Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
For His Glory!
Salvation belongs to the LORD; Thy blessingbe upon Thy people! Selah.
"Salvation is the fellowship with the crucified Christ in the Spirit of His Cross. Salvation is union with and delight in, even participation in the humility of Jesus." Andrew Murray
YHVH (The LORD) is on a mission of Restoration - the restoring of mankind to a relationship with Him thru His Son Yeshua (Jesus). This is a process called Salvation documented throughout Scripture. Salvation is a total package; it is about the daily replacement of our human (carnal) nature with the heart and attitude (Spirit) of the one who came to save us - Yeshua.
Matt 1:21"And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins." (NAS unless indicated)
1Chr 16:23Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
Isa 25:9…"Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."
Isa 61:10I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness…
Hab 3:18Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
Our goal is to understand YHVH has a plan to restore us to a state of righteousness that existed before man chose to sin. Yeshua will save us from all our hurtful situations daily; to deliver us and give us victory over our human condition; to have freedom from the bondage of sin; to experience the blessings of salvation.
He will deliver (save) all who repent and cry out to Him for forgiveness and restoration. Simply recognize your wretched situation, and your need to be delivered (to be saved); turn to Him.
Acts 2:37Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" 38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 3:19"Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
1Thess 5:9For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Then we can Proclaim:
Exod 15:2"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; …I will extol Him.
2Sam 22:3My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior…
Only one Source of Salvation:
2Tim 2:10…that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus …
Heb 5:9… He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
SALVA'TION, (from Webster 1828) n. [L. salvo, to save.] (edited to subject)
1. The act of saving; preservation from destruction, danger or great calamity.
2. Appropriately in theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness. This is the great salvation 2Cor 7.
3. Deliverance from enemies; victory. Ex 14.
4. Remission of sins, or saving graces. Luke 19.
5. The author of man's salvation. Ps 27.
SAVE, (from Webster 1828) v.t. [L. salvo.]
1. To preserve from injury, destruction or evil of any kind; to rescue from danger…
He cried, saying Lord, save me. Mat 14. Gen 45.
2. To preserve from final and everlasting destruction; to rescue from eternal death.
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim 1.
3. To deliver; to rescue from the power and pollution of sin.
SA'VING, (from Webster 1828) n.
1. Something kept from being expended or lost.
2. Exception; reservation; … with a saving to honesty.
Ps 28:8The LORD is their strength, And He is a savingH3444 defense to His anointed. 9 Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.
Yeshua’s (Jesus’) name means Salvation for He will save His people. Note that it is not just a future event but a total daily deliverance (saving):
H3444 (Strong)- Transliteration: Yshuw`ah - Phonetic: yesh-oo'-aw - Definition:
salvation, deliverance, welfare, prosperity, victory
SA'VED, (from Webster 1828) pp. Preserved from evil; injury or destruction; kept frugally; prevented; spared; taken in time.
Isa 45:22"Turn to Me, and be saved H3467, … For I am God, and there is no other.
H3467(Strong) - Transliteration: Yasha` - Origin: a primitive root - Definition:
to save, be saved, be delivered, to be liberated, be victorious, to save from moral troubles
Eph 2:8For by grace you have been savedG4982 through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
G4982 (Strong)- Transliteration: Sozo - Definition:
1. to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
a. one (from injury or peril); to save (from perishing), i.e. from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
b. to save in the technical biblical sense
c. to deliver from the penalties of the messianic judgment 1b
d. to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the messianic deliverance
Matt 24:13"But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved.
The Good News:
Isa 52:7How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
Only our Creator can offer Salvation:
Acts 4:12"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved."
Rev 19:1After these things I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;
Salvation is about the forgiveness of sin:
Luke 1:77To give to His people the knowledge of salvation By the forgiveness of their sins,
Salvation has no bounds:
Luke 3:6And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"
Acts 13:47"For thus the Lord has commanded us, 'I have placed You as a light for the Gentiles, That You should bring salvation to the end of the earth.'"
Rom 1:16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Trust YHVH(The LORD) and wait for His salvation:
Gen 49:18"For Thy salvation I wait, O LORD.
Ps 119:166I hope for Thy salvation, O LORD, And do Thy commandments.
YHVH wants to deliver us daily:
Ps 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah.
The goal of Salvation is eternal life in the Kingdom of God:
Isa 45:17Israel has been saved by the LORD With an everlasting salvation…
Isa 51:6"Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment, And its inhabitants will die in like manner, But My salvation shall be forever, And My righteousness shall not wane.
