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Christianity Is The Only Way To Salvation (one)



1)            The first time one sees the word ‘salvation’ in the Bible is found in Genesis 49:18 “I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.” Patriarch Jacob uttered this verse when blessing his twelve sons before he slept as God’s saint. The expression ‘waited for’ is the Hebrew qâvâh (kaw-vaw’): ‘to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect’. The next word is ‘salvation’ which is yeshû‛âh (yesh-oo’-aw): ‘something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity’. The last word, ‘LORD’ is Yehôvâh (yeh-ho-vaw’): ‘the proper name of the one true God; unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of ădônây; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.’ The last time of its biblical couch is found in Revelation 19:1-2 “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:” 2) For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”

Jacob and children
The last words of Patriarch Jacob (Genesis 49:18)

 “I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.” (Genesis 49:18)

                Jacob had to bind himself to the true God of Israel in his expectation of His salvation. Your expectations of God’s beneficence are the result of the collections of the word of Scriptures upon which faith is based. The Hebraic yeshû‛âh has a very close affinity to Yehôshûa‛, the Hebrew name for Joshua, the leader of Israel after Moses, to the promised-land; the same name was adopted by Jesus in the Incarnation. Yehôshûa‛ means ‘Jehovah saved’. Note that Jacob did not say, “I have waited for thy salvation, O Elohiym.” There is truly nothing, absolutely wrong with Elohyim (plural of Eloahh): for the Christ is involved in the Persons of the Elohyim concerning the Trinity.

                Divine salvation calls for the shedding of the life serving crimson fluid. Ineluctable is the attraction of the covenant that appropriately goes hand in hand with salvific responsibility of the Divinity. The first allusion to the phenomenality of the Church is when Divine utterance proclaimed, “I will make him an help meet for him” and in the creation of the Woman, it says, “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man” (Genesis 2:22). Bânâh (baw-naw’) is Hebrew word for ‘made’ which means: ‘To build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.’ The Woman, female Adam, is a building – the Church.

Adam's rib
The rib (Genesis 2:22)

“And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman”

                What did God do in His resolve of building the woman? God pulled out a rib: definitely a blood spluttering business. Adam, in that material time, was absolutely sinless! The purity of that blood became the covenant, paving way for the forgiveness of the original sin. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out” (Romans 11:33)! This is the first known salvific encounter between the Creator and mankind. Jehovah is the covenant name of the Creator as the SAVIOUR.

The Church is God’s House.

                Note also that Jacob uttered the Genesis 49:18 verse between two names: Dan and Gad; the meaning of Dan is ‘judge’ and Gad is ‘a troop’. The saved person must have been judged to be in sin. The prayer of salvation troops the Trinity into the heart of the believing soul and the Holy Spirit takes over completely so that the Christian can successfully invade the covens of evil occupation to destroy the unholy work of Satanism. It also means that God is both the Judge and the Saviour and, from eternity past, had decided to build the Church, making use of redeemed souls as the visible material blocks of the otherwise spiritual Church.Sōtēria (so-tay-ree’-ah) is the Greek for ‘salvation’ in Revelation 19:1 which means: ‘Rescue; deliverance, preservation, safety; a safe return; security, guarantee for safety; ways of preserving it’. Scripturally, whoredom is idolatrous practice. Any one or assemblage that worships not the true God is engaged in spiritual prostitution. There is one God. Serving another spiritually is to have forsaken the true God. The first marriage in the Garden of Eden was not only between God’s children, the LORD God is the Father-in-law of the pristine couple.

                In the eternal mind of God, He must marry the Church to redeem her. For this theological reason, it is a divine taboo to worship another god. Many so-called churches are institutions of Satanism. Religions that do not worship God in truth and in Spirit – Jesus being the truth, and the Holy Spirit being the Spirit of Truth – do so in fruitless vain. Jesus died, like Adam (before the emergence of the Eden woman), for the Church, established for the preservation of saved souls. The Holy Spirit, after the death, resurrection, ascension and His session on the right hand of the celestial Majesty, continues to nurture the Church: providing the Church with pastors, evangelists, prophets and the enabling power to go marching on, till the day of the rapture.

Be a Christian; get born again.

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

(…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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