Monday, March 30 2020
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." John 3:5
Once one is born from above, washed from his past sins and has received the Spirit of grace he becomes a "New Creation in Christ," old things, habits, patterns and curses have passed away and all things have become new!
The Greek word for salvation is the noun "soteria" that denotes deliverance, preservation, salvation, and the spiritual and eternal deliverance granted by God to those who accept His conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The verb "sozo," to save, is used of material and temporal deliverance from danger, suffering, and sickness. Salvation and deliverance are synonymous!
Jesus said that the truth would set us free and now that your spiritual eyes have been opened to the truth we can begin to appropriate all the benefits that are ours in Christ through the things He suffered for us!
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come (now) He might show the exceeding riches of His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:4-9
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin