Reconciliation with God
"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."
This verse is clear that our eternal salvation is based upon the death of Jesus Christ on Calvary's Cross. However, there appears to be a contradiction within this very verse as it states, "we shall be saved by His LIFE."
The answer: There is no contradiction. The problem we encounter is our interpretation of the word "saved." Many always see "saved" as it regards our "ticket to Heaven" when in reality that is not always the case. Saved means "deliverance." We should experience God's deliverance in our daily lives, not just at the end of our earthly lives.
When we examine the life that Jesus lived, there are enormous lessons for us to follow! He has shown us the HOW TO of our Spiritual lives. Although Jesus Christ is most assuredly Emmanuel, God With Us, He NEVER relied upon His own deity to do any of the marvelous things He did.
At His baptism into His ministry by John the Baptist(er), the Holy Spirit descended and entered into the Person of Jesus Christ, thereby empowering Him to do the Perfect Will of the Father. Jesus was ALWAYS yielded to the Father.
FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE! We are Blessed with the anointing of the Holy Spirit at the point of our eternal salvation by faith alone in Christ alone. From there we are to be YIELDED to the Father that He might do HIS good will and pleasure THROUGH the indwelling Holy Spirit who resides in ALL believers.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is there within you. The question then is, will you be YIELDED to the Father or not? It is entirely up to you...just as it was entirely up to Jesus.
Do you want to be saved by the life of Jesus? Then yield to the Father and the indwelling Holy Spirit. For it is there that the believer truly demonstrates Honor and Glory to God, as He is actually the One Who performs it.
To God be ALL Honor, Glory, and Praise!