Whosoever Will

I loved the January 31, 2015, devotion in the “Our Daily Bread” booklet titled “A Closing Door,” written by Poh Fang Chia. I wish everyone who doesn’t know Jesus Christ as Savior would read it and heed the invitation there. It can be found at http://odb.org/2015/01/31/a-closing-door/ .

It reminded me of the old hymn “Come to the Feast.” A web page with that hymn is https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/1330 . Lyrics include “Come for the door is open wide,” and “Hear the invitation, Come, whosoever will;” and “Delay not while this day is thine, Tomorrow may never be,” among others.

Later in the day, I read an e-mail from one of my uncles that echoed the invitation in the “A Closing Door” devotion, and I have his permission to pass it on to you:

“This time in reading through this wonderful collection of books we call the Bible, I am not on the alert for sermon material, but I’m finding the reading even more rewarding. Strange isn’t it?

“I’m reading about the great care that was to be given to the lamb that was to be killed so that Israel’s descendants might live. The firstborn son of every household would die without the blood of that lamb, that perfect lamb, that pet of the family, loved, kept close, then slain, its blood applied on the door posts and lintel of every home, for the death angel is no respecter of persons. Each firstborn male not covered by the blood died. They did not have to. Safety was provided, the message was proclaimed, time was given and action was urged. But the choice was individual. The choice is still individual. The Lamb has been slain, His blood spilled, the blood applied to the door. If you will, come in, stay in. Choice is yours. This is not a church thing; it is a faith thing. It is a Jesus Christ dying on the cross thing, only begotten Son of God thing; it is a being saved or forever lost thing.

“And it is the passion thing of every man, woman or youth called out to ‘go to all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,’ thing. You pray, prepare and you go. It may be next door or the remote places of the world, but you go.

“So says an old evangelist, pastor and missionary. My name is just Dale, thank you.”light-on-door-at-the-end-of-tunnel_w725_h544-pub dom img

The last line of Poh Fang Chia’s devotion says, “Today Jesus invites, ‘I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved’ (John 10:9).

Have you answered Him?

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4 responses to “Whosoever Will

  1. Thanks Tricia, good message and yes the choice is ours, God does not force us to accept Him, it’s by our heart repentance which shows we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour the perfect Lamb and He knows those who are His before we are even conceived and not one of us will be lost and because we are His when we are Born Again of His seed, we will willingly show we are in word and deed no one will have to make us as you shared.

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne

  2. Thanks for your comment, Anne.
    Blessings,
    Tricia

  3. This is a VERY timely message because Jesus is coming for His bride any minute now. I can hear His footsteps. Is there oil in your lamp? Are people ready or are they just going on about their lives without considering their soul? Tricia you surely heard from the Lord on todays blog!!

    • Thank you for your comment, Tanya. Yes, Jesus is coming any minute. And I’m afraid far too many are doing just as you said, going on about their lives without thought for their souls. Oh that more would listen to the call of the Holy Spirit today to come to Jesus!

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