“Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out.” (John 6:37 HCSB)
There are those who misunderstand and misuse today’s verse. Contrary to the beliefs of some, God does not force His will on us. In His Sovereignty, God has chosen to give us free will to choose to believe in Him and trust Him, or not. He does not create some people with the purpose of going to hell, and others to be saved from hell. That would make Him and unjust God, which he is not. God would never create anyone for the sole purpose of sending them to hell without giving them a chance to be saved from hell. That’s why he speaks to all of us and draws us to Himself. He wants us to be with Him and leads us to the One who can get us to Him, Jesus.
Here’s what Jesus is really teaching us in today’s verse:
- “Everyone the Father gives to Me will come to Me…” – this is the drawing of the Father, the hearing and learning from the Father about Jesus. God’s opening of our eyes to the reality of our spiritual condition, which causes us to seek and call upon Jesus for Salvation.
- “and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out.” – the one who seek Jesus with all their heart will find Jesus, will be saved by Jesus, and will never be rejected by Jesus – their salvation can never be lost.
God, through the Apostle Paul said:
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13 HCSB).”
Have you been rejecting God’s call upon you to come to Him? Are you hearing Him calling you now? Would you like to call upon Him and know that you are saved and have your place in heaven with Him for all eternity? Here’s how God says you can do it:
1. Recognize that you’re a sinner and thank Him for sending Jesus, His only Son, to die on the cross in order to pay the ultimate price for your sin (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8), and raising Him from the dead in order to give you eternal life (John 3:16-18; John 11:25).
2. Tell Him that, at this moment, you willfully, willingly, and intentionally choose to stop living your life in rebellion against Him and choose to start living your life as His disciple; that you commit to seeking Him, every day; following Him, every day; and that you will strive, every day, to live in immediate, radical, costly obedience to Him and only Him, no matter the cost – even if it costs you your life (2 Corinthians 5:15; Romans 10:9-10). Then, do it.
This is the only way you can become God’s child (John 1:12) and experience the fullness of His love, goodness, joy, peace and perfect care. Do this right now!
If you did this, God is so happy with you and wants to start working in your life and through your life. Please send me a message letting me know that you did it so that I can pray for you as you begin a new life in Christ.
In Christ’s love,