Whoever Tries to Keep Their Life Will Lose It

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This is probably one of the most enigmatic Scriptures in the Bible. People need to realize the Bible is a spiritual book and humanizing it will keep you in the dark. You can not oscillate between spiritual and material thoughts and truly evolve in your spiritual journey. The Bible is a book shared from the mind of a spiritual being and not material. We have the capability of thinking purely spiritually but most people are confused and  build material solutions.

Luke 17:33

Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 

Christ told us if we try to keep our life we will lose it. What does this mean? If you are evolving spiritually you should know this but most of us lean on our own understanding and not spiritual understanding. When you begin to plan how you will save your life materially there is a separation from spirit. The simple act of physical self preservation causes you to provide your own solutions to an inevitable spiritual outcome. 

You also stop being spiritual when you become a material world survivalist. You remove your hedge of protection and spiritual inclusion into the Kingdom within. You are seeking external survival as opposed to internal survival. People must realize there is a spiritual law of supply and prosper we have access to in our lives. Where what we need will manifest when we need it. This is a promise from the Most High.

How is it holy men including the Son of God could live in the desert for 40 days with no supplies. They did not bring two months of food and water with them. In fact, they travelled light. Yet, all of their needs were provided for while living in the desert. They kept the connection with the spiritual realm which steadily provided them with sustenance. Christ told us we have access to this same store house.

Matthew 6:31-34

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

Christ told us to “take no” thought in concerns for food and water because He knew if you stay connected to spirit all things will be provided. You corrupt it and disconnect from it when you energize your mind with a material plan. In essence, you are telling the Most High you do not need Him and that you got it. There is an actual chain reaction when you rely on spirit to manifest in your life.

These are laws the Most High put into motion and as you know, the Most High never changes. Just like our physical understanding of the law of gravity there is a spiritual law of “supply” we have access. It is imperative we trust this law to manifest in our life and not replace it with material survival solutions. How many of us have the confidence to go into the desert right now with just a pair of Birkenstocks on our feet?

When you do not honor this spiritual law into your life you are actually demonstrating a lack of faith in it. You are telling the Most High you do no believe this is possible. So guess what? You will not receive from Him and you will be relying on man. Who would you rather have behind you man or the Most High? This is a simple case of understanding, accepting and practicing this law of spiritual “supply” in our lives.

The problem is people have been led to believe they must plan to survive which separates them from spirit. This is why Christ said whoever tries to save their life will lose it. He knew these people would stop being spiritual beings and shift into material beings . . . only. People become obsessed with their own survival and remove themselves from the body of Christ. We were even told to have no fear of death because it is nothing more than a transition.

We have hundreds of cases where people have momentarily died and been whisked away to the third heaven to meet Christ and then return. Yet, people are afraid of death and begin to hoard supplies to circumvent that outcome. Just by shifting our minds to staying in alignment with spirit at all times is our safeguard from the true death . . . that of the soul. This is the problem of most people, they flip-flop between the spiritual and material mind.

Just by doing this you break your connection with spirit. Christ was not a flip-flopper He demonstrated to us to keep our mind in spirit at all times. He knew the spiritual configuration requires us to believe we will receive and then we will. It is as simple as that! Otherwise, there would have been other instructions for spiritual supply. This is why He used the birds as an example and the fact the birds do not have a storehouse for their food.

There are already spiritual laws in place to provide for the animal kingdom and we being His greatest creation have spiritual laws to feed, water, and clothe ourselves. The Israelites in the desert eventually ran out of supplies yet food and water was supplied to them based on the belief and Faith of one man.  When it comes down to prophecy many horrible things will happen but Christ tells us some will be found worthy to escape all of these things.

Should this not be the true focus of people seeking the Kingdom? Should the question be how can I be found worthy? What does it mean to be worthy? All of this falls under the spiritual umbrella and will not include bullets, gold, food, and water. If that was the case why were we not directed to do so? It is imperative we shift our minds to solely a spiritual understanding of the Bible. Just the act of mixing material opinions with spiritual law is a disconnect.

The latest example of the Florida woman who was attacked by a black bear is the perfect example. She testified during the attack she spoke with Jesus and He was fine with her losing her physical life.  He told her do not worry and she will be at peace and be with Him. His first inclination was to allow her to be physically killed by the bear. It was when she asked to be released from the jaws of the bear and stay on earth for her kids, He acquiesced. 

