We Inherit A Great Salvation

Revelation 21:12 tells us that New Jerusalem “had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels.” A previous post linked the angels with the giving of the law according to Galatians 3:19. Another aspect of the angels is seen in Hebrews 1:14, “Are they [the angels in v. 13] not all ministering spirits, sent forth for service for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?” The angels are our servants to help us inherit salvation, which is “so great a salvation” in Hebrews 2:3.

An example of this service is in Acts 10:1-8 and 11:13-14. An angel instructed Cornelius to send for Simon Peter in order that Peter could speak words by which Cornelius and his household would be saved. This took place as promised by the angel. (The angel did not directly announce the gospel to Cornelius because it is the Lord’s intention that men proclaim Him as the gospel.)

Our inheriting of salvation begins in this age, continues in the coming kingdom age, and culminates with our participation in New Jerusalem in eternity. The angels at the gates of New Jerusalem observe, not only that our entrance into the city is in accord with the law’s requirements, but even more they observe that our entrance into the city is the result of so great a salvation in Christ.

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  1. Praise the Lord! Specially enjoyed your sharing today. Yes, our inheritance process begins on this age. Men are the ones who proclaim the gospel! Wonderful our entrance into the city, witnessed by the angels and according with the requirements of the Law.

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  2. it is so wonderful that we are not just “saved and that’s it”, but there’s so much more to our salvation! We are daily saved in His life (Rom. 5:10) and eventually we will be saved consummately in the New Jerusalem to be a masterpiece displaying God’s all-inclusive salvation! Lord, amen, much more saved in Your life today!

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