In the workmanship of our Lords hands one finds this to be true “one that seeks to loose ones life saves ones life”.
This is a great paradox in the mans thinking, yet in our Lords Way it’s profoundly true.
One finds that in the Lake of Fire one is called to walk in there is indeed loss, loss of images, imaginations, and the traditions of man and mans Religiosity that man clings to yet in the end has no value at all.
In the Lake of Fire there is One that remains untouched by the heat and this is the whole intent of the fire, to consume mans vanity and to reveal mans true identity in God, Christ in man, and mans hope of eternal glory.
What it comes down to is we give or loose everything for something, and the something is the GOLD that remains our true identity in Christ.
This is only made possible by the workmanship of His hands, and it is worth everything to see His refining Fire for there is an Outcome, one beyond our ability to comprehend yet TRUE.
This is the Gospel and it’s true for one and ALL. As Paul stated…
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
He made Him who knew no sin, sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”