Tuesday, January 1, 2013

God's Love & Glorious Salvation

This is my personal teaching notes from a message titled God's Love & Glorious Salvation.  Enjoy!

God’s Love & Glorious Salvation

BY: Deborah Ross
It’s His Character. 
It’s His Nature.

In Hebrew:
(A)Alef = Strong Leader
(L)Lamed = Shepherd
AL = God - We say El
God is our Strong Leader and Our Shepherd.
El Shaddai
El Elyon
El Roi

Greatest discovery for a soul = Realize that they are loved by God! 

Most important decision anyone will ever make = Accept God’s love for themselves in a personal way. 
God’s love comes to us by GRACE:

Ephesians 2:8 

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

GOD’S GRACE brings:  Undeserved Mercy; Forgiveness, Acceptance, Favor, Care, Help, Compassion, Tenderness, Patience, Comfort, Protection, and Provision.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God’s love is called GRACE. 

Grace is getting what you don’t deserve… right standing with God and a pardon for sin!

Genesis 1:26-31

*Humans were created out of God’s love.
*God’s love gave human beings dominion over all the earth.

Did you know that the 10 commandments were given to us out of God’s love? (Exodus 20:1-17)

Why does God hate sin?
…Because sin hurts people. 

The bondage of SIN is the opposite of God’s love.


·       transgression of divine law
·       any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse, great fault or offense
·       any offence against a principle or standard
·       to do wrong or think evil:  Both in the inward state and habit of the soul, as well as in the outward conduct of the life, whether by omission or commission.

The soul that sins is always conscious that his sin is:

v vile and polluting
v that it justly deserves punishment, and calls down the righteous wrath of God.

Sin leaves us with two stains that cannot be removed except by the blood of Jesus: 

1.    guilt
2.    pollution

 Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The wages of SIN (death) requires blood to be spilt because the life is in the blood. 

Leviticus 17:11

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.


Romans 8:7 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

OLD TESTAMENT - Blood of Bulls and Goats…

v could not fully satisfy God’s righteous judgment against sin. 

v could not adequately purge man’s conscious from the guilt of sin.

Isaiah 53:6  “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Isaiah 53 (entire) – Prophecy of God sending Jesus to be the final sacrifice for sin.

GOD KNEW THAT MANKIND WOULD NEED A STRONGER SACRIFICE to banish their guilty conscious – once and for all!
Guilty Conscious = one that has no faith to overcome the wages of sin

1 John 4:10

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 

Propitiation = to appease or make well disposed; also: atoning sacrifice
Appease = to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe:
Disposed = to make fit or ready; prepare:

The Message Bible Translation of 1 John 4:7-10

“My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God.”

A guilty conscious cannot believe God for forgiveness.  By putting our trust in Jesus Christ (who loved us enough to die for us), we free ourselves of our guilty conscious.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world (guilty conscious) worketh death.”

John 3:1-7 and 35-36 – Glorious Salvation!

GRACE has now given all who are born-again the power to stop sinning!


*Did you know that salvation is just a "saving cry" away? 
*Did you know that the word SALVATION means:  welfare; deliverance; victory; safety; prosperity; preservation; deliverance from the molestation of enemies; health; healing; save; saving; to make safe from; rescue; liberation; defend? 
*Did you know that our eternal salvation starts on this earth and continues forever? 

Jesus, Yeshua, "is" Salvation. 

He is God in the flesh who came to earth and dwelt among men living a sinless life.  Although He did no wrong, the enemies of God brutally beat Him, then publicly crucified Him by way of the cross on a hill called Golgotha.  Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb, but three days later His body was not there, because God had raised Him from the dead.  Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave - once and for all.  The shed blood of Jesus satisfied all of God's requirements for the payment of humanity's sin.   

John 16:27

Jesus said:  “For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me (Jesus), and have believed that I (Jesus) came out from God.”
Alef = Strong Leader
Bet = Family
Ab = Father
God our Father is a Strong Leader of His children.
Abba = Daddy

Romans 8:31-39 – Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love!


Call to Salvation.

If you want to be BORN-AGAIN…

If you want God’s…

Undeserved Mercy

ü Pray the prayer above

If you know that you have repented of your sins already and that you are blood bought child of the King, but the devil has been tormenting you with lies saying…

    v You’re not worthy

v God is mad at you

v God can’t use you

 If you need prayer…

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