Question: I have asked this question of many but have not gotten any responses so I will ask you. What is salvation? Please, no ghost stories, just the facts.
Answer: Salvation occurs only to the descendants of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob (or to those who embrace Israel, the Torah, the Land, the Father, etc), and only after their resurrection and repatriation to the Land of Israel. Their sins are forgiven because of the All Eternal One's mercy to those who are in covenant with Him. When you hear about Yeshua dying for (whomever), it does not mean "instead of" (whomever). For example, 1 Cor 15:3 "the Messiah of Israel died to amplify our sins" (the Greek word for "amplify" is hyper, which means excessive, exaggerated). His "blood" is either a reference to his kinship to the Israelites, or a reference to his death. He died to be the first one to get resurrected and achieve immortality. There is nothing mystical about salvation (except the resurrection bit). If you are not an Israelite (and about half the world's population may in fact be descendants), when you die you simply cease to exist. You were put here only as a vessel for His wrath -- nothing more.
The Hebrew word for salvation is yeshuah. It means to be liberated or rescued, to escape death in battle, to have your wounds mended, and to return home victorious. It is relevant to the People of the Covenant. There is no salvation for "others" (i.e. Edomites, Oba 10; Mal 1:4) because they are the enemy from whom Israel is saved (Eze 39:27-28).
Exo 6:6-7 Therefore tell the Children of Israel: I am YHVH, and I will deliver you from the forced labor of the Egypt and rescue you from slavery to them. I will be your Kinsman Redeemer with an outstretched arm and great acts of judgment. I will take you My People (I will fulfill My covenant), and I will be your Elohim. You will know that I am YHVH your Elohim, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Mitsrayim.
Isa 35:4,10 Say to the faint-hearted: "Be strong; do not fear! Here is your Elohim; vengeance is coming. Elohim's retribution is coming; He will save you". The Ransomed of YHVH will return (be repatriated) and come to Zion with singing, crowned with unending joy.
Jer 30:10-11 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith YHVH, neither be dismayed, O Israel. For, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity, that is to say Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid (when both houses are back in the Land, safe and sound, under the rule of the Messiah, they will be saved). For I am with thee, saith YHVH, to save thee. Though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee, but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
Psa 106:47 Save us, O YHVH our Elohim, even gather us from among the gentiles, to give thanks unto thy exalted NAME, and to triumph in thy praise.
Isa 30:15 For thus saith Adonai YHVH, the exalted One of Israel, in returning and rest shall ye be saved.
Zep 3:14-20 Sing, O daughter of Zion, shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. YHVH hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy; The King of Israel, even YHVH (1Chr 28:5), is in the midst of thee; thou shalt not fear evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: 'Fear thou not; O Zion let not thy hands be slack. YHVH thy Elohim is in the midst of thee, a Mighty One who will save; He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will be silent in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.' I will gather them that are far from the appointed festivals, who are of thee, that hast borne the burden of reproach (Isa 25:7-9, see the section called Veil of Rebuke in the chapter: "Original Sin"). Behold, at that time I will deal with all them that afflict thee; and I will save her that is lame, and gather her that was driven away; and I will make them to be a praise and a name, whose shame hath been in all the earth. At that time will I bring you in, and at that time will I gather you; for I will make you to be a name (Israel, Gen 48:16) and a praise (Judah, Gen 49:8) among all the peoples of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes, saith YHVH.
In Luk 2:25-32 we are told that eight days after the Messiah of Israel was born (which was the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Num 29:35; Neh 8:17-18; Joh 7:37-40): Simeon came by providence into the Temple when the parents brought in the child Yeshua, to do for him after the custom of the Torah (Lev 12:2-3; Num 18:15-16), Then he took him up in his arms and blessed YHVH, and said, "YHVH, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy Word, for mine eyes have seen thy Salvation (Yeshuah), who thou hast prepared before the face of all the People, a Light to reveal the Gentiles, that is, the disclosure of thy People Israel”.