100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #79 | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 12:1-3: “And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”
In our text for today, I want you to notice that there is one word that is used three times. That word is salvation. It is one of the most important words in the entire Bible. In fact, it is used 164 times in the Bible. In the Old Testament, the word comes from a Hebrew word which means “deliverance and victory.” In the New Testament, it comes from a Greek word that means “deliverance, preservation or safety.”
Salvation is what we receive when we place our trust in Jesus Christ as the lamb of God who was sacrificed for our sins. However, salvation is not just a gift that you receive and then do nothing with. Rather, salvation is a gift that does something with you. If you study the instances of salvation recorded in the Bible, you will find that salvation is responsible for moving people from the place they are to another place. Salvation always takes you somewhere! Notice this:
– Salvation brought Israel out of bondage in Egypt.
– Salvation brought Jonah out of the belly of the whale.
– Salvation brought David out of the pit of despair.
– Salvation brought Paul out of his lost condition.
– And salvation brings every sinner out of the darkness of bondage to sin and Satan
Some of you might remember the popular book by Dr. Seuss titled, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” It is often given as a gift to those who have just graduated from college, and celebrates the opportunities that are now open to that person since they have graduated. Today, I want to share with you three places that salvation will take you, because it will take you some wonderful places indeed.
1. Salvation will take you into holy living.
2. Salvation will take you to the House of God.
3. Salvation will take you to Heaven.
+ Plus, listen to The Canton Spirituals singing “Glad I’ve Got Jesus” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”