Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WHAT DOES SALVATION MEAN TO ME

Sub-topic: ARE YOU SAVED?
PSM. 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear, the Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid.

EXO. 14:13 AND MOSES SAID, UNTO THE PEOPLE, FEAR YE NOT, STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD, WHICH HE WILL SHOW TO YOU TODAY FOR THE EGYPTIANS WHOM YE HAVE SEEN TODAY, YE SHALL SEE THEM AGAIN NO MORE FOREVER.

MATT. 1:21 AND SHE SHALL BRING FORTH A SON AND THOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME, JESUS FOR HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE.

GOD IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD HE CREATED EVERYTHING. IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS DARKNESS AND HE SEPARATED THE EARTH AND GAVE US LIGHT. LIGHT REPRESENTS CHRIST. SALVATION IS THE LIGHT IN EACH OF OUR LIVES. WE AS CHRISTIANS MUST WALK IN THE LIGHT. THE WORD SAYS, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE SO THAT MAN CAN SEE OUR GOOD WORKS. OUR SALVATION CREATES AN OPEN BOOK FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. THERE SHOULD BE NOTHING HIDDEN. IN OUR SALVATION WE REPRESENT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. WE MUST BE LIKE HIM, SHOWING LOVE, BEING HELPERS TO EACH OTHER. PRAY FOR OTHERS AND JUST BE A BLESSING IN ANYWAY THAT WE CAN.
DURING THE EARLY YEARS BEFORE CHRIST WAS BORN THE PEOPLE OF GOD WERE IN CAPTIVITY. WHEN MOSES CAME TO FREE THEM IT WAS A BATTLE BECAUSE PHAROAH HAD POSSESSION OF THEM AND CONTROLLED THEIR EVERY MOVE. HE ACTED LIKE HE WAS THEIR GOD, BUT IT WAS JUST THAT AN ACT. WHEN THEY WERE FINALLY RELEASED FROM BONDAGE, IT WAS YET A STRUGGLE FOR THEM. PHAROAH MUST HAVE REALIZED THAT HE HAD GIVEN UP A GREAT PART OF HIS CAMP AND DECIDED TO GO AFTER THEM. I’M SURE THEY WERE AFRAID SEEING THE EGYPTIANS PURSUING THEM. MOSES REMINDED THEM THAT THE LORD HAD SAVED THEM OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE EGYPTIANS AND THAT HE WOULD NOW SHOW THEM ONCE AGAIN THAT HE CAN DO ANYTHING BUT FAIL. HE QUOTED TO THEM, “WATCH AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD". GOD IS A DELIVER AND WE CAN BE SAVED BY FAITH. WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE WITH OUR HEARTS AND CONFESS WITH OUR MOUTH THAT HE IS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
HERE YOU SEE GOD HAS GIVEN US A SECOND CHANCE. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, HE HAD TO SEND US A SAVIOR WITHOUT ANY BLEMISH ON HIS LIFE. HE WOULD HAVE TO BE WITHOUT SIN, IN ORDER TO GIVE US A CHANCE AT SALVATION. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND REIGN WITH HIM FOREVER. JESUS WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS GREAT ENOUGH TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS AND MINE. NO OTHER MAN COULD HAVE DONE THIS FOR US. WHEN YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT AFTER ADAM & EVE HAND SINNED AGAINST GOD, WE ALL WERE BORN SINNERS. GOD HAD TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND SEND HIS SON, JESUS TO DIE FOR YOU AND I.
KNOW TODAY, THAT WITHOUT JESUS NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO RECEIVE SALVATION. THERE WAS A PRICE TO PAY AND JESUS PAID IT FOR US. LET US BE THE MAN AND WOMAN THAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR IN THESE LAST AND EVIL DAYS.
CONFESS YOUR SINS AND ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR AND BEGIN YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST. GOD BLESS YOU IN JESUS NAME.