I miss the 1970’s, (small parts of it), when we called each other, “Man”. “Hey, Man wants going on.” “Look out, man.” “Man, that’s wild.” It’s funny and passe now, but it was first coined by Yeshua. (Luke 12:14) Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) is the greatest life saving person whoever lived. He made a preserving device that once applied to any person, is able to save them to the uttermost, especially from the fires of the second death, but equally effective against any of the enemy’s tools of destruction.
What is the life which is saved? The obvious answer is – people. When people are rescued from life threatening situations that process is called “life saving”, typically first responders are involved in emergency situations. Lives are also saved in less immediate circumstances, but no less critical situations, such as, slower acting diseases, harmful behaviors, dangerous endeavors. However, what is that which is saved? Yeshua said, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15) A life is not our bank account or property, but there are many aspects to each persons life. Each one is connected with others, our parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, etc., such that removing one person breaks many links and links to links. Beyond the physical and emotional ties there are unseen spiritual connections that are significant factors and influences in a persons life. Prayers of parents and children move God and His angel army of spiritual messengers. The spiritual power of blessings, charges, memories and words spoken have great influence, consider the power of wedding vows, which last a lifetime. Finally, there are elements of destiny and providence at work and in process, that are potentially disrupted, such as our contribution to the nationality, heritage, ethnicity, profession, skills, talents and social position we occupy. When a person is snatch away, it leaves a noticeable hole much larger than the physical space their body displaced. The classic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” is a great example measuring the impact of one man’s life.
The amazing thing about Yeshua’s life saving method is that it doesn’t merely preserve the life, but fixes, transforms, heals, rejuvenates, and essentially recreates the life that was saved. No other means is able to accomplish so much as to effectively create a new person from the old one. All the important connections remain and vibrant new links are added; the spiritual aspects are changed, like coming out of the darkest cave into brilliant sunlight and all other elements of destiny are set on the path of fulfillment.
Therefore, dear Believer, “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:1-2)