How Are Men DRAWN of God To Jesus?
Jesus declared in Jn. 6:38, that He had NOT come to do His Own Will, but the Father’s Will who had sent Him. Therefore, Jesus was the WORD of the FATHER that was ‘made’ flesh and walked among men. As such, the WORD’S that Jesus SPOKE among men, as ‘The Bread of Life’, that came down from the Father out of Heaven, were NOT His Own WORDS, but the Father’s who had SENT Him.
John 12:49 (KJV)
John 12:50 (KJV)
John 7:16 (KJV)
John 6:38 (KJV)
John 6:39 (KJV)
John 6:40 (KJV)
Therefore, we come to Jn. 6:44 & 6:65, where Jesus reveals that no man can/could ‘COME UNTO’ Him UNLESS the Father ‘DRAWS’ him.
John 6:44 (KJV)
John 6:65 (KJV)
To this end, HOW does then, the Father DRAW men to Jesus? Jesus declared in Jn. 6:45, that it was spoken by the Prophets that, “They ALL shall be TAUGHT of God…” So how are men TAUGHT of God? By His Father’s WORD which came down from Heaven…the Bread of Life – Jesus.
John 6:45 (KJV)
It is the WORD of the FATHER spoken by Jesus therefore, that is the ENABLER of man to COME to Jesus, who was in and of Himself, the Father’s DRAWING/ENABLING WORD, in the flesh. Thus, it was the Father’s WORD (NOT Jesus’), spoken and taught by ‘sent’ Jesus, that provoked, enabled, drawed, and empowered, men to COME UNTO Jesus. However, AFTER being DRAWN by the spoken WORD of God, men then, and even now – must CHOOSE to either Accept or Reject His WORD.
Thus, how can anyone REJECT Jesus, as did the Jews, as well as many from then on have, if they have NO FREE-WILL to do so? Men are NOT ELECTED to REJECT, but rather REJECTION mandates the inherent ability to CHOOSE.
Here is a crude example, of how the WORD provokes a RESPONSIVE CHOICE for BELIEVING. If a man calls you or someone you love a vulgar name…WORDS, it provokes a RESPONSE of ANGER. As such, what becomes of that provoked anger is a man’s CHOICE.
WORDS have the POWER of emotional ‘motivation’ – just how man RESPONDS to those motivational words is however an individual CHOICE.
In summary, the very WORDS of the FATHER, that Jesus Himself was SPEAKING, was the factual instrument that God the Father, was using to DRAW men UNTO Jesus.
Therefore, it is impossible to come to Jesus WITHOUT the WORD of God DRAWS him/her.