If I were to ask you what your most important possession is, what would you respond? Would it be your family, or your home, your car, or your bank account, or your 401k retirement account? What if I told you that your most important possession is your SOUL? “Oh, that, yeah, I guess maybe so….”

Now whatever you think is your greatest possession, that’s what you’re going to take the most care for, right? That’s what you’re going to really watch out for, to keep it safe from harm. But when someone mentions our soul, most people just brush it off as not being very important. Most people realize they have one, but fail to realize it’s the most important thing there is. No amount of money can redeem it once it’s lost. And yet, it’s the last thing most people are concerned with. They’re more concerned for their finances or how they appear to others, or their social status. If they only realized how precious their soul is, they’d take much better care of it.

The Lord Jesus asked in Matthew 16:26, For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

The last part of that verse really gets my attention: what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? When we stand before the LORD in the judgment, will we try to bargain with Him? Will we say, “LORD, had I known my soul was so important, I would have done things differently”? But by then it’s too late, for we have nothing to bargain with. We have no more time, and no way to change things. It’s OVER!

Many of you know I have a healing ministry, and though I don’t have ALL the answers about healing, I know a thing or two about it. But one day I was talking with the LORD, and I was thanking Him for the ministry He gave me, but something dawned on me: what good is a healed body if your soul is lost? Now I’m not saying the LORD gave me the wrong ministry calling, I’m just saying, I’ve grown to see the value of the soul, more than I see the value of a healed body.

True, I’ve seen a great many that God has healed who were not previously saved, who came running to the LORD, once they saw His mercy and lovingkindness. In fact, the LORD told me that “healing is a dinner bell that calls people to come and be saved”. I like being a messenger of the LORD that teaches healing, but even more, I love having the pleasure of introducing a person to salvation.

Sadly, not everyone I’ve ministered to about healing has been healed. I realize that healing as well as salvation is the result of a personal choice. Now, nobody likes being sick, and everyone WANTS to be healed, unless they have some kind of death wish, and yes, there are some who do. But not everyone wants to do what it takes in order to BE healed and walk in the manifestation of that physical healing, and that is to BELIEVE! Most everyone tells me they WANT to be healed, but so many have been taught they must jump through some pretty tall hoops to be healed, and they just can’t seem to jump that high.

Religion seems to be the highest hoop. Churches mean well, and want to help people, for the most part. But anything that you try to mix man’s doctrines with when it concerns God, usually ends in disaster. Most people understand that God is Holy and without any type of fault, and that He is ALMIGHTY. But then they get to looking at themselves, and see what a mess they are, and right then and there, the hoop is raised a few more feet higher.

Some people can hardly see the hoop at all, because religion has made it so high. And then the devil comes along and tells them, they’re looking WAY too low, because the hoop is so high, they couldn’t see it even with a telescope.

Between our own conscience beating us up, and the religious people beating us up, and it’s no wonder hardly no one gets healed in church anymore. That’s why people are looking so much to doctors, medicine, and hospitals these days, because people are convinced that divine healing is a thing of the past. And it’s pretty hard to argue with that logic, even for me. I’ve seen many miracles of healing, and experienced it firsthand in my own body, as well, so I have absolutely no problem believing the scriptures about healing. But that’s just ME. You must make up your own mind what you believe. And what you believe in your heart is what’s going to come out of your mouth sooner or later. And that’s what you’ll have, whether you like it or not.

You may realize this, but your soul is either going to live forever with the LORD, or it’s going to die. Now, God already arranged for the salvation of your soul, through the shed blood of Christ Jesus of Nazareth, Y’shua Messiah. But just because the price for your salvation has already been paid, thousands of years ago, doesn’t mean you’re automatically saved. God created mankind with free will, and He honors the choice of your free will. You have the choice to receive the greatest gift ever given, that is, the salvation of your soul, OR, you have the choice to reject that free gift. It’s up to you, entirely. Nobody can say God rejected them and sent them to hell for their sins. No, if they’re lost for eternity, it will be THEIR OWN CHOICE because THEY rejected GOD!

About now, you’re probably thinking, “Why doesn’t Jerry just stick to his healing ministry and leave this business about salvation alone? We have evangelists for that!” Well, I wish I could! But there’s this gnawing inside my spirit that won’t leave me alone. It’s because of what I said earlier, “What good is a healed body if your soul is lost?” Yes, I want you HEALED! But you don’t have to choose between HEALING and SALVATION! You can have BOTH!

My favorite passage of scripture is Psalm 103:2-3, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.” I mean, why just sit at the table and LOOK at the cake? It’s much better to get to eat it! Why not take care of your most precious possession, your soul, and get right with God this very minute and have your sins forgiven, AND get your body healed, as well? Yes, you can get healed first, THEN saved, but why take a chance on the devil taking you out before you get around to getting saved! Far too many put off taking care of their soul first, and lose it all in the end. Get your soul taken care of RIGHT NOW! It’s the most important thing you’ll ever do!

Once you’ve experienced the love of God for yourself, instead of just READING about someone else’s experience, getting your body healed up will be so much easier. You DO know it’s God’s will for you to be healed, right? You can be saved AND healed, so why not lay hold on both today, right now! IT’S FREE, YOU DON’T HAVE TO GIVE ANYTHING IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR SOUL! JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOU! PRAISE GOD!
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