Sozo (save) Is Wholeness!
Jesus has provided for our salvation in every sense. The Greek word
'sozo' that is translated 'save' means healing and wholeness as
well as save, and Jesus has provided for our healing, wholeness
and salvation in His atonement sacrifice.
When we teach people about the good news that Jesus brought we are
offering them access into a covenant with God in which they can have
all that God has, because they will be made 'sons of God'.
1 John 4:17By this is love perfected with us,
so that we may have confidence for the day of judgement, because as he
is so also are we in this world.
Our God is a good God and through the gospel or 'good news' He invites
us to join Him in eternity through the provision He made for us by His
Son Jesus dying for our sins. We also can enjoy an abundant life now
because Jesus was chastised for our 'shalom' or 'peace and wholeness'
and by His stripes (the beating and torture He took for us), He provided
healing for all sickness, oppression and disease.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our
transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the
chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
The gospel believer receives the Holy Spirit and power to access all
Romans 1:16 The gospel is the power of God
We couldn't save ourselves so God sent His Son, who is God, to do for us
what we could not do for ourselves. He came down to our level because we
could not get up to His! But, having done this; lived a perfect life and
then died for us; He empowers us by His grace to follow His footsteps.
What a good God we worship!
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.