Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation?
Receiving the end of your faith-the salvation of your soul
1 peter 1:10
Of this salvation, the prophets have inquired and searched carefully.
Young rich ruler
Mark gospel says he is a ruler, perhaps in the synagogue.
Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler
16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”
So He said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”
Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
What good things shall I do to have eternal life?
He is a religious person. Jew, Ruler in a synagogue. Religion is a man’s attempt to please god, doing all rituals but his heart is still empty. He found something different in the life of Jesus life and calls him, Good teacher.
Why do you call Me good, No one is good but One, that is, God
Romans 3:12 There is none who does good. No, not one.
Jesus said: If you want to enter the kingdom of God,you have to obey all commandments.
Jesus said: Love your neighbors as yourself.
He said I do.
Then Jesus said: Go and sell all you have and give to poor and follow me.
- Jesus was just touching his weakness, money. Money is his idle. If anything or anyone occupied the place of God is called Idle.
1 Timothy 6:10 — Love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
2.Second he was known as young rich ruler, Jesus wanted to change his identity, Jesus want his disciple known as servants of God, Not as rich ruler.
3.He lied to Jesus saying that he is obeying all commandments. If he was then he would have loved his neighbor. If you are obeying all commandments, really you are a lover of God, if you love God; you must love your neighbors.
- No one can obey all commandments and law, Jesus came on earth to full fill all commandments and laws.
But when the young man heard that saying (sell your possession and give to poor), he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
This young rich ruler came to Jesus to have eternal life by doing some good deeds, he left from Jesus sorrowfully. God never force anyone to be saved, He is working always in the basis of free will.Free will
God is Love, he loves us unconditionally. Unconditional love required free will. So God created human in the potential of sin. It is the choice of each one, which way they want to live. That is why God planted a tree in the midst of garden of Eden, the tree of knowledge.
In this world there are lots of opportunities, based on what you choose, you can leave in Godly way or to lead an immoral life.
Money – It is neutral, you can use money to do good things same time you can use money to do evil things.
It is like Technology. You can use technology for good purpose and same time for bad, all depends your heart.
Your will and God’s will
Your will is so important for salvation:
1 Timothy 2:4 God’s will
4 God’s desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth PSAMS 40:2
Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.
When the Lord stretch his hand of grace towards you, you have to hold his hand to come out this Horrible pit, that is your part.
It is possible to harden your heart when Holy spirit lead you to Christ, that is Blasphemy of Holy Spirit God.
All sins are forgiven, except blasphemy of Holy Spirit. Once you are saved your all sins are forgiven. You will allow Holy spirit God to work in you, if you are not allowing Holy spirit God to work in your heart that is called blasphemy of Holy Spirit, standing against or not accepting the work of Holy spirit in your life.
Salvation is a gift of God: Salvation is a gift from God. You don’t earn it, so you cannot protect it. You are saved by the grace of God, so God will protect your salvation and bring you to heaven.
Old Testament prophet’s prophesied about the grace yet to come, they could not understand much, they had some knowledge about the grace which we are experiencing.
Prophets means spoke person for God, Giving God’s message to people.
There are 330 prophecies about Christ in the Old Testament
Isaiah 7:14: he would be born of virgin
Micah 5:2: He would be born in Bethlehem
Genesis 49:10: He will born in the tribe of Judah
Isaiah 9:1: His ministry will start in Galilee
Zechariah 9:9 He will enter into Jerusalem by a donkey
Psalms 41;9 He will be betrayed by his friend
Zechariah 11:12 He will be sold for 30 silver
Isaiah 53:5 He will be wounded and bruised
Psalms 22:16 His feet and arms would be pierced
Isaiah 53:12 he will be crucified between two thieves
Psalms 16:10 he will be risen from the dead.
Mathew 13:17 Jesus was talking about himself
for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. We are studying Old Testament to understand New Testament better.
1 peter 1:12 Apostle preach this Gospel to us
Salvation is by hearing the message from God through Apostles and Evangelist by the inspiration of Holy Spirit.
Things Angels desire to look into
Things mean here salvation;
Desire means true wish, from heaven they are really looking into heart transformation of people by hearing the gospel.
Angels are marveled seeing that drunkard and murderer became servant of God by hearing the word of God and accepting the Lord.
A message came from heaven, proclaimed byprophets, fulfilled by Christ preached by Apostles, received by you and me
This Great Salvation is the Eternal Plan of God. It was in the mind of God, He kept it for you and me before the foundation of earth. We are so precious to God. We are his eternal plan. God allowed his son to die on the cross to gain you and me, to sit with him forever and ever in his heavenly home.