Revelation 22:17 (KJV) “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.”
COMMENTARY: God’s message of salvation is for every soul on earth. God wants every soul to make a freewill choice to come to faith in Christ. God wants every Christian to come to the point where the Holy Spirit fills and flows freely through him or her. The well of living waters is infinite. It never runs dry!
APPLICATION: The stark reality is that many, if not most, people you work with are not yet saved. You and I must never stop inviting people to come to Christ for salvation. That’s why He came to earth. That’s why you’re still on earth: to share the Good News! A soul cannot come to the Father but by Christ. Good works will not suffice. Being religious will not suffice. There is only one way to receive the gift of eternal life in heaven, and that’s through faith in Jesus the Christ. The frightening consequence of not coming to Christ is spending eternity in hell.
The other side of the coin is that you’ll never be a bold, dynamic, fruitful messenger of the Gospel without drinking continuously from the living waters of the Holy Spirit. Evangelism is not self-driven, it is Spirit-driven. The fuller you are of the Holy Spirit, the more powerful your witness and testimony will be. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.” (2 Timothy 1:7-8a)
What would you think of a business that never “asked for the order?” We have a free “product” (salvation) that every soul on earth needs. We must be bold enough to ask for the order just as God does in this passage. Come! Some will say no, some will say maybe, but some will say YES and will be changed for eternity. That makes it all worthwhile!
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about 2 Timothy 2:3 (KJV)，read Prayer, Peace, and Order Are Needed at Work as in Church (1 Timothy 2:1–15) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.