James 1:18 NIV “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth…”
Our salvation was a product of God’s living word. Peter the apostle in his letter to the church says, “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” (1 Pet.1:23). It was the word that we believed and confessed that made salvation a reality for us (Rom.10:9-10).
God’s salvation plan for us goes beyond the born again experience. Jesus suffering and death was so that we may enjoy the full benefits of the kingdom of God. It was a total redemption package from the curse of sin, sickness and poverty. The blood redeems us from every harsh human condition. The way we bring these benefits of salvation is by the Word of God.
The Bible is a treasure bag that reveals to us all that has been done for us in salvation. We have a responsibility to find it, believe it, confess it, and act accordingly. Your salvation was a result of believing the word preached, confessing the truth of the resurrection and lordship of Jesus, and taking corresponding action that line up with your faith. This is God’s model for bringing into reality that which He has made available for us in salvation. Get pregnant with God’s promise, and birth them out!
Scriptures to Meditate: Heb.10:23, Mk 5:28; 11:22-24, Ps.91:2