Salvation is derived from the Greek word “Sozō or Sōtēria” which is the feminine noun. The New Testament as you may know is written in the Greek dialect. Sozō and Sōtēria means much more than being saved from hell or having fire insurance. These words are drenched in power, these words sozō and Sōtēria mean: to save a suffering ( from perishing ), to save from disease, to make well, to heal, to restore to health, to preserve one from danger of destruction, to rescue. They also mean wholeness, soundness, preservation and salvation.
What a revelation beloved what a truth!
This divine truth of the true meaning of salvation, will indeed strengthen our faith. We need to be mindful of the true meaning of salvation or sozō, sōtēria every time we encounter them in scripture. Thereby releasing it’s true power.
Let us read Ephesians 2:8 which says ” For by grace you have been saved ( sozō ) through faith, and this is not of yourselfs, it is a gift of God “. So it is by grace that we as God’s beloved children have been saved, that we have been made whole, well, healed, restored, and saved from the peril of hell. Oh what a God we serve, amen!!
Let us endelve into one of my favorite scriptures ( Romans 1:16 ) ” For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation ” Sōtēria ” to everyone who believes; The Apostle Paul was never bashful or cowardice in his walk and witness in Jesus. You see Paul knew the power of the cross and the power of Jesus died for our sozō.
Jesus is much more than a savior, He is a healer, deliverer, truth, power, the Son of Man, the Son of God.Prayer: I thank you Jesus, for being my savior my redeemer, for without you we are nothing.