1 Samuel 3: 4-10 (MSG)
“Then God called out, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel answered, “Yes? I’m here.” Then he ran to Eli saying, “I heard you call. Here I am.” Eli said, “I didn’t call you. Go back to bed.” And so he did. God called again, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, “I heard you call. Here I am.” Again Eli said, “Son, I didn’t call you. Go back to bed.” (This all happened before Samuel knew God for himself. It was before the revelation of God had been given to him personally.) God called again, “Samuel!”—the third time! Yet again Samuel got up and went to Eli, “Yes? I heard you call me. Here I am.” That’s when it dawned on Eli that God was calling the boy. So Eli directed Samuel, “Go back and lie down. If the voice calls again, say, ‘Speak, God. I’m your servant, ready to listen.’” Samuel returned to his bed. Then God came and stood before him exactly as before, calling out, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel answered, “Speak. I’m your servant, ready to listen.”
The state of Christianity today is seen clearly here in the exchange between Samuel and God. Like Samuel, many have been given to the house of God, but many have not been introduced to God. We want to bring people into a place of encounter with the Father where they meet Him if not for the first time, again. It is His voice we must recognize the first time He calls. Jesus said; “The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27 (AMP).
The hour is great as we prepare to see him upon His great return. It is urgent that we introduce Christ to the world. When you love someone you want everyone to know. The same is true for us. Because we love God and His children, we want them to know Him. No longer will we “GIVE THEM JESUS,” we will “INTRODUCE” them to Jesus.