- Posted by: Fred Okwir
- Category: Sermons
NOTHING CAN BUY YOUR SOUL
“For what shall it profit a Man, if he shall gain the whole world, and loose his soul?” Mark 8:36.
From the statement of Jesus quoted in the text, it is plain that nothing can be compared to the value of a human soul. When the human body dies his spirit or soul lives forever.
Where his spirit will spend eternity matters. And that is determined by whether a person while still in this life had made peace with God by accepting eternal life that God offers freely to all who will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior or whether one had rejected Christ and thus forfeiting the eternal life that God gives through him.
A soul that is separated from spending time with God after Death is a lost soul whose place is a place of condemnation called hell. Hell is a reality.
You cannot just wish it a way. Jesus spoke about Hell as a place where the fire does not go out and in Matthew 25:41 as a place of Judgment that was prepared for the devil and his angels, but where the rebellious will also go.
When men die outside God’s grace, sometimes the fear of Hell that manifest at the time of death is very much evident, indicated by a last minute struggle as the soul realizing that it was going to a wrong place, tries to struggle against the angels of darkness from hell. Others even shout in vain at the point of death saying “leave me, I don’t want to go”.
I once went into the hospital to see someone I had just led a few days earlier to receive Christ as Lord and savior. This man who was previously very bitter yet terminally ill got transformed after he made a commitment to Christ.
I remember the first time I spoke to him; he told me that he was already religious. I told him that his religion won’t help him, what he needed which was of practical value at that material time was a relationship with Jesus Christ.
When he accepted Christ, the bitterness went. He forgave all who had had betrayed him. He told me that the fear he had of death had gone. He further told me that the day he made a commitment to Christ, he had a vision in the night of a group of spiritual beings all clothed in black who had come to collect him. And that he told them that he was not going with them because he does not belong to them anymore and they left. So he beat the devil for his soul by a few hours. And so that day this brother was happy that Christ had saved his soul from the power of the devil and judgment and that he was going to be with him in heaven soon.
One thing that he told me that bothered him a bit was that since his people had deserted him, his body may end up being buried indecently, we prayed over that and I assured him that the Lord will take care of that; which He did. And so early one morning when I went to check on this brother, I found he had passed away. He was lying on his back. His face had peace and it was hard to tell that he was dead. His body looked like that of someone just taking a nap. Yet opposite his bed there was another Man who had also passed away the same night.
What I saw of the second man was in contrast to that of this other brother who died in the Lord. His head was turned towards his back. His tongue was out. His eyes were bulging out and the limbs were spread in different directions.
I inquired about him and found out the he died without Christ, so he never made peace with God. His struggles were the struggles of a soul being lost to the powers of hell. I have seen such scenarios again and again.
What a difference Christ makes in the lives of Men! It is for the reason of saving Men’s’ souls that Jesus Christ came; because God is not willing that any man should perish. Whoever accepts Christ as Lord and savior and turns away from his old life style of sin will be saved. Whoever rejects Christ, loses his Soul to damnation and hell. The choice is in one’s hand. And now, what about you who is reading this message; what choice have you made about your life? Remember your soul is so valuable that not even all the wealth contained in the entire world can purchase it from the condemnation that sin brings. Not even billions of dollars, not even material property.
What is that to which you have sold your soul that hinders you from accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Are you sold to sexual immorality, Are you sold to the love of money that has now turned to be your God? Are you sold to witchcraft, sorcery, corruption, bribery, alcohol and drugs? Whatever it is that has kept you from giving your life to Christ, surrender them over to Jesus now! If you are willing to do that, Please say
“Dear Jesus, I come to as a sinner. Forgive my sins. I turn away from all my sins. Right now, I surrender my life to you. Come into my heart, be my Lord and savior. Give me the grace to begin a new life in you”. Amen.
If said that prayer from your Heart meaning it, then you have secured your soul by faith in Jesus. Tell someone about your decision. Find a good Bible based church near you where you can fellowship in order to grow spiritually.
You can let us know about your decision.
May God bless you.
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