The Spirit invites people to come to Jesus

Last updated on April 19, 2021

‘The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.’ (Revelation 22:17)

Jesus Christ has suffered and died to provide a way for humans to be reconciled to God. Humans now have two options: they can come to Jesus for forgiveness and cleansing of their sinful hearts, which will give them the right to enter God’s Kingdom. Or they can reject Jesus’ offer and stay outside. The Bible makes very clear which option we should choose: “Come!”.

During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He invited people to come to Him. For example, in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. And in John 7:37-38 “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink”. In today’s text, we read how this call is repeated by the church (here presented as Jesus’ bride) and the Spirit. And the text goes on: “Let the one who hears say, ‘Come’”. If we are filled by the Spirit and have experienced the blessing of coming to Jesus, we will long to invite others as well.

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Are you, by grace, such an ambassador for Christ?

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