ALL MIGHT BE SAVED

 

THOSE WHO WILL BE SAVED

 

THOSE WHO WERE BEING SAVED

 

YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED

 

 

Why is this significant or interesting?  (read to the bottom)

 

Osward Chambers, in today's devotional, says, "The work of salvation through Jesus is complete and finished forever. "I am not being saved — I am saved." - Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest devotions on 12/5/2019

 

This made me wonder.

 

I have heard some say "you are BEING saved", referring to "the process of Sanctification" (that is to "set it apart for God's special use and purpose". But most of the time when Christians use the word sanctification, they are referring to the progressive work of God to make a believer more like Jesus Christ.)

 

Here is what I have found in the Bible:

 

There are 4 essential uses (tenses) of the word SAVED.

 

John 3:17  "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVED through Him. (NASB)

 

Acts 2:21 ‘AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.’ (NASB)

 

Acts 2:47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those WHO WERE BEING SAVED. (NASB)

 

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (NASB)

 

What struck me is the uses of this Word, SAVED (SOZO) shows a progression:

 

ALL MIGHT BE SAVED

 

THOSE WHO WILL BE SAVED

 

THOSE WHO WERE BEING SAVED

 

YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED

 

Why is this significant or interesting?

 

 

  • It is interesting that many believe that "MIGHT BE SAVED".

 

  • Many others believe they are among those "WHO WILL BE SAVED"

 

  • Some believe they are among "THOSE WHO WERE BEING SAVED"

 

  • And some of you know "YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED".

 

WHICH ONE OF THESE 4 USES DESCRIBE YOU?

 

No kidding, here. Only 1 of these secure your Eternal destiny in heaven with God: knowing that YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED.

 

Anything less can be tragic.

 

How can you tell which 1 of the 4 fits your situation and condition?

NOW, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD:

John 10:27 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."

 

 

  • You will follow Him.

 

  • You will yearn to Think as He thinks;

 

  • You will endeavor to Act as He acts;

 

  • You will desire to Do as He does;

 

  • You will long to Be as He Is.

 

And, His Reward is waiting for you:

 

John 10:28 "I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

v29 "My Father, who has given them to me,a is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

v30 "I and the Father are one.”

 

Let's Be Certain - It will show

Your Brother and Friend

Mike Young