About This Episode:

Have you activated the truth about salvation in your life? 

In Joshua 2, Rahab encountered the Israelites, who were sent by God to conquer the city of Jericho. The Israelite spies whom she hid made an agreement with her: “Our lives for your lives” (Joshua 2:20). Her and her family’s lives would be saved in exchange for the protection she had already given the spies and would continue to give them. This Scripture describes true salvation, a fair exchange to which both parties remained loyal.

People often misunderstand and get sidetracked when it comes to salvation. Salvation is not a single event or decision, and it does not begin and end with one prayer. When we limit salvation and do not embrace it for the entirety of our lives, then we make salvation empty and powerless. 

“Being a Christian” should mean something. Salvation must not be empty! If we say we are Christian and “saved,” then there should be signs in our lives that we are who we say we are. If we have salvation, then we should not have the same worries, the same troubles, the same lifestyle. 

Salvation means that Jesus gave His life for us, dying on the cross, and now it’s time for us to give our lives wholly and completely to Him. That’s the fair exchange of life. 

Salvation is a life changing, transforming power that causes you to be another person—a new creation.

Steve Gray

We must grasp the truth about salvation in order to pursue revival. Let’s give our lives to Jesus!

Further Bible Reading:

Joshua 2:14 (NIV) recommend readimg entire story of Rahab in Joshua 2

“Our lives for your lives!” the men assured her. “If you don’t tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the Lord gives us the land.”

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
  • Have I fully given my life to Jesus—His life for my life?
  • Are there signs in my life that my life has been transformed by salvation—by Jesus?
  • Do I cling to my world or Jesus’ world?
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  • 07:52 We all know what salvation is. Jesus went to the cross, and He died. He gave His life for us. We miss the other half of the whole story: you giving your life to Him
  • 09:15 Jesus gave His life to you so you can give your life to Him. It’s an exchange. Our lives for your lives.
  • 10:22 Salvation is a life-changing, transforming power that causes you to be another person, another creature.
  • 11:17 True salvation is that Jesus would give His life but you’d give yours. A life for a life. If we don’t follow this pattern, it’s just going to be dead, dull, empty religion with a bunch of rules.
  • 11:50 Being less carnal is not being spiritual.
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