I was searching through folders and files I keep on my computer, and I came across some old notes entitled ‘Life Words’. They were all about the invitation Jesus gives to everyone to COME to Him. This is a universal invitation, but not all are able to accept it. [Read below]
‘Life Words’ is an organisation that was originally called the Scripture Gift Mission. It was founded by William Walters in 1888. His great desire was for all people to read the Bible, and to that end he started publishing them. Since then the Mission has published Bibles and Testaments in over 1,000 languages. You can read more about their work at: https://www.lifewords.global .
Jesus has extended His invitation for people to come to Him from the moment He set about His Father’s business (Luke 2:49). He made this possible by living a perfect, sin free life (Hebrews 4:15), dying on a cross and by being raised to life (Romans 6:4). From the time of the sending of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2) who gives life to those who are dead in their trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1), millions have been drawn to the Father through the Son. The story will continue until Jesus returns at the ‘great and awesome day of the LORD (Acts 2:20).’
The words Jesus speaks are the words of eternal life (John 6:68), and they are found in the Bible. Unless people ‘hear’ these words they cannot be brought to faith in Jesus (John 6:65). Hearing is the key. If they do not hear Jesus, who is the Prophet spoken of by God to Moses (Acts 3:22, 23), they have no hope. If they are enabled to respond by the power of the Spirit (Romans 15:13) they willingly ‘come’ to Jesus.
Therefore, unless there are people like those at the Scripture Gift Mission, preachers of God’s Word, missionaries world-wide, and born-again Christians who ‘speak’ the words of the Prophet, the unsaved are unable to hear Him (Romans 10:17).
His words, and only His words (John 14:6), are the key to eternal life (John 6:68). These life-giving words are found in the Bible.
Life Word Verses – “Come Unto Me.”
Matthew 11:28, 29
28 Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
40 But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.