God’s Perfect Plan of Salvation

The practice of the shedding of animals’ blood done many years ago by the Israelites according to the Law constituted the future atonement of our sins, which was to be performed in YAHSHUA, “the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.” Because He died once and for all, no more shedding of blood of animals is necessary for forgiveness of our sins. In the process of our salvation when we go to God repenting of our sins, the blood of YAHSHUA baptizes us into His death and saves us, giving us a new birth into a living hope and inheritance that is imperishable kept in heaven through the resurrection of YAHSHUA

(I Peter 1: 4). God, in His infinite love set us apart for salvation, sanctification- to be molded to be like God’s Son, and sealed us with the  His HOLY SPIRIT as a guarantee of our inheritance, in anticipation of its full redemption and our acquiring possession of it – to the praises of His glory (Ephesians 1:14).  The Holy Spirit, then becomes our engagement ring confirming and guaranteeing our union with YAHSHUA at the consummation of time. When He saved us He secured us for eternity and nothing will ever take us from His arms, provided that we are walking in sanctification. YAHSHUA said, those whom the Father gave me will never perish – ever! No one will snatch them out of my hand; My sheep hear my voice, I know them and they know Me. To hear here has the meaning of listening to obey. This is the only way a sheep will follow the Shepherd. When God’s Son was hanging on the tree between heaven and earth, He was doing the work of reconciliation between God and Men. His shed blood washed away the sin of iniquities and guilt and freed men to God. That was the most significant purchase ever taken place on earth. Satan no longer has the right to those who are washed by the blood of the Lamb of God- YAHSHUA MESSIAH! Being set free from the slavery to sin, we have the reward in holiness and its end is eternal life; for the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through YAHSHUA MESSIAH, our Lord (Romans 6:22-23).

This perfect salvation, abundant and complete, removed all condemnation of guilt from those who are in Christ; it gave us meaning and significance into the family of God; His Spirit testifies with our own spirit that we are His children; we are heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ; His Holy Spirit bears us up in our weakness (Romans 8:17, 26); we are assured of His love in our confession of faith to the world around us. This salvation is never to be taken for granted; the price put on it can never be measured, or weighted; it is priceless in every sense of the word. When Adam and Eve sinned, a lamb had to die to cover their nakedness. YAHSHUA’S blood did more than that for us; it covered our sins and removed it far from His memory. While the blood of Abel cries for vengeance, His blood cries forgiveness and redemption for all men. “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they are doing”. Peter says, You have been regenerated not from a mortal origin, but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God [YAHSHUA] (I Peter 1:23). Although “mankind is like grass and all its glory like flower of grass”, in Christ we are eternal; life does not end here; this tent will someday take the uncorrupted, glorious and eternal body free from the power of death. Death will no longer have victory. Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, through His precious blood shed for our redemption (I Cor. 15: 57).

How can we ignore such great salvation? This question was asked long time ago by the writer of the letter to the Hebrews. It still remains echoing in the pages of the Bible. This salvation was planned in heaven and accomplished on earth by God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Through YAHSHUA’S blood we are “made righteous and brought into relationship with God”. Through love and grace salvation was accomplished. We are indeed saved by grace- the unmerited love and favor of God toward man (Webster). YAHSHUA’S blood cleanses and purifies us from our sins; His Holy Spirit sanctifies us while we travel this earth to our destined Promised Land, one step at a time.

We have been clothed with the righteousness of God; He has delivered and drawn us out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col. 1:13). Since our salvation cost the life of God’s Son, we therefore have an obligation to Him as long as we live, to obey and serve Him. Our walk should be regulated in harmony with and conformity to Him (Col.2:6). The way to the Father is marked with His Son’s blood, leading us to the Father and showing us the extent of His sufferings to save us; it is the bridge that connects us to the Father. There is life in every drop of His blood available to those who will follow after the marks of His blood. God’s eternal plan of salvation is eternal; it was for yesterday, it is for today and it will be for tomorrow, as long as we still have today’s opportunity opened to us. Today is your opportunity’s day. Today is all you have that is certain in the frame of time of your existence on earth. Don’t lose sight of His blood!

THINK ABOUT IT!

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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