SOTERIA: THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION (6)


“But godliness with contentment is great gain. But we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content” 1 timothy 6:6.


LIGHT FOR NOW: A proper understanding of who you are in Christ guarantees your contentment in life.


Understanding your identity or who you are in Christ is the best and greatest discovery in life. Without a perfect understanding of your identity in Christ, you will live in false hope. Proper understanding of who you are in Christ which is your salvation through faith comes by your understanding the scriptures. 2 Timothy 3:15 says, “And that from a child, thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus”. It is in the scriptures that a believer has understanding of salvation in Christ and also obtains freedom. It is only the scriptures that can make one wise. Being wise here does not refer to cunningness, ability to cause mischief or trick others.

Christianity is not measured or based on the abundance of material things which a man has. This means that your true status is not described by what you have. You are not what you have. Material things do not define a believer. The value of a believer does not consist in things. To think that way is fallacy. It is who you are in Christ that defines you and not what you have. If you as a believer do not know your content (Christ lives in you and you live in Him), you will begin to measure up and compare yourself with people and allow their success to intimidate you.


Luke 12:15 says, “And he said unto them, take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth”. Life is not measured by how much you have. A person can have everything but those material things do not change him. By knowing who you are in Christ, you will begin to think right and do right as well. As a believer, knowing who you are in Christ, you begin to express the power that you have in His name (Colossians 2:9-10 NLT). Knowing who you are in Christ is your greatest wealth because this is what helps to build you. You must remember that there is a power that works in you as a believer and it is Christ in you that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). As a believer, you must know your worth in Christ. To have material blessings is not a proof of faith in God.


INSTRUCTION: Be contented with what you have.


PRAYER: Lord, I receive contentment, in Jesus Name.

QUOTE: Competition is driven by fear and greed.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW 26; EVENING: 2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 28

SOTERIA: THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION (4)


“And that from a child, thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” 2 Timothy 3:15


LIGHT FOR NOW: If it is not written, then it is not needful.


Our salvation can only be through faith in Christ. For you to be saved, you have to believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary. The word, ‘doctrine’ means ‘explanation’ or ‘teachings’. It is only the scriptures that help to explain or teach about salvation. Everything written in the scriptures is inspired by God.

The subject of salvation is centered on the person of Jesus. The word, ‘reproof’ as seen in 2 Timothy 3:16 means ‘evidence.’ The scriptures were given for evidence. If it is not written, then it is not needful. Believers are not expected to live by assumptions, feelings nor hearsays. Feelings do not change any situation. When you walk into a dark room, you don’t feel for light to turn on, rather, you locate the switch and turn on the light.

Salvation is not an assumption neither is it a feeling. Those utterances about JESUS made faith available in the Old Testament. The message of Moses and the prophets carry only one person which is Jesus and that was to make faith available. Prophet Isaiah explained everything about Jesus’ coming (Isaiah9:2-7) and His suffering and death (Isaiah 53:2-6).

What builds your spiritual life is not prophecy but the word of eternal life. Any prophecy that is not based on the Word of God is no prophecy but a statement to induce fear. A deeper understanding of your salvation is what brings the glory. When you understand the subject of salvation, the veil is removed from you. There is a life before the cross and a life after the cross. Life before the cross is the life of Adam where man was still subject to sin and could not access God. But life after the cross, man dominates and reigns and has free access to God.


INSTRUCTION: Stay in Knowledge.


PRAYER: I am what the Word says I am, in JESUS name.

QUOTE: A deeper understanding of your salvation is what gives you a glorious life.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: AMOS CHAPTER 4; EVENING: 2 KINGS CHAPTER 11

SOTERIA: THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION (3)


“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be thoroughly furnished unto all good works” 2 Timothy 3:15-17


LIGHT FOR NOW: Knowledge births Freedom.


Salvation functions in knowledge and this knowledge can only be obtained via the scriptures. When you understand the scriptures, you have an accurate knowledge of your salvation in Christ, you will be free from the works of the enemy. You can only benefit from what you know. Until you get fully exposed to the scriptures, you will not really understand what salvation is all about. Only the scriptures can make one wise about salvation.

The scripture is what forms our belief system. Scripture is the source or foundation of our spiritual maturity (Romans 1:1-3). Scripture is not given to be memorized but to be understood (Luke 24:25-27; 45). You are not powerful until you come into the knowledge of Christ. The need of a believer is the need of knowledge. Quoting scriptures does not guarantee success but understanding the scriptures does. God is no longer a mystery because the scriptures have demystified God. Scriptures are not meant for stories and they do not give life but they teach everything about life (John 5:39).

Every good product has a manual that explains the product. The Bible is the manual that explains Jesus.
The foundation of a believer is Christ. The benefits of salvation are obtained via full knowledge of the Scriptures. What you know will always make the difference. It is what you know that distinguishes you from the crowd. Until you know who you are in Christ via the scriptures, you will not be able to exercise the authority and dominion that has been given to you. It is the knowledge that you have about Christ via the scriptures that makes you live a life of dominion here on earth.

God is accessed only through knowledge. Any prayer based on the standpoint of knowledge is the prayer that brings results. Prayer is taking God’s word back to God for results. When you are not equipped with the knowledge of the word of God, you can’t pray the right prayer and you will never get the required results.


INSTRUCTION: Discover who you are in Christ.


PRAYER: Lord, You are my reality, in Jesus name!

