Calling On the Lord to Be Saved (1)
Acts 2:17 “And it shall be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh… (21) And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Genesis 4:26 …then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
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Calling on the name of the Lord is not a new practice in the New Testament. It began with Enosh, the third generation of mankind, in Genesis 4:26. It was continued by Job (Job. 12:4), Abraham (Gen. 12:8; 13:4), Isaac (Gen. 26:25), Moses and the children of Israel (Deut. 4:7), Samson (Judg. 16:28), Samuel (1 Sam. 12:18), David (Psa. 86:5, 7; 116:4, 13, 17),…Elijah (1 Kings 18:24), Isaiah (Isa. 12:4), Jeremiah (Lam. 3:55, 57), and others (Psa. 99:6). All these practiced calling on the name of the Lord in the Old Testament age.
Isaiah also charged God’s seekers to call upon Him (Isa. 55:6). Even the Gentiles knew that the prophets of Israel used to call on the name of God (Jonah 1:6; 2 Kings 5:11).
The Gentile raised up by God from the north also called upon His name (Isa. 41:25). It is God’s commandment (Psa. 50:15; Jer. 29:12) and desire (Psa. 91:15; Zeph. 3:9; Zech. 13:9) that His people call on Him. It is the joyful way to drink from the fountain of God’s salvation (Isa. 12:3-4), and the enjoyable way to delight oneself in God (Job 27:10), that is, to enjoy Him. Hence, God’s people must call upon Him daily (Psa. 88:9). It is such a jubilant practice that Joel prophesied (Joel 2:32) for the New Testament jubilee.
Thought of the day:
Calling on the name of the Lord is the joyful way to drink from the fountain of God’s salvation, and the enjoyable way to delight oneself in God. It is such a jubilant practice for the New Testament jubilee.
Dear Father, i thank you for giving me the name Jesus. i know and believe that as i continually call up on the name of the Lord, i Experience my daily deliverance, for the name of the Lord is a Strong tower. i now enter by call the name of Jesus. Amen
Further Bible Readings:
Romans 10:13; 1 Corinthians 1:2.