Passage Revelation 22:17:
17The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need [a]of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.(A)
The voices of the Bride and the Bridegroom are echoing loudly and often. In the churches and gatherings of believers I hear the cry. It’s being voiced in songs and prayers, declarations and sobs. There is such a longing for Jesus to come, not just in some future and celestial sort of way, but immediately and into the circumstances of Earth. His Bride is longing for His touch, His words, His comfort and His justice. The Bride says, “Come!”
At the same time His voice can be heard just as clearly calling to those who are thirsty. To those who are in love with Him, He says, “Come!” and to those who don’t yet know Him, but are aware of their need, he says. “Come!”
Everywhere I look it seems that people are in situations that cause them to be painfully aware of their need to be supported and strengthened. If you are in that catagory, I have good news for you! You qualify to drink freely of the Water of Life! Jesus is saying to you, the same thing you are saying to Him. “Come!”
If you are satisfied with where you are, and you don’t see any real need for Jesus to come and invade your life with His presence, I pray that your situation changes. If you’ve become comfortable in your spiritual life, I pray for holy dissatisfaction to grip your soul until you cry out for more of God in your life. If you think everthing is just fine the way it is, and you feel like you are somewhat in control of things, I pray that your eyes are opened and you see that you are poor and naked and needy of the only One who is in control.
May we all cry out together, “Maranatha!”