RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO
12TH MAY , 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
ALL SOULS BELONG TO GOD
(Satan Isn’t In Charge Of Your Life In Any Way)
TO THE BIBLE Ezekiel 18:4
“Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine; the soul who sins shall die.”
There’re those who ask if it’s possible for people to sell their souls to the devil. No one can sell his or her soul to the devil; the reason being that all souls belong to God. How can satan possibly pay for the soul of any human being and with what “currency” exactly? God paid for the soul of every man, woman, boy, and girl, with the precious blood of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19). Satan lies to a whole lot of Christians, deceiving them to think he’s in charge of their lives somehow, whereas he doesn’t have such rights. Jesus bought the whole field and paid for everyman. So, you can’t sell your soul to the devil.
Even if you stood in front of the devil and said to him, “I sell my soul to you,” He couldn’t buy it. Your soul neither belongs to you nor satan; it belongs to God. Even when you give your heart to Jesus, you’re not “selling” your heart to Him either. The terminology of “giving your heart to Jesus” doesn’t really apply in the way we think a lot of times, as to “bundling” yourself up and giving yourself to Him. To give Him your heart is to give Him your attention. He said, “My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways” (Proverbs 23:26). So, when we say, “Give your heart to the Lord”, we’re saying, “Turn over to Him; yield yourself to do His will.”
The reason you can do that is because He gave you the right; He took the right off satan, gave it to you, and said, “Give me your heart and follow me!” He told the Israelites, “…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life…” (Deuteronomy 30:19). He told them to choose life! Serve God truly, with your life. Love Him with all your heart, for your soul belongs to Him.
1 Corinthians 3:23; Isaiah 43:1; Romans 14:7-9
My life belongs to Jesus Christ. I’ve been crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me! God’s purpose is fulfilled in me, and I walk in His perfect will today and always! Hallelujah.
Daily Bible Reading
John 6:1-24, 1 Kings 9
Mark 9:38-50, Numbers 15
Thank the Lord for His ownership over your soul, and pray for those around you who haven’t heard this truth. Share it with them as well.