KEY SCRIPTURE: John 12:24-25 ” Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal”.
The Lord’s statement in John 12:25 shows one of the strong points to overcome the devil. In Revelation 12:11 the bible reveals that the saints overcame the devil by the blood of the lamb, by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives even unto death. The third point says “and they loved not their lives even unto death”. This rhymes with what the Lord said that he that loves his life shall lose it. To love your life means you can’t walk with God.
The just shall live by faith. Faith is to believe the word of God even if there is nothing physical or visible to prove it. Anyone who loves his life is very cautious about everything. Like Thomas, he would not believe until he has seen. But note: to live this way is called carnality. The bible says the carnal person is an enemy of God and cannot be subject to the law of God. It is also described as death (Romans 8:6-8).
Indeed to love your life is to lose it. Satan would dominate and control the man who loves his life.
Just listen to what Satan said to the Lord about Job 2:4 “And Satan answered the Lord, and said skin for skin, yea, all that a man has will he give for his life”. Dear brother and Sister Satan knows very well that men love their lives and they would sacrifice anything for their lives. They would sacrifice their commitment to God for their lives. This was Satan’s strongest point against Job and knows that that attack cannot fail.
If a man would give his life unto the Lord and will love the Lord above his life, then. Satan is forever crippled in the affairs of this man. The ultimate attack of any man in his life is death. If that man values Jesus and his way above his life that man is truly free and will be able to overcome and handle whatever Satan brings his way.
THE ONLY WAY TO PRESERVE YOUR LIFE IS TO LOSE IT INTO JESUS HANDS.
Thank you Lord Jesus for showing me the way to true freedom. I live my life for you and put my absolute confidence in whatever you say.
Revelation 12:11” And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives even unto death.
Prayer Point: In Jesus name, I commit my whole life to loving Jesus and living for Him.