What are you saved from?

I had to share this because it made so much sense to me and I think you will benefit from it as well. I was talking to someone the other day and they were telling me about a time that they recently went through when they almost lost everything; wife, family and home. They were serving religion. They hadn’t really lived for the King. Though they would go to church, they were not truly “saved” from anything. We are not saved until we need a Saviour. This means that saying a “prayer of salvation” may not constitute salvation.

This is exactly how the Jews saw salvation. They never saw salvation as being saved from hell but rather being saved from that which held them back. We are constantly being “saved” from that which holds us back. It is God’s promise to us. The children of Israel were being saved by God. He continually rescued them from many things like being slaughtered by Pharaoh and his men, lack of food and water, sickness… and the list goes on.

Exo 14:13 But Moses said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and see the LORD’s salvation He will provide for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.

Truly Jesus has “saved” us from hell, but we will never completely understand that until the day we die. My friend was saved from losing his wife, family and security. He didn’t know the saving power of God until He needed it and made the right choice.

1Ch 16:35 And say: “Save us, God of our salvation; gather us and rescue us from the nations so that we may give thanks to Your holy name and rejoice in Your praise.

We are being rescued daily when we walk with God. When we face adversity, sickness, hunger, thirst, pain, etc… He is faithful to save us!

Exo 15:2 The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

Have you truly been “saved”? What have you been saved from? What is God saving you from?

If our only answer is “hell” we need to rethink our idea of salvation. There are scriptures all over the Bible (especially Psalms) that speak of the salvation of the Lord. It gives a different meaning to being “saved”. I believe that God wants to show salvation to others through our lives. How much more Powerful is the God of Salvation if He saves us from our troubles?

Selah (Ponder this).

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