“Salvation means without corruption” -Rev Busuyi Olabode
Salvation is to be saved and it is done by
- Confessing the Lord Jesus with your mouth
- Believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead
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.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
By this you have entered into salvation and this make salvation to appear to you by grace
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
It’s the grace of God that makes you saved and salvation is the gift of God to us.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
So we understand by God’s word what salvation brings by looking at this scripture…
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
- We receive a teaching on denying ungodliness
“Ungodliness is to count gain as godliness”
One thing we must understand about God and the world is that they are two opposite image that can never meet. What God calls wisdom is what the world calls it foolishness and what God calls foolishness the world calls it wisdom. So as God’s people we must understand our place by abiding in God. Look at what the world suppose to be gain
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such withdraw thyself.
So by the provisions of salvation you’ll understand that this is not so, because men have perverted the truth by putting gain as godliness, which is the inverse of what God says . I remember what Rev. Ken said that “LIVE is the opposite of EVIL” when you reverse this words you’ll see it clearly that it is true and this is how the world system operates by perverting the truth. But what does the scripture says about gain and godliness? Now this is the provision that salvation brings
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
What provision does salvation brings now? To deny ungodliness which is gain is godliness and then embrace godliness with contentment which is great gain. In fact what salvation brings to us is to deny all forms of ungodliness and to embrace godliness with contentment which is great gain and not just gain.
- Denying worldly lust
“All form of lust begins from the eyes and then associate itself with the heart, when it get to this point in man then such is trapped”
To be free from the trap of lust is to have a eyes closed to this world by saying like Jesus said to get thee behind us. Man is not free from lust unless he has dealt with what eyes comes to give the heart through lust. Scripture told us that there is nothing in this world than lust and pride of life
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2:16 FOR ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
So salvation brings us a teaching to deny worldly lust when they are being posed to us. Salvation is what makes a man free from ungodliness and lust and this will make any man escape the corruption that is in this world
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, HAVING ESCAPED THE CORRUPTION THAT IS IN THE WORLD THROUGH LUST.
And if you look carefully it is the provision of salvation that will cause this escape
2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained LIKE PRECIOUS FAITH with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
1:3 According as his divine power HATH GIVEN UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
It’s clear that there is salvation link to godliness and this is what will make us escape the corruption that it in this world. Salvation is able to make a man live yet without sin in this world, to make him escape corruption because even in the first place we are born of the incorruptible seed of the word of life
1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
“Salvation is what makes a man to be incorruptible and its important that we must respond to the incorruptible life”
We are born of the incorruptible seed and we need to respond to that incorruptible life, it will have effect as we give response to that seed within. Even when we shall sleep in the Lord our body will be raise in incorruption.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Man was born to be incorruptible and he was never expected to run a corruptible life, when he does live a corruptible life it means to malfunction and this statement will be made “where art thou?” and not as though the Lord did not see such but because he has lived outside of what he was supposed to live in. This is the provisions of salvation to man, that man shall live an incorruptible life. Amen.