The Hebrew word meaning Salvation.
As a mechanical engineer I have learned certain physical laws that cause things to work in very certain predictable ways. My specialty is thermodynamics which has 3 essential laws that cover how everything works in the field of thermodynamics. Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, so also there are spiritual laws that govern our relationship with God.
LAW 1 - GOD LOVES YOU AND HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE. God's Love --John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." God's Plan (Messiah speaking)--John 10:10 ".... I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." Why is it that most people are not experiencing the abundant life? Because.....
LAW 2 - MAN IS SINFUL AND SEPARATED FROM GOD. THEREFORE, HE CANNOT KNOW AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S LOVE AND PLAN FOR HIS LIFE. Man is sinful --Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his stubborn self-will he chose to go his own independent way and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is evidence of what the Bible calls sin. Man Is Separated--Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, (spiritual separation from God) God is holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the two. Man is continually trying to reach God and the abundant life through his own efforts, such as a good life, philosophy or religion. The third law explains the only way to bridge the gulf....
LAW 3 - Yeshua Messiah IS GOD'S ONLY PROVISION FOR MAN'S SIN. THROUGH HIM YOU CAN KNOW AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE. He Died in Our Place--Rom 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Messiah died for us." He Rose from the Dead--1 Cor 15:3-6 "...Messiah died for our sins...He was buried, ...He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,...He was seen by Peter, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred ..." He Is the Only Way to God--John 14:6 Yeshua said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." God has bridged the gulf which separates us from Him by sending His Son, Yeshua Messiah, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins. It is not enough just to know these laws...
LAW 4 -- WE MUST INDIVIDUALLY RECEIVE Yeshua Messiah AS SAVIOR AND LORD; THEN WE CAN KNOW AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S PLAN FOR OUR LIVES. We Must Receive Messiah--John 1:12 "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:" We Receive Messiah Through Faith--Eph 2:8 "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." When We Receive Messiah, We Experience a New Birth--John 3:3 Yeshua answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:5-7 Yeshua answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' We Receive Messiah by Personal Invitation--(Messiah speaking) Rev 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." Receiving Messiah involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Messiah to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us the kind of people He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Yeshua Messiah is the Son of God and that He died on the cross is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Messiah by faith as an act of the will. YOU CAN RECEIVE Messiah RIGHT NOW BY FAITH THROUGH PRAYER (Prayer is talking with God) God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. May I suggest the following prayer: "Lord Yeshua, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be." Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, pray it right now and Messiah will come into your life as He promised. Did you receive Messiah into your life? According to His promise in Rev 3:20, where is Messiah right now in relation to you? Messiah said He would come into your life. Would He mislead you? On what authority do you know that God has answered your prayer? (The trustworthiness of God Himself and and His Word.) The Bible Promises Eternal Life to All Who Receive Messiah--1 John 5:11-13 "And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God." Thank God often that Messiah is in your life and that He will never leave you. Heb 13:5"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
My good friend, Chaplain Gene Bartholf, would share the following about YESHUA:
SALVATION: The Uniqueness
of Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messiah.
ACKNOWLEDGE: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God".
(Romans 3:23) "God be merciful to me a sinner". (Luke 18:13)
THE ETERNAL COST OF YOUR SIN: "For the wages of sin is death".
(Romans 6:23) "And so shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall
come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast
them into the furnace of fire (Hell): there shall be wailing and
gnashing of teeth". (Matthew 13:49-50)
REPENT: "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish". (Luke 13:3)
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted
out". (Acts 3:19)
CONFESS: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness". (I John 1:9) "If thou
shalt confess with thy Mouth the Lord Yeshua (Jesus), and shalt believe in
thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved".
FORSAKE: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his
thoughts- and let him return unto the Lord...for he will abundantly
pardon". (Isaiah 55:7)
BELIEVE: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life". (John 3:16) "He that believeth and is baptized shall
be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned". (Mark 16:16)
FOLLOW YESHUA (JESUS): "If ye love me, keep my commandments".
(John 14:15) "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
and his commandments are not grievous". (I John 5:3) "Not every one that saith
unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven". (Matt. 7:21) Now
you're ready for water baptism. (Acts 2:38)
--MAKE YOUR DECISION TODAY--
YESHUA MESSIAH, JESUS CHRIST, IS REAL!
HE DIED TO SAVE YOU FROM THE POWER OF SIN!
REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND ASK YESHUA (JESUS) TO FORGIVE YOU
AND WASH THEM AWAY WITH HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD. IF YOU DIE IN
YOUR SINS IT WILL BE TOO LATE AND YOU WILL BURN IN HELL FOREVER!
YOU CAN HAVE A NEW LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST, ASK HIM TO COME AND
LIVE IN YOUR HEART TODAY!
Return to Great Joy in Great Tribulation