Do Not Get Passed-Over: The Benefits Of Being Saved

passover cross resized_FotorAfter The Passover

Psalm 105 37-41  He also brought them out with silver and gold,   
And there was none feeble among His tribes.     
Egypt was glad when they departed,
For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
He spread a cloud for a covering,
And fire to give light in the night.
The people asked, and He brought quail,
And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river.  


As I shared in the last article “Do not get Passed-Over, the Passover is a type and shadow of our Salvation in Jesus.  If you have not read it please read that article before you go on.  

In the final judgement that was about to plague Egypt, we read that God tells Moses to have Israel slay the lambs and wipe their blood on the door posts of their homes.  This is a picture of Jesus’ blood on our hearts in which the judgement of God passes-over us.  Jesus came to break the slavery of Egypt the (world) and then set us free to go first to Mount Sinai and meet with God and then to travel to the Promise Land.

The Promise Land

I want to start out by clearing up an error that so many in the past and present day church have made; Heaven is not the Promise Land.  So many have clung to the idea that when God promised us a promise land, He was talking about Heaven.  He is not.  God told Israel to go to the Promise Land and in that land, they would have to fight and conquer it.  Heaven and eternal life is a free gift given by God.  In heaven there are no wars, no struggles and no giants to conquer.  Israel’s deliverance from Egypt was free but their promises were not!

When we look at our salvation and the things I am going to share, you will see there are many battles in this Christian life.  If you want the blessing of the promises, you will have to muster courage, take hold by faith and battle for the things God promised you in salvation.  The blessings are a part of your salvation but they are not all automatic, there are wars to be fought and won,

1 Timothy 6:12: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Just as it was with Israel when they received the Passover, which is analogous to our salvation promise. When we read Psalm 105 37-41, we see that God bestowed on them many blessings.  So many today teach all the blessings from God are just for the spirit world or when you get to Heaven.  I want to ask a question; does your spirit need healing?  Have you ever gone to the doctor and heard him or her say, “there is nothing to worry about,  your spirit man has the flu?”  Do you think that when you get to heaven you will need healing, provision or protection?  I do not believe this is true!  In Heaven there is no sickness, no danger and there are no needs.  But we do have them here.  So many Christian today are doing without because they do not believe those scriptures that say; God shall supply all your needs.  I am your healer and deliverer.  I forgave all your sins and heal all your diseases.  The Lord also told us that no weapon formed against us will prosper.


The reason God gave these promises, is because they are part of your Salvation benefits, but like I said, although they are yours they do not come automatically.  They are only accessed through faith and faith is required to receive them.  The Lord told Israel that they received the promise land but they were still required to go and take possession.  This requirement is still required for us today.

Jesus made it clear in the gospels if you doubt you will do without.  So as we march on to our promises there will be giants and wars to be faced.  So as Israel had to march toward their territory so must we march on in salvation to possess all that Jesus promised us.

Understanding Our Promises is not in our Theology but rather in a Word.

You can see right away that during their deliverance from Egypt, Israel received the same as we do at the moment of our Salvation.  In the article I wrote “Returning to Faith,”  I showed you the Greek words for “salvation” and the word “saved.” Let us look once again at these Greek words for a better understanding.  Please study and memorize these two words.


sózó: to save
Short Definition: I save, heal
Definition: I save, heal, preserve, rescue.

sótéria: deliverance, salvation
Short Definition: deliverance, salvation
Definition: welfare,  prosperity, deliverance,  preservation,  salvation,  safety.
When we study these words, I want to remind you that this is not theology here, it is just studying a word and understanding what it meant in the original language in which it was was written.  Yes, I know that we use the English language and in our churches we reduce the words “saved or receiving Salvation to” my sins are forgiven and one day I will go to Heaven.  But when you study the definition of the Greek words you will gain a different understanding from how we have reduced salvation?  So for the rest of the article I want to compare what happened to Israel the day after they received the Passover to what happened to Israel after their deliverance from Egypt.  Then you will see that God is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow and He does not change.

