Salvation—Made Alive to God – Episode 51

The answer to the things going on around us and all the issues that we come face-to-face with in this age in which we live is knowing the Lord. There are many ways to approach the idea of salvation, but there are two very important reasons why it is a necessity for anyone living in these times to seek God about a personal salvation experience and then to grow and mature in that salvation experience.

 

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There are two specific reasons why we should really seek the Lord about His salvation. The first is the issue of eternal life. We are going to experience either eternal life or eternal death, and at some point, we will transition out of this life.

 

So, are you prepared? What have you chosen as your eternal life experience? You do have the right to choose. You have the right to decide how you are going to live through eternity. It is worth the time to honestly ask yourself that question.

 

The second issue is this present life. We are now living a life that God has given us. And your experience in this present life is very important. It is not as important as eternal life, but it will play into your eternal life and what it will become. Also, as we receive this experience of salvation, it should trigger something of a cry within our lives to bring others in to see them experience this same reconciliation through the cross of Christ.

 

For we are living in the end of times, in the convergence of the age between eternal life and the present physical age in which we live. We must come together in salvation, in a restoration of our relationship to God that will bring a change in this world. It is very important that we change our personal eternity, but we also want to change the present life in which we now live.

 

Key Verses:

 

  • Romans 6:23. “For the wages of sin is death.”
  • Galatians 1:34. “The Lord Jesus Christ who gave Himself for our sins.”
  • Isaiah 24:36. “The earth will be completely laid waste.”
  • Psalm 24:1–6. “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:26. “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.”
  • Ephesians 2:1–10. “By grace you have been saved through faith.”
  • Ephesians 2:1213. “You who formerly were far off have been brought near.”
  • Romans 5:8. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • Romans 5:1719. “Through one act the many will be made righteous.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1719. “God reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”

 

Quotes:

 

  • “You have the right to decide how you are going to live through eternity.”
  • “Every one of us will face an eternity—and that eternity, and how we choose to live it, honestly, is the most important decision we will ever make.”
  • “Things are not just happening individually anymore. They are happening globally. We see it with COVID-19. Why can we not expect to see the power of a global salvation bring a rescue of mankind from this present evil age?”

 

Takeaways:

 

  1. Recognize that God created you and you do not exist apart from God.

 

  1. Admit that your spirit is dead to God because of sin and disobedience.

 

  1. Acknowledge that you must be reconciled to God through faith in Yeshua (Jesus) who became obedient to the point of death on the cross and was resurrected from among the dead by the love and the power of God the Father, to have eternal life.

 

  1. Pray and cry out to the Lord if you have never received this experience of salvation or want to see it renewed in your life today.

 

Prayer:

 

Father, I want to know You as my Creator and as my God. I repent for my rebellion and disobedience to You. I want my spirit made alive that I may know You. I want to have eternal life and not eternal death and damnation. So, I ask You for forgiveness and salvation through Yeshua.

 

Yeshua, I ask you to come into my life. I believe that You, in obedience to the Father, died on the cross for me. And I believe that by Your suffering, Your shed blood and Your resurrection from the dead, I am forgiven and washed from my life of sin and disobedience. I want to live a new life of faith, living to know You and the power of Your resurrection. Amen.