I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you.
For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”

 

What does salvation mean

What does salvation mean? In short it defeats trouble!

Myth, the answer to what does salvation mean is; what you have if you are not going to hell, it only kicks in when your dead.  Which is when it stops you going to hell and sends you to heaven instead.   Until then we wait in misery.

The evangelist’s stance on getting people to say the “sinners prayer” and claiming them therefore saved or having achieved salvation pours fuel on this fire of confusion.  In truthful answer to the question what does salvation mean is a much bigger picture

Jesus is Salvation!

The name “Jesus” (derived from the Hebrew Joshua) itself means salvation. The purpose for the Son of Man’s coming is to seek out and save the lost.  More specifically one of the many Hebrew words used to signify salvation, yasa means to save, help in distress, rescue, deliver, and set free. But from what, is the question we need answers to.  Nowhere does it say to help you in the distress of the fear of hell or to set you free from hell.

To understand salvation is simply to get to know Jesus (that’s what His name means) and the better you do this, the more you will be set free, rescued from and helped with the stresses of the world you live in today.  In other words, you will be rescued from Hell on earth by knowing Him on earth.  When you know Him, you can’t help but follow Him, which will of course eventually lead you to Heaven both on earth and in the ever after!

Let’s look at what scripture tells us salvation is.

Its Glorious and we don’t have to wait for it, as it’s not far off and it won’t delay

Isaiah 46:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 I bring near my righteousness; it is not far off,
and my salvation will not delay;
I will put salvation in Zion,
for Israel my glory.”

Its joyous!

Isaiah 12:3 English Standard Version (ESV)

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation

It will heal you from depression!

Psalm 51:12 English Standard Version (ESV)

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Even more joy and less depression!

Habakkuk 3:18 English Standard Version (ESV)

18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

It brings forgiveness!

Luke 1:77 English Standard Version (ESV)

77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people
in the forgiveness of their sins,

It’s about compassion!

2 Corinthians 1:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.

It removes anxiety!

Philippians 1:28 English Standard Version (ESV)

28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.

Are you “getting my drift”?  Most  answers given to the question what does salvation mean are completely out of sync with Jesus who is Salvation are mostly misrepresented by the church and therefor misunderstood by people both inside and outside the church.  In short Salvation is Jesus and, in His Name, (which, as we have established means salvation) we find all things good.

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