John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Jesus wasn’t forbidding people to come to him. God is ready for people to be saved right now. I would not come to Jesus to be saved until there was a compelling voice that spoke to me. I was shown that I could be saved. Today is our day of revival. It’s our day of salvation. You can come to the Lord because he is drawing. I see each of you that are here today, but there is One here that I do not see. He is here! God is here!
What is he drawing us to? To have salvation we must come to Jesus. In order to come, we must be drawn. That provides the tug at the heart and soul. We are fallen morally, socially and spiritually. We’ve all sinned. Christians sin and come short too. It just shows us that we need Jesus every day. Those who go to heaven will go by the goodness and grace of God through our trust in him. If we got what we deserve, he’d push us away. He doesn’t do that. I’m thankful for the drawing of God. Our sins will take us away from him. The devil will push us away from God. When Peter began to sink on the water it was not until he said “Lord, save me” that Jesus drew him out of the water.
Jesus was lifted up for us. The gospel saves souls. It’s a tugging; a pulling deep within, almost as if a hand clinches your heart. It’s not imagined. It’s a power that’s not of this earth. It is divine and sent down from heaven. There is a God. His Son Jesus is the Savior. In this world of lies, this is truth and it sets people free when they respond. We are drawn by someone to someone. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit work together. God loves us all and wants us saved. He said if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. You are being drawn. Whether you respond is up to you. When you stand before God you will not be able to say you were not drawn. You won’t say you couldn’t come. You can come. His drawing gives the strength and ensures you’ll find the Savior you need. The prodigal son decided he would arise and go back to his father. He didn’t say I’m going back to my home and my bedroom. He was going back to his father to admit he had done wrong. He knew his father had been waiting and looking for him.
Can you feel the drawing of God? As he draws you to him, come.