Then he took him to an inn. The moment a man is converted this world is turned into an inn to him. We have an inn here; we have a home there. If I were staying at an inn in this place, you might ask me how I was getting on. How do you like your quarters? Oh, I should say it is a very good stopping place but I’m hoping to be at home soon. We are going to be off directly. “He brought him to an inn”. He made a stranger of him.
Do you know who the host is? The Holy Ghost. The Lord said just as He was going away, speaking of the Father, “He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever”. Every Christian is committed to the care of the Holy Ghost.
And what next? “Whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again I will repay thee”. I am coming back to fetch him. The man was cured, carried, cared for and called for.
Thank God for the last. The precious Saviour, the Son of God is coming to fetch us. Christ shall do it all. I am not looking to die. I may fall asleep, but I’m not looking for that, but for the One who has cured me, carried me, cared for me and will call for me.
How many of you would like him to come to night? Would like to hear his voice? Every Christian on the earth will be caught up. “The dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them” – a glorious company – “to meet the Lord in the air”.
(W Johnson, Addresses and other Ministry, pp225-6)
Golden Nugget Number 292
Golden Nuggets are published by Saville Street Distribution, Venture, Princes Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8QD UK