The Miracle of Salvation by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Topic: The Miracle of Salvation
Miracles are the divine interventions of God provoked by the desperate faith if men. It is the supernatural manifestation of God’s power in our daily lives. It is something that cannot happen by human means; it is unexplainable and does not follow natural principles. Miracles are simply the supernatural taking over the natural.
The word “Salvation” comes from a Greek word “soteria” which means the act of delivering from sin and saving from evil. It is the same as redemption. Man cannot save himself from sin or deliver himself from evil. Man needed God to rescue him from sin and evil; as a result, God sent His Son (Jesus) to save man from sin — this is Salvation.
Salvation is the best miracle to a lost soul (sinner) and until you are born again, you cannot have access to heaven. Nothing can save a man outside of Christ. Soul winning is an effective tool for salvation. Everything in life is connected to a source; being ignorant of the source will definitely divert its benefits from you. JESUS IS THE SOURCE OF ETERNAL LIFE and until you accept Him, life will be full of crisis. You cannot understand God through human philosophy or thinking, but through Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:13-14 (KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Soul winning is engaging a sinner in a talk with the intention of winning him or her to Christ; it is sharing, from God’s Word, God’s plan of salvation with him so that he believes and clearly understands how he may receive Christ as his Saviour and have eternal life. Simply put, soul winning is leading a person (sinner) to Christ (Who can save anybody).
Mark 16:15-16 (KJV) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Engaging in soul winning is very vital because, it initiates the process of reconciling the lost souls to Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (KJV) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Soul winning is not just for Pastors and Evangelists but for every (born again) Christian. Soul winning is our general assignment as children of God.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (KJV) Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
An ambassador is someone appointed by the government of a given nation and sent to represent the nation in a foreign land; he upholds the interest of his nation.
In this light, as a believer, you are here for the interests of our home country — heaven; which is reconciling sinners to God. God has placed upon man a high level of value because man is the only creature that replicates the image of God and because of this value, He took upon Him the form of man; came down to deliver man.
John 1: 14 (KJV) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Your value for human life is an expression of your love for God and this can be clearly shown when you engage in soul winning. Soul winning should be your top priority and value; when you make it your delight, you will become a delightsome personality. Soul winning is the heartbeat of God and a responsibility of every Christian as an ambassador of Christ. The ministry and lesson of Jesus should be your focus.
God bless you.
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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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