QUOTE: You are powerless without accurate knowledge of who you are in Christ

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MALACHI CHAPTER 4; EVENING: 2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 2

SOTERIA: THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION (2)


“Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow” 1 Peter 1:10-11.


LIGHT FOR NOW: We have received a new life by His resurrection.


After the suffering of Christ, a life of glory ensued. You don’t need to pay any additional price to attain this life. Christ Jesus had already paid for you to enjoy this beautiful life. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross qualifies you to live the good life and be all that God wants you to be.

The sacrifice of Jesus was enough. Due to that sacrifice, you have become one with God; you are now a partaker of His life and righteousness. What God expects from you now is for you to enjoy your life and live to the best of His glory. Being born again is not a call to punishment. It is a call to the good, higher life. On the Cross, before His death, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). He announced the end of suffering to all mankind. Anyone who believes in Him and accepts His vicarious death on the cross is automatically ushered into this life of glory. Yes, Christ suffered for us. But that suffering brought us life eternal and righteousness.


Moreover, the story didn’t end with His death. The Bible says, “Thus, it behoved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day” (Luke 24:46). Therefore, rather than lament about His death, we are to celebrate His death and much more, celebrate His resurrection from the dead. It is His resurrection from the dead that gave us a new life and made us associates of the God-kind. God wants you to live every day in the victory of the death, burial and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you are lying on the sick bed, it is time to rise up because His suffering brought an end to sickness, diseases and infirmities. Just as death and the grave could not hold him down, nothing from the pit of darkness should be able to exert control or influence over you. Refuse to allow anything keep you in bondage. Refuse to allow poverty take a hold of you because Jesus took your place of poverty that you have His place of riches (2 Corinthians 8:9). Whatever you could not have, be it children, jobs, breakthroughs etc., you can have them now because of the victory of Christ Jesus.


INSTRUCTION: Refuse to allow anything keep you in bondage.


PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross which has restored me to my life of glory, in Jesus Name. Amen.


QUOTE: Glory is not a feeling.


DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: AMOS CHAPTER 2; EVENING: 2 KINGS CHAPTER 9

SORTERIA: THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION (2)

“Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow”  1 Peter 1:10-11.

LIGHT FOR NOW: We have received a new life by His resurrection

After the suffering of Christ, a life of glory ensued. You don’t need to pay any additional price to attain this life. Christ Jesus had already paid for you to enjoy this beautiful life. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross qualifies you to live the good life and be all that God wants you to be. The sacrifice of Jesus was enough. Due to that sacrifice, you have become one with God; you are now a partaker of His life and righteousness. What God expects from you now is for you to enjoy your life and live to the best of His glory. Being born again is not a call to punishment. It is a call to the good, higher life. On the Cross, before His death, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). He announced the end of suffering to all mankind. Anyone who believes in Him and accepts His vicarious death on the cross is automatically ushered into this life of glory. Yes, Christ suffered for us. But that suffering brought us life eternal and righteousness.

Moreover, the story didn’t end with His death. The Bible says, “Thus, it behoved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day” (Luke 24:46). Therefore, rather than lament about His death, we are to celebrate His death and much more, celebrate His resurrection from the dead. It is His resurrection from the dead that gave us a new life and made us associates of the God-kind. God wants you to live every day in the victory of the death, burial and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you are lying on the sick bed, it is time to rise up because His suffering brought an end to sickness, diseases and infirmities. Just as death and the grave could not hold him down, nothing from the pit of darkness should be able to exert control or influence over you. Refuse to allow anything keep you in bondage. Refuse to allow poverty take a hold of you because Jesus took your place of poverty that you have His place of riches (2 Corinthians 8:9). Whatever you could not have, be it children, jobs, breakthroughs etc., you can have them now because of the victory of Christ Jesus.

INSTRUCTION: Refuse to allow anything keep you in bondage.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross which has restored me to my life of glory, in Jesus Name. Amen.

QUOTE: Glory is not a feeling.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: AMOS CHAPTER 2; EVENING: 2 KINGS CHAPTER 9

SOTERIA: THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION (1)


“Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow” 1 Peter 1:10-11.


LIGHT FOR NOW: The crucifixion of Christ was necessary for the salvation of men.


Our text today talks about the glory that was to follow after the crucifixion of Christ; part of that glory is the salvation of man. The crucifixion of Christ was necessary for the salvation of man. Without the crucifixion of Christ, man’s salvation could not have been accomplished. Luke 24:46-47 says, “And he said unto them, thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”. Salvation is an all-encompassing word that encapsulates all that God wrought for us in Christ including life, health, wealth etc. He suffered for your sake. He was your substitute on that cross. He took your place that you might take His place. Your place was that of sin and death; His place was that of life and righteousness.


The Bible says, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). He was made sin for us, who knew no sin that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus did not just save you from sin. He gave you His life and nature. When you come to the realization and understanding of the importance of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, then you will appreciate His death and appropriate the benefits of salvation in your life. Today, sin and its effects and consequences have no dominion over you. You are free to serve God and to live for Him. You are now accepted in the beloved. You can now access the presence of God with boldness, all because of the sacrifice of Jesus. Man was separated from glory due to Adam’s transgression but because of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the glory has been restored.

You are brought into that life of glory the moment you are born again.


INSTRUCTION: The finished work on the cross; Go for it


PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross which has restored me to my life of glory, in Jesus Name. Amen.

QUOTE: Salvation is comprehensive.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: AMOS CHAPTER 2; EVENING: 2 KINGS CHAPTER 9

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