Jesus never forces Himself on anyone. He may go to extremes to get your attention, though. He gave me 10 years of mental illness (and I did not take correct meds) until He had humbled me. Jesus took away everything I had until I had nothing to lose by accepting him. I was still proud, still rude and still disrespectful. I grudgingly accepted Him and because of His great humility he gave me His Life with Him forever. I am so thankful that Jesus loved me enough to send me through suffering so that I would be able to think clearly enough to accept him. He never forced Himself on me, but He did get my attention to give me a choice.
The “Apostle Paul” was killing “Christians.” Jesus knocked the “Apostle Paul” to the ground with a blinding light and “Paul” could not see for 3 days. Jesus did not force Himself on Paul, but He did get Paul’s attention so Paul could make a choice.
It was considered the highest honor be the first to receive the bread dipped in sop. Jesus reserved this honor for Judas at the last supper. Jesus loved Judas and this was a last effort to win Judas from what Judas was about to do (betray Jesus). Jesus did not force Himself on Judas, but Jesus did get Judas’ attention so Judas could make a choice.
Jesus will not force Himself on you. Jesus may be using this essay to get your attention. If He is you could possibly skip mental illness, skip blinding light and make a better choice than Judas made.
It’s your choice.