The Promise of Salvation
Daily Reading: (Romans 10:9):
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Today’s promise of salvation is one that we are tempted to move past as believing it is a past event that we will experience in our future and miss the salvation God has promised to give you today.
It is a huge victory to know that you have salvation and to put your trust in Christ alone. If you haven’t yet come to that place to receive everlasting life from God, the Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved”(Acts 16:31). Believe that Jesus died to give you His life. “For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son whoever believes in Him (Jesus) shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
Salvation is so much bigger than just eternal life. Receiving the fullness of salvation can only happen after you are eternally saved (Romans 10:9). How are you going to believe that when trouble comes that God will rescue you or deliver you if you don’t even believe in the most important provision, He has made for you, everlasting life? This verse is used as a verse to help lead non-believers to receive salvation and today it is going to be used to help believers receive daily salvation over the things that come against them.
The very word used in Romans 10:9 for saved is “sozo”. Sozo’s primary definition is to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction. And also to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment. In all things we can find rescue from danger and destruction (sozo). Salvation is a gift from God, and it comes through believing in Jesus alone (Romans 10:9).
How is this possible? back to our text:
The Greek word for “confession” is homologeo, and it means “to agree with” or “say the same thing God says about you and/or your circumstances.”
You are to take your problem to God and then agree (homologeo)- with what God’s Word says about your problem that Jesus is Lord.
You are saying Jesus is “kyrios” (he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord). I belong to Jesus and Jesus has already defeated the enemy of sin and the effects of sin that I am experiencing now. I agree fully with God’s Word Jesus is my Lord and I believe (pisteuō) to trust in Jesus as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith.
When I experience trouble, I will speak God’s promise to me. I trust in Jesus the one who is able to offer me His salvation. The promise is not that you might be or you could be saved. The promise is you will be saved.