“…….And in all your getting, get understanding.” -Proverbs 4:7
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You are saved. Glory be to God! But do you understand your salvation based on what Christ has done for you?
If you are a regular viewer of our daily broadcast on social media, #FAITHMOMENTS, you must be familiar with this phrase- “In all thy getting, get understanding”. The phrase is captured from Proverbs chapter 4:7 which is also my reference verse for this article. You must have also heard the many times Patrick has said “what you don’t understand, can’t benefit you”.
Scripture teaches that understanding will keep you-Proverbs 2:11. This is why Bible admonishes us to get understanding in all that we acquire while on this earth. I want you to know that without an understanding of your salvation, you may never enjoy the full benefits of it.
Salvation is a 100% complete package God has delivered to you through His son Jesus Christ. It is by grace through faith alone. By understanding what Christ has done for you and who you have become through your salvation, you will be able to live fully, the benefits of accepting Jesus.
Salvation is only through Jesus Christ
The word saved means to be rescued from harm or danger. However, to be saved in regard to God’s salvation through Jesus Christ means deliverance from the wages of sin, which is death, into eternal life.
Salvation is everlasting or eternal life. In Isaiah 45:17, salvation is referred to as “everlasting salvation” and in Hebrews 5:9, it is called “eternal salvation”. To have eternal life is to have Jesus Christ-1 John 5:11.
Salvation is so important; the Bible describes it as “So great a salvation “ in Hebrews 2:3.
There is only one way to salvation and that way is Jesus Christ, the son of God, as captured in John 14:6. In John 10:9, Jesus specifically describes Himself as the “door to salvation”. We are therefore to believe in Him for eternal life -John 3:16.
In all of scripture, Jesus Christ is the only one described as “the one who takes away the sins of the world” -John 1:29. Bible says Jesus is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world – I John 2:2, Romans 3:24.
Sin is so horrible, it had to take only the spotless, matchless blood of Jesus to atone for it, once and for all-Hebrews 10:12-14, Romans 6:10. Bible teaches that on the cross, Jesus’s appearance was so disfigured beyond any human recognition because Jesus became sin -2 Corinthians 5:21.
Faith, not works
I want you to know that God has done all the work regarding salvation through Jesus Christ. All that is expected of us, is to believe in Him as our savior -Romans 10:9-10. In John chapter 6:28, the crowd wanted to know what works they must do to have eternal life because Jesus had mentioned that they should not work for food that perishes but for food that endures to eternal life. The answer Jesus gave them in verse 29 is: “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him (Jesus ) whom He (God) has sent.” This is it! Our only work is to believe ( have faith ) in Jesus Christ always.
We don’t earn salvation by our acts of holiness or by our performances. This is why it is not everybody who attends a church that is saved or it is not everybody who calls him or herself a Christian that is saved. It is only those who have put their faith in what God has done through Jesus Christ that gets to receive the free gift of salvation according to Ephesians 2:8.
When we accept and believe in Jesus Christ, God then seals us with His Holy Spirit as a sign of “ownership.”
Your sins are forgiven!
At the last supper on the night before Jesus was betrayed, this is what He said, “For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins-Matthew 26:27-28. Forgiveness took place on the cross of Calvary when Christ shed His blood for the world because, without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins – Hebrews 9:22. Hebrews 2:9 says Jesus tasted death for everyone.
In fact, Bible says Christ put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself -Hebrews 9:26. Forgiveness of sins was based on the sacrifice of Christ and not on the action of anybody. It is God’s gift of grace to the world- Acts 13:38, Mark 3:28-29, Romans 6:10. Praise God that no matter how great the sins of the world is, God’s grace is greater. Truth is, all are forgiven but not all are saved even though the grace for salvation has come to all -Titus 2:11. It is only those who believe in Jesus Christ, who are saved – Acts 16:31, John 3:16 and therefore have eternal life.
Bible describes the one who is saved in 2 Cor 5:17 as “a new creature”. The word of God in Romans 8:1 says you are no more in condemnation because your sins have been dealt with. Your past does not matter to God more than your present and continuous belief in and acceptance of what He has done for you through His son Jesus Christ. In Philippians 3:13, Apostle Paul says he forgets what is behind, and reaches forward for those things ahead.
Jesus Christ has paid the full debt for your sins. What an incredible pardon! He made the sacrifice for our sins conclusively. He satisfied the wrath of God completely. Why are you then walking around with guilt? This is the too-good-to-be-true-news, that many religious people find it hard to accept.
I have been enjoying my salvation in Christ Jesus ever since I got hold of this truth, I can’t turn back.
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