Salvation is a wonderful thing, a life changing event, an eternity changing event.
Through trusting in Jesus’ finished work we are saved and we do indeed have a “ticket into Heaven” (Romans 10 v 9 and 10).
The sad fact however is all that for some Christians this is all that Jesus has done for them; but the truth is that Jesus has purchased so much more for us through His amazing finished work.
This is highlighted in the “armour of God” passage in Ephesians 6.
This passage talks about all the mighty weapons we have from the Lord, in this case for our battle against the enemy.
Paul does talk about salvation, he writes about our helmet of salvation (Ephesians 6 v 17).
He also writes about righteousness, peace and faith, among other things (Ephesians 6 v 14 to 17).
When we were saved we were made righteous (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).
When we were saved God put all the peace we will ever need into our born again spirit (Galatians 5 v 23).
When we were saved we were given THE measure of faith and it was THE faith of Christ (Romans 12 v 3 and Romans 3 v 22).
His passage from Paul tells us that we have received so much more than just a “ticket into Heaven” at our salvation, and we see this truth right throughout the Word (especially when we look at the Greek meaning of the word “sozo”).
We have so much available to us right now, here on earth, through our salvation in Christ Jesus.
Jesus wants us to live an abundant life, a life of health and abundance; he appropriated this for us at the cross (John 10 v 10 and 3 John v 2).
If you are a born again believer this evening you have so much more from Jesus than just your ticket into Heaven; you have been given all spiritual blessings already (Ephesians 1 v 3) and have all you need, right now, for life and Godliness (2 Peter 3 v 1).
What good news!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for my salvation, and thank you for everything that this involves; including righteousness, peace and faith”.
Ephesians 6 v 11…..Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil