Acts 4: 12 – Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
1 Corinthians 1:18 – For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Jude 1:1 – 1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and KEPT FOR ( Preserved or protected) Jesus Christ:
Salvation is the greatest rescue mission ever conducted which was a foreplan before ages by our Heavenly Father to save the mankind out of the foreign land filled with curse and darkness of sin, and to be brought back into the homeland which is his heavenly kingdom of grace and righteousness by the shedding of blood on the cross by the slain lamb our lord Jesus Christ unto the eternal covenant of redemption.
Galatians 4 : 4-5 – But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship .
God demonstrated the great salvation which was pre destined through his son Jesus Christ which was concealed throughout the Old Testament history until the finished work on the Cross of Calvary.
Salvation is not a mere gift but also which preserves our Body, Soul and Spirit unto the coming of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5: 23 – And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole SPIRIT and SOUL and BODY be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Out of above I would like to point out on the preserving or Salvation of Body or Life by the Grace of our lord in our earthly time which is ultimately toward eternal promise.
At present moment the entire World is going through turmoil, fear, loss, destruction and anxiety to name a few which every one of us are going through or have the fear of facing some or other way.
But one thing dear children of God, we must know that we are preserved or saved unto eternity and always be assured that our great redeemer and righteous one who is IAM is living within us as Hope of Glory.
When we look at the greatest rescue mission or one of the early concealed plan of God for Salvation is the saving of Noah and his family from the flood.
As we are aware the Ark which God asked Noah to build which delivered or preserved them out of the flood is the depiction of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In Genesis 6:18-19
18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them ALIVE with you.
The above verses especially reveals God’s plan to preserve the chosen people , by promising them that once they enter the Ark they will be preserved or verse 19 end says they will be ALIVE .
This depicits preserving or salvation from a sinful and cursed land by keeping them in the Ark and to bring them later out into a new and clean earth which shines with God’s favor .
Once they enter the Ark they are under the protection of God because they are preserved inside the ark.
Genesis 7: 17 – 20 explains the greatness of protection:
17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.
In Verse 18&19 says, the highest mountains in the earth was covered and water went up fifteen cubits above the mountains but Verse 23 end part says:
Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. ONLY NOAH WAS LEFT, and those with him IN THE ARK.
In Hebrews 11:7 it explain in further revelation saying that he built an Ark and obeyed God and entered and thereby he and his family were ALIVE.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
Dear Ones in Christ Jesus , how much ever the present challenges arise and maybe it seems like it is uprooting every highest and loftiest thing in the world that man thought will never shake , maybe we feel like we are drowning in regards to our health , wealth , Job or our possessions and the fear is creeping to bury us , REMEMBER we have salvation in Christ Jesus and as God promised a covenant to Noah in Genesis 6:18 , we have much precious and everlasting ETERNAL covenant which is stamped on us by the Blood of Jesus Christ – DONOT Fear , have faith and pray that the knowledge of Christ reveals our inner man towards the great Righteousness which he poured out to a sinful and hopeless person like me so that we are preserved unto eternity .
Step into the eternal Ark and you will never be drowned since the One in Christ always FLOAT over the challenges and no principalities or power of Darkness will never overcome us because the One in Christ and WHO has Christ Dwelling in them by the help of Holy Spirit will sail through by HIS Grace.
He is our Refuge and shield and will not allow us to perish because we are priceless in his eyes unto Eternity .
Br. Praveen Mathew