Acts 2:21 [KJV] And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The Bible has very unique and interesting expressions that transcends beyond mere language phrase, I guess it is because of the fulfillment of God’s word has time and again stood true so that when you hear or read those words ‘and it shall come to pass..’ you sense the urgency and caution that expression carries with it. This expression does not reflect any doubt it is sure as it reads, it is just a matter of time before it happens.
There is no doubt in the statement found in the text above that, relying on the Lord would result in our salvation. Once we have called on Him we are assured of salvation. There is no other assured way of salvation that is affirmed in simple yet powerful expression. This phrase is all about assurance in God. “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Matt 5:17, 18
There are many texts in the bible which have the phrase ‘it came to pass’ or ‘it shall come to pass’, all are expressing the actual fulfillment or affirming the assurance of its fulfillment in a matter of time or upon meeting the conditions for its fulfillment. We know today shall come to pass even if we die today; we also know that tomorrow will come and pass. His word assures us of His dependability; His clock does neither fail nor stop. God does not change therefore you can count on His word to come to pass. ‘God gave his son Jesus to die for us.’ “His death shows the wonderful love of God for man, and the immutability of his law.” RH, April 22, 1902 – that came to pass; Jesus said ‘I am going to prepare a place for you and will come back and take you’ (John 3:16; 14:3) and this too shall come to pass in His time.
It is comforting to have a God who is sure and consistent. I can depend on this God to ensure my life comes to pass according to His as long as I have surrendered all to Him. “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.” Ps 37:5 [KJV]