Salvation

    God’s favored people, those who demonstrated respect and reverence toward Him, were of the lineage of Abraham. Yet, longing to offer the remainder of His creation the opportunity to return to the fold, God sent Jesus. He came in the form of a son of Man. God offered salvation (Soteria, Strong’s Concordance, G4991) to all who would receive jesus.

    Jesus brought deliverance (Sozo, Strong’s Concordance, G4982) along with preservation, safety, and freedom from the ethical molestation from enemies. Jesus also provided a host of benefits and blessings. Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, may enjoy these blessings. They may do so during their earthly tenure, and eternally upon return of Christ from Heaven. As if via an infinitely funded bank account, God set aside payment for those willing to accept Jesus as their Savior, the Redeemed (Gaal, Strong’s Concordance, H1350). Jesus comes immediately to the newly redeemed with Salvation, and the gifts of the measure of Faith, the Holy Spirit as a constant companion, comforter, and instructor/guide through whom to learn and to develop an understanding of God’s Word.

    Jesus came with the celebratory announcement, “…I have come [to you so] that [you] may have life, and that [you] may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) …Jesus brought Salvation.