11TH COMMANDMENT = “BRING THEM.”
NOT ‘LOVE.’ THAT WAS COVERED BY THE FIRST 10 COMMANDMENTS. GOD DID NOT SAY, “INVITE THEM.” HE SAID “BRING THEM !” IT IS A COMMAND, AND NOT A SUGGESTION.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Luke 14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:
1. IT IS A COMMAND THAT BRINGS PEOPLE TO JESUS.
THE CHARACTER OF THE PEOPLE TO BE BROUGHT—ALL NEEDY. NOT NECESSARILY WITH GOOD MANNERS, WITH GOOD MORALS, OR GOOD THINKING.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, He saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
A. EVERYONE IS LEADING PEOPLE TO SOME ONE, EVEN IF THEY SAY THEY ARE NOT LEADERS. MANY END UP BRINGING PEOPLE TO MORE AND MORE SIN—BECAUSE THEY ARE INVOLVED IN IT THEMSELVES.
Genesis 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
B. GOD HAS CHOSEN THE CHURCH AS ONE THAT BRINGS THEM.
Revelation 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.
Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
—BRING THOSE WHO ARE NEEDY.
Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
—BRINGING THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY SAVED TO A NEW LEVEL OF USEFULNESS.
Numbers 11:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
2. IT IS A TEAM EFFORT BY THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
A. IT RELIES ON THE POWER OF GOD.
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
B. IT DEPENDS ON THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD.
Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
3. IT IS A COMMAND EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE DOES IT WITH YOU.
A. GOD WANTS TO RECEIVE YOU AS A VERY PRECIOUS PERSON.
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
B. GOD WANTS TO MAKE YOU A NEW PERSON.