November 11th 2014
Have you received the invitation to the eternal banquet?
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. (Revelation 22:17 KJV)
This scripture verse is talking about THE INVITATION OF A LIFETIME. All of mankind has been given a special invitation from God through His Word and scattered abroad throughout His beautiful creation being clearly seen so that each man is without excuse for not acknowledging His personal invitation (see Romans 1:20-21).
Often we covet invitations to important birthday functions or life events from another person or group, especially if they are well known individuals or popular or trendy causes upon this earth. Man is created naturally social; desiring to be included in events of celebration and camaraderie for others through family connections, relatives, work, special interests, or causes. We often desire to be involved in the lives of others around us.
Many modern churches have entered into this need for a connection blended together with some form of entertainment or theater-like atmosphere bringing in or producing events to entertain; rather than to serve God through the preaching His Word and standing for Truth.
Sadly many people base their whole spiritual existence upon doing: attending church, doing good works, and living right, rather than resting in what Jesus has already done upon the cross and out of this great love serving others and sowing seeds bringing lost souls to Christ. Church is made out to be all about them and their need; rather than centered upon giving an open standing and free invitation from God hand delivered to whosoever through His Son Jesus Christ.
The invitation comes from God for all mankind to have a personal eternal presence now and forever with Him. Often this holy invitation is ignored, covered up, suppressed, hidden, and thrown away by many who give no deep thought toward anything of an eternal nature but rather base everything upon worldly relationships which are often fleeting at the first sign of a contrary wind.
Do you thirst and hunger, never fulfilled by events and happenings of this world? God has an eternally gratifying banquet planned for His spiritual family which can include a personal table setting for you at the table. This feast will be the ultimate event for everyone who accepts His invitation. He is preparing the banquet table, sending the invitations, waiting patiently for whosoever to accept His invitation; but one day the door to this heavenly event will close as time for His return draw nigh.
This holy invitation has an earthly cost to you of separation from the world; but eternal rewards forever with the presence of God. Have you spiritually acknowledged His summons for you at His banquet table for all eternity?