SALVATION, SALVATION, SALVATION: “I believe in Jesus, the only begotten Son of God” because he is the salvation of God (Isaiah 49:6, 52:10) (Luke 2:32) (John 3:16-18).
Jesus underscored this very fact in his communication with a Samaritan woman by a well saying: “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22-24). Paul added, “The Gentiles should be fellowheirs, as co-inheritors with the Jews and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel” (Ephesians 3:6).
Jesus says: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
“For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:22-23). “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:46).
Paul reminds us, said: “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ” (Philippians 2:12, 1:10).
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever” (Psalm 23:1-6).
Jesus says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:7–8).
Whenever we feel down, pulled down or pushed down by the evil in this world “….because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16), let us be reminded our Lord, Savior and King Jesus Christ says: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
The Holy Scriptures says: “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:38–39).
“The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul” (Proverbs 16:17).
Jesus says: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:13–14).
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
“They that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor” (Proverbs 21:21). “Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life” (1 Timothy 6:19).
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), says:
“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. I and my Father are one” (John 10:27-30).
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).