Salvation

The most precious thing in heaven, or on earth, is our salvation. For it  cost God His most precious gem, His Son. It cost Jesus every drop of His blood and the humiliation of being crucified on a tree. He was beaten, spit on, His hair was plucked from His beard, a crown of thorns was placed on His head, and nails driven into His hands and feet. He was completely separated from His family. He endured every heartache, tear, and temptation we ever did, but without sin. All these things were necessary so that we may have the opportunity to know Him. Because He paid such a high price it gives us the privilege of being set free. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV  Christ blessed us with all  spiritual wisdom, righteousness, and redemption. Through Him we have been set apart just as if we have never sinned.

  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:4-10 NKJV Deliverance from the perversions of this world, and an escape from death, eternal damnation are the results of our salvation. Faith in the Christ’s crucifixion, death and resurrection provides us with a path to follow God.

When Christ was born the angels proclaimed, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good

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tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-11 NKJV  The Creator of all things, our King and Savior, was born in a cave where they kept animals. He was placed in a feeding trough for a crib, and throughout His stay here on earth He had no place to lay His head. The most magnificent Jewel in all of heaven humbled Himself to a life of homelessness, hunger, betrayal, and death.

Our salvation is magnificent, awe-inspiring. The majestic peace of mind He offers us is unfathomable. I delight myself in His presence greatly rejoicing in my faith, tested by trials and tribulations, forged by fire.  Though we have not seen Him, we love Him; and even though we still don’t see Him, we believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,  for we are receiving the end result of our faith, the salvation of our souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 NIV Our salvation brings to our heart great peace and comfort to know that in the end Jesus Christ will make all things right by the power of His Word. Amen

Here is your time to shine. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you are saved. From the heart we believe what is right, and from the mouth confession is made unto salvation. The Bible says, that whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame, because there is no distinction between race, color or creed, for the same Lord is over all who call Him, because whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Make no mistake about it. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17 NKJV

Dear heavenly Father,

I come to you broken, death and sin by my side. Please take control of my heart and strengthen me to move forward in Your will. I believe on the Holy Name of Jesus, and I humbly ask You to take control of my life. Make me whole again, Father, and forgive me for the mistakes of my past. Place Your Spirit inside of me, and lead me in Your ways. In Jesus Christ’s Name I pray. Amen.

 

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