1. The act of saving; preservation from destruction, danger or great calamity
2.Appropriately in theology, the redemtion of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness. This is the great salvation.
The Hebrew Lexicon Strong's Concordance definition of Slavation as:
1. Salvation, deliverance
a. welfare, prosperity
c. salvation (by God)
There are three very important words here in both definitions, REDEMTION, DELIVERANCE, & VICTORY..
Through Jesus we are REDEEMED, we are DELIVERED and we have VICTORY.
To be REDEEMED means we are repurchased by Jesus with the payment of his life, his blood, our sins were paid for by him so that we can have life after death eternally with him. Because we are redeemed we are now DELIVERED from the bondage of sin and we have VICTORY through Jesus Christ.
How do we obtain salvation? We obtain it only through the admission of sin, acknowledging that we need Jesus to forgive us of our sins, knowing that he died for our sin, that he rose from the dead, conquered death and is coming back again.
The number one excuse for not accepting Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior is this: I'm just not ready! When I stop sinning, I will start thinking about it.
My answer to that is this:
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Life is too short to wait until tomorrow, we are not promised tomorrow and if we continue to wait till we are good enough to be in the presence of Jesus, then we will be waiting forever. None of us are worthy, good enough, perfect or acceptable. But because he loves us, he wants us as we are. The sinners that we are and through him we are cleansed and made a new creature.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
We are not capable as humans to achieve this on our own. We are human, and because we are, we need the supernatural power of Jesus Christ to make us new creatures, once we come to Jesus the Holy Spirit will work in our lives and in our hearts to transform us.
If you never picked up a book on automobiles, would you know how to fix one? No, you wouldn't. You would need to be taught, you would need to study and practice. The same goes with becoming a Christian. We don't wake up one morning and decide to become Christ like and expect to know everything without a teacher, without the word and without practice.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Bible is the living word of God. He gave it to us so that we could know him, so we could learn, so that we could have a personal relationship with him and so that we could have salvation and eternal life through his son Jesus Christ.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
God has given us the greatest gift of all and all we have to do is accept it. That's it! Accept it! He sent his son to die on a cross at Calvary, in our place so that we could be forgiven and have eternal life.
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.
Perish means: (To Literally depart Wholly) To die
Strong's Concordance: To destroy, to be lost, to be ruined, to be killed, to give over to eternal misery in hell
You do not have to perish, you do not have to die and you can have life after death. Death to most seems final,
Eternal Life means, once you have died here on earth, you will pass from death unto life in heaven. If you are to Perish, you suffer a second death. A death of your soul as well as the death of your body. Once you perish you spend eternity in hell.
The simple truth is this: If I am wrong about Jesus and there is nothing after this life, then I have absolutely nothing to lose. But if you are wrong and what I am telling you is truth, then you have everything to lose.
The second coming of Jesus Christ is knocking at the door.. Please don't waist another second trying to fix what you think is wrong, before asking Jesus into your heart. Instead of fixing your sin problem yourself, let God do it for you... Please accept Jesus into your heart, accept his free gift of eternal life.
I love you and want to meet you in heaven..
Please pray this simple prayer and start your relationship with Jesus today..
Dearest Heavenly Father in Heaven,
I come to you in the name of Jesus, I acknowledge to you that I am a sinner and I am sorry for the sins I have committed and for the sinful life I have lived; I need your forgiveness.
I believe with all my heart that you are the one and only begotton son "Jesus Christ" and that you shed your precious blood on the cross at Calvary so that I could be forgiven. You took my place on that cross and I am now ready to turn away from my sin and follow you.
You said in your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.
Right now, I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I know that he was rose from the dead and according to your Word, I am now saved.
Thank you Jesus for taking my place, thank you Jesus for your unfailing love, thank you Jesus for forgiving me of my sin and thank you Jesus for writing my name in the Lambs book of Life. I am saved because you died for me and today I ask that you transform my life so that I may bring glory to you alone and not myself.
In Jesus' precious name I pray.
This is just a sample prayer that you can use.. If you have come across this post and have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and you are in need of a Bible because you can not afford one. Please leave a comment or a private message and I will try my best to get you one.
May God Bless you..