Friday, January 12, 2018

January 13, 2018

"When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been." Revelation 6:9-11

The soul is the essential life force that animates you and grants you immortality.

Your soul is why the vast majority of your life will be lived after you die.

Or, to put it another way, your soul will not die. Your soul will last for eternity either in the presence of God or forever separated from God.

In this series of posts I have pointed to the Scripture text above to show Biblical evidence of souls still alive following their violent deaths on earth.

So you can know three things:
  • Your soul will survive!
  • Your soul will arrive
Today we will learn the third encouraging truth about your eternal soul:

Your soul will thrive!

First, remember where this scene is played out - HEAVEN! So, that alone means your soul will thrive!

Second, they were given a white robe. The white robe is the symbol of righteousness. Only righteous souls make it to Heaven. Once your righteous soul makes it to Heaven there will be no more battles with temptation or sin! So you could say your soul will thrive in righteousness! Heaven will be filled with righteous souls!

Some might ask, "How can a soul wear a robe?" That might cause a skeptic to doubt the veracity of this Scripture. Remember this whole story is told in a narrative heavy with symbolism. But the bigger question should be, how can these souls ever deserve a white robe?

The answer to the white righteous robe is found in the centerpiece of Heaven, Jesus Christ the Son of God and our Savior! It is only through His sacrificial death on the cross  receiving His gift of salvation you have a chance at a righteousness that gets you to the righteous place where your soul can thrive.

Have you trusted Jesus for salvation?

How is it with your soul?