An angel said, “Are you prepared to accept the damage to your soul”?
I thought for a moment, and then my answer was, “my soul may be damaged, and I am no longer like I used to be, I may have to live with this damaged soul, but I will repent of the way that it affects me”.
The angel said, “That is why you sin so easily, and succumb to temptation because your soul is damaged, because of all the bad things that have happened to you through your life”.
He repeated, “Are you prepared to accept the damage to your soul”?
To simplify, angels are messengers of the Lord, and the Lord sent one of His angels to tell me and other Christians that this life has damaged the souls of His people.
Just like you cannot do anything about your physical scars, but accept and live with them, so is your soul ( that is your mental state), has been scarred, that is damaged, by your loses, disappointments, and failure to do what is right through your life, it has scarred you deeply. You have to accept that your mental state has been damaged.
And because of this your failings to live a good Christian life has been hampered greatly. You are very susceptible to the enemies temptations. So don’t let the enemy of your souls bash you by your failings in the past and your failings in the future, because you know, and the Lord knows that you have been damaged, just repent, and don’t live in condemnation. Hope this simplifies it or maybe explains it better.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.