The Daily Word of Righteousness

John 6:25-58, #10

But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. (John 6:36,37)

But don't we have to do something? Yes. We have to listen to God and obey Him when He speaks to us. When we read the Book of Acts we notice how the Spirit guided the Apostles.

I was taught in Bible School that the Apostles decided on geographic centers for their operation to insure maximum coverage. This is man's thinking, not God's thinking.

Evidently the Father told the Lord Jesus that the Father would draw certain people to Him, and that Jesus was not to turn them away. Always obeying the Father, this is what Jesus did and still does.

If we will read the Gospel accounts carefully we will notice that Jesus never attempted to sell the Gospel. In fact, we find in the chapter we are studying that when the Lord got to the heart of the matter, everyone except twelve people left. Jesus did not attempt to retain these twelve; He just asked them if they also had decided to leave.

We don't realize this as we rush about to make proselytes, but the Gospel is a "seller's market."

I remember one time a young man wanted to be baptized in water. He was frantic. God had warned him that he must be baptized. There was a swimming pool nearby so I baptized him immediately.

What is it that motivates us to want to go out and assemble large numbers of people? Is it the Spirit of God, or it is personal ambition?

I think the Lord has given me a bit of insight into the next step of salvation after the Pentecostal experience. I have noticed that it is a waste of time to try to interest people—even pastors—in what I believe God has shown me. The Lord has made the spiritual fulfillments of the seven feasts of the Lord especially real to me, particularly the final three feasts.

Do you think I am able to explain these fulfillments to believers?

But every once in a while someone who reads our writings on the Internet will let us know this is what God has been telling them for years. They are anxious to know more. It is a seller's market, and the Holy Spirit is in control.

All I have to do is write and preach what the Lord is showing me. The Holy Spirit does the rest. The Lord gives the Word. Great is the company who publishes it.

The rest is Babylon—man directed religion. I don't want any part of it, do you?

If God doesn't know what He is doing, or doesn't care, those of us who look to Him for the accomplishment of the work of the Kingdom are in deep trouble!

To be continued.