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MY SALVATION (What Can Happen To It?) 1st Part.


Jesus on the cross

Salvation, in the Hebrew tongue, is found, among numerous verses, in the Mosaic victory song in praise of Jehovah, in Exodus 15:2, “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation…” The Greek interpretation is found in two of many verses e.g. Luke 1:69, 2:30 & Romans 10:10, “…and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. In Hebrew it is yeshu‛ah (yesh-oo’-aw) meaning: ‘salvation, deliverance a. welfare, prosperity b. deliverance c. salvation (by God) d. victory’. The Greek calls it, sōtēria (so-tay-ree’-ah) Thayer Definition: ‘deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation’.
Sōtēria, according to Collins Dictionary, comes from soter (so-tare) which is {From sōzō (sode’-zo) ‘to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction’} means: ‘a deliverer, that is, God or Christ’. From this definition, soter is a sole preserve of God, spiritually speaking. It is from soter we have the word soteriology [sɒˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ]: theology the doctrine of salvation from Greek sōtēria deliverance (from sōtēr a saviour) + -logy.
Moses says the LORD, who is his strength has also become (who was not, hitherto) his song and salvation. The name LORD is the Hebrew yahh (yaw), with the meaning: ‘1. Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form); 2. The self-existing God’. The next, ‘strength’ ‛oz (oze): ‘strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise)’. ‘Song’ is zimrath (zim-rawth’) having the definition: ‘1. song of praise, song, music, melody’. ‘Salvation’ is yeshu‛ah (yesh-oo’-aw): ‘something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity’. How long can I keep my salvation is not in any way an issue at all, according to this scripture. The strength that got me saved is God’s property, not in any way mine but Jehovah’s. Right?
Moses, like any other saved soul, has a new song and the song is that of praise. Praise of the eternal Jehovah, implying an eternal nature of the praise and worship song. Yeshu’ah tells me that Jehovah is not just my aid to spiritual victory, HE is actually my prosperous deliverance! When Moses reveals the strength behind his salvation I know immediately who my security is! If Jehovah Himself secures my salvation, how, tell me, can I lose this salvation? Jehovah is eternal. He is the strength and salvation of my soul, wrought on the gory cross to remain eternal!
Jesus says in John 10:28, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand”. With this Messianic utterance, I definitely, know what Jesus is doing with my soteria. Who is Jesus giving what He giveth? The exploration of the preceding verses is what we need to do to know who. John 10:2 “But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.” John 10:7 “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep”. John 10:9 “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture”. John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep”.
In verse 2 He is the known shepherd. Verse 7 points Him out as the door as well. How can one be both the door, through which an entrance is gained, and at the same time be the shepherd that leads through the same point of entrance? Ponder! In the ninth verse, the said entrance is salvific! Jesus is the very path to salvation and also the only One who leads all to the eternal salvation. The only personage who can achieve this feat is God, Himself. Verse ten, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. This is where Jesus reveals Himself, proving the fact that there are only two forces: good and evil i.e. God and the Devil! Psalm 80, “Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth”. Who led Israel out of Egypt? Whose seat is between the cherubs of the ark of covenant? Who is the LORD in Psalm 23? ‘LORD’ in Psalm 23 is yehovah (yeh-ho-vaw’): ‘(the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God’. HE is also the ONE who sits between the cherubs on the ark, placed inside the holy of holies, the third compartment of the Jerusalem Temple. (to be continued…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.


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