GOD THE FATHER’S ROLE IN OUR SALVATION
Jesus mentions the Father’s role when He says,
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day” John 6:44
To make it even clearer, He says
“And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” John 6:65
So it is not we who found God, but God found us; He called us. Salvation is not a decision we make. It is an act of God upon those whom He brings to repentance and faith.
“God has granted repentance that leads to life.” Acts 11:18
“God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:25
Jesus assures believers that
“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” John 6:37
It is the Father’s promise to deliver you into the kingdom as Jesus again says,
“This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that He has given me, but raise it up on the last day.” John 6:39
Twice in three sentences, Jesus says that “All” will come to Him and of all given to Him (Jesus), so not one will be lost, as a result of the Father drawing us to Christ. I am not sure where I read this but I thought it was good enough to write in my Holy Spirit Journal.
God thought us; God sought us; God caught us; God bought us, and God taught us. It’s all about God and not about us.
“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases.” Psalms 115:1-2
Moreover, Jesus will soon do all that He pleases on earth during His Millennial reign with the Saints.