"In your patience possess ye your souls." Luke 21:19.
He says, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Mark 8:36-37.
My message here for you is after you have done all in life, gain your souls, know how you can possess it.
When you are self-aware, you consciously know and understand your own character, feelings, motives, desires and what these should serve in life. When we are self-aware, we are able to experience ourselves as separate individuals, with unique personalities natured for the divine, and it is what makes it possible for us to make lasting changes in our lives.
Self-awareness is empowering, because the more self-aware we are, the more we know who we are, what our strengths are, where we need to make improvements, and what to do. Know that you have a soul, and that soul needs to grow and it does grow only when you feed it with things divine, nothing else.
Each month, I will focus on a theme, and this month is about your soul. 2 Peter 2:7-8 says Lot was vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked...that righteous man dwelling among unbelievers...vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds. But this month I will teach how your soul can smile again, that you can again sing is is well with my soul.
Many people get so caught up with their day-to-day life that they don't prioritise investing time in sitting and evaluating their lives honestly according to the needs of their precious souls, no wonder there are many disappointments. But I pray for you my friend, that your soul may prosper also.
God bless you,
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Behold! I tell you a mystery - Soul 3
Hear this my friend, the living; us who are alive today have this knowledge; we know that one day we will die, and when we die, the bible says, "the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten." Ecclesiastes 9:5. There is no longer a reward for them, when their souls are departed, so make hay while the sun still shines.
It’s the dead who know nothing, you should know, and they have no more reward, but you have. Forget the dead, don’t forget the living.
Anyway, John says, "I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne." Revelation 6:9.
After you die, your soul will take a journey somewhere, it will be seen somewhere, far far away. And Luke 16, clarifies this where.
It is written there was a certain man who had a good life while he was alive, and a poor man also, Lazarus is he who was poor. He didn’t have a good life and because of that he died, and the bible says when he died he was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. Mind you, your soul hereafter is named after your name also. [whatsoever you’re called here, is your name also in life after death until that time you’re given a new name.] If you’re Jabez you will still be called Jazez.
Anyway, later the rich man died also, and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
Your soul will be seen, whether in heaven or in hades, it can converse though, despite a gulf between the two sides. Souls can converse/talk, for the souls of those who had been slain...cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been." Revelation 6:9-11.
God judges impartially according to each one's deeds, therefore conduct yourself with fear during the time of your pilgrimage here on Earth.
The greatest gift you may give to your soul is salvation, give rest to your soul; feed it with things divine; righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, and with the word of God; but know also that the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:51-58.
"Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
It’s another topic for us to discuss later.
When the trumpet sounds, and the dead are raised, we shall be changed, and we all shall give an account, and he will "render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury." Romans 2:6-8.
Feed your soul my friend, with good works, it’s only your works that will follow you hereafter, your works of faith, not material stuff.
The good thing is while here on Earth, "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22. So that no one will have an excuse.
I feel I have said a lot today.
God bless you,
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