The harvest of souls on the earth is ripe. But Jesus said in Matthew chapter 9 that the workers are few. He told His disciples to pray for workers to be sent out into the harvest fields. The same holds true today. Unfortunately, many Christians are so busy enjoying God’s blessings that they don’t have time to go out into the world and be witnesses for Him.
Jesus said in Acts 1:8, “... you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.”
Our first responsibility as Christians is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But where are we to be His witnesses? Wherever God takes us. Every day we come in contact with someone who does not know Jesus. How sensitive are we to listen to the Voice of God and pray for an opportunity to minister to those people? Are we too busy to lend a helping hand to those who are lost and hurting to share the Good News?
You don’t know what lies ahead for the person who may be sitting next to you on your job. You don’t know if you will ever see that person again. You may be their last hope for eternal salvation.
We have such a revelation of the truth and knowledge of the Word, and yet, in so many cases, we are keeping it to ourselves. We are not proclaiming it to the world. God did not give us this knowledge to keep to ourselves, but to share it with others and be a witness for Him. He wants us to go into the highways and byways and compel them to come to Him.
We, as the Body of Christ, need to stir ourselves up and re-dedicate ourselves to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20), which is the first calling of every Christian. We need to pray, like never before, for a greater passion for lost souls. Let’s pray for the Lord to send workers into His harvest and be ready and willing to labor with them!