Sozo: I Save: I Rescue

Salvation: Deliverance, Safety

God saved Israel from Egypt and God also saved you from the slavery of sin in this world and delivered you.  As Israel slayed the lamb and marked the door with its blood, Jesus, the Lamb of God, shed His blood and marked you to be passed over from death and its destruction.
God did not only save Israel from destruction, he also invited them to Mount Sinai.  This is where Israel vowed to become the children of God and became the nation of God.  They would be His people and He, Jehovah would be their God.  And just like God did with the Israelites, God offers us the same when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  We are adopted into the family of God.
Going back to what I explained earlier we can see that God was referencing the adoption of children into His family by using the Greek words sozo and sótéria.  We just need to take away the religious trappings and not go too deep into theology.  Oftentimes we over analyze and therefore complicate God’s Word.  By doing so we can then get a clearer meaning of what God is doing in salvation.  This is stated in Galatians:
Galatians 4:5  to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
I have adopted by marriage, 5 children.  When I look at these words again, I realize that this is what I have done.  When I took on the responsibility of my new children I took on these following responsibilities. 
  • welfare: the health, happiness and fortunes of a person or group.
  • prosperity: the state of being prosperous.
  • deliverance: the action of being rescued or set free
  • preservation: support something: 1.retain 2. maintain or keep alive 3.keep safe
  • salvation: deliverance from mistakes, and errors
  • safety and saved : the condition of being protected and rescued  from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury. 
  • heal: to make  a person to become sound and healthy again.  

Aren’t these the same things we want for our own children?  Jesus asked a question in the Gospels.

Luke: 7;11  If YOU then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Why do we think God wants any less for us?  Do you want your children to be failures, to get sick, be paralyzed or contact some horrible disease?  Do you want them to live a life in poverty?  Of course not!

We need religion to help us believe the opposite is true!!  What I mean by this is, if we would read the Bible for what it says and not filtered to what we are taught in church, theologians and every denominational doctrine, then our belief system would be so much stronger.

Prosperity and Being Prosperous

Psalm 105 37: He also brought them out with silver and gold.

When we become children of God we are promised prosperity if we believe.  As I stated in previous articles; prosperity is not God wanting us all rich as so many love to quote.  I believe prosperity is; whatever God calls you to to be, He will prosper you and you will have success.  Ask yourself a question, did God call me for a certain assignment in life because He wanted me to fail?  Did God call me to be a mother or father only to see our children fail, was this failure His will?  I do not believe so.  Jesus stated He does nothing without the father telling him.  Now, did Jesus ever fail?  No!, and the reason Jesus never failed was because He did nothing without God’s direction.  Even with God’s direction Jesus relied on the power from the Holy Spirit to accomplish the job.

John 8:28  Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 
All through the Bible God says if you listen to my commands you shall prosper in all you do.  You can see this the moment Israel received their deliverance: God blessed them with silver and gold.  These slaves left their slavery rich after they plundered the richest nation of the world.  For 430 years they lived as slaves but they left as a rich nation.

Joshua 1:This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


holocost fotoHealing 

Psalm 105:37 And there was none feeble among His tribes. 

Psalm 105:37 there were no sick and feeble folk among them than. (Living Translation) 

And there was none feeble  (Lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness)

Now this is a powerful statement; there was none lacking any physical strength, there was none sick!  I shared with you a picture of some holocaust victims on the left.  I wanted you to get a picture of what happened to these men who lived in inhumane conditions for 6 years or less.  These men suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany and were used as human slaves.  Can you imagine what the Children of Israel looked like living this way for 430 years?  This means they lived in this condition from their birth and then grew up in these conditions. Imagine how beaten they were, especially after the past few years of living in the battle between Moses and Pharaoh?  Now we read there was none feeble among them.  After they received the Passover meal, they were all healed, they were all restored to perfect health so they could leave Egypt.

When Jesus went to the cross he bore your sickness and disease.

