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Taking the Land

Taking the Land

Taking the Land

Some Christians seem to think salvation is one-dimensional and occurs only at some uncertain point in time. They’re not really sure, and they haven’t been taught how it happens; they just hope it really does.

In order to present the concepts of deliverance and restoration, we need to help clear up the question of salvation. The meaning of the name, Jesus, in Greek, and, Joshua, in Hebrew, describes our Lord’s identity and destiny as Savior. It means He will save. (See Strong’s, H 3442 and G 2424)

By definition, the word, salvation, has many facets. It is like a wonderfully cut gemstone. No matter how we view it, we see the glory of it reflecting the light of truth. Included in the meaning of the word are such things as deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity, health, help, and welfare. (See Strong’s H 3444)

WHAT IS SALVATION?

Re-Creation, Healing, Deliverance, Restoration

There are many religious belief systems that describe a variety of processes defined as, or necessary for, salvation. Eastern religions seek the state of Nirvana and atonement for sins based upon many lifetimes of work. Other religions teach that salvation is based on discovering all the secret knowledge of the universe. This reminds us of the offer Satan gave to Adam and Eve. There are also religious systems that dwell extensively on doing good works and giving gifts.

There is one common factor associated with these religious belief systems. In all of them, it is necessary for the individual to earn salvation through a variety of means, including good works and abilities.  Because these systems employ self-salvation, these philosophies are united by the gospel of antichrist.

When people indicate the desire for prayer to receive the gift of salvation, they may close their eyes. They may cry or mumble prayers while the minister is praying for them. They may stand stoically, or have a look on their faces that seems to plead, “Please, let this be real for me.” We look on sadly because they apparently don’t understand the simplicity of receiving the gift of salvation.

Some Christians seem to think salvation is one-dimensional and occurs only at some uncertain point in time. They're not really sure, and they haven't been taught how it happens; they just hope it really does.

In order to present the concepts of deliverance and restoration, we need to help clear up the question of salvation. The meaning of the name, Jesus, in Greek, and, Joshua, in Hebrew, describes our Lord’s identity and destiny as Savior. It means He will save. (See Strong’s, H 3442 and G 2424)

By definition, the word, salvation, has many facets. It is like a wonderfully cut gemstone. No matter how we view it, we see the glory of it reflecting the light of truth. Included in the meaning of the word are such things as deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity, health, help, and welfare. (See Strong’s H 3444)

The Bible tells us to meditate on the things of God, or chew on something mentally. Our study of a thesaurus added greater dimensions of this word. When we looked at the amplified list of definitions for salvation our understanding expanded.

Scriptures tell us we were chosen and the names were written in the Book of Life, either “before the foundation of the world” or “from the foundation of the world.” (Ephesians 1:3-4; Revelation 17:8)

This prompts a very important question. What must we do to have our name written in the Book of Life? How many lifetimes must we live; how many good deeds must we do; how much money must we give; or how much secret knowledge must we accumulate? What is the price God has placed on having our name written in His book? If our name was written in the book before, or from, the foundations of the world; there is nothing for us to do.

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