Today I had this thought –
“ How WRECKED would we be if we really knew what we have been saved from?”
“What would the word SALVATION mean to us and what joy would we have to know that we are saved?”
I imagined near-death experiences.
Getting almost knocked down by a car and “someone” you didn’t even know, pushed you away and saved you – getting knocked down instead.
Tripping on a rock at the edge of a cliff and proceeding to falling off. You are only holding onto the edge with your barehands, barely but slowly losing your grip. Just before you fall thousands of meters down the height of a 30 storey building to your death, “someone” grabs your hand and pulls you up. That someone pushed you up with all his strength suffering immensely before falling to his own death when he tripped on the same stone that you had. You did not know him all at that time. Who was this man?
What am I saying and thinking?
I think, we don’t know what we have been saved from. A lot of us didn’t, and don’t.
I remember growing up in church, singing songs like “ This is my desire to honor you, For with all my heart I worship you, Lord I give you my life, I give you my soul, I live for you alone” and I did not even know what I was saying.
I was a professing Christian with no heart connection. It didn’t mean anything to me, all these stories. I paid lip service because I was forced to go to church, to be a good christian, to go to church on Sunday. Yes SUNDAY. If you missed SUNDAY church, you are not a good christian. When I went, even though there was no heart connection, I felt better about myself. I went to church.
Romans 10:9-10 says –
“It is with your HEART you believe and are justified, and with your MOUTH that you profess your faith and are saved”.
How many of us profess our faith with our mouths and don’t believe in our hearts?
I know that I went to church and grew up in a “christian” family and did not believe which is why I eventually stopped going as soon as I could rebel my way out of it as a teenager.
It took many circumstances in my life of feeling lost, “near-death” experiences in my soul to have that SAVED revelation be real to me and thinking about just how SAVED I am and what Jesus has done for me – brings me to tears now.
Beloved I don’t know what you have been through, but I do know that Jesus has been that “SOMEONE” in your life, always reaching out to your hand, ready to Die in your place. He’s waiting for you to let him save you.
I know not just spiritually, but in every part of my life, he has saved me – preserved, delivered me from harm, ruin and loss.
Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. – John 10:10 The Message (MSG) version.
Revelation 22:17 says
“Come, let the one who hears say come! Let the one who is thirsty come, and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life”
Are you saved? Or are you saved but don’t realize how saved you are?
Beloved that “SOMEONE” who pushed you away from getting knocked down by the car is JESUS. That someone who took that bullet for you is JESUS.
Would you like to know this Person who gave his life for you better?
Pray this prayer with me:
Jesus, thank you for dying for me. Thank you for taking my place, for removing that sin that separates me from knowing you and God and being in your presence and experiencing Love in the way I was made to. I don’t know the extent of what you did for me, but I want to. I want to know you more everyday, give me a desire to grasp that love you had for me when you SAVED me from death. Help me to see just how loved and saved I am because I know that I cannot love you or others if I don’t know how loved I am.
I believe you are real, that you died on the cross for me. I believe in my heart and right now say it out loud from my mouth that you are Lord. I believe also that you died for me but were also raised from the dead and because of that, you now live eternally to fight for me and love me.
Thank you Jesus for all that you have been through, and thank you Daddy God for letting and giving your son to go through ALL THAT because of how much you love me. Thank you Holy Spirit for making all this truth real in my life and in my heart and for speaking to me everyday, teaching me more about the 3 of you.