I have personally been practicing the law of “spiritual supply” in my life for the past few years. The Most High has touched the hearts of very kind people who have kept the show on the road. I know this is because I have surrendered myself to this law and He is fulfilling it as promised. It makes me feel awesome and free because no man has any power over me. I just need Him and He needs me to keep His system flowing.

He desires more success stories and all you have to do is stop trying to save your own life. How does this effect other spiritual truths in your mind? When you begin to pick and choose what laws of the Most High you will honor and respect. Now here is the kicker! Those of us who do not try to save our life preserve it. Do you know why? Let’s take a look at this.

While everyone else has a 2,000 gallon water supply in the garage and 2 tons of freeze dried food they will be waiting it out without the Most High. He will not know them because they did not seek him. There are a myriad of other dynamics at play here as well. It reminds me of the post apocalyptic movie, “The Road.” Where the nuclear war father and son survivors lucked up upon an underground storehouse full of food and water.

What happened to the owners of this food and water? They had died. Leaving the supplies to the father and son who had no supplies. People will become desperate to feed themselves and their family in times like this. Now you are placed in a situation where you must defend your storehouse. Will you kill when the Word says do not kill? These are all material based outcomes. When you shift over to not trying to save your own life you begin to invite the spiritual forces into your life. One of the greatest acts you can do on this earth is to lay down your life for your friends.

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Now to the dynamic of “whoever loses their life will preserve it.”  This is an example of staying in spirit. By this I mean, keeping your thoughts aligned with spirit. Once men truly have crossed over to spiritual mechanics it appears to change the atomic structure of the human body. There are cases when light is seen emanating from the human body. This is the road we should be on where we are truly changing ourselves based on the spiritual teachings . . . all of them.

Not trying to preserve your life means trusting in the promise of systems already designed to sustain us. Just because we can not see them does not mean they do not exist. Our problem is not trusting in them and replacing them with material solutions. This is when you factor yourself out of the spiritual equation. I am not trying to preserve my life because I trust in the system the Most High designed for me. I hope this brings clarity to some people who believe they can save their own life.

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Michael Erevna is a writer, inventor, solutions architect and independent researcher
of: ancient civilizations, spirituality, mysticism, and Biblical teachings.

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  • MrSteven4one .

    Sweet…this article is spot on. Speaking only for myself, this totally resonates in me. I stopped listening to “Christian Survivalist’s”, for my uncanny ability not to think of better word’s, because it boiled down to a few things. What originally started as a way for me to help my immediate family gradually evolved into how to protect my extended family. Yeah…my extended family is huge. After a time, I grew increasingly agitated because I felt I was trying to help those family members but they in turn looked like they were not trying to help themselves. After all, “why couldn’t they see what I see.” Aside from the logistical nightmare it posed, as well as the financial cost of being “prepared”, I spent several sleepless nights fretting about what could happen.
    One morning, not long ago, I was again fretting about the future. To be honest I was not concerned about myself as much as I was about family. Anyhow, the thought occurred to me, ” what the heck am I doing this for?”
    Next I thought, when something does happen or if it happens in my lifetime, how am I going to transport all of my stuff to another place and that place is a place that I don’t even know of. THAT”S JUST MY STUFF…EXCLUDING MY FAMILY! I felt the Lord dealing with me at that time, showing me that I was not trusting Him and as a matter of fact, trying to be god in my family. This was not intentional on my part. I thought in my own mind that I was doing what any responsible Christian man would do for his family. This type of thinking starts off with good intentions but can quickly go awry if the Father is not a part of it. Many of my thoughts were consumed with what I would or would not do in crisis and not focused on the Lord.
    Out of that particular morning, I decided that I was going to stop playing god, and let God be God in my life. I also realized that people are dying all around us and they do not know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. This is the stuff that matters to God. I found a friend who really get’s excited when he is out witnessing, and he’s effective at doing it. I’m not even close to being as effective as he is, and to be honest, there are many things I would rather do than to witness. I always thought, there are many, like my friend, who are called to do it. Or, I’ll let the pastor do it. Yeah…like the pastor isn’t busy enough handling problems within the congregation, on top of his own. What I have found is there are not many people out there doing it. Those people you think are out witnessing are the same people that think you are out witnessing.

