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Salvation from the Beginning.

Salvation from the Beginning.

2Ti 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

2Ti 1:9 WHO HATH SAVED US, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE, WHICH WAS GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN, (KJV)

Sometimes we think our salvation happened on a specific date in history, and we tell people how long we have been saved. The truth is we were already saved from the beginning of the world, but that salvation did not do us any good until we found out about it, and believed it by hearing the Gospel. According to scripture, God saved us, and called us before the world began!!!

Notice, it would be through a “HOLY CALLING” that this salvation would be given to us. It would have nothing to do with any kind of “works” that we would ever perform to cause this salvation to happen. It would only be according to God's “purpose, and grace”, and that purpose, and grace was given to us in Jesus Christ before the world be began!!

A “holy calling” must have words connected to that calling!! Although Jesus Christ is the “Word” of God, he is not the “words” of God! The Bible which contains the “words” of God is NOT Jesus Christ!!! The Word of God (singular) who is Jesus Christ speaks the “words” of God (plural)!! The Word of God, speaks the words of God. Jesus Christ (the Word of God) only spoke the words that he heard his Father say.

Jesus said, “my words are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63) Jesus's words are the Fathers words, and contained within the Fathers words was “life”

Jesus Christ would be the “messenger” (The life giver) of the New Covenant (Mal 3:1) who would bring to us the “life” (contained within the message) that was already given to us from the beginning which was in Jesus Christ before the world began.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

To make it simple, the Gospel destroys death by bringing life and immortality to light through the Gospel!!! A person can not have life, and death at the same time. When life comes death is abolished!!!! From the very beginning, that life was IN the Word of God (Jesus Christ), and it was the “light” of men!!! You can not have light without having life!!!

2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
2Ti 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, WHO HATH ABOLISHED DEATH, AND HATH BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL:

The salvation that we have always had from the beginning, was given back to us through the messenger of the New Covenant, Jesus Christ through the good news, the Gospel!!!