…work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling. Philippians 2:12 (AMPC)
When Jesus died for you, He made it possible for you to have a free gift. When you give your life to Him, you can access His peace, joy and freedom. However, Philippians 2:12 instructs you to “work out” your salvation “with reverence and awe and trembling.”
Salvation is a free gift given to you but it takes work to get its full benefit into your soul. I am not talking about earning your way into Heaven. Once you give your life to Jesus, you will go to Heaven but there is more to the gift that you need to open.
The word “saved” in the Greek language means so much more than we may realize. Saved in the Greek language is “sozo” and it means “to save, deliver or protect,” so it certainly does refer to being saved from an eternity in Hell but it also means “to be made whole (health, prosperity and peace of mind).”
Wow! Think about this for a minute. The free gift we receive when we give our lives to Jesus includes being made whole in our health, finances and minds! What does this all entail? To start with, you receive the rights to kick out sickness and disease, be in a great financial situation and have emotional strength and peace.
Today, meditate on all that salvation really means to you and begin to believe it really and truly is yours right here and now.