“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” – John 10:28-29
LIGHT FOR NOW: You are saved by an eternal saviour; therefore, your salvation is eternal.
Believers commonly talk about “salvation”, their “saviour”, and the need to be “saved”. But these bible terms are meaningless to many people. Even some believers are vague about what doctrine lies behind these terms. Salvation means to save, preserve and to protect. By having salvation, you must have a saviour because you can’t have salvation without a saviour. To be saved means to be rescued and spared to escape death and ruin, to be preserved from perishing. The “sheep that was lost” would certainly have perished if it had not been found by the shepherd. To find it was to save its life (Luke 15:3-7). It’s appropriate to speak of being “lost” as the opposite of being “saved”. To say a soul is lost is to say it is going to perish “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Having sent his son to die on the cross, God is able to “save” all who were perishing. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save them” (1Timothy 1:15). Now let’s ask, what are we saved from? A child rescued after it has fallen into a swimming pool, or someone pulled back who was about to walk in front of a bus, has experienced salvation. But what is it that we are saved from in the salvation Paul had in mind? The answer is in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. We were saved from the consequences of sin which is eternal death. The payment of sin is death, that means if one must redeem man from sin, you must pay the wages or price of sin which is death. “So therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). It is because of our faith in the Saviour’s ability to save that we have peace with God and eternal redemption. We are saved eternally because our saviour is eternal. It’s only an eternal being that can fulfill such a promise in that passage. It is important to note that in this study, no figure or personality will become an authority except the saviour and what he reveals in the apostles as the spirit of truth reveals. It is also important to note that a temporary product can not originate from an eternal being. Today, we are eternally saved because our saviour is eternal. The work of Christ which is salvation is not the study of what we have done or will do but what the saviour has done for us. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Know more about the saviour to better understand the salvation you have.
DECLARATION: I declare that I am eternally saved and that I grow in the knowledge of my eternal Saviour, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: My Saviour is eternal; therefore, my salvation is eternal.
DAILY BIBLEREADING: MORNING: MARK CHAPTER 16; EVENING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 1