We have all heard that we need it. But what is it?
Did you know that the Hebrew word for Jesus – the name Jesus would have been called by His friends and family – is SALVATION. No joke, His Hebrew name is Yeshua and that word means SALVATION.
Scritpure even uses Jesus’ Hebrew name Yeshua throughout the Old Testament. Listen to this.
“Behold, God is my Yeshua (salvation). I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and He has become my Yeshua (salvation).” Isaiah 12:2
God is Yeshua (salvation), meaning Jesus is salvation. Jesus/Yeshua has become our salvation. And what does His salvation do?
“She (Mary) will bear a Son and you shall call His name Jesus (Yeshua), for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
So, when people say everyone needs salvation, what they are saying is that everyone needs Jesus/Yeshua/Salvation. Why? Because He can save you from your sins.
Yes, we all sin (Rom. 3:23). You cannot escape this reality. Ever told a lie? Even a white one? What about coveting, or wanting what your friend has? What about stealing? Even if that stealing is looking at another’s answer to a question on a test. We all sin. And God’s law says, “The wages of sin is death.”
As in, you tell one lie, you covet one time, you steal one piece of candy – you’re done. Your default destination is not heaven, it is hell.
Once you realize you do wrong (sin), you recognize you need salvation (Jesus). Even the best one among us is vile.
But there is good news.
“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
If you do not accept salvation (Jesus), the wages of your sin is death. The death this speaks of is eternal separation from God. And if you are apart from God, you are apart from everything good, because God is the creator of everything good – even relationships (Gen. 1) . To reject God is to reject salvation, and salvation is LIFE.
But if you choose to believe in salvation (Jesus/Yeshua) you can have LIFE. And that is life eternal. You can walk into Eden once more (Joel 2:3)!
So the first step into getting salvation (Yeshua) is to trust that He (salvation) came to this earth to die for your sins (death). In other words, He died to pay the penalty of death – your penalty. He was so good – so God – so without sin – that His awesomeness cannot only take away your sin – but all sin – everyone’s sin – if they would only believe and trust Him.
And the good news keeps coming. There is nothing you can do to earn this salvation other than faith. You can’t buy it. You can’t work for it. You don’t even deserve it! But once you believe the only WAY is Jesus, once you have faith in the TRUTH of His sacrifice for your sins, then you can walk into the LIFE He offers you.
Jesus said, “I am the WAY, and the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6
The only way to have that life eternal – see the Father – is to accept the Father’s Son – Jesus – Salvation.
“If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
Belief. Faith. And hope in salvation (Yeshua).
Belief that He came. Faith that He died. And Hope that He will return.
Go on. I dare you. Try out Salvation.
He will come into your heart if you ask Him.
And He will SHINE.