I once heard the story of a man onboard an airplane. I guess it was an all-expense-paid trip, with a first class ticket or so. As expected, snacks and other stuff were shared inside the airplane. But this man would always give a nod that he was not interested. This continued all through the trip.

As they were about alighting, someone seated close to him summoned the courage to ask him; “Sir, why were you not taking stuff all through the trip, were you fasting or what?” He responded, “I cannot afford those things, I don’t have money.” The man exclaimed; “They are all free! They are part of the ticket for the flight!” It was too late.

Friend, salvation is an all-expense-paid trip with God into destiny. It was fully paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross (Ephesians 1:7, 13-14). Simply put, there are things that accompany salvation (Hebrews 6:9). There are things Jesus Christ has paid for by redemption that are now yours by faith in Him. You need to realize this before it is too late.

“But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation…” (Hebrews 6:9). The Bible described these “salvation freebies” as “better things”. Yes, they are better than your past, better than what the world can offer you, better than what your human effort can give you, better than what the enemy is enticing you with (Revelation 5:12). Stop cheapening redemption!

“…I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32). Perhaps, the reason a lot of people miss out of the things that accompany salvation is lack of correct teaching. Ignorance has killed more people than the devil has (Isaiah 5:13, Hosea 4:6). You need to locate the right local Church so you can step into your inheritance in destiny (Psalms 23:2, 68:6, Jeremiah 3:15).

“Therefore with joy you will draw water out of the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). A lot of people have not even maximized the blessedness of salvation let alone other “deep stuff”. There are wells of salvation that answer to specific needs in your life. You need to go through the scriptures daily to draw out what is yours in Christ; health, prosperity, dominion, glory etc. Salvation is loaded but you need to unpack the package for your profiting (1 Timothy 4:8).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria