Paul states clearly in his letter to the Ephesian Church that we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). 

Most believers, when they think of salvation, think of the translation from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of the glorious light of Jesus Christ. Though this snatching away from the hands of the enemy is a great thing, it is just a part of salvation. 

What then is SALVATION

The Greek word for salvation is Soteria [so-tee-ri-ah] and it stands for wholeness; prosperity, protection, provision, fruitfulness, abundance… so on and so forth. 

3 John 1:2 [KJV] Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

When the Apostle John wrote this he was referring to Soteria; a state where we prosper in body, soul and spirit. While some may argue that we are blessed with spiritual blessings, it is important to note that God wants us to reign in life by His grace. 

Romans 5:17 [KJV] For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

We must understand that when we were saved, we were saved from sickness, poverty, unfruitfulness, spiritual attacks and all those other things that plague our human existence. As believers, we are called unto the promise of Abraham.

Galatians 3:14 [KJV] That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

How therefore do we access these blessings that come with salvation? We receive the spirit of the promise through faith! Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). We must study the promises of God concerning health, prosperity, provision, and protection! As the word of God has come forth surely these promises will come to pass. Hallelujah!
George Jr.


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