Understanding God’s process for salvation is enough in itself to show you the awesomeness and detail of God and His love for you. I have been teaching a series of lessons on Following through until the end and God’s process for salvation is the example that I have been using to show how God followed through until the end specifically concerning His plan for salvation. You will learn from Ephesians 1:3-14 that there are 3 things that God did when He saved you and those things are enacted in our lives when we receive Jesus Christ as personal savior as defined by Romans 10:9-10.
- God chose you – the Bible teaches us that we were selected for His grace. I Peter 2:9 teaches that we have been called out of darkness. John 6:38-44 teaches that we have been drawn to Jesus by God. Romans 8:27-30 teaches that God predestined us to be conformed to the image of Jesus. The question is, will you receive it? You have free will so you can accept being chosen or you can reject it. Let me give you a practical exam. Let’s say you walk into a store and you are congratulated for being the 100,000,000th customer, and they give you a prize. You were selected right? Well, they can’t force the prize on you. You have to receive it. That’s the way God choosing you works. He chose you, but you have to receive it.
- Jesus redeemed you – I Cor 1:30 teaches you that Jesus became redemption for us. Galatians 3:13 teaches you that Jesus redeemed you from the curse of the law – that means you have been redeemed from the curses described in Deut. 30 and Genesis 2. You are redeemed from sickness, poverty and spiritual death. You will also see from Hebrews 9:11-12 that redemption is eternal. Glory to God!
- The Holy Spirit sealed you – Being sealed in Christ guarantees our relationship with God. II Cor. 5:5-8 teach you that the Holy Spirit is a pledge and His sealing guarantees that we belong to God. II Cor 1:20-22 teaches you that you are established in Christ and anointed by Him. Isn’t that good news? When I think of sealing I think of protection. It is a guarantee. You are protected. You are loved and you are preserved until the redemption plan is complete when Jesus comes back and we get our glorified bodies.
So you see that God’s process for salvation involves 3 acts all orchestrated by Father God. You see where God followed through all the way until the end – meaning sealing you after your redemption by Jesus Christ. Let us follow His example and follow through to the end with the work that He called your hands to do. Join me on Wednesdays at noon EST on heaven983.com for more on the above points! Grow in God with Sow the Word where I am sowing the Word into the heart of man.