Today’s Exhortation 8th of June 2018
Psalm 3:8 (NASB) Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.
Have you ever been in a tight spot with no way out? You fast, pray, cry, sing, praise and it appears as if there is no help? What did you do? Give up? If you gave up, you lost the battle when you were closest to the victory. If you stood still and continued therein (James 1:25) you saw the blessings promised you.
Today’s word is a reminder that Salvation belongs to God. Salvation does not just belong to God, but God is salvation.
Psalm 27 verse 1 says The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Verse 2 continues, when the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
The psalmist is so sure of the Lord’s salvation that he declares confidently what will happen to his enemies when they attempt to kill him. For some people, we magnify enemies and the wicked one more than we magnify God.
Have you seen a Christian who is fearful before? Are you one? The only reason such is the case is that person does not have an understanding of God’s salvation. He or she is not aware that the greater one is on the inside of them.
Have you watched children play and a bigger child is chasing a smaller one? Usually the small children run to hide beside their parents or bigger relatives and friends because they know that once they are with them, they are safe. And no one is permitted to come near them talk less of intimidating them.
What is salvation? Deliverance from sin and its consequences. The consequences of sin are disease, destruction, shame, fear, poverty, etc. Salvation is therefore deliverance from disease, deliverance from destruction, riddance of all fear and the abundance of health, wealth, glory and honor.
The Greek word used for Salvation is SOZO. It means all these things and it is used in various verses in the bible and imply the following:
bring…safely used 1time,
ensure salvation 1time,
get well 2 times,
made well 5 times,
recover 1 time,
save 36 times,
We see the all-encompassing use of the word and realise that Jesus’s appearance as a Savior (Luke 2:11) was not just to save us from sin but from the effects and consequences of sin. All these are ours because of Jesus’s salvation.
We have a savior who did not just come to promise us a home in Heaven, but one that has obtained victory for us in all spheres. We do not have to be afraid or worried, we have a Savior who knows because He has worked this road before us and has granted unto us all things that pertain to life and Godliness. (2 Peter 1:3-4)
Remember your salvation is of God and God is your salvation.
©Written for ThyPrecious Jewels 2018