Salvation: God’s Plan All Along

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Salvation is really a gift that we must really be grateful for. Salvation is not a dutiful rite of passage, nor is it just an attractive theological expression given to make people feel at peace. A while back, in my ministry training, I took a class on Old Testament Survey, and was filled with wonder and admiration as we examined the historical writings. All those stories of God’s dealings with Israel in preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ gave me a better grasp of salvation.

When you read the Old Testament in detail, you will be able to trace the progressive unfolding of God’s revelation in the history of salvation leading up to Jesus. Having this understanding, I can tell you for sure, that salvation in Christ does not only address the present deliverance over the reigning power of sin or the carnal nature’s power in our lives. Salvation has its commencement in eternity of history, according to God’s predetermined plan, and extends into the eternal future. When we understand those 3 biblical stages of truth about salvation, we can rest in the Lord and His grace while concurrently moving forward in spiritual growth.

Incidentally, some people worry that some of their past sins may not have been forgiven, and still more are nervous that if they got saved, they might backslide.

Listen: When you ask Jesus to save you, He comes in and takes care of business. He forgives all sin and saves completely.

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. – Hebrews 7:25

salvationpic1By His Spirit, God sustains those that are His. He knows that none of us is able to keep his precepts without help – we see this repeatedly in the Old Testament, and that is why in the New Covenant, we have the Holy Spirit to keep us in the way of salvation.

He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 1:8

While we must recognize that salvation doesn’t come with a trouble-free tag, we have the guarantee of victory. We may have similar problems with those who don’t know Christ, but we are assured of help. Regardless of your situation, this is what the Lord is saying to you that are His beloved:

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

With the salvation of Jesus Christ, we are able to live in a chaotic world. Salvation delivers peace, even in the midst of great turmoil. When we experience brokenness instead of wholeness, salvation provides restoration. This absolute unmerited pardon of one’s sin is found in nothing else than the blood of Jesus Christ.

How can I be saved?

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Dee Kyalo is the author of Looking Up and Crushing Invisible Barriers . Check out the book’s cool reviews and ‘like’ us on Facebook!

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