JUST DA TRUTH -ABOUT BEING ‘SAVED’ IN PAST TIME Part 3

For by the grace have you been saved in time past completely, through faith, with the result that your salvation persists through present time; and this [salvation] is not from you as a source ‘of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You have been saved by GRACE!! PERIOD!!!  You have not been saved because you do good things. You have not been saved because you go to church or you serve at the church.  You have not been saved because you do or don’t drink alcohol. You have not been saved because you are nice or good to people.  YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED BY GRACE and GRACE ALONE!  JESUS is FULL OF GRACE  & TRUTH.

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV

Not only have you been saved by GRACE Who is JESUS, but you have been ‘saved in time past‘ COMPLETELY.  That means before sin ever existed or before the world was created you were saved because the Father choose you in Christ out for Himself.

Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Ephesians 1;4 NLT

So when we understand that all that we have received from Poppa the Father is by GRACE we can relax and just receive what has already been provided as a GIFT!!!  Let’s use Christmas as an example.  If you’ for Christmas, were you simply given the gifts or did you do something to earn them?  In almost all cases Christmas gifts are given to people because it’s Christmas not because the person earned it.  What is my point?  My point is you must know what has been GIVEN TO YOU as a GIFT so you don’t waste your time trying to earn it by doing works. Let’s look at our opening scripture again.

For by the grace have you been saved in time past completely, through faith, with the result that your salvation persists through present time; and this [salvation] is not from you as a source ‘of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

So again as we did previously lets define two words saved and salvation.  The word saved is the Greek word sozo which means I save, heal, preserve and rescue. The word salvation is the Greek word soteria. It means health, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety. Once again our text scripture says that we have been saved in past time with the present result that we are in a STATE OF SALVATION that persist thru present time.

If you believe this scripture YOU ARE IN (and LIVE IN) THE……

  • State of HEALTH
  • State of WELFARE
  • State of PROSPERITY
  • State of DELIVERANCE
  • State of PRESERVATION
  • State of SALVATION
  • State of SAFETY

That is great and you need to know this.  However let’s look at the next verse.

and this [salvation] is not from you as a source ‘of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

That word gift in that scripture above is the Greek word doron.  Doron means gift or present or a sacrifice.  The meaning focuses more so on ‘the free nature of the gift’ and the fact that it is spontaneous and uncaused.  This is GRACE, undeserved, unmerited favor from God the Father.  So if you read and understand what verse 9 of Ephesians 2 is saying you will see that The Word says that this STATE OF SALVATION you are in is not from you as a source but it is from God the Father as a GIFT!!!

So based on this scripture your salvation is a GIFT!! This means :

  • Your  HEALTH is a GIFT!
  • Your WELFARE is a GIFT!
  • Your  PROSPERITY is a GIFT!
  • Your DELIVERANCE is a GIFT!
  • Your PRESERVATION is a GIFT!
  • Your SALVATION is a GIFT!
  • Your SAFETY is a GIFT!

You don’t do anything to earn a GIFT, you simply receive it.  Get this revelation in your spirit and soul and it will end many struggles in your life . Many of the things you desire ARE ALREADY YOURS and have ALREADY BEEN GIVEN TO YOU as a GIFT. RECEIVE!!! Amen!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

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