Summary: Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is able to save all to the uttermost. He saves from sin, condemnation, and death. We are saved to live with God eternally. Through His salvation believers will be citizens of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
THE SAVIOR OF SOULS
Hebrews 7:25, "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." Job in chapter 42 and verse two said that he knew that the LORD could do everything.
(Illustration) "In 1981, a Minnesota radio station reported a story about a stolen car in California. Police were staging an intense search for the vehicle and the driver, even to the point of placing announcements on local radio stations to contact the thief. On the front seat of the stolen car sat a box of crackers that, unknown to the thief, were laced with poison. The car owner had intended to use the crackers as rat bait. Now the police and the owner of the VW Bug were more interested in apprehending the thief to save his life than to recover the car. So often when we run from God, we feel it is to escape his punishment. But what we are actually doing is eluding his rescue."__ Unknown.
There has never been another like Jesus Christ. He is the first, and the last, and all in between. No provision of Christ benefits mankind more than that of a perfect, complete, and full salvation.
Jesus is able to save to the uttermost! He is the Savior of souls. There is no limit to the number He is capable of saving. Many or few--He would that all would come to Him (Mark 1:17; Luke 19:10; John 6:37).
There are a different ways that He seeks to get our attention. One way could be the sudden unexpected death of a loved one. Another way could be having that close call yourself, maybe on a busy thoroughfare. You missed, you don't know how, heart pounding and you suddenly feel weak and trembling, knowing it could have been all over. Had you crashed and your life was taken, where would you be right now? Heaven or hell? He speaks to us with that still inner voice, saying to walk the right path, do the right thing. He is inviting you to surrender your life to Him.__Adapted from an article by Chuck Smith
Our loving Savior can save any number. He is not limited in His saving desires (Romans 10:13) or His saving actions. Two biblical examples of Jesus saving one by one are His work on Nicodemus and His grace extended to the woman at Sychar's Well.
Have we considered Jesus, Salvation, and the multitudes? Again the Holy Bible speaks of Samaritan believers being saved. At the Day of Pentecost in the book of Acts 3,000 saved! Isaiah 66:8, "Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." Christ can save any number.
Christ came into the world to defeat Satan (1John 3:8) and to save sinners (1Timothy 1:15).
Now we have the opportunity to give thought to the fact that Jesus can save anywhere. What a marvelous thing!Zacchaeus was in a tree. Levi was in the custom house. Peter and some other fishermen were by the sea. The paralytic was in a house. Saul of Tarsus was on the road. The man of Bethesda was in the Temple. An Ethiopian Eunuch was in the desert. In a prison in the city of Philippi a jailer was saved. On a cross a dying thief was saved. Jesus will meet us where we are.
The Savior of souls is still our topic.
The Great Spiritual Emancipator is not bound by the clock or calendar. He can save at anytime, but it is incumbent upon men to accept Jesus now. 2 Corinthians 6:2, "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"
The 3,000 at Pentecost were saved around 9:00 A. M. Saul was saved at midday: the thief on the cross between noon and 3 P. M.: John met Christ around 4 P. M. We see Nicodemus coming to Jesus by night. At the midnight hour the Philippian Jailer believed on the Lord.
Morning, noon, and night Jesus is waiting.
(Illustration) The old Dr. Pepper soft drink commercial stated that the body needed a boost at ten, two, and four hours on the clock. Similarly, men need Christ every hour of the day and night.
Before we proceed with this message, let me once again remind us there is one God and one Mediator between God and men; the man Christ Jesus. Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.