|Hebrews 5:9 |
9 And being made perfect, he [Jesus] became the author and source of eternal salvation to all those who heed and obey him;1 [Salvation is to be delivered (freed) from all sin, even the desires, through persistent obedience to the Spirit that mortifies the selfish human spirit on the inward cross of self-denial. You must persistently and patiently wait for Him in silence to hear his commands, as you listen and watch; then heed and obey Him. From the Word of the Lord within: "Salvation occurs when you are one with Christ and God."]
1 he [Jesus] became the author and source of eternal salvation to all those who heed and obey him. Notice! to those who heed and obey him — for if you really believe, you will go to him and silently listen; and if you heed him, (pay close attention), and believe what you have heard Jesus speaking to you, you will obey him. If you don't obey him, you are just like the Jews who said Moses was their father, but did not obey and practice the things Moses taught. What does He command us to do: Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven that is within you that does not come with outward or visible signs. How does he command us to seek: "There is only one thing needed, and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her" — to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to the word (in your heart), and obey it. Luke 10:39-42.