"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."
What is it? How do we get it?
“Soteria” is the Greek word for salvation. It literally means a rescue or safety; deliver, health, redemption. In God’s great salvation, Jesus Christ came and rescued us, saved us from poverty, sickness, and spiritual death. As with all covenants, (agreements), there are blessings to be attained by adhering to all the covenant requirements and there are penalties to be paid when and if the covenant requirements are broken. The first man Adam, did not abide by the requirements for living in fellowship with God and he lost the blessings of God for all mankind. God, being the loving Father He is, not desiring that any of his children should perish, gave the law through Moses, that His people would have an atonement (covering) until the seed (messiah, deliverer) should come. But someone had to pay the penalty for the sin committed by shedding their blood (i.e. dying) to redeem us from the curse of the broken law. Jesus Christ came for that purpose.
Salvation cannot be earned through works! It is a gift, a free gift, from God. Most of us have thought that it was giving up something, or surrendering and confessing our sins. It is not! It is not what you do, it is what HE did. God loves you so much that He was willing to pay your debt by giving HIS only son’s life in exchange for yours (John 3:16). He gave His only son as your substitute, as your Savior. Therefore redemption is received only by receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior and confessing Him as your Lord.
Rom. 10:13 “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
Did you hear what was shared with you from God’s Holy Word? Is His Holy Spirit pricking your heart now, causing you to know that you need His salvation? As previously stated, all that is required to have a gift is to receive it.
Pray this prayer with me now and receive what is rightfully yours:
Dear Heavenly Father…
I come to you in the name of Jesus. Your Word says, “…him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37) So I know you won’t cast me out, But you will take me in, and I thank you for it. You said in your Word, “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13).
I am calling on your name, so I believe you have SAVED ME NOW. For you said “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation “ (Romans 10:9-10)
I believe in my heart Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He was raised from the dead for my justification. And I confess Him now as my Lord, Because your Word says “…with the heart man believeth unto righteousness…and I do believe with my heart, I have now become the righteousness of God in Christ and I AM SAVED…THANK YOU LORD!
Now send Pastor Stilwell an e-mail and share with me the great miracle that has just occurred in your life. GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE!