Monday, April 11, 2016

What Does Salvation Mean To You?

By Andrea Merrell

Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord . . .
2 Chronicles 20:17 NKJV

Once again, during my quiet time with the Lord, He revealed something to me from a Scripture I’ve probably read at least a hundred times: Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

Salvation is a wonderful gift. In fact, it’s the most important gift we can ever receive here on this earth. But if you’re like me, you most likely think of deliverance from the power and curse of sin. Some call it being saved. Others refer to it as being born again. Children like to say “Jesus lives in my heart.”

The Bible says without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. Because of the supreme sacrifice Jesus made, giving His life for us as He suffered, bled, and died on a horrible cross, we are made free from the law of sin and death. When we accept that gift, salvation is ours. We are redeemed. We become a child of God with a home in heaven for all eternity.

But there is so much more to salvation. According to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, it also means: destruction from the illusion of sin, sickness, and death; liberation from ignorance; preservation from destruction or failure; deliverance from danger or difficulty.

In other words, God offers salvation in every area of our life—health, finances, relationships, and any other area where we struggle. We fight battles every day in one form or another—physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually—but Scripture reminds us that the battle is not yours (ours), but God’s. We don’t have to worry about winning the battle because we have a heavenly advocate who has already won the war. All we have to do is believe His Word, align our thinking with His, then stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

The Bible tells us over and over not to fear, be discouraged, or give up. What a comfort to know the Lord is always with us. His angels go before us, and He always has our back.

Whatever you’re going through today, give it to God. Then . . . stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. He will never fail you.

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