Salvation means to be redeemed or delivered from sin and its punishment of death and set free to know, love and serve God our heavenly Father. The Bible states, “Therefore whoever confesses Me (Jesus Christ) before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32 NKJV).
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; …” (Romans 3:23 KJV).
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23 KJV).
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 NKJV).
“For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved” (Romans 10:13 NKJV).
“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” (Romans 10:9 NKJV).
“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27 NKJV).
“But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are like filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6 NKJV).
“Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth–those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation” (John 5:28-29 NKJV).
“There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10 NKJV).
“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books” (Revelation 20:12 NKJV).
“Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known” (Matthew 10:26 NKJV).
“Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). 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 2:5, 8, 9 NKJV).
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12 NKJV).
“Now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2 NKJV).
Salvation is a gift from God our heavenly Father. God gives us salvation based on what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross. We accept and receive it by believing. Our Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for us, bearing in His own body the punishment of God for our sin. God’s justice was paid in full with the Lord’s sacrifice. Those who accept, receive and believe are saved from the wrath of God our heavenly Father.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7 NKJV).
“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels … And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:41, 46 NKJV).
If you are ready, to receive this gift, pray this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I confess my sins and ask for your forgiveness. Please come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. Take complete control of my life and help me to walk in Your footsteps daily by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord for saving me and for answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version and New King James Version of the Bible.
By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments of Meditation and Spiritual Readings; email: firstname.lastname@example.org