Thursday, February 4th, 2016
The word ‘whosoever’ which means anyone or everyone is used 93 times throughout the NT. ‘Whosoever’ is a Spirit inspired word that embraces all and touches all. ‘Whosoever’ is an all inclusive term that leaves no one out. To exclude anyone is to do injustice to the Word of God. Anyone can be saved by the Gospel Truth which includes the righteous act of Jesus’ baptism and death on the cross. Whosoever that hears and believes in the Gospel can come and drink the water of life freely.
The Spirit and the Church of God is calling upon the souls of ‘whosoever’ that is thirsty to freely come and drink the Living water.
However, we are given free will to choose whether to partake life or death. As such, if we make no choice at all, we have chosen death by default. The ultimate responsibility of our eternal destiny rest upon the result of our decision.
Rom 10:9-13 denotes “9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whosoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.””
There are 3 steps found in the work of salvation according to the passage above.
1. Calling Rom 10:13
We must know who we are calling on. Whosoever calls upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ must acknowledge that He is the owner of our lives. Christ means anointed King Who is mighty to save us. Salvation is granted only to those who call upon the Name of Jesus since there is no other name given from heaven besides that. We must be diligent to make our call and election sure by our confession of faith in the righteousness of God. Acts 4:12; Isa 45:22; 2 Pet 1:10
2. Believing Rom 10:11
In this verse Paul teaches us that ‘whosoever’ believes on Jesus shall not be ashamed. Salvation is limited only to those who believe even though it is freely given to all man. All those who choose to believe by faith that God has forgiven, cleanse and delivered through Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection shall not be put to shame. We serve Jesus as Lord and ourselves merely as servants so that ‘whosoever’ believes in Him shall receive the gift of salvation. The Gospel is the power of God to save ‘whosoever’ who has personal trust, confident surrender and firm reliance. 1 Tim 4:10; Rom 1:16; James 2:23
3. Confess Rom 10:9
The reward of constant confession of faith in the righteousness of God that saves us is great and immeasurable. In 1 John 1:9, God promises 3 things for those who have faith in the Righteousness of God which makes one sinless and righteous in our new creation life. However, God acknowledges that we are still in the flesh and are prone to sin due to our weaknesses. If we confess our sins, these are the three things God will do for those who continue to walk in the light of the Gospel. Phil 2:10-11.
- God will continue to be faithful to us.
- God will be just to forgive our sins.
- God is willing to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Dear friends, it is God’s will for ‘whosoever’ desires, yearns and choose the water of life that is freely given by grace through faith in the Righteousness of God.
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