WE have our part:
Phil 2:12… work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
Heb 2:3how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? …
Heb 5:9… He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
Salvation fulfilled at the 2nd coming:
Heb 9:28so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
1Pet 1:5who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Commentary on Salvation (Recommend reading):
TWOT: [Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament] (edited for length)
929(yāsha‘) be saved, be delivered (Niphal); save, deliver, give victory, help; be safe; take vengeance, preserve (Hiphil); salvation, deliverance.
yāsha‘ and its derivatives are used 353 times. In the OT the kinds of distress, both national and individual, include enemies, natural catastrophies, such as plague or famine, and sickness. The one who brings deliverance is known as the "savior." …for it was YHVH who wrought the deliverance. Thus he is known as the "God of our salvation" (Ps 68:19).
In the NT the idea of salvation primarily means forgiveness of sin, deliverance from its power and defeat of Satan.
Kinds of Salvation
Building on this historical pattern of God’s saving deeds through a charismatic leader arose the concept of a future savior (Yeshua) who would fulfill the role of a king anointed with God’s Spirit (Jer 23:5).
Salvation may be not only offensive, but also defensive. The protective nature of salvation is seen in other concepts, namely "the shield of salvation" (Ps 18:35), "a helmet of salvation" (Isa 59:17; Eph 6:17), "the garments of salvation" (Isa 61:10). Thus salvation is not merely a momentary victory on the battlefield; it is also the safety and security necessary to maintain life unafraid of numerous dangers. As the OT looks for the city of God at the end of the age, it sees that its walls will be called "Salvation" (Isa 60:18). This city is only for the righteous, and it provides all the security attending salvation (Isa 26: 1).
The word "save" developed a theological meaning in that God saves by forgiving sin and by changing the character of an individual; e.g. "I will save them from all the backslidings in which they have sinned" (Ezk 37:23). … In Jer 17:14 "save" parallels "heal"; i.e. salvation becomes a dynamic force bringing emotional and physical well-being.
Salvation and Righteousness
All ofYHVH’s saving deeds are built on righteousness, reflected by the fact that "righteousness" and "salvation" are often found in parallelism (Isa 51:8). …God is true to the covenant and to the creation of man in his own image by acting to provide man a means of deliverance from his original disobedience. In this regard God fulfills his responsibility as Redeemer through being a Savior. YHVH is thus known as "a righteous God and a Savior" (Isa 45:21).
Character of God Revealed
The salvation which God accomplishes reveals his universal reign (Isa 33:22). His kingdom over the entire world allows him to work salvation for whomever he wills.
Preparation and Response of the People
A. Repentance and Trust.
B. Hymns of Praise.
The return of Israel from captivity is anticipated in the language of salvation. YHVH says, "I will save you from afar" (Jer 30:10; Zech 8:7). Since God considers the people his flock, he declares, "I will save my flock, they shall no longer be a prey" (Ezk 34:22).
Since there is no salvation outside of YHVH, he extends the invitation, "Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other" (Isa 45:22; Ps 67:2). The prophets look to the time when salvation will affect all nations and be everlasting. Isaiah foresees this salvation coming through the suffering servant. Because of the servant’s obedient endurance of suffering, God promises,"I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth" (Isa 49:6). …the acts of salvation in the OT build toward the final act of salvation which will include all people under its possible blessing (Isa 52:10). J.E.H.
Thy Kingdom come… Amen
(* editing is done to shorten length - you are encouraged to read the full commentary(s))
Proverbs 20:22Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.
Proverbs 28:18He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.
The Strong’s number for save in Proverbs 20:22 is H3467; which is to save or deliver as used in Proverbs 28:18.
Solomon here gives us good advice in our quest for salvation - both now and the future -
"Wait for YHVH" and "Walk Blamelessly".
Almighty YHVH - we wait for Your deliverance now and forevermore.
"The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm." H.W. Arnold
Losing one’s enthusiasm to me is not having a good vision of where we are going and what our place is in YHVH’s vision or plan. The Great, Almighty One, had a plan for mankind from the beginning - to create us in His image. We missed the boat, so to speak, but YHVH has not given up. We can enthusiastically look for salvation and being a son of the Living God.
1John 3:1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God...
1John 4:14And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
Thank You Father for Your faithfulness. Help us to enthusiastically seek You until the very end.
In our pursuit of humility:
(Lessons from humility and sin.)
"…I hardly need to say what new depth and intensity man’s sin and God’s grace give to the humility of the saints. We have only to look at the man like the apostle Paul to see how throughout his life as a ransomed and a holy man the deep consciousness of having been a sinner lived in him inextinguishably. We all know the passages in which he refers to his life as a persecutor and blasphemer: ‘I am the least of the apostles and do not ever deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No I worked harder than all of them-yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.’ (1Corinthians 15:9-10). " Andrew Murray
In the lesson of humility we need to understand we are but sinners saved by the grace of our God. But in all humility we cannot dwell on what we were - we must ever strive for the high calling in Messiah Yeshua-that calling is to be completely cleansed by the blood of the Lamb - to be striving for true holiness by the grace of God thru the faith of Yeshua.
Phil 3:14(KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
1Pet 2:24and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness…
1Tim 1:5But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
YHVH, cleanse us from our sinful desires and replace them with the goal of Your Salvation.
