Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Rev 7:10 "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

Salvation. When you look up this word in the Greek it means: Deliverance, preservation, safety. Right now a huge number of people in our society don't think that they need salvation. They don't believe that they need to be delivered. They don't think that they are in danger. But when you take this term in the context of the book of Revelation, deliverance, preservation and safety are exactly what is needed at that time. Just look at what has happened up to this point and look at the response of all men, leaders and slaves and rich and poor and free...they hid themselves in cave and in the rocks of the mountains and begged for something...protection, hiding, anonymity from who? The very One who could give them the safer and protection and deliverance that they needed. They wanted to be hid from the One who sits on the throne and the Lamb. Rev 6:15-17

Isn't it just like that? The very One who extends salvation and deliverance and preservation and safety we run from. We think that we know better so we engage in an act of futile self preservation and run to the caves and rocks and ask them to fall on us. We do the dumb things that God instructs us not to do and then we run from Him instead of to Him. Why? Because it is hard to look and ourselves in the light of pure holiness. It is hard to admit that we fall short of the glory of God. We would rather run away than admit we are needy, rotten, hopeless sinners.

Yet God who is on the throne and the Lamb who died for us is there. Waiting. Extending deliverance. Extending preservation. Extending safety. Extending salvation to us forever. And the thing is, He is the only One who can do it. Our works can't win salvation for us. Another religious system can't do it. Salvation belongs only to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. That is it. That is who we have to run to. "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 Jesus is it. No other way. "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

No matter what people want to think or believe, Jesus is the only way. Salvation belongs to Him alone. Going to any other source is just running to the caves and rocks and getting crushed.

Salvation. We all need it. And someday every man, woman and child will realize it. We need to run to the Source of salvation now. All the time. Daily. He alone delivers in the present and for all eternity.

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