The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1).
Most Christians know Jesus Christ as their SAVIOUR, which is wonderful, but knowing Him as your SALVATION will completely revolutionize your life and take your walk with Him to a whole new level. Observe the words of David in our opening verse; he said, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” As your saviour, you’re hoping that He will “deliver” you from something, perhaps, your enemies; but as your salvation, you transcend that arena where he rescues you from danger or difficulty; you lose your fears, because you’re in Him.
Psalm 27:2 further shows the result of the Lord being your salvation. It says, “When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.” The Christian isn’t one who needs to be delivered from anything; you don’t need to be bothered about your adversaries. When they come out against you, they’ll stumble and fall, because the Lord is your salvation. He’s your Rock of defence; your protection. Halleluiah! This is different from you asking Him to protect you.
This was what He wanted Israel to see and know so they could relate to Him as such, but they couldn’t. As a result, He brought the revelations to them in bits and pieces. For example, in Exodus 15:26 He said, “…I am the LORD that healeth thee”; beautiful revelation! It means you can receive healing anytime because He’s the God that heals. This, however, is for the babe in Christ. Discover Him, not as your healer, but as your healing. When you do, you’ll realize that you’re no longer in need of healing because He’s your health, just as He’s your wisdom, your love, your ability, and your strength.
When you have Him, you have it all. When Thomas, one of the disciples, said to Him, “Lord, show us the way,” the Master, unequivocally replied, “I am the way…” (John 14:6). Jesus Christ doesn’t show you the way, He’s the way. When you find Him, you arrive; your search ends, because He’s the totality of divinity.