Knowing the heartbeat of God
“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
Soul winning is the heartbeat of God!
One of the important assignments given to us today is soul winning! We are to rescue and secure many souls that are at the verge of trooping into hell fire. As you are reading this piece, many souls are perishing, and are going straight to hell fire. Beloved of God, until we see soul winning as our Father’s heartbeat, we will not be ready, passionate and aggressive about soul winning. Do you know why the angels of God rejoice greatly over a soul that is saved? It is because of the importance of a soul to God.
Jesus Christ in the passage under review shows us the value of a soul. According to Him, a soul is worth more than the whole world put together. And this is because this world will not last forever, but the soul will. God’s greatest desire is to have every soul saved. He doesn’t even want the wicked to perish.
What a loving Father!
To me, it is an act of wickedness on our part if we neglect soul winning. Why must we spend much money on things or projects that will not last forever? Why must we spend many hours on activities that will not count or matter in heaven?
3 reasons why we must engage in soul winning passionately:
1. Because the devil is after the soul of man.
The devil has been scheming from the beginning to have man on his side. He is out to snatch as many souls as possible. He is deceiving many people into exchanging or selling their soul for temporary fame or fortune. But how much money would it take for the devil to buy a soul? No amount! Not even a billion dollars! Please don’t allow him to buy your soul or other souls!
2. Because many people are ignorant about the worth of a soul!
Why did Esau sell his birthright so cheaply? It was because he did not know the value of his birthright. If he knew the value or worth of being the firstborn, he would have endured the temporary hunger. Do you know that there are millions or billions of people out there who are despising the worth of their soul? Many don’t even care about the promise of eternity with God, just because of earthly pleasure. What a pity!
3. Because God paid with the precious blood of His Son, Jesus Christ for the redemption of a soul.
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
1 Peter 1:18-19
I decree and declare that you will rise up to go after souls like never before in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe