs of light chains he wrenched apart, and the shackles he rubbed and ground together and broke to pieces; and no one had strength enough to restrain or tame him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always shrieking and screaming and beating and bruising and cutting himself with stones. And when from a distance he saw Jesus, he ran and fell at his knees before Him in homage,”
Verse 8 continues, “And crying out with a loud voice, he said, What have You to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? [What is there in common between us?] I solemnly implore You by God, do not begin to torment me!” Jesus also said in John 14:30 (AMPC), “…the prince (evil genius, ruler) of this world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.” Legion recognized that there was something different about this man, Jesus; that there was nothing in this Man that was in common with Legion and Legion recognized that he had no ability to torment Jesus. In fact, Jesus could torment Legion! Legion recognized that this Man standing in front of him was the Messiah. This may have been the first man he had ever come across who didn’t have any wounds in His soul created by sin!
The demoniac was tormented by Legion because of the wounds in his soul. I looked up the word ‘tombs’ because it is repeated three times. In the Greek it means, “to recall or to remember,” and “a monument set up to cause a perpetual remembrance.” A soul wound is a monument inside our soul that causes us to be perpetually affected by events that happened years ago. It’s a tomb with a dead body in it, living inside our soul. It causes us to be perpetually controlled by a horrible event. That man, who was under the control of the spirit of Legion, was living among the tombs. He was living out of the wounds in his soul. And because wounds in his soul were created by sin, it gave Legion the legal right to afflict him!
Next week I will tell you how I was living among the tombs and how God revealed that fact to me.