GREAT REDEMPTIVE REVIVALS WILL LEAD TO THE SALVATION OF ALL MANKIND.

Matt. 28:19-20, Mk 16:15-18; Acts 16:31.  [Understanding Salvation] Christianity’s ultimate goal is salvation and heaven.

▪︎ If a person gains the whole world and fails to go to heaven. (Matt. 16:26) then it is not worth living this life (Matt.16:26b). Though wealth, prosperity and longevity are given by God. (Eccl.2:26; 5:19; Ps. 91:16). Heaven is our goal.

■ What is Salvation? Salvation, is simply avoiding hell and gaining heaven through Jesus Christ. It is the redemption of the soul through repentance and faith in Christ (Jn. 5:24; Eph. 2:1-2; 1Jn 3:14).

■ Illustrations of Salvation to help you explain yourself during witnessing:

1) Salvation is likened to a man or woman or child who accidentally falls into a big river and is     drowning. Such victims would certainly need divers to save them. (Jonah 1:17).

▪︎ “Pick me and cast me into the sea” Jonah said (Jonah 1:12)

▪︎ Jonah would have died in the ocean, had God not sent a fish to save him (Jonah 1:17).

▪︎ You could understand salvation from this angle.

2) Salvation is also likened to a man or woman who is trapped in a locked and a burning room (Dan. 3:8-30).

▪︎ God had to save Meshack, Shadrach and Abednego from such a situation (Dan.3:24-25)

▪︎That is how Salvation can be understood.

3) Salvation is, also, likened to a baby who is abandoned in a thick bush and is crying. Such a child would need to be rescued.

▪︎ The boy Ishmael was left to fate by his mother under a thicket ( Gen.21:8-21).

▪︎ That was a death matter ( Gen 21:8-)

▪︎ God saved Ishmael on the brink of death ( Gen.21:20).

▪︎That is how Salvation can be understood.

4) Salvation is likened to a person who is sick to the point of death. Such a patient would need a medical doctor to save him or her.

▪︎ The centurion said to Jesus, my servant is sick to the point of death (Matt. 8:6).

▪︎ Jesus saved the servant by healing him ( Matt.8:13)

▪︎ That is how salvation could be understood.

5) Salvation is likened to a person who is attacked by a wild beast in the jungle. Such a person would need to be saved (Judges 15:

▪︎ On his way to his wedding, Sampson encountered a lion, which had wanted to kill him (Jug. 14:5).

▪︎ The anointing of God saved Sampson. (Jug. 14:6).

▪︎ That is how Salvation could be understood.

The above illustrations describe the situations of people who do not know Jesus Christ.  Such ones are in a great danger of perishing in eternal death, if they are not saved by knowing the truth through us.

Lesson

What are you doing about this? Will you be quiet and not share the word with them? Joy comes in heaven over one sinner who accepts Christ (Luke 15:7, 10)

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