Ezekial 18:4 (KJV) Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
The passion of God for souls is seen in Luke 15. He sent His only begotten son so that no one will perish and that all may be saved unto eternal life. The crowd that drew around Jesus consisted of sinners, tax collectors and those far away from God. They liked listening to His life-giving word and Jesus revealed to them the way of life.
1. All souls belong to God.
We need to understand that God’s passion for souls begins with the understanding that all the souls belong to Him. All souls are rightfully His but the enemy wants to steal, kill and destroy. It is not His will that even one of them must be given over to sin.
Ephesians 2:10 (KJV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
We also belong to the Lord and we are to live to fulfil His purpose in our lives.
2. All souls are precious to God.
Every soul is precious to God; if it wasn’t true then Christ wouldn’t have set out to save them. God wants all men everywhere to repent. Therefore He calls everyone to take a U-turn from living in the ways of the world unto eternal life.
Acts 17:30 (KJV) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
3. God is determined to find the lost.
Luke 15:6 (KJV) And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
Once God starts the search, He will bring the lost. He is so determined to find the lost. That has been the very mission of Christ. (Luke 19:10) That is the purpose of God. He has chosen each one of the souls to be saved.
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