That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
To become a child of God, you need to be born again. To be born again, you need to repent of your sins, confess Jesus Christ as Lord of your life and believe that God has raised Him from the dead for your justification. When you believe that way, you cannot miss salvation. When you believe as the Word says to believe to be saved, you will be saved. There is nothing as consistent and as reliable as the Word of God. The whole universe is upheld by the Word of God. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 1:3 that God upholds all things by the Word of His power. The Word is dependable and consistent; it has never failed and will never fail. The Word cannot fail. We can act on the Word in faith almost unconsciously, in absolute trust just as much as we trust chairs in the living room to bear our weight when we sit on them. We sit on them with unconscious and quiet faith that we will be sustained when we sit on them. That’s how we ought to act on the Word, with that unconscious and quiet confidence that the Word will not and cannot disappoint us.
Our opening Scripture shows us clearly how to get saved. It says that salvation comes when we confess with the mouth the Lord Jesus and believe with the heart that God has raised Him from the dead. So, what the Word of faith produces is salvation; not just salvation from sin, but salvation from sin and all its consequences; from poverty, sicknesses and diseases, fear, oppression, lack and every evil. The result of the Word of faith, that is, the Gospel of Christ, is salvation. That’s the end of our faith. The outcome of the Word of faith is salvation. The word “salvation” in context is an all-encompassing word, which means safety, deliverance, provision, peace, prosperity, healing and completeness. In essence, salvation means coming into an all-inclusive life of completeness, totality, nothing missing, nothing broken. To some believers, salvation means that they get saved from sin and they are on their way to heaven. As important and true as that is, that’s not all salvation has to offer us. Salvation simply means to be healed, to be blessed, to have all your needs met, to live in safety, no fear of death, no fear of sicknesses and diseases, to have abundant provision, to succeed, to walk in all-round prosperity. That’s God’s will for you! Receive it with thanksgiving!
SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I enjoy the full blessings of salvation in all that God has given me in Christ! Amen!
1Peter 1:23; 3John 2.