Saturday, July 27, 2019

Day of Salvation

From my previous articles, I have established that we all need salvation because of the sin of Adam that imparted the nature of sin unto humanity. And as a result we all are unholy before God and that deprived us from pursuing the holy purpose of God for our lives. Again we saw that because God is love, He made plans to save us and that plan was the coming of Christ. Christ paid the price for our salvation through His spotless blood. Therefore salvation is available to everyone that believes. All this mean salvation is as close to you as the air you breathe, and it is available and accessible to all.
Just as we have seen, the grace that brings salvation has appeared to all men in the person of Jesus Christ. Christ is the one sent by God to bring salvation to mankind.
Many people have claimed to come from God with one message or the other, but Christ is the only One sent by God with an assignment to save man from sin (Matt. 1:21).
Jesus, the anticipated messiah of the Old Testament, has come, and thus salvation has come. He has come and the door of salvation has been opened unto all men to make the decision to enter. This door of salvation will be opened for a period of time until the end of the world (John 3:16, Rev 3:8 - 9).
Now we are in the season of salvation when everyone can freely and easily be saved by the Lord Jesus, and be cleansed from all sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. However, the Bible speaks of the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:1-2
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Today is the day of salvation - this means, today is the day you can be saved. You cannot afford to wait till tomorrow or next year to be saved. Tomorrow is not the day of salvation. Next week or next year is not the day of salvation. You are not supposed to be saved in the future. You are ordained to be saved today.
Many people are hoping to be saved. Many people, like the orthodox Jews, are still waiting for the messiah to come so that they can be saved. Others don't even know that salvation has come. Some people say, I will accept salvation few minutes before I die just like the thief that was crucified closed to Jesus.
Beloved, I want you to know that the greatest frustration comes when you live your life in "suppose" and assumption. It is better for you to take delivery of what God has provided so that you can be on a safe side no matter what happens.
The Scripture in Hebrews 3:7-13 admonished us not to postpone our salvation to another day. Today, as we hear God's voice calling us unto salvation, we should hearken and receive the free gift of salvation that God has given in the person of Christ Jesus.
While it is called today (not tomorrow) we should exhort - encourage, stir up and remind one another to be saved. This is because you cannot guarantee your salvation tomorrow. You may never see that tomorrow, so the Bible is saying don't procrastinate your salvation. If you are not saved, I am exhorting you to be saved today.
God has limited today for your salvation. As you hear His voice, don't harden your hearts (Hebrews 4:7). I have read and heard of people who eventually refused to be saved even when they repeatedly heard the voice of the LORD calling them unto salvation. I don't want you to be among such people. You can be saved today.
One characteristics of God is that He does not force us against our will. He gives us the privilege to make choice as stated in Deuteronomy 30:19. Also, in the book of Joshua, He said we should choose who to save (Joshua 24:15). This point to the fact that God is eagerly waiting for your choice and decision to be saved. He has done His part in bringing salvation to us, but it is now our part and responsibility to accept and enter into the salvation that He has given us.
Maybe you want to be saved, (and God is ever ready to save you,) but you are asking how can you be saved? In other words, what is the door of salvation?
Salvation has one entrance door. And you need to enter through that door only. The door is not a church, mosque, religion, prophet or a movement. The door of salvation is Jesus Christ Himself (John 10:1). Some people say there are many ways to God. That is not true because it cannot be justified. The door to salvation is Christ Jesus.
To be saved, you must enter through the open door of salvation which is Jesus Christ. Until you come through Jesus Christ, you cannot be saved (John 10:9-11)
Jesus emphatically said He is the way (John 14:6). So He is the way that leads to the life that salvation offers. God sent only Jesus to save mankind (John 3:16-17).
You may also want to know how to enter the door of salvation. It is simply by believing and confessing that Jesus Christ the Lord and Saviour of your life.
To be saved or receive salvation, all you need do is to believe that Jesus died for your sins, and was raised from the dead for your salvation. After believing, you need to say it with your mouth and confess that you received Him as your Lord (Romans 10:6-10).

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