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. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
How does a person get saved? Confession of sins cannot save a person. Coming to church or belonging to a particular denomination cannot save, no amount of good works or sacrifices can save humanity. There is only one way. Jesus! Faith in Jesus! Faith in what He has done – His death, burial and resurrection!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile
There is no other way to get saved. There are believers who think they are saved, but in reality they are not. The reason I say this is because many believers don’t know how they got saved.
The scriptural way to get saved is to confess with the mouth the Lordship of Jesus and believe in the spirit that God raised Jesus from the dead. The moment you do this, you receive salvation.
Believer, you have received salvation. It’s so important to know what we have and understand what we have so we can appropriate it. According to the Bible, when you are ignorant, you walk in darkness, you are in captivity and you will be destroyed. If you don’t know and understand what you have, you may seek and run after it all your life. Trying to get something that you already have. Praying for something that you already have. This is true for many believers all around the world. Knowledge is power!
The word ‘salvation‘ comes from a Greek word ‘soteria‘.
It’s a rich word and it means deliverance, preservation, safety and soundness. You received soteria – the complete package consisting of deliverance, preservation, safety and soundness.
Deliverance – from the kingdom of darkness, from Satan, from sin and the consequences of sin which includes spiritual death, all sicknesses, every curse and poverty.
Preservation – This includes divine healing, divine health, long life, divine protection and eternity with Jesus.
Safety – freedom from evil, danger, destruction and harm.
Soundness – This means good condition (solid and strong). Soundness in every area of life. Sound spirit, which is the life and nature of God. Sound mind. Sound body. Sound finances. Sound relationships. Sound life.
One comprehensive word for salvation would be ‘wholeness – to make whole and to keep whole‘ where nothing is missing and nothing is broken. It refers to completeness and fullness. Through Jesus, you have received wholeness. You have it right now within you!
This wholeness is what you received when you confessed the Lordship of Jesus and believed in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.
A few years ago, I was trying to find my bike keys all throughout my house and I couldn’t find it. Later as I couldn’t find it, I sat on my couch wondering where the keys were. And I happened to check my pockets and to my amazement, the keys were in my pocket. When you don’t know and understand what you have, you will seek it and run after it. I am sure you may have seen believers running after and seeking healing, curse breaking and deliverance. They believe they don’t have it so they run after it.
You already have these things. Don’t run after it. Don’t seek it. Don’t pray and fast for it. Acknowledge it. Thank God for it. Celebrate Jesus, for He has given you salvation – soteria – wholeness.
The day I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour, I received salvation. I received deliverance, preservation, safety and soundness. I received wholeness. Thank you Lord Jesus for salvation. I know what I have and I enjoy what I have. I walk in the fullness of the blessings of salvation.
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