Draw All Men

Draw All Men

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“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

I was in conversation with someone today. We were talking around the theme of the Daily Bread, and came to talk about receiving and giving, and how the two are interlinked. To give of the Life within us, we must first receive the Life. That is what eating the Daily Bread is about. And it is a cycle of receiving and giving,

“Freely you have received, freely give.”

The words “Draw all people” came to mind while walking home after the conversation.

It’s clear to me that at times we worry about not giving out to people. And most often it seems we worry that we aren’t giving out because we haven’t got enough of Jesus, or we haven’t spent enough time receiving Jesus.

There is no formula to say that the amount of time spent in prayer or with God equals the amount of Jesus received, and therefore what we have to give out. Eating or receiving Jesus as the Daily Bread is a matter of consciousness. When we consciously receive him, and we are conscious that we have received him, then we have received him in all his fullness. We must learn to continue with this consciousness throughout our day.

I’ve known people in the last year who have spent 10 minutes receiving the True Bread on the way to work, and in doing so Jesus has opened up situations they could never have thought possible.

And why is this? Well, it’s because in receiving someone and being a container for someone, Jesus Himself, his promise can then be fulfilled.

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

He was lifted up. And his dwelling place now is within us, if we have received him as the Daily Bread. Therefore, Jesus is drawing all people to himself. And that means they will be coming to us, if we have that consciousness of Christ within us.

Every person drawn to us is actually drawn to Jesus within us. Maybe we think it has something to do with us? When we are conscious of Christ within us, we will be conscious that he is drawing people to himself, and therefore to us through his abiding in us.

And if he is drawing people to himself through us, then we had better be conscious of what he is saying, thinking and doing for those people too!

Eat the Bread, drink the Living Water. Let Jesus, within us, draw all people to himself.

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