KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13 KJV “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
Salt has a multi purpose. It is used for flavourings and preserving food. It can also be used for tanning, dyeing, bleaching and in pottery, soap and chlorine production. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry to produce various medications. Salt is a very useful substance. The Lord says you are the salt of this world. You are a solution provider. Ephesians 2:10 says ” For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Our source of saltiness is our make up. We have been manufactured from our Lord Jesus Christ. As he is so are, we in this world. (1st John 4:17). We manifest our saltiness when we acknowledge who we are and act likewise (Philemon 1:6)
Among the many benefits of salt, two uses stand out clearly. They are, being a preservative and a flavourings agent. As a preservative we are those who keep our world from decay. We do this by living the Christlike life. We are in the world, yet we are not of this world and so we bring the heavenly life of holiness to bear on our world.
Our Lord Jesus greatly impacted our world with his life of love for all and His power to break the works of man’s ‘enemy, the devil. This is exactly what we are designed for. The life of Power of the church is mostly confined to the church walls. This is exactly what the Lord acted against. He went out and demonstrated this power to the world. Healing the sick and delivering the oppressed.
The Lord taught that we must not be conformed to this world. Beware of worldliness. Worldliness is not about dressing, but anything that makes your heart cold towards the Lord and his ways. Maintain your love for Jesus and keep doing what He tells you. This is the way to keep salty all the time.
HOW can salt lose its saltiness?
1.Sin is an evil power of corruption and decay. (Heb 3:13) Kill every sin from your life, if you must remain salty.
2. Lack of knowledge of who you are and the power of God available to you. (Isaiah 5:13)
3. Failure to acknowledge who you are. The Lord never ceased saying He is the answer to man’s crisis. He called them Gods to whom the word of God came to. (John 10:35) Acknowledge you are one or in the class of our master Jesus.
4. You would establish your saltiness, if you share the good news and heal the sick.
IF you fail to be salty, men would trample upon you. This should never be. Take your place and be the salt that you are.
I am the salt of the world. I am filled with a divine life and power to be a solution to my world. I commit my life to the ways of my Master and I bring His life and power to bear on my world.
1 John 4:17 KJV” Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
Matthew 10:1 KJV” when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”.