To manifest financial freedom in your life, you must deal with financial imprisonment from within. Your financial condition is not based on your wallet, purse, checking account, race, level of education, paycheck, or political stance — it’s based on whether you have a trained or untrained soul.

As I briefly covered in Chapter 6, the soul includes your mind, consciousness, imagination, will, reasoning, desires, and emotions. It is designed to correlate with your spirit, but your spirit won’t manifest as it should if your soul is not in order.

You can pray in the spirit and activate the divinity that’s within you but then never see it as a reality in your life. Why is that? It’s because your spirit has to come through your soul to manifest from within, and when your soul is not properly aligned, your spirit fails.

For example, let’s say you’ve been consistent with affirmations, confessions, decrees and scripture readings on wealth, prosperity, and abundance, but you stop there. If that’s the case, everything you’re doing is insufficient, because unless you align your soul with your spirit, you’ll never see those affirmations, confessions, decrees, and scriptures manifest in your physical life.

The spirit, soul, and body must connect to produce. However, for years, the Church has suffered financially by not understanding this alignment of the spirit, soul, and body and by not knowing that the total man has to be intact in order to have manifestation and demonstration. Take a look at Hebrews 4:12.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

The thoughts and intents of the soul can only be rightly divided and aligned by the Word of God — not just by good teaching or preaching. The individual who is being ministered to must actually be open to the fact that God is trying to say something to him or her in their mind. Once their mind is aligned, this person will see manifestations.

— Sow & Grow Rich

(A excerpt taken from Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.’s latest book – SOW & GROW RICH)