Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are you saved through faith..”
We did not deserve and could not earn salvation, so Yeshua/Jesus died freely to save us. Yeshua/Jesus is the gift we must receive. There is only one way, and that is through faith in Yeshua/Jesus…..and being in right relationship with Him. We must become His people. It is more than believing the fact that Yeshua is the Son of God and is the Savior. It is putting all our faith in Yeshua as Bridegroom and Head. It is all my mind and all my heart. It is covenant committed relationship. It is repentance and change from going the way of the world or my own way into the way of Yeshua. By faith we become united and abide with the Gift.
This is fantastic news, good news! I am no longer held enslaved by the evil spiritual ruler of this world. I now serve a good Heavenly Father, a good Savior and King, a good Holy Spirit. My relationship with my Creator is restored!
Yeshua is the free grace gift of salvation. He freely gave Himself. But, Yeshua/Jesus is the gift we must receive. Repentance is more than religion. It is turning around and going a new and living Way. It is by faith resulting in corresponding actions. And it is not just once. It begins with a vow of faith, but it continues by keeping the vow of faithfulness. Faith and going His way is a continual growing process. By faith, we continue to learn repentance, confession of sins, and obedience to the Lordship of Yeshua and His good ways. Keep the faith!