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August 6, 2022
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord,
and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
Salvation – Sozo – Soteria
“Salvation is a broader term in Greek than we often think of in English. Other concepts that are inherent in soteria include restoration to a state of safety, soundness, health and well-being as well as preservation from danger of destruction.
Sozo (see word study), the verb, and soteria, the noun, are surely two of the most important words in all of God’s Word.
Salvation – Sozo and Soteria
Redeemed Life That Is Free From The Penalty
Jesus Kind of Life
Therefore the Lord heard this and was furious; So a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel, Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation.
God Provided “Salvation”
When They Needed Protection – God Gave Them The Passover Lamb
When They Were Hungry – Manna From Heaven
When They Needed Water – He Gave Them A Rock
When They Were Sick – God Provided Healing
When They Were Cold – God Gave Them A Fire
When They Were Hot – God Gave Them A Cloud
Their Shoes Never Wore Out
Their Clothes Never Wore Out
God’s Salvation Was Complete and Total Provision In Every Area of Life
Yes, again and again they tempted God, And limited the Holy One of Israel.
Simple Past Tense
Titus 3:5 (Simple Past Tense)
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
Ephesians 2:8 – (you are having been saved)
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Continuing Present Tense
1 Corinthians 1:18 – being saved (continuing process)
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Noah’s Ark – Salvation
God Provided The Ark – He Saved Them
They Entered The Ark – They Were Saved
They Continued In The Ark – They Were Continually Being Saved
Question: Which One Is Salvation?
God Provided An Ark – Jesus – He Saved You
You Entered The Ark – You Were Saved (Confess Jesus + God Raised Him)
You Are Continuing In the Ark – You Are Being Saved
Question: Which One Is Salvation?
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right (authority) to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
**The Appropriation or Application of Salvation
Is Progressive As We Grow And Take Authority As Children of God and Claim Our Salvation
We Must Grow In Our Salvation
The More You Grasp Salvation The Greater Its Power In Your Life**
And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well (Salvation).
Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed (Salvation).
Luke 8:35-36 (healed)
And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well (Salvation). Go in peace.”
Luke 8:48 (made you well – Sozo)
But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well (Salvation).”
Luke 8:50 (be made well- Resurrected- Sozo)
If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well (Salvation),
Acts 4:9 (made well- Sozo)
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Salvation).”
Acts 4:12 (Salvation)
And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed (Salvation), said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.
Acts 14:8-10 (Healed – Saved )
And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve (Salvation) me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!
2 Tim 4:18 (preserve- Saved)
The Great Exchange of the Cross
All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He Was Punished – That I Might Receive Forgiveness
Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
He Was Wounded – That I Might Be Healed
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
He Was Made Sin – That I Would Be Made Righteous
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
He Died My Death – That I Might Have His Life
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
He Became A Curse – That We Might Receive The Blessing
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9
He Became Poor – That I Might Have Abundance (Rich)
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
He Took My Shame – That I Might Share His Glory
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
He Endured My Rejection – That I Might Receive His Acceptance
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.