The Prophet Speaks
“God Saves to the Uttermost”
By: Pastor Milton Coats
Hebrews 7:25 says "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."
God is in the soul saving business and he is able to save them that come unto him by Jesus. He is able to save completely and perfectly. Christ has an unchanging priesthood and he ever lives to make intercession for those who are saved by his life.
God saves to the uttermost, but he saves from the guttermost. The gutter speaks to the lowest or most vulgar level or condition of life. It doesn't matter if you are a prince or a pauper, there is forgiveness in the blood. Romans 5:20 teach us that where sin did abound, grace did much more abound. According to Ephesians 2:8, we are saved by grace through faith, and that's not of ourselves, it is the gift of God. We are not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and spot. The blood flows to the lowest valley, it reaches to the highest mountain.
There is power in the blood!Â The words of a popular song by Lewis E. Jones, 1899 says "Would you be free from the burden of sin? There's power in the blood, power in the blood; would you over evil a victory win? There's wonder power in the blood."
According to II Peter 3:9, God is longsuffering and not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live.
The longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah. Noah's grandfather was named Methuselah. He lived to be 969 years old. The name Methuselah means when I die judgment will come. Jewish historians say the day he died the flood came. So, the long life of Methuselah represented the longsuffering of God.
We don't know the day or hour when the Lord will come. But Matthew 24:36-44 teach there will be a parallel between his coming and the day of Noah. In Noah's day, they were eating, drinking, marrying until the day that Noah entered into the ark.
If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, God is waiting on you! How long are you gonna keep God waiting? I admonish you to end His wait today!