Over 300 messages from Steve Martin (Founder/President of Love For His People, Inc. ministry) to encourage, inspire and help you in your daily Christian walk. All of these have now been compiled in paperback book form and Kindle also. (Through Amazon.com)
A recent message.
Salvation Belongs To The Lord
Now Think On This
“Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people.” (Psalm 3:8, NKJV)
Several decades ago we often sang in our church meetings a song with a title very similar to this verse, declaring that salvation belongs to our God. When I “googled” it, because my memory banks took too long to search all that is held within them (older age does that you know) I found the following from a YouTube description of the song listed:
“This song was recorded in the Integrity Hosanna’s worship album ARMY OF GOD which was released in 1988. Worship leader for the album was Randy Rothwell. One year later Petra included this song in their Petra Praise released in 1989. So Integrity Hosanna was closer to the original.”
I knew I knew it from somewhere! I still have that cassette, as it was delivered in that format in those days from Integrity Music.
What exactly does it mean that salvation belongs to the Lord?
According to Strong’s Concordance, the English translation for salvation comes from the Hebrew word, “Yeshua”. Sound familiar? Of course, Jesus’ Hebrew name was/is Yeshua. He alone IS the Salvation of the World.
Most, if not all, who read my messages believe that the End of Days, the Tribulation period, is coming upon the earth. Though we don’t know the exact time (which some will use as an excuse to not watch or be ready) for only the Father Himself knows, we have been told in Scripture that we can certainly know the season.
Just as a mother is about to give birth, though she and those around her may not know the exact time, they absolutely know when it is time to get ready for delivery, towards the very end of that nine-month baby’s growing period inside her womb. Her womb, that very place which should be the most protected one in the baby’s life, from the time of conception to their appointed time of birth.
In Revelation 7:9-17, we are given the picture of what is going on in heaven, at the throne of Jesus, from the Apostle John, one of the 12 Jewish ambassadors of Yeshua, during this age.
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (NKJV)
The world needs saving. The nations in the world are in much turmoil, rage, anger, and lawlessness. Just keep watching the news. Times are changing, and it is not changing for the good.
It is happening. Just as the prophets spoke; just as Jesus (Yeshua) Himself said in Matthew 24 and Luke 21.
The signs are all around us, forth telling those exact things which would take place before the Lamb of God returns as the Lion from the Tribe of Judah.
Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Jews and Gentiles, all who call upon His name for salvation, is coming back for us.
While we have time yet with us, while there is still light before the darkness, we must work with His Holy Spirit to spread the Good News – that salvation from sin, death, destruction and all evil is found only in the salvation that belongs to the Lord. And He is so willing and loving to give it to all who call upon His Name.
“His blessing is upon His people.” (Psalm 3:8)
Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).
Now think on this,