SODZO

The word “salvation” in the Bible comes from the Greek word “sodzo”, meaning to “protect”, “preserve”, “heal”, “deliver”, “become whole”, or, to “keep safe”.

“Sodzo”, in the King James Version, is translated 93 times as “save”,  12 times to become “whole”, 4 times to “heal”, once to “do well”,  and once to “preserve”. We tend to use the word “saved” to describe the “point in time” when we become a child of God, but, God’s Word uses the Greek word “sodzo” to describe the whole realm of benefits we receive, past, present, and future. From the moment we become a child of God we are “being saved”. The “future” tense of salvation is when our salvation is completed, at the Rapture of the Church, as in Romans 8:23, when our physical body is “redeemed”.

The word “sodzo” is primarily used in the “present” tense, to describe our being presently preserved, kept safe from harm, and delivered from fears, doubts, and the power and domination of sin in our life.

PRAYER OF SALVATION

Can I urge you to begin a relationship with Jesus today. Even if you don’t think you have enough faith. The good news is that It doesn’t take much faith, and you can receive Christ right where you are. Jesus said even a tiny bit of faith can accomplish great things, and God will even give you the faith you need (Eph. 2:8-9); so with God’s help you can do it! All you have to do is just say “Yes” to Christ. Yes, I accept what you did on the cross for me; Yes, I accept your offer to be my Savior and my God; Yes, I accept your offer of forgiveness and reconciliation (John 1:12; Romans 10:9-10)

Have you been born again? If no, you are invited to say this prayer and mean it with all your heart:

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Lord God, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ, your word says, “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’’ [Acts 2:21KJV]. I ask Jesus to come into my heart to be the Lord of my life, I receive eternal life into my spirit and according to Romans 10:9, “that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the death, thou shalt be saved’’. I declare that I am saved; I am born again; I am a child of God! I now have Christ dwelling in me, and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! [1John4:4 KJV]. I now walk in the consciousness of my new life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!!

Congratulations!! You are now a child of God!!

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Jesus’ Heals!!! Nearly one fifth of the gospels are devoted to acts of healing with over 40 recorded instances of physical and mental healing. Here are all of the Scriptures, from all of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), where Jesus healed and delivered. Indeed, He is our Healer!

-“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24).

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people” (Matthew 4:23).

“News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them” (Matthew 4:24).

“Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy” (Matthew 8:3).

“Then Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.’ And his servant was healed at that moment” (Matthew 8:13).

“He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him” (Matthew 8:15).

“When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick” (Matthew 8:16).

“He said to them, ‘Go!’ So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men” (Matthew 8:32-33).

“…..So he said to the paralyzed man, ‘Get up, take your mat and go home.’ Then the man got up and went home” (Matthew 9:6-7).

“Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith let it be done to you’; and their sight was restored…..” (Matthew 9:29-30).

“While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke…..” (Matthew 9:32-33).

“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness” (Matthew 9:35).

“Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other” (Matthew 12:13).

“Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill” (Matthew 12:15).

“Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see” (Matthew 12:22).

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick” (Matthew 14:14).

“And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed” (Matthew 14:35-36).

“Then Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed at that moment” (Matthew 15:28).

“Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them” (Matthew 15:30).

“Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment” (Matthew 17:18).

“Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him” (Matthew 20:34).

“‘Be quiet!’ said Jesus sternly. ‘Come out of him!’ The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek” (Mark 1:25-26).

“So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them” (Mark 1:31).

“That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons…..” (Mark 1:32-34).

“…..He reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed” (Mark 1:41-42).

“‘I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.’ He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all…..” (Mark 2:11-12).

“He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored” (Mark 3:5).

“For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him” (Mark 3:10).

“When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid” (Mark 5:15).

“Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering” (Mark 5:29).

“He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum!’ (which means ‘Little girl, I say to you, get up!’). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished” (Mark 5:41-42).

“Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.’ He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them” (Mark 6:4-5).

“And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed” (Mark 6:56).

“Then he told her, ‘For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.’ She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone” (Mark 7:29-30).

“He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, ‘Ephphatha!’ (which means ‘Be opened!’). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly” (Mark 7:34-35).

“Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly” (Mark 8:25).

“When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. ‘You deaf and mute spirit,’ he said, ‘I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.’ The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out…..” (Mark 9:25-26).

“‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road” (Mark 10:52).

“‘Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!’ ‘Be quiet!’ Jesus said sternly. ‘Come out of him!’ Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him” (Luke 4:34-35).

“So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them” (Luke 4:39).

“At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them” (Luke 4:40).

“Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ And immediately the leprosy left him” (Luke 5:13).

“Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses” (Luke 5:15).

“‘But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.’ So he said to the paralyzed man, ‘I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.’ Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God” (Luke 5:24-25).

“He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He did so, and his hand was completely restored” (Luke 6:10).

“who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all” (Luke 6:18-19).

“When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, ‘I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.’ Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well” (Luke 7:9-10).

” Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, get up!’ The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother” (Luke 7:14-15).

“At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind” (Luke 7:21).

“The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, ‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’ So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him” (Luke 8:38-39).

“And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped” (Luke 8:43-44).

“But he took her by the hand and said, ‘My child, get up!’ Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat” (Luke 8:54-55).

“Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father” (Luke 9:42).

“When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, ‘Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.’ Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God” (Luke 13:12-13).

“When he saw them, he said, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed” (Luke 17:14).

“Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God” (Luke 18:42-43).

“‘Go,’ Jesus replied, ‘your son will live.’ The man took Jesus at his word and departed. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living” (John 4:50-51).

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’ At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked” (John 5:8-9).

“After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. ‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in the Pool of Siloam’ (this word means ‘Sent’). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing” (John 9:6-7).

“When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, ‘Take off the grave clothes and let him go’” (John 11:43-44).

Please do invest time to hear this Audio book, I am sure it will bless you:

Andrew Murray – Divine Healing (Christian Audio book reading)

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