Redeem Your Eternal Soul

31 On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. ~ Luke 17:31-33

Lot, his wife, and his two daughters were saved from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. They were warned by the two angels not to stop or to look back because if they did, they’d be swept away. The Church is given the same warning, and just as Lot’s wife looked back, so are some of the Church. We, the Church, are the body of Christ. We’ve been redeemed from the coming destruction, so we don’t live in fear of the coming of Christ, but instead we are to say, “Come Jesus, come.” Yet, some of us look back just as Lot’s wife did.

How do we look back? By refusing to do the will of God for fear or losing all that we’ve built in this life. Today, the Church remains silent, refusing to correct or expose darkness for fear of backlash and the loss of comfort, but Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, that our lives aren’t our own because we were bought by the blood of Christ. This is why Jesus plainly states that whoever seeks to preserve their lives will lose it, but those who lose their lives will keep them. This isn’t just talking about physically dying for Christ. This is talking about spiritually dying to your wants and desires, so that you might live for Christ. This is why Jesus compared it to Lot’s wife looking back, because she didn’t want to give up the life she had for the life God had in store for her. She couldn’t imagine a better life than the one she built in Sodom, so she looked back wantingly. We are commanded by Christ not to seek to keep what we’ve built, just as they were commanded by the two angels not to look back. We have to give up the life we have planned for ourselves and all that we’ve built, in order to have the life Christ has in store for us.

This is the cross we are to carry as Christians, to be the light in this dark world. The only way we can light up this dark world is to speak the Truth and expose the darkness regardless of the consequences. This isn’t an easy cross to carry, but it is the only way to eternal life, for the blood of the wicked will be on the hands of all who remained silent as they blatantly sinned (Ezekiel 33:8-9). Don’t allow the fear of losing temporary security or your temporary body keep you from saving your eternal soul.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Redeem Your Eternal Soul.

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