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Romans 13:11

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 11 Do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.3

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3 Believing is not equivalent to salvation; Paul says so right here in verse 11: for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. Paul repeatedly tells us believing and salvation are not the same in his letters to believers in the churches:

The work is carrying the inward cross of self-denial over time. To wait, watch, listen, hear, and obey is part of the cross.
(It is a cross to your mind to sit silently, waiting on the Lord's voice; your mind would far rather plan out the clever things you can say to others later.)

Peter also echoes the same message that salvation is not just believing or faith, rather salvation is the end of faith's obedient journey and requires growth :

Salvation occurs when you experience the grace of God (Christ) bring it to you, when Christ destroys the selfish spirit in you by the spirit in his mouth and by the brightness of his coming, when he crushes the head of Satan under your feet, [a personal experience with your feet and Christ and the spirit of Satan that has ruled you until then].

Faith is not instant, it is a process of work that yields growth to share in the divine nature. As Peter instructs us: which exceedingly great and precious promises are given to us, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

For this very reason, applying all diligence, add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge;
And to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, patience; and to patience, godliness;
And to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if these things are in you and abound, you will neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:4-8.