Salvation is the greatest miracle.
It’s so simple, someone must become like a child.
Just say yes to Jesus Christ. Receive Him as Lord and Savior.
You’re saved. Amen!
Eternal Mystery and Reality
Salvation is also an eternal mystery and reality.
It’s an eternal revelation.
Why? Salvation is finding eternal life, which is knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ Whom He has sent.
God Himself is a mystery and a reality.
Knowing Him is an eternal revelation.
It’s a glorious, awesome, supernatural, eternal . . . revelation.
The chief and supreme end of man it to know Him.
Man was born to fellowship with Him.
Instant, Lifelong and Eternal
Salvation is both instant and lifelong – and eternal.
How can it be both – and all three?
With God, things are “both and,” not “either or.”
God is so merciful, that when someone comes to Jesus Christ and He becomes their Lord and Savior, they are saved, instantly. Amen!
At the same time, salvation is lifelong. We live out and work out our salvation our entire life.
And we realize salvation – and everything in our most holy faith – is a glorious mystery . . . the riches of the glory of the mystery, of Jesus Christ in us.
It is a mystery that God would allow us to know Him! What a privilege!
It is a mystery that He would allow us to become His children . . . and to receive the absolutely priceless, eternal gifts He offers.
It is a mystery that we partner with God: we work out our salvation . . . but it is God who works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose. He has given man a free will, and it is up to us how deep we go with Him; yet, He is one who works in us.
The reason we can be saved is a glorious mystery: that God would send Jesus to die for us! For all eternity, we will be in awe of the sacrifice of Jesus, which is the complete and total reason we can be saved.
Moreover, salvation is eternal. We enter into a glorious new life that lasts forever! He is our all in all, our everything. Knowing God is a glorious eternal revelation. In reality, everything from God is eternal.
How to be Saved
Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Give him your heart and life.
But it’s also lifelong – and eternal.
If someone continues on with Jesus, they will live forever.
From Romans: But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 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. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:8-13).
There are four phases of knowing God:
- Born again (John 3:3)
- Born of water and the Spirit (John 3:5-8); the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
- Drink living water, it becomes a fountain springing up into everlasting life (John 4:13-14); the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
- Come to Jesus, drink the living water, believe in Him, rivers of living water will flow out of your innermost being (John 7:37-38); the anointing.