He that is unrighteous, let him do unrighteousness still: and he that is filthy, let him be made filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him do righteousness still: and he that is holy, let him be made holy still (Rev22:11)~~ All is confirmed by an open and general invitation to all mankind, to come and partake “freely” of the promises and of the privileges of the gospel. The Spirit, by the sacred word, and by convictions and influence in the sinner’s conscience, says, Come to Christ for salvation; and the bride, or the whole church, on earth and in heaven, says, Come and share our happiness. Let whosoever will, come and take of the water of life freely. May every one who hears or reads these words, desire at once to accept the gracious invitation. God does not and will not force us to be reconciled with Him, but places within us enough grace that we would desire to do so in our own hearts, that we would personally and individually know, in our own recognizance the glory and joy of His eternal salvation. By our own free choice, we will be what we will be. His Word, though, spoken on all of our souls, will have effect upon men; in one way or another…in full acceptance or rejection. The filthy and unjust will be more so, but it will confirm, strengthen, and further sanctify those who are upright with God. Never let us think that a dead or disobedient faith will save us, for the First and the Last has declared that those alone are blessed who do His commandments. It’s clear that while we have a choice, there is an eternal consequence for that choice. We MUST choose…There is no middle place or condition. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve …But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Josh 24:15).