Salvation is by Hope

Scripture says that salvation is by hope, how is it possible that we can already be saved?  If we’re hoping for something, then that means it is something that we don’t now have.  Does it seem that scripture is referring to salvation being a future event when our beloved Messiah returns?

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? (Rom 8:24 KJV)

Based upon this scripture we have a hope for salvation, a promise.  Most of us have been lead to believe it is only by grace are we saved, but they never teach the rest of that particular scripture.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Eph 2:8 KJV)

What we are actually told by Paul here is that our faith is what saves us being given to each by the grace of God (YHVH).  We continue in obedience with the Hope for our salvation through faith in YHVH (God) and belief in Yeshua (Jesus) as THE prophet promised by Moses and the prophets.

What’s Faith got to do with it?

Looking at what our beloved Messiah did and his responses to those around us shows faith in action.  Consider these two interactions:

And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. (Luk 7:50 KJV)

And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. (Luk 18:42 KJV)

Here we plainly see Yeshua (Jesus) stating that their faith has saved them.  Paul continues this in his first letter to Timothy where he states that women will be saved through childbearing, but with a condition added that should go without saying:

Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. (1Ti 2:15 KJV)

Hope and salvation

Let’s look at a few other scriptures where hope is matched with salvation.

My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. (Psa 119:81 KJV)

Here we see the Psalmist placing his hope in the word of God (YHVH) and his soul fainting for God’s salvation.  Thus the hope being matched with the Word of God, which was made flesh.  The name Mary called our Messiah in the land was Yeshua, a Hebrew word meaning salvation.  The is powerful in this verse from Exodus:

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. (Exo 14:13 KJV)

By inserting some Hebrew into this verse it makes it even more powerful when you understand that Jesus is Yeshua.  Keep this in mind and read:

And Moses said to the people (who were fleeing the Egyptians), Fear not, stand still and see Yeshua of Yehovah (From the Strong’s), which He will show you today, for the Egyptians who you have seen today, you shall not see them again, forever.

Yeshua’s power destroyed the pagan Egyptians bring with him the hope of our future salvation if we remain in faith and obedience.

Another example if hope and salvation gives even a clearer meaning:

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. (Lam 3:26 KJV)

This is just we are doing now, quietly waiting for the salvation (Yeshua) of YHVH (the LORD).

Hope as part of the armor

As we wait for our salvation to return, we are in a battle for the kingdom of heaven.  Going into battle we have our weapons that we fight with and the one covering our head and mind is hope.

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. (1Th 5:8 KJV)

Now it is plain to understand that we are saved by hope and thus our salvation starts in the mind.  With the mind protected by the helmet of hope, we take the battle to protect our thoughts, taking them captive in obedience to Messiah.  Obedience packed together with faith and hope, bound in love leads us to our Yeshua, salvation.

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