Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From a conversation with Preacher Clark, late 1970’s
Jesus himself is our salvation. His very name, Jesus, means “Salvation”. There was an old prophet to whom God had made an incredible promise: that he would not die until he had laid eyes on the Savior (Lk. 2). We are not told how many years the aged prophet had been waiting for the day when he saw the baby Jesus in the temple, but when he saw the child, he lifted his voice to heaven and said, “Let me depart in peace now, Lord, for my eyes have seen your salvation.”
Jesus’ personal, bodily presence is salvation. Until he comes and catches us up to be with him and with the Father forever, then, we are not yet saved.
You will know you’re saved when you can give Jesus and the Father a hug.