The Spirit and the Bride say Come…

The Spirit and the bride say come…

Revelation 22:17

Here is a final invitation before God concludes the revelation of himself to man. It is an invitation for salvation. The theme of the Bible is “redemption through Jesus Christ”. In this passage we find two parties that work together to invite sinners to Christ. The Spirit and the bride work together, the Spirit is not subordinate to the bride but the bride is to be subordinate to the Spirit! When this happens then the invitation is as follows; the Spirit and the bride say come.

The bride is the church and when the church ceases to seek the lost you can be sure the church is lost. The church that is inviting sinners to come to the water of life (JESUS) is the church with God’s power.

The Lord Jesus said before he ascended, But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth – Acts 1:8.

The work of the Spirit in the church is to echo the gospel as the church preaches and reaches the lost around them. It is only by the Spirit of God that sinners will hear. Some might say, it is the church that is to echo the gospel, not the Spirit. I am not going to argue that point only to say, if that is the case then the church that is not witnessing is not echoing the Spirit. Why? Probably because it is not listening to the Spirit of Christ!

Don’t expect revival within the church if the church is disobedient in this area. You might have a service with an emotional frenzy, with music that stirs and preaching that entertains but until your heart and body go after dying souls around you, you’re not even on the same highway as the Spirit of the Lord.

If you want the power of God to be activated in your life, Go soul winning!

A man was given money from his boss to go on a business trip and convince a client to buy his company’s product. He went but put no effort into selling the product. He enjoyed his company’s dime. He ate well, slept well… all with the company’s money, but he didn’t even try to convince the man. Word got back to his boss and he was fired! No more wine and dine on company time and dollar. He didn’t realize how good he had it until he was fired! All the company perks were to help him sell! No sell! No perks! Now no job!

 Jesus said to the church of Ephesus, …I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works: or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. Revelation 2:4-5

 

 


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