34th week: True Salvation! Salvation is the greatest gift one can receive from the Lord, but it is more than just a gift, it is a responsibility
“Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.” Psalm 85:9 (KJV)
Many of us take salvation for granted. Yes, it has been granted by God, but have You ever thought about the fact that salvation speaks of us being saved from something, not just saved? We have such a humanistic gospel today, because we look at things only from our side. We see only what it will benefit us. We say: “We are saved! The Lord has granted us our salvation, our healing, our deliverance, our prosperity! These are all our POSSESSIONS!” So, we name it, we claim it, we proclaim it, we declare it, we speak it forth, and we believe for it. OK, I completely and 100% agree with all this, and I do it myself, but I would like to draw your attention on our attitude in wanting all this. Because the line between true faith and demonic arrogance is so thin, that many don’t even notice it, neither can at all define it.
We were sinners. That means we were sunk in the mud of this world and the demonic Babylonian system created by the devil. We were without hope, without love, without life, without future and therefore, we were desperate for someone to save us. The Lord came right then, pulled us out of this muddy swamp, as a person draws out a drowning man, and so, we owe our life, our plans and agendas, our families, our jobs, and our everything to the Lord. He has not saved us so we can lead a self-centered life of filling up all our cravings and desires, only because they are our God given rights and privileges. We are saved, so we can give our lives to the Lord. A proud man once said: “I accept Jesus as my Savior, Healer, Deliverer and Provider, but not as my Lord!”. See, the man wants God’s promises fulfilled in His life, but he doesn’t want the Lord’s Lordship and ruler ship and leading. Sorry, that’s not possible. The Lord is not mocked.
How would you like for you to give birth to a son or a daughter, and all their life for them to always want everything You have provided for them as their parent, yet, never asking You what actually are the desires of Your heart? I don’t believe there is a parent that would like that kind of a child. Yes, as parents, our responsibility is to take complete and absolute care of our children, and the Lord is doing that for us, being so faithful, even when we are not. Yet, what about our responsibility to establish and expand the name of our Father on this Earth, what about our following in the footsteps of our parents, what about continuing the family line, naturally and spiritually speaking? We are saved, so the Lord’s Glory can fill the Earth, but who will become a container and a carrier of that Glory? Who will go for the Lord? Whom shall the Lord send? If all of us see God’s true salvation only as His part being fulfilled towards us, so Praise the Lord, who will fulfill their part towards the establishing of God’s dreams and heart desires in our Earth?
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