SALVATION, WHAT IS IT, WHY AND HOW?
Hebrews 5:9 – And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
For the next few days, we will be exploring the totality of our salvation. The word salvation has been made common but its essence and value are uncommon. The word salvation in Greek is very robust. It is an all inclusive word of the gospel, gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes. Its meaning include, forgiveness of sins, deliverance from danger, victory over enemies, healing of the body, freedom from prison, deliverance from captivity, deliverance from wrath, Safety/protection, to avenge, and preserve.
Salvation is a gift of God to mankind. It cuts through all the spheres of human existence, spirit, soul and body. It affects our present life and eternal existence.
Salvation became a necessity after the fall of man, Romans 3:23. Without salvation the eternal destiny of mankind was doomed for hell. In addition, without salvation, the existence of mankind on earth would remain under curse. So salvation became paramount for mankind both for our existence in the present on earth and our eternal existence as well. After the fall man became the slave of the devil and subject of the evil one and man could not resist or save himself from the control of Satan. Man needed a saviour from the fall and the dominion of the devil. But man could not pay the price for his salvation. Then Jesus Christ came to rescue humanity from sin and its consequences. Galatians 3:13, Christ redeemed us from the curse of breaking God’s law, he became our substitution. Through Jesus Christ Salvation became available to all of mankind. Salvation is a gift and can be received only through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. It cannot be received by good works, church membership or anyone or any other way.
Salvation comes though Jesus Christ alone. It is received only through faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 10: 9-10 – 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. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For further Study
Romans 1: 16, Romans 6:23
Personal declaration for the day
I will enjoy the full benefit of my salvation, spirit, soul and body
Questions for you to reflect on
What is Salvation?
Do we need it, if we do why and it not why not?
How do we receive salvation?