318: Joel 2:32
365 Prophecies: Prophecy 318
The purpose of the Messiah is to offer Salvation to the whole world.
Old Testament Prediction:
Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.
New Testament Fulfillment:
Romans 10:9-13 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. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
It is clear from the text of Romans Chapter 10:9-13, that Paul believed that this 318th prophecy from Joel Chapter 2:32, was fulfilled by Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Romans 10:13 recites a direct quote from Joel Chapter 2:32: “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
It is not a great mystery nor anything too difficult, to find the forgiveness of our sins and obtain eternal life. God desires that all people are saved. He has made this possible with only one requirement: “Will you believe what He has said concerning His Son Jesus Christ? “
Jesus did not come as “a way” to heaven. He came as “the only way to heaven.” God made salvation very simple and easy to understand. Romans Chapter 10:9-13 explains it quite well.
1. Confess that Jesus Christ died for your sins and was raised from the dead for your justification.
2. Believe this truth in your heart, not just your mind.
3. Call on the name of Jesus, and be saved.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus…
Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
God has given us the privilege and the choice to either believe what He said concerning Jesus, or to not believe it. If we regard His word as truth and respond accordingly, He will forgive all of our sins based on what Jesus has done on the Cross, and grant us eternal life with Him in heaven.
The choice is ours. If we don’t like the choices, if we refuse to believe, if we think God—unfair in giving us only one choice, then we can say no and be lost forever. If we reject what God has required for our salvation, then we have rejected the only way that we can be saved. Those who will not believe have only themselves to blame in the end. God has done everything that could be done to save us—the choice is ours.