Ephesians 2:8 (NIV), “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
The process of developing faith is a gift from God. Jesus said, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him…” John 6:44.
Right now, God is drawing some to be part of the church, the little flock. Few people respond to this call, “narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:14. Through believing in Jesus’ atoning merit, we submit our lives and wills to follow Him. We know, “…all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2 Timothy 3:12. But we are promised, “If we suffer with Him, we shall also reign with him.”
In the resurrection, God will draw all mankind to believe in Jesus. “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh…” Joel 2:28. Then John 12:32 will be fulfilled, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
Isaiah 11:9-10, “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious.”
“No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:34.
At the end of Christ’s 1,000 reign, anyone who does not love righteousness and desire to obey God will die and cease to exist. Psalm 37:10, “For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.”