Matthew 8:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
Psalms 105 2-4 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction
It is a shame that in the body of Christ there is such a dispute over healing. We read in the Old Covenant God was healing from the beginning.  It was further established at the Passover with Israel in Egypt, again which is only a type and shadow of the more glorious covenant we have today. (Hebrews 8:6)


Psalm 105:38-39 Egypt was glad when they departed, For the fear of them had fallen upon them. He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night.
God not only delivered Israel from Egypt, He adopted them, He prospered them with Egypt’s gold and wealth.  Then after the Passover He healed them.  Now we will see He will protect them from not only their Egyptian masters, but also from the harsh conditions of the desert.

God helped Israel make their triumphant exit.  He made sure that because of the last plague on Egypt, there would be no mob vengeance for Egypt’s loss of their first-born and no riots as they left.  God placed in the heart of the Egyptians a gladness and a fear that they were leaving.  So glad that they gave valuable gifts as they left.  God’s hand was there to help and bless Israel as they left their captivity.  Not one person lifted a hand to stir a riot against them.

However, there was one hard headed fool, Pharaoh.  Pharaoh chose again to harden his heart and attack the leaving Israelites.  He chased them to the Red Sea where God then did another miracle of protection by splitting the Rea Sea giving the Israelites dry ground on which to cross.  Unfortunately for Pharaoh and his army, this was the end of Egypt’s king.  For God lifted His protection and the Red Sea closed over them and they all drowned?  The world’s great superpower was destroyed with no problem.

Psalms 136:15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; His love endures forever.
He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night.
After Israel entered the great desert to go meet God at Mount Sinai, they were exposed to the nasty and deadly conditions of a desert.  So God in His protection provided a cloud over them during the day so the scorching sun and heat would not be unbearable and gave them cool shade in the wide open sands.  If you have never been to the desert, you can not imagine how cold a hot place can get when the sun goes down and how dark it is.  So God gave them a pillar of fire for warmth and light so they would not be in total darkness on the moonless nights.


spit rock at mt horeb_Fotor

Psalm 105 40-41:The people asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven. He opened the rock, and water gushed out;  It ran in the dry places like a river.  

God fed the people of Israel, a nation now living in a desert.  No natural or man-made facilities were there to handle such an exodus.  God made it clear that He took care of anywhere from 600,000 people to 4 million people.  However many were there, it was a problem only Jehovah God could solve.  He fed them with manna and quail.  He let water flow from a rock (the picture is Split Rock at Mount Horeb.)  This is where Moses struck the rock and it supplied the water for millions of people.  The caption in this photo says a man can walk between that crack of the rock and it has been proven the split was caused by water erosion.  A great testament to the Word of God and proof of the Bible.  God says in the New Testament:

Philippians 4:19  And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Unknown copyGod is our father and provider. He promises His children to supply their needs just like He took care of Israel in the desert. If God can feed several million people in the middle of nowhere; do you think your need of one person or family is a  challenge to God?  Just like His family in the desert wilderness, God will supply you no matter where you are.  Even if He has to split something or rain down manna from Heaven to feed you. (I always thought manna was like a communion wafer from heaven but as I studied this I found out it looked like a coriander seed (right) and then ground down for flour.

As we have seen from this article, the same blessings that were supplied to Israel are also available to you.  They are in the New Covenant – supplied by the blood of Jesus at the cross.  Unfortunately, so many in Church through unbelief, bad doctrines or theology have forfeited these blessings.

Matthew 13:58  Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Your unbelief will cost you either though your church teachings or your natural unbelief in the supernatural.  It does not matter what the reason is, if you live in unbelief you will not receive anything from God.  Jesus went to Nazareth, yet because of their unbelief Jesus could not do many great works.  That same principle applies to us all.  Yes Jesus is God and He was the Savior at Nazareth.  However, the Nazarines stopped the flow of of God’s great works through their lack of faith and all their stupid questions.

Matthew 13:55-57:  Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?  And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him.

If God did these blessings for Israel, and you have a better covenant than they had, you just need to study it and know your blessings and your benefits.  After all, as a believer you are a saved child of God.

Hebrews 8:6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.  (Read Psalm 103)   

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