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Thursday 14th October 2021
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*Nationwide Spiritual Tour Update:* Kogi, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo – Ibadan covered – 20 states covered including ABUJA. 17 left.
Title: *Revival and Unity – WHAT IS THE VALUE OF ONE SOUL TO GOD? For How Much will you sell YOUR OWN soul to a third party if offered the Option? 20 of 40*
Friends, thank you all for your prayers! I was able to meet and handover the letter to the leadership of Scripture Union at HQ in Ibadan, Student Christian Movement at the HQ in Ibadan as well, Christian Council of Nigeria, chairman responsible for the youth wing and linked up with the National Chairman of the Christian Student Association of Nigeria. And also CJMR – Centre for Justice, Mercy and Reconcilation HQ, Ibadan, dealing with youth out of prison. Find pictures below.
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Today’s title – *WHAT IS THE VALUE OF ONE SOUL TO GOD? For How Much will you sell YOUR OWN soul to a third party if offered the Option?* came to me whilst driving down from the North to the south of Nigeria. The Holy Spirit kept nudging me about the cost of a soul. As I began meditating on the key word *“soul”* and what value God places on one soul and how I should place similar value on a human soul, The Holy Spirit brought me this scripture to underscore the value God places on the human soul.
The questions below came from the lips of Jesus Christ as follows in:
English Standard Version
_36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul?_
In a nation such as ours where human life continues to lose value with every ticking moment, it is important for us to take a breaker and ask ourselves this blunt question – _What will I give in exchange for my soul? What amount will i buy the soul of my neighbor if given the option?_
The fact of the matter is that nothing on this planet can buy a single soul.
If human life is so precious, why then are we placing less and less value on the human soul? Why is it that we careless about our neighbor?
*What is one soul worth to God?*
I am sharing some scriptures Hereunder to help our meditation and also some questions as well:
David was a man after God’s heart. God helped David to the point where he never lost a single battle. But listen to what David said concerning the construction of the temple in
*1 Chronicles 28:2-3*
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
_2 Then David the king rose to his feet and said, Hear me, my brethren and my people. I myself intended to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, as a footstool for our God, and I prepared materials for the building._
_3 But God said to me, You shall not build a house for My Name [and Presence], because you have been a man of war and have shed blood._
God will not allow David to build Him a house because David had shed too much blood – Doesn’t this indicate the value God places on the human soul? Selah!
Now check this scripture out in the new testament from Peter the Apostle concerning soul:
*2 Peter 3:8-9*
King James Version
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
*What does not wanting any to perish mean to you? Does any include all the wicked people we find around us or this any is for only the righteous?*
Jesus provided elaborate illustration about the importance heaven places to a dinner who repents that will help drive the point home of the enormous value God places on the human soul below for your further meditation and application. We should never get to the point where we write any human being off concerning repentance
To truly understand the answer to these question will helps us push past our fear of sharing our faith with others and condemning sinners so quickly. We should also note that our lack of repentance and disunity is pushing sinners away in droves!
If we could begin to see every person we come across as an invaluable soul with an eternal destiny, it would change everything.
Billy Graham once wrote,
“The soul longs for God. Down deep inside every person’s heart is a cry for something, but he doesn’t quite know what it is. Man is a worshiping creature. He instinctively knows that there is something out there somewhere, and he longs to know that something or someone. Your soul longs for vital contact with God. Your soul is valuable because it is eternal—it is forever.”
The lost are of inestimable worth to God. This becomes astonishingly clear as we read through Luke 15, where Jesus shared the parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law disdained the fact that Jesus welcomed tax collectors and sinners. Knowing this, Jesus told three stories to help them understand God’s heart for people whom the Pharisees didn’t think were worthy. In each story, Jesus told of the great lengths to which each person went in order to find that which was lost.
Surely Jesus’ audience could relate to the value of sheep. Domestic sheep were of great importance in biblical times. “Herds of sheep formed the greater part of the wealth of the Patriarchs. The chief animal of sacrifice, and valued for both milk and wool. Sheepskins were made into rough coats. The horns were used as vessels for carrying liquids, particularly oil.”
So Jesus asked the Pharisees and teachers of the law to ponder owning a hundred sheep and asked what a shepherd would do if one sheep went missing.
_“Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’”_
Then He asked them to consider a woman who owned ten silver coins and lost one. Jesus probably was referring to silver coins called “drachma.” They were worth the equivalent of a denarius, about a day’s wages for the common laborer. That was a lot of money back then! Jesus asked,
_“Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’”_
After these first two parables, Jesus revealed something powerful: “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Why would all of heaven be exuberantly happy over a repentant sinner? Because lost souls matter to God!
*A PRODIGAL SON*
To drive home this point, Jesus told them a third parable of a prodigal son who asked his father for his inheritance early. You remember the story, right? The young man left home and squandered his wealth on foolish pleasures. Humiliated and starving, he was literally living in a pigsty—and the pigs were eating better than he was! So he came to his senses and decided to return home and beg his father for forgiveness. He intended to ask his father if he could become one of his father’s hired servants.
But the Bible says the dad was filled with compassion, ran to his son—which in that time and culture would have been an act of major humility—and hugged and kissed him.
The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” So they began to celebrate.
Rejoice. Rejoice. Celebrate. Over and over again in these parables we see the great mercy of our God toward sinners—and His unbridled joy when they repent. The lost are so very valuable to Jesus, and they should be to us as believers in Christ as well. We must amend our ways. We must be united in love so that sinners can be drawn to us by the love we have for one another in Jesus name, Amen
*Ambassador Oreojo Monday OGBE*
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