9 because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] will not be disappointed [in his expectations].” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile; for the same Lord is Lord over all [of us], and [He is] abounding in riches (blessings) for all who call on Him [in faith and prayer]. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord [in prayer] will be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13)
As we once again embark upon the season of thanksgiving and giving back, the greatest gift that can be offered by all mankind, is the gift of salvation! Salvation is free, does not cost a thing but a willing vessel to say that I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, died and rose again with all power and now sits on the right-hand of the Father and receives this act/gift with his whole heart shall be saved.
There are (3) three significant things to remember about salvation:
- Salvation saves – it gives a new lease on life for those who have walked around in a season of darkness, sin, and distress.
- Salvation changes – it changes the seat or the core of man’s thinking to be more conscious of righteousness (being upright and in right standing) versus those ideas and factions that breed a proclivity to be vain and/or a seeker of self-gratification.
- Salvation preserves – it preserves the soul from eternal damnation. Moreover, it preserves the emotion sit and allows there to be an entering into rest-n-peace. It also illuminates one’s knowing that God is there, He sees, He knows, and He cares about all we go through. Therefore, at the appointed time He will intervene and bring the troubled to a place of safety, peace, and rest. For the Lord is just and mercy endures forever!
I challenge all that will, to take some time out during this busy Holiday Season to give the gift of salvation!!! This special and precious gift is priceless. Salvation has the impact to not only change a person but can change a generation…
The goal is to offer it as empowerment for those that are close to you in your sphere of influence. Once those that have been saved and changed then they are now in a position to offer the gift of eternal life to their loved ones and sphere of influence. Thus, the cycle continues in the vein of offering that priceless gift that saves anybody and change everybody that is willing to surrender him or herself into the hands of the Almighty Savior. Once man has been led back to the Creator, God Himself will take matters from there…
Jehovah-Jireh my provider, with U, nothing is impossible. U are the one, the only, the living, and true God. I beseech that U touch the hearts of your people and make it plain for the necessity of salvation. We as disciples are enabled to persevere through all that comes before us because of your promise and our remembrance that U are with us always, even unto the end of the age…Bless Your Holy-Holy Name, Amen.
God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD