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THE VITAL MESSAGE OF THE CHURCH
by Ramona Cook 
01/25/11
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The invitation of Jesus to all mankind is, “Come.” The word holds no hidden meanings; it means exactly what it says, “Come.”

The word “Come” signifies an action, a moving from a point at which one is currently placed to another point of placement of ones self; not a forced movement but rather a voluntary one.

“Come unto Me, all you who are weary and exhausted from the weight of burdens, and of grief, and of toils, I will give you rest,” said Jesus. Matthew 11:28

When Peter requested of Jesus that he be allowed to come to Jesus on the water of the Sea, the request was granted by the word, “Come.” Peter moved himself out of the boat and onto the water and did walk upon the water until he began to look at the water and not at Jesus. Let us not diminish the incident by looking at Peter’s ultimate fear and failure, Peter walked on water with the permission granted by Jesus saying to him “Come,” and the deliberate decision by Peter to move himself from where he was inside the boat, to the outside of the boat. Matthew 14:29

One day two of John the Baptizer’s disciples were with John; when John saw Jesus approaching he said to his disciples, “Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.” One of those disciples was Andrew, and the two disciples began to walk behind Jesus. As Jesus noticed that they were following He turned and asked them what thing were they hoping to find. They wanted to know where He was living; so Jesus said, “Come and see.”

They stayed with Jesus at His home for the rest of the day. Andrew was convinced that Jesus was the Promised Messiah, so he found Simon Peter, his brother, and told him. John, chapter 1

Spreading the word, or evangelizing of the message, happens when we come to Jesus and spend time with Him.

The word “Come is used by Jesus on several occasions in the Gospels and deals with the invitation to come to Him to have our life sustaining needs fulfilled. “Come and dine,” “Come, if you are thirsty, and drink of the water of life freely.” “Come apart from the crowd and from your work to rest,” He said to His disciples. John 21:12 Mark 6:31

Jesus said, “Allow the children to “Come” to Me, do not forbid them, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 19: 14

Jesus said that He will “Come again,” He will leave His place beside the Father and return to this earth. He said that He was “come” to bring fire on the earth. John 14: 3 Luke 12:49

While Jesus is away we are the Inviters of persons to “Come to Jesus.” “The Spirit and the Bride (the Church) say “Come,” and let all who hear it say, “Come.” Let him who is thirsty say, “Come,” and whosever will, let him drink of the water of life freely.” Revelation 21: 17

“Let us therefore “Come” boldly to the Throne of Grace so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Romans 4: 16

“Come,” indicating a movement made of ones own free will, which after having made the move one finds everything for which they have greatly desired to find.

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come to Jesus for the salvation of your life both for now and for later.”

Jesus said, “All who “Come” unto Me, I will in no way cast out of the doors of Heaven.” John 6: 37

Come and See. Come and taste. Come and drink. Come and rest. Come to Jesus and find salvation for your soul, and supply for all your needs.

Ramona 01/24/2011


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