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Whole House Saved

Acts 11:14

He will bring a message to you by which you will be saved [and granted eternal life], you and all your household.’

Household salvation means that God saves not only the individual but the entire family as well. It is first necessary to know what the Bible teaches about salvation [from God’s Judgement, delivered from eternal consequences caused by evil rebelliousness of one's soul] in general before understanding what the Bible teaches about household salvation. There is no guarantee that all family members or members of a household will believe in the Lord, simply that one of them does. In the gospel, Jesus indicates that families are often divided by the gospel, such as they might be like society by politics and such things. True faith-filled leadership in the home is crucial in setting the spiritual direction of the whole family. We should be earnestly building each other up, praying diligently with expectation, and working toward salvation together as a family unit. As It is our privilege and responsibility as Christian parents to nurture our children's faith and equip them to stand firm in a world that challenges their beliefs.

There are fewer people who are saved by relying on someone else's faith. The Gospel [logos] is heard by many, but not all are saved. Only Christ, who is revealed in it as God's way of salvation, can save those to whom the Gospel comes in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit [rhema], not only in word [logos]. Only those who hear the Gospel and believe in Christ with their hearts are saved. Jesus is God's path of salvation, revealed in the ways of the Kingdom of God.

For example, according to Acts chapters 10 and 11, Cornelius's house [family] was not saved by believing in Christ alone. It was only effective until Peter came with the Gospel that salvation entered Cornelius’ house (family). Their salvation was a combination of hearing and receiving the “words of faith,” the Gospel truth, which is sound doctrine, putting into action their faith in Jesus, the Savior of the whole world. They were all saved and baptized together. Cornelius’ family was not baptized until a prior condition of his family being saved. Cornelius positioned his household to be a household that saw miracles [the powerful works of God].

We must be rooted and grounded in the Word of God and His commands. A life prepared by the Holy Spirit takes time, and preparation cannot be done overnight. Essentially, our faith aims to proclaim doctrines that pertain directly to Jesus's person, office, healing, peace, forgiveness, righteousness, and salvation, including the power of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s Pray,

Father, We approach Your courtroom in heaven in the name of Jesus, taking up the authority You have entrusted to me through Your Son. Bringing my family before Your throne of grace today, I want to pray for the salvation of each member of my family. I come against every enemy who has them bound by evil behaviors, blinded them from Your truth, and hardened their hearts towards Your call to turn away from what is not right with You. I stand in the gap on their behalf and repent for any generational sins and family behaviors that have grieved Your Holy Spirit, mocked the things of God and rebelled against Your conviction of sin. May Your Spirit convict every family member who is not born again or turned their backs on You and grant them the grace to accept Your gift of salvation. I rebuke you satan off my family and my loved ones and I claim them all for the kingdom of God. I claim them saved, healed and delivered and serving the living God, the Lord Jesus Christ, with all of their heart, mind, soul and strength in Jesus' name, Amen.

2 Timothy 1:5

Remembering the genuine faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and that I am persuaded lives in you also.

John 14:6

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Mark 8:36

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

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