A Brief Synopsis Of What Salvation Is!
The simplest definition of salvation is to be delivered (or rescued) from peril. The most common meaning of salvation is to be saved by God from the consequences of our sin. When thinking about salvation it’s helpful to think about what we are saved from, what we are saved to, who we are saved by. It’s also helpful to think about our salvation as a past, present, and future happening.
What Are We Saved From?
What, according to the Bible, are we saved from? The major theme of deliverance in the New Testament is deliverance from God’s wrath. In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 and Romans 5:9 speak of our being delivered from the wrath to come. The Bible is separated into two section – Old Testament (OT) and New Testament (NT). The Old Testament which has 39 books; establishes God as the Deliverer and Saviour. While the New Testament (NT) which has 27 books – points to deliverance from the consequences of sin and the clutches of death and Satan.
We see, then, that salvation speaks of receiving deliverance from our greatest problem; namely, the many consequences of our sin against a Holy God, So how does this salvation come about? God is the one who provided salvation. Some people see salvation as God cleaning our slates, offering forgiveness, and giving us a second chance. It is so much more than that. Salvation is not only being saved from something it is also being saved by someone. We are saved from sin and brought to God. The Scriptures speak of the many benefits of salvation. John 8:36 helps us see that we have been set free. we are rescued from bondage and brought into freedom. In Romans 5:1 the bible tells us that we were saved from wrath and brought into peace with God. The Bible consistently shows that where sin once brought havoc and wreckage, the gospel brings life.
All Have Sinned
The Bible clearly states that all have sinned that includes every human. Every man, woman, boy, and girl who has ever lived “For all have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). We are each guilty of sin and rebellion
against God’s laws. That means we are liable for every transgression and wrongdoing, for all have sinned. When we sin against God and break His moral law, we are responsible and held eternally accountable. No good deed or virtuous action can remove sin or change the condition of man’s heart. The one and only way we can escape eternal judgment for our sins and transgressions is to be born again as we repent of sin. “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)
How To Receive Jesus!
What does it mean to receive salvation; become a Christian, a believer, a follower of Jesus? Some people think you can be a Christian and go to heaven simply by going to a church. Others think it means being a good person or helpful to our neighbour. The Bible, on the other hand, points to only one way. Jesus – God’s Sacrifice to all Mankind.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the light: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” God’s Word also tells us that salvation comes as men and women call upon the Lord. Are you ready to discover how to receive Him as Lord and Savior? God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ is the greatest miracle of all, and it is my prayer for you if you have not receive salvation that you will receive this free gift too.
Romans 10:13-15 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Seven Biblical Description of Who is Jesus Christ?
- He was born as a human baby
- He endured the pains and temptation of humanity.
- He suffered a physical and humiliating death
- (Mark 1:12-13; Luke 2:1-21 Phil 2:5- 8)
- He is God incarnate, the “Word” made flesh, who came to earth to redeem humanity
- (John 1:1, John 14 and John 20).
- He did not sin, even when tempted
- He was un-deserving of punishment and death.
- (Matthew 4:1-11, Hebrews 4:15)
- He is the Messiah foretold in Old Testament prophesies.
- His Kingdom is the Kingdom of God.
- His followers from all nations are united in love and peace.
- (Isaiah 53, Micah 5:1-2, Mark 14:61-62, John 4:25-42; 18-36).
- He chose to die for our sins
- He receives humanity’s punishment for our sin; through His resurrection,
- He conquered death, the grave, satan and hell.
- (Luke 24:5-7; John 3:16, 26; 5:24 11:25 Hebrews 9:14).
THE LAST ADAM
- He provides forgiveness, new life, abolishing the sin and death that Adam brought upon humanity
- (Gen.3; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Cor.15:21-22 & 45-49)
THE HIGH PRIEST
- He directly connects us to God.
- He is the perfect, sinless sacrifice for sin
- No other sacrifice is needed for forgiveness from God.
