Only Believe

“Yes, indeed—God is my salvation. I trust, I won’t be afraid. God—yes God!—is my strength and song, best of all, my salvation!” Joyfully you’ll pull up buckets of water from the wells of salvation. And as you do it, you’ll say, “Give thanks to God. Call out his name. Ask Him anything! Shout to the nations, tell them what He’s done, spread the news of His great reputation! Sing praise-songs to God. He’s done it all! Let the whole earth know what He’s done! Raise the roof! Sing your hearts out, O Zion! The Greatest lives among you: The Holy of Israel.” Isaiah 12:2-6

I was prompted to look up the Greek definition of the word ‘salvation.’ It was surprising that it’s the same word that is also translated as ‘healing.’ The word, soteria, and its related verb, sozo (to save, to heal), simply refers to freedom from both physical danger and the effects of sin.

Another translation of the word, sozo, is wholeness. But hear me, it’s not just wholeness in one area, it’s wholeness in spirit, soul (mind, will and emotions) as well as wholeness in body. It completely encompasses the entire being. Everything needed anywhere at anytime and leaving nothing out. Just another confirmation that God never leaves anything out, nothing missing or broken in His plan for wholeness.

So how do we access this wonderful salvation? By believing in Jesus. Acts 16:31 says, They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Now that you understand what salvation is, put that definition in where you see the word, saved. He didn’t just come to save us from sin although that is a great and amazing thing, but from everything that would keep us broken.

Now go back and read those verses again and understand what you’re praising God for. Your whole worship should change, exploding with joy in the knowledge of what is yours. It’s key to your healing, your lack, your torment and everything else that has you heavy under the weight of oppression. He has saved you from it all.

Only Believe,

Sandy G


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