June 20

Today's Bible Readings
     Deuteronomy 25
     Psalms 116
     Isaiah 52
     Revelation 22
''And the Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires let him take the water of life freely." (Revelation 22:17)
            The greatest invitation is when God, in love and grace, extends  the  invitation for  the  lost to  come  and  be saved. Before John closed the last book of the Bible, it is as though God said, ''John, give the invitation one more time for the lost to come and be saved." From verse 17, John wrote: “And the Spirit and the bride say Come!” The Holy Spirit who indwells the bride will invite the lost to come and receive Christ and be saved. “And let him who hearssay Come!” All who are saved at the time of the last invitation will join the Spirit and the bride by inviting others to come and be saved.
“And let him who thirsts come.” Jesus gave the same invitation in the Temple almost 2,000 years ago. He said, “if anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink.” (John 7:37)  At Jacob's well, Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him, will never thirst. The water that I shall give him will become in him as a fountain of water springing up in everlasting life.” (John 4:13)
            Then John says that you can take this water of life freely. Salvation is free but it is not cheap. It costs the Lord Jesus His life's blood.
            The Apostle Peter tells us that we are ''not redeemed with corruptible things like silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Christ as of the Lamb without blemish or spot." (I Peter 1:18) The blood of Jesus is precious and powerful because it cleanses you from all your sin, and empowers you for service.
            The Philippian jailer brought Paul and Silas out of prison, and said, “sirs, what must I do to be saved?” The answer was simple and profound, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, and your household as well.” So the jailer and his family believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, and were given eternal salvation.
            Make sure today that you have responded to the great invitation. If that has not happened in your life, what better time than now, and what better place than here. Respond to the invitation, and commit your life to Jesus today. If this has happened in your life, what better day than today to share this invitation with someone else.
            The Republic of the Marshall Islands has only about 70,000 people in its population. It is 95% Christian, but still it represents a challenge for prayer. A great majority of the Marshallese are Protestant, and nearly one-third evangelical. The churches are involved in every level of society. The great need for prayer in this place is for a life and culture changing revival in all the churches and among God's people. There is also a need for godly leadership in the churches. This will result in genuine revival, so pray for the Marshall Islands today.
''It does not require great learning to be a Christian and to be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God."
William Barnes