Last updated: 07/06/08
The bible declares that we have been saved, delivered from the penalty of sin, living under the law (Rom 6:15; Gal 3:23-25), and granted eternal/everlasting life (John 10:28), once and for all at the Cross of Jesus 2000 years ago. Jesus already forgave us all our sins even before we believed in Him (2 Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:13; Eph 1:7) . He is so merciful, kind and gracious that he didn’t wait for us to turn to Him first but He reached down to us first (1 John 4:19) . The Holy Spirit is here to convict the world of only one ‘sin’- singular, that is the sin of unbelief. He is here to help us to believe in Jesus. (John 16:7-11)
Actually, in the New Covenant, the only sin that will send people to eternal damnation in the lake of fire is the sin of unbelief (Mark 16:16; John 3:18).
It’s not the Holy Spirit’s job to convict people of ‘sins’, the law is already doing that whenever a unbeliever sins, his/her conscience accuses them because the requirements of the law have already been written on their heart (Roms 3:19-20). Every human being who is not born-again has been living under the supervision of the law from the day they were born (Galatians 3:23-25). So the law is to lead us to Christ and the Holy Spirit is here to show us how wonderful Jesus is and that He has already paid for the penalty of all our sins for breaking the law so that we wouldn’t have to be punished and undergo eternal separation from our Loving Father; the Holy Spirit is here to show us all we need to do is to believe in Jesus and so that we will no longer be under supervision the law of sin and death but enter into the supervision of Grace-God’s unmerited favor, into life everlasting, eternally secured in Christ Jesus, namely Salvation/Deliverance.
In the New Testament, the Good News of Jesus Christ went to the Jews first. But because God’s own people rejected the Gospel, salvation or the Gospel has gone to the Gentiles- all the other countries of the world who are not Jewish, until the Jews to start to believe in Jesus. (Romans 11:11,25-26)
However, the Word of God declares that ‘all the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus.’
All the promises God gave to Israel, we now can share in through faith in Christ Jesus.
Salvation in the Hebrew
means, “Deliverance, saved, welfare, prosperity, victory, health.”
It is actually a word that relates to ‘Yeshua’, in other words ‘Jesus’. The Name Jesus was hidden in the Old Testament in the word ‘salvation/deliverance’. It’s very obvious that the name Jesus= Yeshua, is hidden in this hebrew.
Definition: Jesus = “Jehovah is salvation”
The Salvation prophesied in the Old Testament was fullfilled in Jesus. Salvation is not an event that takes place one time in history; but Salvation is in A Person, Jesus Who has an never ending life.
“Salvation is Incomparably Great because it is Eternal in its duration.”
1) Salvation/Deliverance is ONCE and FOR ALL.
Isaiah 45:17 Israel will be delivered ONCE and FOR ALL by the Lord; 46 you will never again be ashamed or humiliated
ONCE and FOR ALL in Hebrew is:
1) long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting,
evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world
1a) ancient time, long time (of past)
1b) (of future)
1b1) for ever, always
1b2) continuous existence, perpetual
1b3) everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity
2) Salvation/Deliverance is PERMANENT and WILL NOT DISAPPEAR.
Isaiah 51:6 Look up at the sky!
Look at the earth below!
and the earth will wear out like clothes;
its residents will die like gnats.
But the deliverance I give is permanent;
Permanent is the same Hebrew word again:
3) Christ/Messiah is the SOURCE of Eternal Salvation/deliverance
Hebrews 5:9 And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of ETERNAL salvation to all who obey him,
1) without beginning and end, that which always has been and
always will be
2) without end, never to cease, everlasting
If He is the Source of eternal salvation, then in Him we will find eternal salvation!
4) Messiah SECURED ETERNAL Redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured 16 eternal redemption.
5) Salvation through ONE SACRIFICE has made us Perfect FOREVER.
Hebrews 10:14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
5) Jesus and the Father imparts ETERNAL SECURITY to all He saves.
I give them eternal life, and they will NEVER perish; no one will snatch 69 them from my hand. 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, 70 and no one can snatch 71 them from my Father’s hand. 10:30 The Father and I 72 are one.”
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Definition:1) never, certainly not, not at all, by no means
6) Jesus saves us COMPLETELY, PERFECTLY, UTTERLY
And the others 30 who became priests were numerous, because death prevented them 31 from continuing in office, 32 7:24 but he holds his priesthood permanently since he lives forever. 7:25 So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
‘Completely’ in the Greek:
1) all complete, perfect
2) completely, perfectly, utterly
7) We are eternally secured because we have CONFIDENT EXPECTATION.
Titus 3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.
These Scriptures, they tell us that our Salvation has been Eternally Secured!