Revelations 21:6 “I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Revelations 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And whosoever wiill, let him take the water of life freely.
Jesus had already preordained those He was dying for. Those chosen of God will have their wills changed by God Himself so that they can “welcome Jesus into their heart” as some call it. God removes the hardened heart and replaces it w/ a new heart to serve Him. He removes the cause of resistance in us—-making His grace truly irrisistible!!
So you see all thru Scripture God makes it clear that His promise of salvation to those who are His is an unbreakable blood covenant (example Heb. 6:17-18). Even Apostle Paul exclaims in Rom 8:39 that nothing can keep us from the love of Christ who died for His own. None who are His will be lost. Jesus Himself explains this in His prayer to the Father in John 17:9…..that He died only for ALL those whom the Father had given Him. He also proclaims that He prays not for the world, only those who are His. The whole chapter explains that He does not lose any of them—-none of those Jesus died for will ever suffer God’s wrath in Hell!!! Praise God!!! Any other view would make it seem as though Christ died and shed His blood in vain for those who perish. That would imply that His blood was not sufficient—–that He was a failure. God forbid!!!! God’s grace IS sufficient. And His grace is the “water of life” that His chosen can take freely….FREEGRACE!
Some say that His death was hypothetical and would only be applied to those who would believe. This not only implies that we can conjure up faith and belief with our own natural abilities but also implies that Jesus didn’t die for the sin of unbelief—–it is a sin you know. His blood covers ALL sins—–even the sin of unbelief. What a thought huh!!
Did Christ really die for people who would finally perish—-making no Divine provisions for their eternal security?? Absolutely not. Heb. 7:25—He is able to save to the UTTERMOST those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make INTERCESSION FOR THEM.
I’m overwhelmed by His glory just writing this!!!
John 3:16 makes it clear who the “world” is in this verse—-those who will believe in Him—the chosen throughout the whole world, from every tribe, tongue and nation. This is all for His glory and causes us to truly serve Him w/ godly fear and awe!!!