Have you ever wondered what Jesus saves us from on the cross of cavalry? Most times, Christians are quick to say from Adamic nature or evil. However, there is more to the finished work on the cross than you know. In this article, you shall be learning about the various circumstances and events that Jesus saves us from. So let’s get started
The Salvation of Man
Men were doomed due to the sin of disobedience caused by the first man (Adam). As earlier explained in our previous post, Adam became an enemy of God and was stripped from every authority, position, and influence he had with God and the earth. However, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the only way to man’s salvation.
So, the salvation of man came as a result of Jesus’s sacrifices, as the bible says in Romans 5:17, “For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.”
Since the price of salvation has been paid, man needs to believe, accept and confess the Lordship of Jesus for him to be saved, as the bible says in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
What Does Jesus Saves Us From?
As a result of the fall of man, there were several chaos that occurred to man as well as the earth. So, Jesus came to save us from the following:
Jesus saves us from the world:
After the fall of man, the world’s system was altered in a way that man no longer has control or dominance. So the world was filled with gross darkness, as the bible says in Psalms 74:20, for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. This is a result of the fallen nature of man. Evils, demons, and devils are now in charge of the earth, and they have corrupted the human race as the scripture put it in 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of those who believe not.
However, for Christians who have received Jesus, they have been translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of his dear son (Colossians 1:13). So, Jesus saves believers from the darkness and evil of the world. Believers are no longer a citizen of planet earth, but they function with a new identity from above (heaven). The scripture says in John 17:14-16, I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
Jesus Saves us from Sin:
Man sinned a sin of disobedience against God by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Due to their sin, men were separated from God, and he must pay for his sin. However, Jesus paid for the sins once and for all through His substitutionary death for man. Jesus died, was buried, and rose again, proving that God accepted His payment for sin. He took our punishment so that we may be pardoned and avoid the consequences of our misdeeds. It is because Jesus paid the ultimate price; that is why salvation is possible for man (John 15:13).
Jesus saves us from death:
One of the results of the fall of man is the introduction of death to the earth. As the bible says, “For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:17). Death came as a result because man sinned, and the bible says that the soul that sinneth shall die (Ezekiel 18:20). The death that occurred to man is spiritual death, ultimately translating to physical death. When Jesus rose from the dead, it was a complete and comprehensive victory over death. This is because death could not retain its grasp on him. After all, he was the eternal Son of God (Acts 2:24). Christ’s victory over death has permanent ramifications for believers because his victory enables man to resurrect, and immortality is now possible.
Jesus Saves us from Self:
After the current fall, man became selfish, self-indulgent, self-righteous, self-conscious self-rulers, etc. The bible says that man’s heart is deceitful and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). But when Christ died for us, he crucified the older man to the cross – thus, man is longer a slave to self. As the bible has said in Roman 6:6, “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Thus, Jesus saves man from self-destruction by giving the Holy Spirit, who provides “God-control.” “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (1 Corinthians 3:17).
“I have come so that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly,” Jesus explains in his Sermon on the Mount in John 10:10. Even though men have life, it was all a sham due to the sinful nature inherited from Adam. In Jesus, God’s life, a superior kind of life in quantity and quality was given to man. To put it another way, Jesus rescues not only from death but also from ordinary life itself. Man can now exhibit the nature of God because of the abundant life he had received from God.
In conclusion, the salvation that Jesus purchased for humanity is far more than the point highlighted above. Indeed, Jesus is able also to save everyone to the utmost, especially those who draw near to God through him. You can share your thoughts about some of the things Jesus saves us from in the comment section or contact us for more information.