Summary: The extent of God’s salvation is defined by four significant prepositions: from; to; for; and by.
“And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation.” Psalm 35:9
The extent of God’s salvation is defined by four significant prepositions.
I. FROM WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SAVED.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 6:14.
Sin’s ultimate consequence:
“The wages of sin is death” Romans 6:23.
II. TO WHAT WE ARE SAVED.
Divine peace in our lives:
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7.
Divine fellowship in our lives:
“If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another…” I John 1:7
Genuine happiness: Referring to the salvation of the Lord, the Psalmist wrote: “Happy are the people who are in such a state; happy are the people whose God is the Lord!” Psalm 144:15.
III. FOR WHAT WE ARE SAVED.
In this life, good works in the service of God.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…” Ephesians 2:10.
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” I Corinthians 6:20.
In the life to come, the bliss of heaven.
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” I Corinthians 2:9.
IV. BY WHAT WE ARE SAVED. The two essential things:
The atoning blood of our Lord Jesus:
“Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” I Peter 1:18-19
Our personal faith in Him as our Savior:
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” I John 4:15. “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. ” Romans 10:9.