Those That Come

Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


You must come to Christ before you can get any rest.  Christ will not force you to come.  He will leave the choice to you.

Some “comes” of the Bible:

1.      Isaiah 45:22 – “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”

2.      Isaiah 55:1-3 – “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”

3.      John 6:37 – “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

4.      John 7:37 – “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”

5.      Rev. 22:17 – “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.”

6.      Matthew 8:2 – “And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”  This leper broke the law of Moses by coming to the multitude to come to Jesus.  Jesus said nothing at all about his breaking the law of Moses, but healed him.

7.      Matthew 8:5,6 – “And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.”  If the centurion had not come to Christ, his servant would not have been healed.

8.      Matthew 8:16 – “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:”  These would not have been healed if “they” had not brought them to Jesus.

9.      Matthew 9:27-29 – “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.” 

10.  Matthew 20:29-30 – “And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.” 


Who can come?

1.      Our text – “All.”  The only ones that will come are those that are heavy laden with guilt, sin, cares of this world, troubles, trials, tribulations, grief, heartache, so forth.

2.      Matthew 23:4 – The Pharisees bind heavy burdens on men, but God relieves those heavy burdens. “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,” 


Are there any that need healing and help from Jesus that fail to come?  Yes, I am sure there are. But that is sad to think about.  Here is a person that knows that Jesus can help them, but they still refuse to come. They decide instead to remain in the grief they are in. They decide against the peace of God, the happiness and contentment only God can give them.  Instead they decide they are going to continue to try that thing that hasn’t worked in the past, and does not work in the present, and will not work in the future.


There are those that know Jesus can help and still won’t come.  This is tragic indeed.  It is important to know that Jesus can help but if the person does not come to Christ, they will not have life.  Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.


How does a person come to Christ?  When Christ was physically present on this earth, people could physically approach him (they had to stand in line) to ask for healing or whatever they desired.  Christ is not physically present on the earth now, but his power and presence is everywhere.  Hebrews 4:14-16 states, “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”


We have the same God, and we have the same approach.  Christ can still see, know, and be touched with the feelings of our infirmity.  We must tell Jesus what is on our mind, just like the folks in the Bible did.  In that day, they spoke with their mouths what they wanted to tell Jesus.  Today we speak to God through prayer.  We don’t have to speak flowery words, we don’t need to read a prayer, and don’t need to expect somebody to pray in our place.  We can pray for ourselves.  Just tell God what is on your heart.


Listen to Romans 8:26 – “…the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”