Salvation "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."
Personal commitment to following the Lord always leads to redemption and life.
And Ruth said Intreat me not to leave thee or to return from following after thee for whither thou goest I will go and where thou lodgest I will lodge thy people shall be my people and thy God my God Where thou diest will I die and there will I be buried the Lord do so to me and more also if ought but death part thee and me.
God assures his people to fulfill his promises, even if some may not cooperate
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place but thou and thy father s house shall be destroyed and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this
But now thus saith the Lord that created thee O Jacob and he that formed thee O Israel Fear not for I have redeemed thee I have called thee by thy name thou art mine.
God has already provided for redemption, even before the cross, but based on it alone. For those who turn from sin and return to Him, there is redemption (because the purchase price for the sinner was paid by the sacrifice of Christ).
I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions and as a cloud thy sins return unto me for I have redeemed thee.
Jesus offers the glorious gift of the forgiveness of sins so that we can be cleansed and lifted up into a relationship with him.
And again he entered into Capernaum after some days and it was noised that he was in the house And straightway many were gathered together insomuch that there was no room to receive them no not so much as about the door and he preached the word unto them And they come unto him bringing one sick of the palsy which was borne of four And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press they uncovered the roof where he was and when they had broken it up they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay When Jesus saw their faith he said unto the sick of the palsy Son thy sins be forgiven thee But there was certain of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies who can forgive sins but God only And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves he said unto them Why reason ye these things in your hearts Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy Thy sins be forgiven thee or to say Arise and take up thy bed and walk But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins he saith to the sick of the palsy I say unto thee Arise and take up thy bed and go thy way into thine house And immediately he arose took up the bed and went forth before them all insomuch that they were all amazed and glorified God saying We never saw it on this fashion.
As children of God, we can rejoice that our names are written in heaven .
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not that the spirits are subject unto you but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.
Whoever receives Christ becomes a child of God, is given eternal life, is no longer under condemnation, and has crossed over from death to life.
But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God even to them that believe on his name Which were born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man but of God.
God loves us so much he gave his only son to die for us so we could go to heaven to be with him.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John the Baptist laid out two alternatives, genuine faith and defiant disobedience, thereby bringing to the forefront the threat of looming judgment. As John faded from the forefront, he offered an invitation to faith in the Son and clearly expressed the ultimate consequence of failure to believe, i.e., "the wrath of God."
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned.
Verily verily I say unto you He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation but is passed from death unto life.
The security of Jesus’ sheep rests with Him as the good shepherd, who has the power to keep them safe. Neither thieves and robbers nor the wolf can harm them.
My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father which gave them me is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father s hand.
He who believes in Jesus Christ will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in him will never die.
Jesus said unto her I am the resurrection and the life he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
When we come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, we are given the gift of life in his name .
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples which are not written in this book But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and that believing ye might have life through his name.
God has fulfilled his promise to his people by raising up Jesus and by granting through him the forgiveness of sins. "Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses".
And we declare unto you glad tidings how that the promise which was made unto the fathers God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children in that he hath raised up Jesus again as it is also written in the second psalm Thou art my Son this day have I begotten thee And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead now no more to return to corruption he said on this wise I will give you the sure mercies of David Wherefore he saith also in another psalm Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption For David after he had served his own generation by the will of God fell on sleep and was laid unto his fathers and saw corruption But he whom God raised again saw no corruption Be it known unto you therefore men and brethren that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins And by him all that believe are justified from all things from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ; the gift of righteousness comes through faith in him and not through human effort.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth to the Jew first and also to the Greek For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith as it is written The just shall live by faith.
This verse describes two inexorable absolutes: 1) spiritual death is the paycheck for every man’s slavery to sin; and 2) eternal life is a free gift God gives undeserving sinners who believe in His Son.
For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come Nor height nor depth nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Confession is made unto salvation: One is not saved by his mouth’s confession, but rather, the mouth testifies readily of the grace of God in Christ which has been received by faith.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God!
1st Corinthians 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Christ Jesus gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age.
Grace be to you and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ Who gave himself for our sins that he might deliver us from this present evil world according to the will of God and our Father.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a curse for us for it is written Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
We have been blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
God has chosen us in Christ before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight adopting us as sons.
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will
The term used here relates to paying the required ransom to God for the release of a person from bondage. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross paid that price for every elect person enslaved by sin, buying them out of the slave market of iniquity.
In whom we have redemption through his blood the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace.
It is by grace we have been saved through God's gift of faith.
For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God.
We were once darkness, but now we are light in the Lord.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
The Father has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
Giving thanks unto the Father which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
When we were dead in our sins, God made us alive with Christ and forgave us all our sins.
And you being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh hath he quickened together with him having forgiven you all trespasses.
As brothers in Christ, we are loved by God who has chosen us.
1st Thessalonians 1:4
Knowing brethren beloved your election of God.
He has called us to this through the gospel, so that we might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2nd Thessalonians 2:13-14
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you brethren beloved of the Lord because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth Whereunto he called you by our gospel to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This is not a reference to baptism but to the spiritual renewing produced by the Holy Ghost. Consequently, we are justified by his grace and will be made heirs because we have the hope (strong confidence) of eternal life.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared Not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to his mercy he saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour That being justified by his grace we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
goats and calves. Only one of each was sacrificed on the Day of Atonement. The plural here represents the numbers sacrificed as the Day of Atonement was observed year after year. with His own blood. A better translation would be “through His own blood.”
Neither by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance.
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament that by means of death for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
impossible to please. Enoch pleased God because he had faith. Without such faith it is not possible for anyone to “walk with God” or “please Him”
But without faith it is impossible to please him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that we were redeemed from the empty way of life we previously knew, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
1st Peter 1:18-19
For as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers But with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1st John 1:9
If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The Test of Knowing Christ
1st John 2:1-3
My little children these things write I unto you that ye sin not. And if any man sin we have an advocate with the Father Jesus Christ the righteous And he is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him if we keep his commandments.
"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."
1st John 2:17
And the world passeth away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
And this is the promise that He has promised us eternal life.
1st John 2:24-25
Let that therefore abide in you which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you ye also shall continue in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us even eternal life.
This summarizes the blessing of the believer’s subjective witness—the very life that we possess in Christ expressed in the grace and power He provides all the time. It is the very experience of knowing Christ in one’s life. Life is only in Him, so it is impossible to have it without Him.
1st John 5:11-12
And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life and this life is in his Son He that hath the Son hath life and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Those who are victorious in Christ will find their name in the book of life.
He that overcometh the same shall be clothed in white raiment and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
No matter how many promises are made, they are yes and amen in Christ. Keep in mind that Christ has fulfilled the Law for righteousness and you are in him. His faithfulness qualifies you for any and all promises, not your ability to keep the Law or remain faithful. Now it's up to you to believe in your heart that you are in Him and He is your righteousness. Remember that you are a joint-heir with Jesus as you read thru these Old Testament promises.
These promises are all from God. Some are for a specific time, some for specific purpose, some for specific people and others are for everyone. So, as you read these, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how these promises reveal His character, purpose, plan and hope for your life and all those who are in Christ.
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