Call upon the Lord and be saved!

This Scripture goes all the way back to the Old Testament. ESV

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the LORD has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the LORD calls. Joel 2:32.

For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Ps 86:5

God’s word is true and remains the same today as it was during the times of the OT prophets and His servants. So if you do not know Jesus, if you do know him and have a need or want to grow closer to Him know that..

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary breaks the Scripture down into its minute parts as..

[We can come before Him] with confidence [and] draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. 4:16.

  1. 16. come—rather as Greek, “approach,” “draw near.”
  2. boldly—Greek, “with confidence,” or “freedom of speech” (Eph 6:19).
  3. the throne of grace—God’s throne is become to us a throne of grace through the mediation of our High Priest at God’s right hand (Heb 8:1; 12:2). Pleading our High Priest Jesus’ meritorious death, we shall always find God on a throne of grace. Contrast Job’s complaint (Job 23:3-8) and Elihu’s ” If,” etc. (Job 33:23-28).
  4. obtain—rather, “receive.”
  5. mercy—”Compassion,” by its derivation (literally, fellow feeling from community of suffering), corresponds to the character of our High Priest “touched with the feeling of our infirmities” (Heb 4:15).
  6. find grace—corresponding to “throne of grace.” Mercy especially refers to the remission and removal of sins; grace, to the saving bestowal of spiritual gifts [Estius]. Compare “Come unto Me … and I will give you rest (the rest received on first believing). Take My yoke on you … and ye shall find rest (the continuing rest and peace found in daily submitting to Christ’s easy yoke; the former answers to “receive mercy” here; the latter, to “find grace,” Mt 11:28, 29).
  7. in time of need—Greek, “seasonably.” Before we are overwhelmed by the temptation; when we most need it, in temptations and persecutions; such as is suitable to the time, persons, and end designed (Ps 104:27). A supply of grace is in store for believers against all exigencies; but they are only supplied with it according as the need arises. Compare “in due time,” Ro 5:6. Not, as Alford explains, “help in time,” that is, to-day, while it is yet open to us; the accepted time (2Co 6:2).
  8. help—Compare Heb 2:18, “He is able to succor them that are tempted.”

Call upon Him and be saved from stress, worries, troubles, trials, fears, but more importantly the great and terrible day of the Lord that is swiftly approaching when all who do not know Him will the thrown into the lake of fire.

 

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