Great questions always require thoughtful and wise response. You cannot really know what you have gotten in life until you are given assurance to live.
What a question, great question for that matter, “…Lord, are there few that be saved?” That was a question thrown at Jesus in Jerusalem. Human beings always look for ways of redemption but are not ready to obey the terms and conditions associated with redemption, what an awful experience?
The above question was followed up with a thoughtful and wisdom-based response from Jesus;
“Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Luke 13:24.
Our redemption and deliverance are within us and it cannot come to us on it will, we must seek for it with all our heart before we can obtain it.
Many are looking for a place where they can be save without knowing that the preparation of their heart is the most essential required of them by the Lord Jesus, when your heart is right with God, your salvation is sure. We cannot pure new wine into an old bottle until that bottle is made ready and cleansed. The choice is yours.
Jesus, the redeemer of our soul came to save that which was lost, his primary purpose was to save sinners and reconcile man to God, his birth was to give light to the world, still, we have part to play. Our salvation is not automatic, our ego and pride must be dealt with and our self must be denied if we must be saved.
“And he said unto them all, if any man will came after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” Luke 9:23-24.
Sin is a reproach and it is a deadly disease that its cure is only in Jesus Christ, he came to heal us from all our sins and deliver us from condemnation, he took our place on the cross and died for our sins.
Isaiah 55:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his strives we are healed.Romans 5:6-8; For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commandeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.John 1:12; But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
From the above scriptural passages, we understand that Christ suffered for us to save us from sins, all we need to do is to receive him into our heart so as to become sons of God, thereby being among the those that be saved.
The first thing a sinner must do is to acknowledge his sinful nature and come to Jesus for total repentance from all sin.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19
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