Understanding the precepts of prayer.
2Sam 15:31Now someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." And David said, "O LORD, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness."
When Absalom conspired to take the throne away from David, his father, Ahithophel (David’s trusted counselor) defected to Absalom. David’s prayer was necessary to defeat the attempt to dethrone God’s anointed.
2Sam 16:23And the advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one inquired of the word of God; so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom.
Ps 41:9Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me. (David intones)
Job 5:12"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
YHVH answered David’s prayer:
2Sam 17:14Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, in order that the LORD might bring calamity on Absalom.
2Sam 17:23Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
There are many parallels between Ahitophel and Judas; it is interesting to read the whole account of Ahitophel 2Samuel 15 thru 17 and the account of Judas in the gospels.
Matt 26:14Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, 15 and said, "What are you willing to give me to deliver Him up to you?" And they weighed out to him thirty pieces of silver.
Jas 3:15This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.
Yeshua, son of David, Son of God, no human however inspired can defeat Your purposes.
How does God feel about issues we face today?
Matt 6:14-15For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Scripture tells us in Matthew 6 and other places our need to forgive others who have sinned against us. But should we forgive others if they have not first asked for our forgiveness?
Studies have shown that people who are more forgiving are healthier. If we don’t forgive someone, who are we actually hurting? It is not for the other person that you forgive - it actually really doesn’t have anything to do with them for whether or not they repent does not affect whether or not you should forgive. By forgiving and giving the offense to God to deal with you remove all opportunities for bitterness, hate and hurt to dwell in your heart. Having this approach will be beneficial if that person comes back to you and asks forgiveness - you will have already forgiven them and will be able to speak joyfully into their life. If you wait for them to ask you - that is not true forgiveness - for even sinners love those who love them. Is that true love?
Let’s have a mindset / heart attitude of forgiveness. Yeshua shows us this example in the following verses.
Luke 23:34Then said Yeshua, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his clothing, and cast lots. (This was in the midst of his crucifixion.)
Rom 5:8But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.
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(please give me a break)
As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that it's the tortoise life for me!
1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be ancient.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so. I'm retired. Go around me!
Have a good day!
95 Theses to the Modern Evangelical Church
by Greg Gordon - (founder of SermonIndex.net)
38. A great need is to see "Christians" become saints in actual experience. (1Jn 2:29; Col 3:5-8; Tit 3:8)
39. Many professors of religion are forbidding people to be a part of the holy body of Christ. (Mt 23:13; Ps 119:1-2; 2Pt 1:3-4)
40. Preaching has become all about the happiness of man and not the glory of God. (John 6:26; Rom 4:20; 1Pt 4:11)
(By Michael Boldea Jr.)
...I do not write out of anger, but rather out of a sense of desperation because a frightening majority of believers today, sincere, honest believers, still cling to the idea that the worst is behind us, and we will shortly be removed from all the tumult and the brewing chaos of the world.
…because the Word of God speaks of the times in which we are living, and if the Word was written exclusively for the children of God, then logic would dictate that those passages are in the Word as a warning to us that we might know what the future holds and not grow fearful.
Another reason why God in His infinite wisdom forewarned us of the times and seasons that are upon us is so that we would not overreact as so much of the world has a tendency to, but rather trust, and implicitly so, that the One who foresaw these things also foresaw our means of shelter, protection and safety.
Nothing is harder than gracefully getting down from your high horse
I have no trouble meeting expenses; every time I turn around, I find them
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret
Dieting is something we do religiously - we eat what we want and pray we don’t gain weight
People who know the joy of receiving a compliment will compliment others easily
May I never miss a rainbow or a sunset because I’m looking down
A person who is never wrong has guessed right more than once
Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves..." (Genesis 11:4; ESV)
As we learn to submit to God, we don't lose our intelligence, creativity, and abilities - far from it! It is in this place of humility that we can truly realize our human potential. In fact, as we learn to trust God, we discover that our effectiveness in the world is not wrapped up in our natural abilities at all, but in His power. The talents we possess are gifts from God, instruments given to us by Him for His purposes. But it's not until we put ourselves and all we have at his disposal that we will become all we were meant to be.
(Cry out to Him for Help)
Ps 22:24For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Neither has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
This is about salvation - are we calling to YHVH for help? Or are we turning to our own devices, the government, or some other human? Hear us Almighty One for we stand before YOU in need of Your gracious hand of help, deliver us from all unrighteousness.
Ps 34:6This poor man cried and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
Ps 118:5(ESV) Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
Heb 5:7In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.
Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20And blessed be God Most High…)
1. Hebrews - Hebrews 4:15
2 Psalm 117
3. Berea - Acts 17:10-11
4. The dead in Messiah - 1Thessalonians 4:16
5. He broke them - Exodus 32:19
6. Huldah - 2Kings 22:1, 14
7. Zacchaeus - Luke 19:8
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