Salvation: The Package Deal

by Creflo Dollar | 30 Mar 2020

Summary

When we look at the entire salvation package Jesus made available to us through the cross, we see that the animal sacrifices made in the Old Testament were a foreshadowing of what He was to do, with an important difference. The blood of the animals was meant to cover up the people’s sins, but the blood of Jesus, who was the perfect sacrifice for all time, completely washes away our sins. The atoning blood of the animals in the Old Testament was different from the remitting blood of Jesus. God is the God of the here and now, not just the God of the afterlife. This means that salvation is available to us right now, not just after we die.

  1. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice on our behalf.
    1. Who gave (yielded) Himself up [to atone] for our sins [and to save and sanctify us], in order to rescue and deliver us from this present wicked age and world order, in accordance with the will and purpose and plan of our God and Father (Galatians 1:4, AMPC).
      1. Jesus went to the cross to save us from the evils of the present world.
      2. His blood delivers and sanctifies us not just in the future, but right now.
    2. Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases (Psalm 103:1-3).
      1. Jesus did not die just to forgive sins, but also to provide healing for our bodies and minds.
    3. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (1 Peter 2:24).
      1. This promise hinges on our belief.
  1. Even under the Law of Moses, we see God’s salvation.
    1. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:11, 12).
      1. In the Old Testament, the priests did not focus on the sinful man who brought the sacrifice, but rather on the sacrifice itself.
      2. The same thing is true today. When we accept Jesus, who intercedes for us, God does not see our sins. He sees Jesus.
    2. And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live (Numbers 21:8).
      1. The serpent only healed those who believed and looked at it.
    3. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:14, 15).
      1. Jesus on the cross is the parallel to the serpent on the pole.
      2. Like when they looked upon the serpent, anyone who looks upon Jesus and believes will have eternal life.
  1. We must always focus on the Word.
    1. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2).
    2. And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18, AMPC).
    3. This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success (Joshua 1:8, AMPC).
      1. We must visualize ourselves as already receiving God’s salvation package.
    4. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
      1. We have mighty weapons we can use right now. We do not have to wait until we get to heaven.
    5. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do (Genesis 11:1-6).
      1. It was already finished in their imagination.

    For more on how Jesus purchased our salvation by shedding His blood on the cross, click on the link below for the DVD, The Bloodless Savior.

    http://bit.ly/TheBloodlessSaviorDVDSingle

    Scripture References

    Galatians 1:4, AMPC

    Psalm 103: 1-3

    1 Peter 2:24

    Hebrews 9:11, 12

    Numbers 21:8

    John 3:14, 15

    Hebrews 12:2

    2 Corinthians 3:18, AMPC

    Joshua 1:8, AMPC

    2 Corinthians 10:3-5

    Genesis 11:1-6