June 11th, 2016
God Opened Wide the “Whosoever Gate”
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. (Acts 10:34-35 KJV)
Peter understood that the gospel message was no longer an exclusive message given only to the Jewish people. The salvation message was opened to include any nation or tongue who desires to live according to God’s will upon their life. God does not respect one group over another but accepts whosoever has been quickened alive in their heart into His spiritual family.
God’s own Jewish people were favored by God but He opened wide the “whosoever gate,” allowing both Jews and Gentiles to hear the Gospel message and giving equal opportunity for all souls to be saved and possess a personal relationship with Him.
God formally sent the salvation message with Jonah to the Gentiles in the Old Testament. Paul was used to present the gospel to the Gentiles in the New Testament.