Romans 1 v 16 is one of my favourite verses in the Word, explaining the requirements for salvation.
Salvation is not just about ‘being saved’ although that is of course vital; salvation is also on going in terms of healing, joy, peace and prosperity.
Jesus died so that you could enter Heaven (initial salvation) however He also died for your healing, and wholeness, peace and prosperity (on going salvation).
This verse in Romans maps out the requirements to receive salvation and it is very easy.
The requirement is belief; belief in Jesus, in who He is and what He did.
No one seriously debates that you are initially saved through your good works and deeds, however when it comes to healing or prosperity it seems to change!
You are saved (initially) as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus (Romans 10 v 9).
Religion and legalism then tells you that in order to be blessed by God (on going salvation) with healing and prosperity for example you have to tithe, pray, attend church and do various other good works.
This is not the case.
You receive your on going salvation in the same way you received your initial salvation, that is as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus.
You walk into the blessings of salvation in the same way as you receive salvation in the first place (Colossians 2 v 6).
The Lord does not want or need your works, He wants your faith and belief.
Once you grasp this concept then good works will flow naturally from you!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I received and will continue to receive salvation as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus”.
Romans 1 v 16…..For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek