It may seem counter-intuitive, but salvation is not about avoiding hell. For most of my life, that’s what I thought it was. I was grateful that I was saved so I wouldn’t go to hell. My life was all about looking forward to heaven, and I had no clear understanding of what that really meant.
And then I came to understand that salvation is really about knowing God and embracing the promise of “on earth as it is in heaven”. This was a radical revelation to me. That I could know God intimately now and live in blessing instead of enduring to the end was a dynamic transformation in my faith. Embracing God with all my heart, soul, and mind opened new doors to revelation.
If your faith is all about fire insurance, then you have no power at all. How will you heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead? How will you speak to the mountain and make it be removed if all you have is hope that you won’t go to hell?
To live as God has promised requires that you turn your heart away from what you fear to delight in who He is. Salvation is living in blessing and power today.