Monday, December 20, 2010
A wonderful Welcome at the end of the Year
All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37.
DELIVERED BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON, ON LORD’S DAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28, 1873.
Jesus Christ says to you, “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” I did look, and was saved by the same Gospel I preach to you! And as this is the last Sabbath night in another year, and as it may be the last Gospel invitation you will ever have the opportunity of hearing, I repeat to you the very last invitations recorded in the Word of God, “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.” This agrees with John 3:16 which I have already quoted to you, and it also agrees with Christ’s words in our text, “him that cometh to Me” John Bunyan said that meant any “him” in all the world—“I will in no wise cast out”—that is, for no reason, for no conceivable motive, for no possible cause will Christ cast out one who comes to Him by faith! “him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. ” .......
What do you say, My Hearers, to all this? I have pleaded with some of you hundreds of times and now, in this, my last Sabbath message for the year, I ask you once again—Will you come to Christ? When will you come? Tomorrow? That means never, for tomorrow never comes. By-and-by? That means that you do not intend to come to Christ at all! The text is in the present tense, “him that cometh to Me,” for, “now is the accepted time: behold, now is the day of salvation.” Trust in Jesus now, ...... “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”