The concept of salvation has as usual been skewed to mean only one thing, to turn away from sin or born again. But such a limitation of definition tends to limit the view of the Christian in relation to what they should except from the Lord.
The Concept Of Salvation
The simplest definition of salvation is to be delivered (or rescued) from peril. The word took a bit more of a shape when I figured out it was connected with the preacher telling us we needed to “get saved.” The most common meaning of salvation is to be saved by God from the consequences of our sin. But the Bible speaks of our salvation in a bit fuller terms than simply being rescued from hell.
Unless believers get the real rational behind God’s idea of salvation, we will be limited in our faith and expectations.
Salvation is a whole package. One of the most profound uses of salvation for non-born again purposes in Exodus 14.
Salvation As It Happened To The Israelite’s
Fire separating Israel and Egypt Opening of the Red Sea Killing pharaoh and his army Crossing over to the other side where the land or inheritance is located
Acts 2:20-21 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved
What Is Salvation
Help: Getting a needed support.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Deliverance: To save (someone) from a dangerous or difficult situation (spiritual).
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Restoration: To put back to where you used to be or where you’re supposed to be.
Joel 2:23-27 Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.
The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm[a]—my great army that I sent among you.
You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
Rescue: To save someone from a dangerous or difficult situation (physical).
Psalm 23:4-5 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Preservation: To keep from harm’s way or protect from destruction.
Psalm 91:4-7 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
Beloved, pray for salvation for your life, your health, your family and your finances. The peace of the Lord be with you.