Read John 6:60-65
“And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father” (v. 65).
Without getting involved in a theological discussion of election, let us remember the fact that “The Lord is not . . . willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). It is also important to remember the words of Jesus when He said, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him” (John 6:44). This drawing we often refer to as conviction. This may be more evident in evangelistic services in dealing with unsaved people.
During an altar call several years ago, it was evident that God was drawing a young father to repent. I had spoken to him personally, but he said he had rejected God so long, it was no use to seek Him. After some persuasion he finally said, “I’ll try,” and went to the altar. As he and others began to pray, God drew near, and he soon arose from the altar rejoicing that God had saved him. The Father had brought him to Himself.
“The Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts” (Heb. 3:7, 8). (Burl McClanahan)

Jesus is pleading; O list to His voice:
Hear Him today, hear Him today.
They who believe on His name shall rejoice;
Quickly arise and away. — Fanny J. Crosby

God still hears the repentant sinner.

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