A Continuing Salvation

1 Corinthians 1:18 “The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.”
My thoughts: In other words, if we believe the message of the cross is foolish, then we are headed for destruction! If the sacrifice that Jesus made doesn’t lead us to repentance, then we don’t believe in Him at all. The message of the cross is the power of God to those who are being saved, because His power is saving them! Not only did Christ suffer for our sins on the cross; He also dismantled the power of sin for those who surrender to Him. Sin still separates us from God unless we believe in the sacrifice of Jesus and surrender to Him. Because we are being saved, salvation isn’t a one time profession that we believe in Christ, but a daily pursuit of Him. His power continues to save us from what has hindered us as we seek Him. If we aren’t daily becoming more like Christ, we are treating the blood of Jesus as common and unholy. Living a life in surrender to God allows His saving power to be revealed everyday. When surrender is taken out of the salvation message, the worlds greatest love story is left incomplete. If we don’t respond, then we will not experience salvation. God’s love for us wasn’t only revealed through Jesus on the cross; it is also revealed to us daily when we allow Him to save us. We are being saved because as we seek God, He saves us from the corruption of this world. We don’t earn God’s saving power because we surrender. We cannot pay a higher price than His suffering on the cross. We position ourselves to receive salvation when we surrender. It is our willingness to change that allows His saving power to be manifested! If we don’t surrender to Him everyday, we aren’t being saved from anything. If we continually allow Him to save us, then Heaven is our reward. If we refuse to receive His salvation, we were never His in the first place.


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