“By grace have you been saved completely in past time, with the present result that you are in a state of salvation which persists through present time.” Ephesians 2:5 Kenneth Wuest Translation
I want to ask you a few questions. Do you know how long you have been saved? Do you know how long you have been healed? Do you know how long you have been rich? Do you know how long you have been preserved? I could go on and on but lets just start with these few questions. Now some of you may have been born in 1968 and you may say well I have been saved for 23 years. Others of you may say, “I have never been rich!!”. Still others may say, “Well I have been diagnosed with a certain condition so I am waiting on my healing.” Well I have some good news for you, you would all be wrong. When I ask how long, I mean how long in God the Father’s and Jesus’s eyes. How does the Father see this thing. Well let’s look at His Word and find out.
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless (perfect, sound) in His sight. In love. Ephesians 1:4 NIV
You were chosen in Him, Jesus, before the creation of the world. Before sin, debt, lack or disease EVER EXISTED. In God’s eyes you were saved at that time, before the creation of the world. The world has been around a longtime. So have you. You did not exist in the form you are presently but you have been very much alive. As alive as Jesus. Our text scripture shares some very interesting truths. It states that by grace, God’s unmerited and undeserved favor you HAVE BEEN saved COMPLETELY, that means spirit, soul and body because that makes up the complete you. And that all this was done in PAST TIME which confirms Ephesians 1:4. That past time IS before the creation of the world. The word saved in Ephesians 2:5 is the greek word sozo and it means I save, heal, preserve, rescue. Now the remainder of the scripture brings things to where we are today. It states that you have been saved completely with the PRESENT RESULT that you ARE IN A STATE OF SALVATION that persist through PRESENT TIME. That means by grace you have been saved, heal, preserved and rescued before the foundation of the world and that that saving has the present result that it put you in a state of salvation that persist through present time which is now and forever more. So let’s answer those questions.
How long have you been saved? As long as you have been in Jesus and at least since before the foundation of the world.
How long have you been healed? As long as you have been in Jesus and at least since before the foundation of the world.
How long have you been rich? As long as you have been in Jesus and at least since before the foundation of the world.
Understand something. I don’t care if you have snot dripping out of your nose and you are coughing like you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day. That does not change the truth that YOU ARE HEALED!!! It does not change the truth that you are IN A STATE OF SALVATION that persist through present time. I am originally from the state of Michigan but now I live in the state Ohio. I am in the state of Ohio now. I cannot be in the state of Michigan and the state of Ohio at the same time. You cannot be in the state of danger and the state of salvation at the same time. YOU ARE IN A STATE OF SALVATION that persist. This is all by grace and not by any works that you have or have not done. Make sure you believe and KNOW that. The truth does not make you free, it’s the truth that you know that makes you free.
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!