God’s Plan of Salvation: Salvation Through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

 

The Bible gives God’s open invitation that says, “Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6).   The Lord Jesus Himself invites you saying, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).  We may say that the LORD God know what’s in our heart inside and out – our strengths and potential, our fears and weaknesses.  Yet God, who is pure, holy and righteous hates our sins; however, he still loves us.  He wants us to repent and turn from our wicked ways “from darkness to light … that we may receive forgiveness for sins” (Acts 26:28).  The Lord Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.  He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12).

 

To make forgiveness possible, God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ who died in our place on the cross and rose for our justification on the third day.  We no longer must suffer for our sins or spend eternity forever separated from the love of God.  The Lord Jesus Christ promises that “He who hears My Word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24).

 

Will you receive Him into your life today – or will you take a chance on missing God’s gift of salvation and eternal life?

 

Scripture Verses for Meditation

 

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24).

 

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, everyone, to his own way” (Isaiah 53:6).

 

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”

(Romans 5:8).

 

“… but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

 

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:13).

 

“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24).

 

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received; that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

 

 

 

“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 heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth

confession is made unto salvation.  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: 9-10, 12-13).

 

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us form all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

 

“And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:11,13).

 

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:8-9, 19).

 

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).

 

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?’”  (John 11:25, 26).

 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

 

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).

 

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 53:19).

 

“I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:5).

 

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

 

“And he brought them out and said, ‘Sirs, what I do to be saved?’  So, they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household’” (Acts 16:30-31).

 

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

 

“For whoever call on the name of the LORD shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

 

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into his grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1).

 

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purposes” (Romans 8: 18, 28).

 

“Therefore, let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4:19).

 

“But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things

which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

 

“Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’” (Matthew 22:37).

 

“He who has My commandments and Keeps them, it is he who loves Me.  And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself in him” (John 14:21).

 

“But He answered and said, ‘It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4).

 

“But He said, ‘More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28).

 

“Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him” (Hebrews 10:38).

 

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

 

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).

 

“Jesus said except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:3, 5).

 

“As it is written, ‘There is none righteous, no, not one.  For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great Salvation?’” (Hebrews 2:3).

 

“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of Salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

 

“All that the Father give Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37).

 

“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40).

 

“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has sent His seal on Him” (John 6:27).

 

 

Prayers

 

“… God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:3).

 

“… And forgive all my sins” (Psalm 25:18).

 

“… Lord, save me!” (Matthew 14:30).

 

Sinner’s Prayer:  Lord Jesus, I am sorry for my sins and I ask you to forgive me.  I open the door

of my heart and receive You as my Lord and Savior.  Take control of my life and begin making me that person you want me to be.  Thank You, Lord Jesus for saving me.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

All Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

 

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Spiritual Readings and Moments of Meditation; email: cburns@naavets.org