The socks of salvation

I like this prayer:

“It’s only what you have done in us that has brought us to salvation.”

We read in Isaiah 6:10:

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”

See, it is God who clothed me in salvation; all the clothes – and the jewels – of salvation; even down to my socks.

Now, don’t stretch the metaphor too far with your Arminian riposte:

“But I prepared my body to receive my new clothes.”

For starters a dead “body” cannot prepare, or even stretch anything, even his pinkie:

“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient” (Ephesians 2:1-2).

Now get a life. Life, of course, you can’t get; it has to be given.

19 thoughts on “The socks of salvation

    • CCG
      Glad you liked it.

      I see you commented at Mesianic Marzipan. What do think of Gila’s view that she has been given a Jewish soul at her conversion to Judaism?

      • It took me a while to get through it all! Methinks the lady protest too much! I’m not bothered about the ethnicity of my soul, and frankly I don’t think our Lord is either. Jewish spark, higher soul – first I’ve heard.
        I’m a fan of Paul, he said ( paraphrased badly) Jesus is all. When I met my Lord (no face to face intro or anything, but I don’t have another way to say it) I realised He had fulfilled the prophesy of Scripture. In Him all things were new and reborn. To simply tag Him on to the old me and old way of seeking the Lord did not sit right.
        I see all the Festivals and Holy Days as fulfilled and met in Him. Only one is unfinished, The Final Harvest Ingathering.
        I don’t consider myself a Jew for Jesus, or Messianic Jew, but a Christian.
        Sorry, I waffled a bit, but in the end is this. In Christ/Messiah, I am new, all things are new. He is the beginning, the end and everything between He has fulfilled prophesy of both the Oral Tradition and Written Law. He is the Lord, the Only begotten Son of the Most High. He died in my place as the perfect sacrificial offering for my sins, and in Him I have eternal life.
        Regards, Charlene

  1. Funny thing that. I went to a Convent school, yet never “met” the Lord. I believe it is because my spiritual eyes, ears and especially soul were not open to receiving Him, not any lack or fault on the part of the nuns.
    When my questioning began, they were in a real quandary. Sister A sent me to Mother Superior for Catechism. She and I argued heatedly for nearly two years. She then sent me to Monseigneur.
    He and I discussed and discoursed greatly for months. He was a great friend of my Jewish family, and banning me from the church was probably at personal sacrifice. I don’t blame, or hold him responsible for my not coming to faith either.
    As I’ve said, I believe G-d took me on this road or path for His purpose.
    Perhaps it was to teach when I finally came to faith. I did that for years in a Bible School, Small Church Congregational Groups, Church Elder Groups, Women s Outreach Groups, Sunday School, A missionary outreach to a Chinese school, Children s Bible Groups, Women s Prayer Groups, Editor of the Church Magazine and the School Magazine. That’s what I think.
    What I know for certain, is that Gila never knew Jesus, just as I didn’t, before conversion to Orthodox Judaism. She also has, not just a Jewish husband, but a Rabbinic husband. She has much to “prove” – although I think she’s trying to prove it to herself really.
    Why does G-d do this. I know I would like to ask Him, But in the great scheme of things, perhaps all that is important is that Jer 29:11-14 makes total and complete, literal sense for me. He banished me and brought me back. I sought Him and was found by Him.
    Hallelujah

    • CCG
      Don’t you think it was He who sought you -and that’s why you found Him?
      As I said in the “Socks of Salvation,”
      “It’s only what you have done in us that has brought us to salvation.”

      That is what all my posts in “Arminianism and Calvinism” are about.

      Salvation is of the Lord – and no one else; least of all the one who is saved . Not so?

      • Absolutely! He says in Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
        These verses show me how God directed my path from beginning to end. I had a deep, personal relationship with Him as a young child, a Cathollic child. After a terrible tragedy ripped my family to shreds, I started questioning Doctrine. Insistently, demandingly, unafraid of the nuns. I was only 10 when I started this. The picture I was being given was NOT the Heavenly Father I had come to experience. I knew I was right, and was insistent.
        After being banned from the Church of my mother, I turned to my Fathers faith. He asked me to wait. He’d promised my mother that we’d be Catholic. He also said I was too young to fully understand what was required for Orthodox conversion – the only one that made any sense to me. I studied everything I could lay my hands on. Our town didn’t even have a minyan, let alone a Rabbi, so it was difficult. At 18 I had moved to a large city, and with my fathers blessing, began studying under the Beth Din.
        At 32 I called out to my Heavenly Father in wonder and awe and confusion. I asked Him a question, and the answer was simple. “Jesus” was emblazoned before my spiritual eyes. I had no hesitation in knowing that He had led me to this point – in a very round-about way, but He had led me all the way.
        So those verses are very special to me. I had always sought Him, His truth and His way. Only because He awakened my Spirit.
        I was “banished” when I rejected the Gospel. I must have heard it, although I have no recollection. But He had His plans for me.
        At 32, He decided it was time, and took away the scales from my eyes and allowed me to see my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ or Yeshua HaMashiach. I’m not fussy, and I don’t think He is as to which name is used. Throughout those long 22 years, I knew my Heavenly Father, and when He was ready, I called and Jesus answered. All His plan, His faithfulness, He brought me back from the place of exile to which He had carried me.
        For this, I am thankful.
        Salvation is indeed of the Lord!

          • Hmmm, Presbyterians aka The Frozen Chosen! Lol.
            They were quite taken aback (very politely) at my lack of spiritual restraint and conservatism. Not that I was prone to zoom around like an airplane or yell out “Preach it, Brother!” No.
            But when asked to pray that suitable ground for the building of our new Church be approved by the bank, I blithely suggested we go and “Walk and Talk”. No, not with trumpets, bellowing and mayhem! Simply go to the site and offer up prayers of thanksgiving that we had found the land we needed. Simply too, too much! Ah well.
            We now have no congregation within 50kms! Difficult to say the least! So I am simply a Christian now – non-denominational.
            Africas Cathedral are tall trees with widely spread boughs. I like that 🙂

            • I haven’t had time to read Arminianism and Calvinismyet. I had long discussions with a young Baptist Minister while at the Bible School! So I have some background. I look forward to getting to it.
              Not sure about “spoken like a true Presbyterian”. Really? Oy vey, they got me. 🙂

            • The original Presbyterians (as well as the original Anglicans) were TRUE to the teachings of the Reformation. “True” then meant “true.” Now it means the majority meaning.

              What I meant was “spoken like the real deal Presbyterian.” Meanings of words have changed so much that they need constant excavation to dig up their original meaning.

  2. “““It’s only what you have done in us that has brought us to salvation.””

    Then, why did Yeshua say, “salvation is of the Jews?””

    BUMP!

  3. “Salvation comes by human means of the Jews”

    Written in the book of 1 Bography, chapter 4, verse 7……..

  4. “Divine Agent – God
    Human agent – Jews.

    Sock it to me anon.”

    Bog, that was me Dan Benzvi, not anon. I don’t know what happened.

    I did not ask you to analyse agencies. And if that is what Yeshua said, and it is, then Yeshua believed that the Jews are a tool for salvation. what a mistake you did becoming a Catholic…….LOL!

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