    • Steve,

      The good thing is you realized the truth yourself. Now you are free from another trap set to keep you from the Most High.

      As noble as your cause was you could see only the Most High had the systems in place to sustain you and your family. The story of Moses showed us even when one person had Faith in the systems that it could support a people.

      This is access to true power but without the ego because it is not us doing it! I love the fact the Creator made systems that just need to be tapped into by “choice” and acceptance they work.

      It is a long road for all us getting here and now all we can be is an example through testimony. Like how you said “let go and let God” because this is the secret to freedom and abundance.

      You can not bastardize material solutions with the spiritual outcomes. I am happy for you Steve.

      Peace be with you,

      Michael Erevna

      • MrSteven4one .

        Thanks Michael, Peace be with you as well!

  • Patrick Adrien Varencaus

    Yes very good and beleive divinely inspired article 😉

    • Thank you brother Patrick! The Most High is AWESOME! Love you brother! 🙂

      • Patrick Adrien Varencaus

        Love u 2 Bro Mike ** Nothing wrong in preparing for hard times ahead but when it becomes an obsession even a religion in its own ! Then Jesus suddenly takes the back seat and that is a doctrine of demons !!

        • I think that is the whole misconception is “how” to prepare, Patrick. Just by aligning our “thoughts” with the Kingdom through Faith we are prepared.

          I am not suggesting against common sense now but there is an unseen support system we can “plug: into and all of our needs will be supplied.

          When you begin to say “I” then that is who you will be relying on and not Him.

          • Patrick Adrien Varencaus

            Dint say the opposite ??!! I daily rely on Gods promises as i dont have anyone else to beeing an orphan, rejected and abandoned by most so-called brothers !!! As Jesus said << Without me you can do nothing != fart ,burp,smile,breath,ect………simple isnt it !??! So far for a least 2000 beeing in my personnal desert , Only reason i m still breathing and still going is only by my personnal relationship with Jesus , (all my needs are met) cause without i d be long ago dead!!!! I am a clear person and never suggest (double talked) i beleive ? And also WE ALL DESERVE HELL DONT WE THAT SAVE OR UNSAVED ?? never saw and never will see a perfect human beeing ! P.s. My thoughts i make sure they are in agreement with Gods Word ! That dosent make me flawless !! May God s wisdom continue to be your guide Pat 🙂

          • Patrick Adrien Varencaus

            Wath no love you ?? 😉 :p

          • Patrick Adrien Varencaus

            He s got my life in His hands busy brother

          • And that is why you are on the right track! 🙂

          • patrick varencaus

            i m is Jesus track! 😉

  • tbonetrm

    Awesome words!!
    These verses came to mind after reading this:

    Romans 1:17
    For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

    Psalm 34:8
    O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

    Psalm 37:25
    I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

    God is moved by our faith in him and meets us at our point of faith. The greater the faith, the more he is moved.

    Matthew 15:25-28
    Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
    But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
    God has promised to take care of our physical needs when we trust in him. If we would only take him at his word.

  • Right on Michael. I recently read the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 (with leftovers), and it struck me quite clearly – if there’s no food available anywhere around you, which would you prefer? To have your own personal stash of sardines and soup in a bunker somewhere, that you have to potentially fight to defend (and you raised other good points about killing in these times)….

    Or would you prefer to know the God who can turn a single loaf into more food than you’ll ever be able to consume? The same God who used ravens (inherently greedy, selfish creatures) to feed Elijah in the desert? And the same God who fed MILLIONS of people in the wilderness with manna from heaven?

    The choice is clear, to me at least.

    PS Have you heard of Henry Gruver? More than anyone else I’ve heard, he seems to have personified not loving your life unto the death, and “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Col 3:3) He’s got some amazing stories of overcoming faith in the face of a gun or a knife… crazy, wonderful stories.

  • h f g

    They turned u mike. They got to u and u flopped and are now controlling u and ur site u have change so has ur site. More than half the commenters are trolls suporting there new pupet.

    • What are you talking about? Who are “they?” Nobody controls me! Substantiate these claims! People you see “supporting” this post are supporting the WORD. You must have a problem with the WORD.