This is indeed the Christ, Savior of the world. (John 4:42)
If you've been a Christian for any length of time you will be prone to tune out if I start giving the history of what a Savior is and what the word Savior means. And if I belabour the fact the angels knew a Savior had been born (Luke 2: 10-11), "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord," you will say yeah, yeah, I hear that every Christmas. So, I'm going to do something different today.
Easter is approaching and the title Savior will be spoken in most every Bible teaching church. In fact, "Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" was one of Peter's favourite titles for God. He used this title five times in 2 Peter alone.
Peter knew first-hand how he had been rescued from the tempest of a raging sea as he tried to walk on water (Matt. 14:22-33), or how he denied his Lord when Jesus was arrested and yet was forgiven. (Luke 22:54-62) Peter fully understood how he was huddled in fear hiding in a room from the Jews that killed Jesus one minute (John 20:19), and given the transformational power of the Holy Spirit to preach boldly the next. (Acts 2:14-39). Oh yes, Peter knew what it meant to say and mean, "My God and my Savior Jesus Christ." Now I want to know what this means to you.
As an Easter blessing to one another, please take one moment (it is so easy—go to the comments below) and write one sentence of what you have been saved from. Let's inspire one another with God's amazing saving grace. Each one of us have a story that matters to God and speaks to the world of His love.
As we collectively share, the power of our Savior will become real, heart-rending, relevant.
I will start:
The saving power of Jesus Christ saved me from the clutches of suicide as a teenager.
Listen to this amazing inspirational song called "My Savior My God" by Aaron Shust. Lyrics are included, so join in the praise.
All Scripture taken from the NKJV
Other Names of God that may encourage can be found on the following dates.
1) Elohim-God - October 1, 2018 2) Abba Father - October 15, 2018 3) El Shaddai - October 22, 2018 4) The Truth - October 28, 2018 5) The Alpha & Omega - Nov. 5, 2018 6) Yahweh-Shalom - Nov. 12, 2018 7) God of All Comfort - Nov. 19,2018 8) The Rock - Nov. 26, 2018 9) Our Maker - Dec. 3, 2018 10) Our Defender - Dec.10, 2018 11) Immanuel - Dec. 17, 2018 12) The Bread of Life - Jan. 7, 2019 13) Yahweh-Nissi - Jan. 14, 2019 14) Yahweh-Rohi - Jan. 21, 2019 15) The Lord - Jan. 28, 2019 16) Deliverer - Feb. 4, 2019 17) Spirit of the Living God - Feb. 11, 2019 18) Yahweh-Rophe Part 1 - Feb. 18, 2019 19) Yahweh-Rophe Part 2 - Feb. 25, 2019 20) King of Kings -Mar. 4, 2019 (21) Adonai - March 11, 2019 (22) I AM WHO I AM - Yahweh, March 18, 2019 (23)The God of Love and Peace-Mar.25, 2019 9 (24) Elohim-a prayer from Daniel 2, April 1, 2019, (25) The Lamb - April 8, 2019 (26) The Savior - April 15, 2019
Thanks for this question, Blossom! God saved me from so much when I became a disciple at age 24...from running after spiritual 'wells' that could never satisfy me, and from looking to another human being to 'complete' me. Instead, He gave me Himself.
God saved me from myself. I was my own worst enemy.
I grew up with one parent addicted to alcohol and both dysfunctional and un-attuned. As a result I experienced Childhood Emotional Neglect. I grew into adulthood not knowing myself, not being connected to myself, not loving myself and not living as my authentic self. God led me to discover who He created me to be. He taught me that I have value, worth, strengths, gifts, abilities and purpose. He connected me to people who would help me on my healing journey. He showed me that He has a good plan for my life.