SOTERIA: THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION (11)


“But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19


LIGHT FOR NOW: Living in surplus is a function of knowledge.


Your Christian walk on earth is as effective as the knowledge you have. As a believer, you need to have a precise knowledge of who you are in Christ Jesus. In as much as children need food for growth, believers also need an accurate knowledge of Christ for growth. The greatest need of a believer is not miracle, financial breakthrough nor healing but that of knowledge. When knowledge is in place, the world gathers for you.

All you need to know is the good thing in you – that good thing in Christ is also in you (Colossians 1:9-11; Ephesians 1:17-19; Philippians 1:9-11; Acts 20:32). It takes knowledge for you stand the test of trails. The understanding you have about spiritual things puts you on top of physical situations (1Peter 5:10). You can only address your problems from the standpoint of knowledge. Anytime you assume a position you don’t know, you become an obstruction. Position has a way of revealing incompetence. You must understand that as a new man in Christ, a good thing has been deposited in you and that good thing is Jesus. In salvation, you only receive Christ into your life and not give your life to Christ.
John 1:12 says, “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe in his name.

Believing is not giving, but receiving. In salvation, a man receives life by faith in the gospel (John 3:16). Apostle Paul speaking in Ephesians 2:8-10 (NLT) says, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it; for we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the goods things he planned for us long ago”. Salvation is God coming to man. We didn’t have what it takes to go to God. A dead man has nothing to give. Dead people don’t have respect. The unsaved man (unbeliever) has nothing to offer. He has no life to give. Ephesians 2:1 (NLT) says, “Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins”. When you believe and receive Christ, you are automatically receiving life. We are only made alive in Christ.


INSTRUCTION: Live in the consciousness of all good things in Christ.


PRAYER: Lord, I receive my portion of all good things You have provided, in Jesus name.

QUOTE: Everybody can hear the gospel, but not everybody accepts the gospel.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: AMOS CHAPTER 3; EVENING: 2 KINGS CHAPTER 10

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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