- “Wherefore, brothers and sisters, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus. Who was faithful to Him that appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but He that built all things is God”(Hebrews 3:1-4 KJV).
- Believe the words of God. Receive what Jesus has done and the bible says whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. There are no exception the only prerequisite is to BELIEVE in what JESUS has done for you and receive HIS free gift of salvation. He will help you day by day in this new way. In fact, he left the Holy Spirit to Help all who believes. Without the Holy Spirit no man can live this Christian life but the Holy spirit is God’s personal presence in us. “As the Agent of Salvation, the Holy Spirit gives Christ and all the redemptive blessings he has secured to the people of God. The Spirit applies to the church what Christ has accomplished for the church. Salvation is purposed by the Father, accomplished by the Son, and applied by the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit’s agency in salvation, all that Christ has accomplished brings no value to us. As Scripture uniformly presents, the Spirit graciously, effectively, and permanently gives us Christ Jesus and every blessing he has secured. Our salvation is in Christ alone. Our salvation is by his Spirit alone. ” (David Garner).
Do You Believe?
What is your response?
I am not too sure but I would like to try this Jesus
Yes, today I will believe and receive the free gift of salvation
Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus Today
Believe and Receive Salvation
We obey God when we believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Our obedience is the obedience of faith in Jesus, and faith in Him, is the foundation on which we carefully build. This is the work of God, said Jesus, that you believe in the One Whom He has sent. We have the gospel of John as our example. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17). The distinction between the saved and unsaved was not in their degree of commitment, but between those who truly believed and those who did not (John 6:64). “I exhort therefore, that, supplications, prayers, intercessions, -and giving of thanks be made for all men …. this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved’ (1 Timothy 2:14) .”The Lord is long suffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance ” (2 Peter 3:9).
Prayer of Salvation – Confessing Our Sin
When we pray the prayer of salvation, we’re admitting that we’ve sinned. As the Bible says of everyone, save Christ alone: “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). So, when we pray, asking God for the gift of salvation, we’re exercising our free will to acknowledge that we believe in Him. That demonstration of faith pleases God, because we have freely chosen to know Him. Prayer of Salvation begins with faith in God. When we pray the prayer of salvation, we’re letting God know we believe His Word is true. By the faith He has given us, we choose to believe in Him. The Bible tells us that “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”(Hebrews 11:6).
The “prayer of salvation” is the most important prayer we’ll ever pray. When we’re ready to become a Christian, we’re ready to have our first real conversation with God. if you are ready to give your life to Jesus and you believe by faith in what God has done pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I do not know Jesus but today I heard of Him. I acknowledge that in John 14:6 Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the light: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. I acknowledge that Jesus Christ is God; that He came to earth as a man in order to live the sinless life that I cannot live; that He died in my place, so that I would not have to pay the penalty I deserve. I know that I have never kept Your commandments. First, because I might not have been aware and second when I was aware, I wanted to please myself. I confess my past life of sin, where I was living for myself and not obeying You Father. I am truly sorry and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life towards You. Please forgive me. Thank You for loving me so much and help me so that I will avoid sinning again. I believe that Your Son Jesus died for all my sins, that He was born has a human baby, endured the pains and temptation that I may have, yet He lived a sinless life and chose to died for all my sins and that He resurrected from the dead, ascended back to You and He is seated at Your right hand – still making intercession and that He hears my prayer right now, I admit that I am now ready by faith to trust Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord. I thank You Jesus for leaving me the gift of the Holy Spirit who will guide my walk every single moment of every day. Father, help me to obey You and do Your Will for the rest of my life. I invite Jesus to become Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. In Jesus Name I pray Amen and Amen.
If you’ve prayed the above prayer of salvation with true conviction of heart, you are now a follower of Jesus. This is a fact, whether or not you feel any different. The Bible tells us “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
Today Is Your Day of Salvation – Call Upon The Name of The Lord and Be Saved!!!
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