Summary: EVANGELISTIC MESSAGE REAFFIRMING THE LOVE OF GOD
“WHOSOEVER WILL LET HIM COME”
Sunday June 1, 2008
Revelation 22:16-17 (KJV)
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
One of the worst things a believer, a saint does that we should never do is to tell someone that they are not saved!
- We do it out of ignorance
- We do it based upon our own set of rules or salvational ideas
- We do it based upon clothing or outer appearance
But please remember that Salvation is an issue of the heart not the body per say---therefore it is not good for us to go around judgmental saying who’s saved and who’s not based upon what we think or what we were taught
• YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MAN HAS SAID IN HIS HEART
• YOU DON’T KNOW THE CONDITION OF THAT MAN, WOMAN OR CHILD’S HEART
• AND LASTLY---WE ARE NOT TO BE FRUIT INDSPECTORS BUT FRUIT BEARERS-------RATHER THAN LOOK AT SOMEO ELSE---YOU MUST CONSIDER THE CONSISITION OF YOUIR OWN HEART----how much fruit are you bearing?
Our message today comes out of the forbidden book of Revelation. (1)
The Apostle John open this “the only book of prophecy” of the New Testament and writes from the isle of Patmos where he was sent to die---he writes seven letters to seven churches------5 of them he condemns and two them he compliments
The rest of the book is all eschsataolicgal-----it’s all about the last days, the tribulation, the things to come----but the closes the book with one more invitation, it’s broad to say the least----“WHOSEVER WILL LET HIM COME”
Jesus has given many invitations in scripture---help me bible readers----
St. Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto to me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest, take my yoke upon you for my yoke is easy and my burdens are light.
Psalm 14:10-11 "Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear: Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house: So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty, for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him."
Mark 1:17 (KJV)
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
Matthew 22:4 (KJV)
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Revelation 3:20 (KJV)
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool
And in Isaiah 55
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
AND THERE ARE MANY MORE BUT HERE IN OUR TEXT, IT’S CLEAR THAT THE DIVINE INVITATION IS TO ANYBODY ANYWHERE
"And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely" (Rev. 22:17).
The bride is the church, the host of true believers scattered all over the earth.
Both the church and the Spirit of God cry out, "Come."
And note: once we hear the invitation and come, we must begin to cry out for others to come.
Now the question become----who’s included in the whosever?
⇒ The thirsty need to come: those who are parched, scorched, empty, craving, burning, laboring, and sweating—
All those who need the refreshment, satisfaction, and renewal of the water of life: "Come; come to Jesus Christ, who is the water of life."
Whosever means the drug addict
Whosever means the alcoholic
Whosever includes the fornicator
Whosoever includes the backbiter
Whosever includes the adulterer
Whosever includes the homosexual (3)
Whosever includes the liar
Whosever includes the mess starter
Whosever includes the thief
Whosever includes the lesbian
Whosever includes the cigarette sucker
Whosever includes the refer head
Whosever includes the crack addict
Whosever includes the previously incarcerated
Whoever includes the molester
Whosoever even includes the murderer
THE INVITATION IS SO BROAD UNTIL IT SAYS-----COME!!!!!!!