|John 6:44-45 |
44 No man can come to me unless the Father, who has sent me, draws him and gives him the hunger to come to me;3 and I will raise him up at the last day. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Those who hunger are God's chosen people." Everyone is anonymously called by God to turn from evil; those who heed His plea are chosen to be drawn by Him with a hunger for more. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled, Mat 5:6; but woe to you who are full, for you shall hunger. Luke 6:25. The Father draws us with love. From the Word of the Lord within: "People can't come in fear; they have to come in love." With a spiritual revelation the Father draws us to Himself, which creates a hunger in us for more; only that gift of hunger can motivate a man to lay down his life in obedience. The Hell-fire and damnation preaching, which tries to frighten people into sects, is an abomination.]
45 It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Every man therefore who has heard, and has learned from the Father, comes to me. [Who has heard the Father speak from within their hearts comes to Jesus. Comes — not to sect services, not to prayer meetings, not to Bible reading, not to altar calls — but comes directly to him, by silently waiting on him, listening for his voiced commands and teachings.]
3 No man can come to me unless the Father, who has sent me, draws him and gives him the hunger to come to me; Every person is anonymously called by God to depart from evil on their day of visitation when Christ, the light given to every man so that he might believe, preaches the gospel in them; He knocks at every person's door, (heart). The vast majority of people ignore His anonymous call to turn from evil because they love their selfish lifestyle and have no love of the truth about their evil ways. Thus they deny and hate the truth; thus they deny and hate Christ. The few who do heed His anonymous pleas, loving the truth, turn from evil to then be chosen by God to receive more of His Spirit in return; God gives them a taste of His goodness by revelation, which creates the hunger and thirst in them for more of Him — thus to seek Him with all their heart and soul.
From the Word of the Lord within: "People can't come in fear; they have to come in love;" the Father has to have drawn you with a revelation that instills a hunger in you for more because the love of God and hunger for more-of-Him is the only lasting motivator. Those who have not been drawn by God with a spiritual experience that gives you a taste and hunger for more, you must turn from evil as best you can, distribute liberally to the poor, and pray to God to give you that experience, promising in return that you will seek Him with your best effort.
If you are, or have already been seeking God, wishing to please Him; or wishing to become more like Him; or wishing to learn more about Him; or wishing to know His will for you; or trying to become clean and free from sin; or trying to comply with His commands to seek Him, become perfect, become holy, etc; then your motivation is a hunger that He has already established in you, and as you patiently and persistently continue to seek Him by waiting on Him, that hunger will grow with each revelation, until finally fully satisfied at the end.