Wednesday, September 21, 2016

THE HOPE OF SALVATION - By John McKay



Scripture Reading: [Thessalonians 5:8

"Let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the  breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of  salvation." The darkness of nighttime is used by righteous  people for sleep and by evil people to cover their wicked deeds.  The righteous, therefore, want tusethedaytime to assist in  their activities which they do for the glory of God. Faith and  love are a breastplate to protect the "heart" with its emotions  when that faith and love is centered in God. The hope  mentioned in I Thessalonians 5:8 is a helmet in that it protects  the "mind" from doubt and fear. How can this be? Remember  that this hope of salvation is the absolute certainty that God  has done something for our salvation, and that it has been  applied to us personally by Himself.

Nowhere in the Bible is it more sure that the word "hope"  is used of a definite reality, not just wishful desire, for  salvation. Some desire for salvation would only turn into  doubt and fear when examined. A desire would not be a  helmet for the head! It would leave the head exposed to the enemy.

This "hope of salvation" is truly the "certainty of  salvation," which is the mighty work of the Holy Spirit in  giving us the assurance that the Lord Jesus died for our sins,  and that He has given us illumination to understand it  "according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of  faith. " One has written, "The certainty of our personal  salvation, and the certainty of the truthfulness of the gospel message which brought us our salvation, are one!" If you  know that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,  will you trust Him now for your salvation?

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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