Fragmented and Shattered Soul
This is a continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #811
He wants to take this fragmented, shattered in soul person with His love.
Isaiah 61:1-3 AMPC
I want to read a little out of Isaiah 61. We are probably familiar with that, but I think it is worth the read because it ties into exactly what we are talking about.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, to grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion—to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit—that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
What Charles was just describing is it’s not, “Oh, that was a funny joke, I’m going to laugh.” It’s a joy that comes out of our spirit. The Holy Spirit pours into us and then comes out of our spirit. It’s an ecstasy and a joy that’s coming from the Holy Spirit. It’s a whole different operation and a different realm. There’s also a place in the Gospels where it talks about in one instance where…
Luke 10:21 KJV
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in Spirit.
So right there in that scripture it says it was a spiritual rejoicing. And then we see the day of Pentecost because they were all filled with the Holy Spirit they, too, were no doubt, they were drunk they said. It was only the third hour of the day, 9 am. The first hour is at 6 am. The third hour would have been 9 am. Was it Peter that said, “These men are not drunk as you suppose.” Why did they think they were drunk? Because they were so ecstatic with the joy of the Lord. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit. That’s the kind of joy we’re talking about. It really should be common place in our spiritual experience.
Another thing I like, too, is that one gal was talking about grief that grief and we all suffer grief at different times in our lives for a loved one and we have to deal with it. It comes in waves. It’s not linear. And many of us can identify with that. We think, “Oh, I’m pass that now” but then all of a sudden something will trigger that and we will have a memory, we will hear a song, whatever, and we will think of that loved one. And then all of a sudden, we are overwhelmed with that emotion again. It comes in waves.
The healing, this joy, this spiritual oil of joy for the spirit of heaviness that scripture talks about it comes in waves, too. I think it’s very interesting how that works. I’ve been in meetings when I will see people they come and their countenance is very downcast obviously under that heavy spirit and the Lord will minister to them and then their countenance will flip and it will be like you flipped a light switch and they get filled with the joy of the Lord; they began to rejoice and you can see the heaviness lift off of them and you can see glow of the Spirit on their face; their whole countenance changes. And then sometimes I will encourage them to stay and soak in that because they may experience a wave of it and then if they wait here comes another wave. Oftentimes even if we are receiving hands on ministry and we feel the power of God comes on us we tend to want to get up and go too soon but it would do us well to wait and see what the Holy Spirit wants to do because many times we miss a greater blessing because if we will wait there will come another wave.
Cecile could tell you something really neat about that. She has a beautiful little one-minute thing she can tell you about the binding up when the Lord used that term about “To bind up the broken hearted.”
Do you know what he’s talking about?
That scripture in Isaiah “I’ve come to bind up the broken hearted” first of all the broken hearted can mean shattered in soul. The binding up is the same reference to the Healer that’s in Isaiah 53, 54, 55. “By His stripes we are healed.” The word healed is Rapha from Jehovah Rapha and that word means to mend by stitching back together. The healing that He’s talking about “To heal the broken hearted” in Isaiah is Rapha which means to mend by stitching back together. The picture is that shattered in soul means fragmented and a lot of times that fragmentation can happen from a trauma. It can be a recent trauma but most of the time these traumas tend to trace back to traumas in childhood that originally fragmented a person. They can go on a can appear to be going on but later in life new traumas tend to trigger the old traumas.
God wants to do the healing work all the way back to the initial trauma. And that’s when you see real lasting results. He wants to take this fragmented, shattered in soul person with His love. He binds us, He stitches us back together all the fragmented pieces; all the pieces that got lost and blown apart by trauma.
We don’t even know where they are; a lot of people don’t. I can relate to this. We’ve been performing for so long we don’t even know. And performing from way back as little children who were not accepted by a parent and had to perform and put on a face and be able to go on. The children in their immature but with gifted abilities that God has given them to close off those painful places so that they can go on and survive. Then God wants to go back and take those fragmented places and with His healing power stitch them back together.
He goes and finds the pieces that have been blown to smithereens to the cosmos. They don’t know, they don’t even know where their real self is. He wants to find that original creation that He spoke being into life and He wants to give life to that original person and stitch back all the fragmented pieces so that they can be whole.
The word shalom one of the definitions for peace is not absence of agitation but peace means nothing missing, nothing broken. It’s the shalom grace of God that brings that wholeness. The NT word says that, also intersects with that in the definition because one of the definitions is sozo which is part of salvation is wholeness; deliverance, soundness of mind and wholeness; brought back into unity.
There is one more word that means the same thing. All over the place you see this theme in the Bible of Jesus and God making wholeness and that’s what He wants. He wants to stitch us back together.
When He stitches us that way…I think you said one time when you were explaining it to me that it’s even much stronger than it was initially.
If there is anybody here that feel like part of them got fragmented and blown to smithereens we want to pray. Some of these things that we think “Oh, well, that happened five years, ten years ago” but the Holy Spirit may start there and He may focus there but at some point, at some time He will like the layers of the onions and the healing He will go back and bring healing to that original wound where the child may have blocked away their real self and put on this performance façade. He wants to go back and rescue that child and speak life. It’s a process sometimes.
Fragmented and Shattered Soul – Episode #815 – Shulamite Podcast
The shattered in soul means fragmented but He stitches us back together, all the pieces that got lost and blown apart by trauma.