Chapter Thirteen: A Great and Complete Salvation
Introduction: The School of Salvation - View
Chapter One "Great is the Mystery of Godliness" - View Chapter
Chapter Two "Grace, Grace to it" - View Chapter
Chapter Three "Adam to Adams" - View Chapter
Chapter Four "Oh you foolish Galatians" - View Chapter
Chapter Five "Your tackle hangs slack" - View Chapter
Chapter Six "Divine Health" - View Chapter
Chapter Seven "Plurality of Ministry" - View Chapter
Chapter Eight "Today" In God's Timeline - View Chapter
Chapter Nine "The Day of the Lord" - View Chapter
Chapter Ten "Deception vs Salvation" - View Chapter
Chapter Eleven "The Word, The Scriptures" - View Chapter
Chapter Thirteen: A Great and Complete Salvation
Hebrews 2:3 (NASB95)
3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
Ephesians 3:17–18 (NASB95)
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
Psalm 78:21–22 (NASB95)
21 Therefore the Lord heard and was full of wrath; And a fire was kindled against Jacob And anger also mounted against Israel,
22 Because they did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation.
Psalm 78:41 (NASB95)
41 Again and again they tempted God, And pained(limited) the Holy One of Israel.
Hebrews 10:11–12 (NASB95)
11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins;
12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God,
Hebrews 10:14 (NASB95)
14 For by one offering(sacrifice) He has perfected for all time those who are (being) sanctified.
The sacrifice is perfectly perfect, and completely complete!
John 1:11–13 (NASB95)
11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right(authority) to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Being Born again is a one time experience but Salvation is worked out everyday of our lives!
Perfect, simple past, and continuing present; all three tenses are applicable to salvation!
Perfect tense is a category of verb tense used to describe completed actions. It covers the past perfect tense, the present perfect tense, and the future perfect tense. It is sometimes called the complete tense.
Ephesians 2:8 (NASB95) Perfect tense
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
The simple past tense is used to describe a completed activity that happened in the past. In other words, it started in the past and ended in the past.
Titus 3:5 (NASB95) Simple past tense
5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
The present continuous tense is most often used in English grammar to describe a continuing action, something that is unfinished. This tense is also important since it is a simple sentence structure that can show actions or events that are happening right now, in the planned future, or sometimes even in the past
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NASB95) Continuing present tense
18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
In Greek there is a word “sozo” “to save”, to heal, to deliver, raise the dead, etc. all are salvation.
Matthew 14:35–36 (NASB95)
35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick;
36 and they implored Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were (sozo)cured.
Luke 8:35–36 (NASB95)
35 The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened.
36 Those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well.(sozo)
Luke 8:47–48 (NASB95)
47 When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.
48 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well(sozo); go in peace.”
Luke 8:49–50 (NASB95)
49 While He was still speaking, someone came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.”
50 But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, “Do not be afraid any longer; only believe, and she will be made well(sozo).”
Acts 4:9–10 (NASB95)
9 if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well(sozo),
10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health.
Acts 4:12 (NASB95)
12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 14:8–10 (NASB95)
8 At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked.
9 This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well,(sozo)
10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk.
2 Timothy 4:18 (NASB95)
18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring(sozo) me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Every need of man covered by The Lord’s “complete and perfect” salvation, (sozo)
Isaiah 61:10 (NASB95)
10 I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Psalm 103:1–5 (NASB95)
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
The sacrifice is perfectly perfect, and completely complete: therefore your salvation is also!
Written by Dr. DeCarol