“By Your Patience Possess your Soul (Luke 21:19)” NLT renders it as “By standing firm, you will win your soul” why must you stand firm? And for what must you stand firm? You must stand firm, because of the evils of the end time which is to come and which is already here with us. This end time is characterized with deception, persecution, wars and rumors of wars, imprisonment etc (vs.8-13) of believers. You must stand firm for your faith and believe.  Stand firm for the truth. Stand firm because these situations will be avenues for you and I to be a witness for Christ (v.13). Whoever fails at this point in life would definitely lose his/her soul. Therefore, my beloved brethren be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.