Thursday, August 26, 2010

It Shall Come To Pass

              When I read the verses below, I needed to put it into context.  Most of what Peter quoted came from Joel 2:28-32.  The question is why Peter was quoting a prophecy concerning the “Day of The Lord?  
              Joel was foretelling what Matthew, John, and Peter would later write.  Joel was talking of the time when Jesus returns to earth to exact His judgment on earth.  The Day of The Lord will be a terrible time for any resident on earth. We must also know this is not the Rapture. This is seven years after the Rapture.
              So, why was Peter quoting Joel?  He was talking to the Jews and was telling them from their Scripture what to expect in that terrible Day of The Lord.  He was warning them that a time was coming that no one wanted, and that they needed to call upon the name of the Lord,
(Joel 2:32)  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: ...

Joel is defining to the Jews to call upon the name of the Lord and be delivered.  It will come to pass.  Peter in:

(Acts 2:21)  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Paul tells us in:

(Romans 10:13)  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

              If we carefully read and consider the context of these passages, we can know that God has given us a plan of Salvation that all can understand.  If we will decide in our heart that Jesus is God’s Son, and by accepting Jesus, we can be saved from Hell and the Day of The Lord.
(John 3:16)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The “whosoever” is anybody, regardless of their sin condition.  If they will believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, Salvation has happened.

(John 3:18)  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Without a sincere belief, you are condemned.  Prior to hearing of Jesus, you were already condemned to hell.  By accepting Jesus as your personal Saviour, you are no longer condemned, and Heaven becomes your home.
              Accept Him before it is eternally too late.  Do it today.

Bro. John R. E Chastain

Acts 2:17-20  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:  (18)  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:  (19)  And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:  (20)  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

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