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Salvation

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12). 

Jesus was sent from the Father to earth to bring salvation to all that would receive His salvation. God is not one who pushes His Son on anyone that doesn’t want to receive the salvation that comes only through His Son.  God has given the human race a choice to receive salvation or damnation; the choice is ours. Many have received salvation, but haven’t received eternal life because they haven’t allowed their minds to be transformed by the Word of God.

Some are teaching if you receive salvation, you can’t lose it, but that’s contradictory to the Bible. If we do the opposite of what the Bible has instructed us to live by, this means we are living in disobedience to the Word of God, and disobedience is in violation of  the Word of God; just like in the natural, when one violates the law, there is a consequence of violating the law; the same goes for violating spiritual laws.

Salvation changes people’s lives when they receive it by faith and not by an emotional faith, belief coming from the heart. Salvation implies deliverance, safety, preservation, healing, and soundness. Salvation saves the Christian from the guilt and penalty of sin. Salvation brings freedom from habitual and dominion of sin in this life (Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty – 2nd Corinthians 3:17). Finally, when the Lord returns, the Christian will be saved from the physical results of sin and of God’s curse on the world. Salvation must come into the heart, mind and the spirit of an individual in order to bring a change.

Sin is prevalent, and if we don’t resist sin, we will alter the salvation Jesus gave to us. This is why we have been instructed to resist sin (Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you – James 4:7). Satan isn’t coming to you dressed in a red suit with horns and a tail, but he’s coming through deceitfulness, coming in ways to razzle-dazzle your emotions, making sin to look as though it’s not sin and there nothing wrong with it.  Our eyes and ears are the gateways to our heart and spirit and this what Satan wants to destroy. When he can dominate your heart and your spirit the individual is no longer under the authority of the Word of God which will make the individual an adversary of God. If we’re adversaries of God then we are no longer the children of God which will make us candidates for hell and we’re no longer under the benefits of salvation unless we have a repenting heart and allow the Word of God to rule and dominate in our life.

Salvation is not attending church, it’s not functioning in different positions in the church or having a title, none of these things will give us entrance into heaven, but when our heart and spirit becomes willing to submit to the Word of God in every area of our life, this is when we become servants and children of God giving us the benefits of salvation. Our attitude should be, would I be looking, listening, and going to this if  Jesus was in our presence? Well, if you have received salvation, and have received of His Holy Spirit, wherever you are, Jesus is there in Spirit prompting you to do the what is right in the sight of the Father. When we have received the Spirit of  God, He places righteousness in us, and our desire is to do whatever pleases the Father, but this doesn’t stop Satan from trying to influence us to do wrong, this is why we must stay connected with the Father and this comes by fasting, praying, reading and studying the Word of God as well as being submissive to the Word of God. As we do what is required of us as Christians, the Father gives us the strength we need to resist the influence of Satan and his followers.  Jesus came to set the captive free, to bring salvation in every area our lives, sin shouldn’t be dominating us, but we should be dominating sin, this is one of the benefits of salvation.

 

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