The Gospel of Salvation
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These verses and any linked articles/stories are intended to help jumpstart you in your own studies. MOST VERSES ARE BEST UNDERSTOOD WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE WHOLE LETTER in which it was written. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have your own bible and seek on your own. no one or any resource can replace one-on-one time with the king.
Eternal life (or salvation) is based entirely on believing in and loving the person of Jesus (Yeshua) and the power of His blood. When we choose to give our heart, soul, mind, and strength to Him, abiding in His presence, being a servant of His righteousness, then we inherit His blessings. We don't have access to His blessings and promises without first loving Jesus for who He is. Out of that love comes our devotion to Him. A scripted prayer is not required, but if a repeated, written prayer is done with a full heart as an act of faith - that is evidence of your belief. But truly, Eternal Life is knowing God, the person. And that knowing comes through repentance and believing in the Name and person of Jesus, Yeshua, the Messiah.
Bible versions used will vary and some may be paraphrased. We suggest using BibleGateway.com to look up the verse in your favorite version. Side notes, emphasis, etc. are my own.
The verses listed below are in no particular order.
JOHN 17:3 AND THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE, THAT THEY MAY KNOW YOU, THE ONY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST WHOM YOU HAVE SENT. [NKJV]
JOHN 1:12 [TPT] But those who embraced him and took hold of his name were given authority to become the children of God!
JOHN 14:6 Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too. [TPT]
JOHN 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him. [NKJV]
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ACTS 2:36-38 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, who you crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”. [NKJV]
JOHN 17:1-8 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have manifested Your name to [those] whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. [NKJV]
EPHESIANS 1:19-21 …according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. [ESV]
PHILIPPIANS 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. [NKJV]
1 PETER 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His (the Father’s) great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
JOHN 14:9 He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, “Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?
JOHN 14:11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
EPHESIANS 1:2-3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, [ESV]
Prayer: Thank you Father for all the blessings You have given me through Jesus! And Jesus, I worship You. You ARE the way, truth, and life. I come to You that I may know you and the Father. Teach me how to have a deepening relationship with You and the Father. I acknowledge that You and the Father are One and now that I submit to You, I am in You and You are in me. I don't understand how this can be, but I give You all the Glory and praise Your Holy Name, which is above all Names!
1 PETER 2:24-25 He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed, for you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
2 CORINTHIANS 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. [NASB]
EPHESIANS 1:22 And [the Father] put all things in subjection under His feet (Jesus), and made Him head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. [NASB]
EPHESIANS 1:22 Also, he (the Father) has put all things under his (Jesus) feet and made him head over everything for the Messianic Community, which is his body, the full expression of him who fills all creation.
Over and over scripture tells us that True Believers are the Body of Christ (Messiah). His body is the full expression of Jesus (Yeshua!) - and fills all of creation. Meditate on this. If you are a Believer in Messiah, together with Him and the other Believers, you are His full expression!
EPHESIANS 1:19-20; 2:6. …how surpassingly great is [the Father’s] power working in us who trust Him. It works with the same mighty strength he used when he worked in the Messiah to raise him from the dead and seat him at his right hand in heaven, far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, or any other name that can be named either THIS AGE OR THE AGE TO COME. [emphasis mine] Also, he has put ALL things under his (Jesus, Messiah’s) feet… [2:6] God raised us up WITH the Messiah Yeshua and seated us with him in heaven…
PHILLIPPIANS 2:5-1 [CJB] Let your attitude toward one another be governed by your being in union with the Messiah Yeshua: Though he was in the form of God, he did not regard equality with God something to be possessed by force. On the contrary, he emptied himself, in that he took the form of a slave by becoming like human beings are. And when he appeared as a human being, he humbled himself still more by becoming obedient even to death —death on a stake as a criminal! Therefore God raised him to the highest place and gave him the name above every name; that in honor of the name given Yeshua, every knee will bow — in heaven, on earth and under the earth — and every tongue will acknowledge that Yeshua the Messiah is Adonai —to the glory of God the Father.