Tuesday, January 26

Rick Renner 2016 : Greek and hebrew meaning of salvation

Today, let’s look at what Paul wrote in Philippians 1:19: “For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” First, he stated, “For I know….” That word “know” in the Greek is in the double emphatic form. Paul was saying, “I’m not grasping for hope; I’m speaking from a place of confidence. I absolutely know this will turn to my salvation.”
The word “salvation” is the old Greek word soteria, which really means deliverance. A paraphrase could read, “I know this is not my end. I’m going to get out of this place. This will result in my liberation and deliverance.” Why was Paul so confident of this? He gave the reason in that same verse:“…through your prayers and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”
First (we will look at a second reason tomorrow), Paul was confident because he knew people were praying for him. You can probably relate to what Paul was saying. When you’re battling hard for God on the front lines, doing what He has asked you to do with all the strength you have, you can become so weary that you don’t feel like a mighty prayer warrior. Sometimes you’re just praying that you make it to tomorrow! In moments like that, it’s very important to know that there are prayer warriors who are standing in faith before the throne of God for you. Paul was saying, “I’m depending on your prayers, and because of your prayers, I’m confident I’m going to get out of this place!” Something for you to really THINK ABOUT today! Ask yourself, ‘Am I being a prayer warrior for someone else’? – Rick Renner


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