August 21,2023

Good morning my Church family. 

I hope that you are filled with the hope of salvation today as you’ve remembered that you have the helmet of salvation put on your head through the gift of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 6:17). Remember that your salvation is none other than Salvation Himself as the name of Jesus means, “God saves.” Plus Isaiah 12:2 says “God is my salvation.” May Jesus be your salvation today and not merely One Who saves you. He is Your Savior! 

I was encouraged yesterday by remembering that the One Who is called our Big Brother in Hebrews 2:11 and calls us friends in John 15:15 is also our Savior and He lives to save us continually! (Hebrews 7:25)! There is no friend or sibling who is so loyal and helpful to us like Jesus. Truly He is Truly God and Truly Human and that is why He is of utmost practical and powerful help to us. As Hebrews 4:14-16 says, He even knows what it is like to be tempted, but without sin, so let us boldly approach His throne of grace that we may receive help in our time of need.

I am praying that you would exalt and rejoice and sing, perhaps hum under your breath or sing a silent song in your heart, for Who Jesus is for you and what He has accomplished on your behalf. Lean in close to Him and don’t forget to acknowledge Him in all ways today because You have a Savior Who is with you, not against you and Who loves you, and loves & lives to rescue You. In fact He already has! Don’t forget to revel and rejoice in being saved from Hell and condemnation and death, since that is the natural response of somebody saving you. What a joyful relief! Now praise our Savior for the greatest salvation ever to be accomplished (Heb. 2:3).  


Yet I am praying that Jesus will continue to save you in the many areas where you still need practical deliverance. Remember that He has perfectly saved you but is still saving you (1 Cor. 15:1-2).  What a refreshing combination! 

I’m glad to be in a safe and saved army of Christ with you. It’s good to know that we will continue to witness the salvation of the Lord together in the many years to come. But until we experience final salvation together, hold on to hope; He is our Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3), and wait for the day when we experience final salvation together!

”8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,” – 1 Thessalonians 5:8-9

Love in Christ, 

Aaron

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