The Bible states, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul ? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26; Mark 8:36) What shall a man give in exchange for his soul, rubies, diamonds, pearls, fame, riches, fake glory…what is 20 – 90 years of fake mess to eternity with God? So many, many people have passed away in 2016 and (more recently) famous celebrities have died in 2016. In light of this, I ask this question what is it to, “GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD – LOSE YOUR SOUL!”
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
Never mind what you think because none of us really know anything about anything because we did not create this world, sun, moon, stars, solar system, planets, various life forms, or the universe and beyond.
In case you don’t understand the language, Luke 9:25 states, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantage, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father’s and of the holy angels.”
As you may or may not know, many people (poor, rich, old and young) have made packs with the dEVIL and/or the dark side! As the dEVIL promised, these people became rich or live under so-called promises or gratifications. No matter how covered or promised backup coverage seems, no one (including the dEVIL) can escape the ALMIGHTY GOD! Eventually, as you live and sow bad or good seeds, you shall reap the same! Do you understand? If your spiritual father is the dEVIL, you will sow bad seeds as he is the father of lies, evil, and seeks only to rob, kill, and destroy.
The SCRIPTURE is saying, if you compromise yourself seeking to save your life, seek fame, fortune, glory, praise from the whole world (AND LEAVE THE ALMIGHTY GOD OUT OF THE PICTURE and OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD), you shall “…gain the world and lose your soul…” On the other hand, if you seek out the Kingdom of GOD, you may or may not have a peaceful, blissful, rich life here on earth but you will inherit the Kingdom of GOD and eternal life. In fact, you may be one of the Christians who live from paycheck to paycheck, have wayward kids, bickering family members, can’t make the car note or house repairs, but you have the Spirit of CHRIST in your heart!
Go ahead, continue to gain fame, fortune, riches, land, buy an island, or buy NY NY! No matter where you go or where you run, you will never, never, never, never be able to hide from GOD as nothing is hidden from HIM! The Word of God says, “…if you are ashamed of JESUS CHRIST and His Holy Word, HE will be ashamed of you before His FATHER and the Holy Angels…”
Eventually, your lifestyle, sickness, disease, famine, poverty, and whatever else will catch up with you. Many people devised pansy schemes to lure people out of money; some sold bad real estate loans; others stole keepsakes, heirlooms, or land to defraud people; others came up with terrible investment schemes to get money. The Word of GOD states, “…money is the root of all evil…”
As you have sown in your own life and in the lives of others, you shall also reap the same or the whirlwind. The question is, “Will you be able to withstand payback?” You may be at the height of your fame (while filming a scene or reciting on stage or walking down the red carpet or playing golf or teaching at the university or governing others) and drop-dead-Fred in a twinkling of an eye.
You may have a writ of good health from your family doctor but that means nothing as the doctor don’t know everything either! Many folks visited the doctor, stepped out to the curbside, and dropped dead! When told their patients died (right after medical visits), many doctors were left speechless! If old man death comes for you, there is nothing that nobody can do to save you!
Whatever you do, re-EXAMINE YOURSELF! Why did GOD make you? What did GOD put you on earth to do? What did GOD tell you? What are you productively doing with your time? Are you a menace or help to others? You know yourself better than I but not like the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY knows you! There is time (even if you are on your sick bed, just received bad news, or fatally attracted to evil) to bail out of your mess (right now). Ask the LORD GOD to forgive you, to save you, to turn you around, and to move you away from those who cause evil in your life! You may have to change your phone number (no forwarding calls), change employment (tell the old employer do not give out information – you may be running from the employer), get a new email (cancel the old email), change your address or move to another state (without a forwarding address).
Finally, ask yourself what is my advantage if I, “GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD and LOSE MY SOUL!”
Have a Blessed Day!