The How-To Of Salvation – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 3rd

(The Salvation Principle For Every Man, Woman, Boy, And Girl)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 10:9-10 NIV
‘That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.’

On a certain morning, Aleydis approached Octavia, asking her if she believed in Jesus Christ. Octavia replied scornfully, “I don’t know how to believe; you’re a Christian—you can do the believing for me.”

Aleydis responded with a smile, “No, Octavia, anyone with a heart can believe, and you can too! Let me explain: it’s quite simple.” And she went on to share Romans 10:9-10 with her and explain the Gospel of Jesus Christ to her. This time spent with Octavia led to her receiving salvation that day.

What we just read in our opening verse of scripture (Romans 10:9-10) is a principle of salvation for all men and women, young or old. They all believe with their hearts, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or what they have; they can only believe with the heart—the spirit. That’s the way to be made righteous. However, that’s not all.

Every man, woman, boy, and girl ever born and that’ll ever be born into this world has already been “saved” by Jesus Christ. When He died, He died to save all humanity.

However, salvation is only a vital experience in the life of the one who not only believes but affirms the lordship of Jesus over his or her life.

In other words, upon believing in Jesus, there’s the further step of affirming His Lordship: with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. That’s the second part of the principle.

To receive salvation isn’t by your crying to God or doing good acts for Him to approve you. Salvation is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8) received by you through your affirmation of His Word.

Once you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess with your mouth that He’s Lord over your life, your spirit is reborn instantly through the impartation of eternal life by the Holy Spirit.

It’s not difficult at all to receive salvation; some people think they need to do a bunch of good stuff to make things right with God. But no, to receive salvation isn’t about your good deeds; it’s about your faith in Christ’s vicarious death and resurrection. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Romans 10:6-10; Hebrews 3:15-19 NIV; Romans 10:13

Dear Father, I thank you for the power of the Gospel and your grace for salvation that’s poured out upon all flesh. Even now, there’s a great harvest of souls into the Kingdom as we, your children, proclaim the Gospel today, all around the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Mark 10:1-31, Numbers 11-13
Matthew 19:23-30, Exodus 12

Go out and lead others to Christ, using the salvation principle in Romans 10:9-10.

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