Summary: Whosoever is used throughout the New Testament 93 times, and implies anyone and everyone. Anyone and everyone that hears come. Anyone and everyone that thirsts come. Anyone and everyone that wants can take of the water of life freely. The Spirit and the b
Revelation 22:17: And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!’’ And let him who hears say, "Come!’’ And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Whosoever is used throughout the New Testament 93 times, and implies anyone and everyone. You are an anyone, I am an anyone, it is an all-inclusive term, and leaves no one out. Anyone and everyone that hears come. Anyone and everyone that thirsts come. Anyone and everyone that wants can take of the water of life freely. The Spirit and the bride are calling us, and saying come, but they won’t force us to drink. We are given a free will, but because we’re given a free will, we can choose to partake of life or we can choose to partake of death. If we make no choice at all, we have chosen death by default, because we have not chosen life. The ultimate responsibility is ours, and our future eternity will be a result of our decision.
I don’t want to create fear, but to make you aware of the power involved in decisions. I’ve heard of so many people, who have gotten into trouble because of their bad decisions. Then ask how could God let this happen to me? God didn’t do that to you, but in a sense He did allow it to happen, He did not and will not override your free will. He wouldn’t be a very fair judge if He were to go about and over ride our decisions. We will be judged for our decisions and actions. We are not puppets.
-- New Jerusalem with Apocrypha
De.30: 19. Today, I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I am offering you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live.
We see by this scripture that God is offering us a choice, and we will be judged according to the choices we make. Heaven and earth will be witness against us, but the good news is, we can choose life, we don’t have to choose death, we can choose life not only for us, but for our descendants as well.
Blessings of God are always based on a decision. If we make a decision to walk in God’s Word, we will walk in blessing. He will cause us to be blessed, and to be a blessing to others, if we decide however to walk after the world, we shall reap corruption, and there is nothing God can do about it. It is our choice.
Galatians 6:7. Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
I don’t know about you, but eternal life sounds a lot better to me than corruption. In order to receive eternal life we have to be obedient to the Word of God.
Acts: 2:21: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
1 John 4:15: Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God..
We have to call, we have to confess. God is not going to do it for us. If that were the case, none of us would have to do anything, we would just all automatically go to heaven, our free will would not mean a thing. That would not be consistent with the rest of what God is saying in His Word. God has given us freedom of choice, but with that freedom comes responsibility.
Deuteronomy 28:1: "AND if you obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. 3. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. 4. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock. 5. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough. 6. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. 7. "The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you; they shall come out against you one way, and flee before you seven ways. 8. The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns, and in all that you undertake; and he will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.