Joh 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. Joh 12:33 This he said, signifying what death he should die. Joh 12:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? Though the above is signifying about the Messiah raising from death it is also true in various spiritual senses. If we lift Him up in all then He shall draw men to Himself. 1. LIFTING HIM UP The Messiah must increase and we must decrease. We should make Him more famous than our names, congregations, ambitions, etc. We should make Him known to the people. If He is lifted up from the earth (from being unknown) to being known He shall draw men to Himself.
2. DRAWS PEOPLE TO HIMSELF The Messiah draws people to Himself whether they come to assemble with us or not. What is vital is that they are drawn to Him. It is more important for people to draw to the Messiah than to being drawn to ourselves. It is a real and great achievement when people are drawn to the Messiah, whether they start assembling with us or elsewhere. The goal of evangelism should be people being drawn into the Kingdom of YHWH through the Messiah and not people being drawn to us. The people starting to fellowship with us should be secondary to them being drawn into the Kingdom through the Messiah, though it is important to assemble together. MIRACLES THAT THEY MAY BELIEVE Joh 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:


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