Paul N. F. (26 Jan 2012)
"WHO WILL COME TO JESUS?"


WHO WILL COME TO JESUS?

By A. W. Tozer

Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:17

    God's invitation to men is broad, but not unqualified.
The words "whosoever will may come" throws the door
open, indeed, but the church is carrying the gospel
invitation far beyond its proper bounds; turning it into
something more human and less divine than that found
in the sacred Scriptures.

    What we tend to overlook is that the word "whosoever"
never stands by itself.  Always its meaning is modified by
the word "believe" or "will" or "come."

    According to the teachings of Christ, no one will or can
come and believe, unless there has been done within him
a prevenient work of God enabling him to do so.

    In the sixth chapter of John, Jesus teaches as that no
one can come of himself; he must first be drawn by the
Father. 
"It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing,"
Jesus said.

    Before any man or woman can be saved, he or she must
feel a consuming spiritual hunger.  Where a hungry heart
is found, we may be sure that God was there first---
"Ye
have not chosen me, but I have chosen you" 
John 15:16.
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Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.