Why Do You First Mean by ‘Saved’?
Saved means your life is safely given over to God. In order to do this we must
i. Confess with our mouth that ‘Jesus Christ is Lord’ and
ii. Believe in our heart that Christ was raised from the dead. 📖Rom. 10:9
This involves confessing our sins to Jesus, Our Savior and in faith, receive His forgiveness. Lastly, it also means to accept Him into our heart as Lord & Savior and follow after Him.
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
What Are We Getting Saved From?
It’s been said that “Only he who sees the disease will appreciate the cure” but I say “He who sees the disease of sin will appreciate and appropriate the cure of Jesus Christ.”
¤ We are firstly getting saved from a sinful lifestyle, bred on short-lived happiness leading to fleets of anger and depression. 📖Eccl. 1:14
¤ We are getting saved from our ‘self’, our flesh, which has nothing but hatred for God. 📖Romans 8:7
¤ We are getting saved from a devil who only has power over us while we abide in sin, but is a defeated foe once we step into our dominion authority as children of the Lord, Most High. 📖John 10:10
¤ We are getting saved from an eternity in hell where there will be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. 📖Matt 13:42
I encourage each person reading this to take a look at the scripture references given.
In the next 2 days we will examine the following questions:
i. Can you know for sure that you are saved?
ii. Is it possible to be deceived that you are saved when you are really not?
iii. After being saved, What Then?