“Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them.” Luke 4:40
The end of days draws near to us, my brothers and sisters. The signs of the times proclaim it in the physical. The Spirit of God proclaims such in the spiritual. It is something He has impressed upon me and many others, and most likely, you too. The time is short; there is none to spare. And still, there is a great harvest of souls to be done.
“Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38
Brethren, we are those laborers. The Lord has set us upon this earth at just this time for just this purpose. We are the laborers. It is God’s design that He would work through men (and women) to reach other men (and women). When He first spoke to us, it was through another human being who had been saved, washed in the Blood, and made new. That person labored for God that our soul might be harvested. They brought us to Him in prayer, spoke to us gently in Truth, and showed us the door in Christ Jesus.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16
Just like those who introduced Him to us, we are to bring Jesus to the sick and dying world, by Word and by example. We are to pray for the lost as earnestly, if not moreso, than we pray for each other, our family, or even ourselves. The salvation of souls is paramount, because without salvation, nothing else matters. But we don’t force it. It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict them, and the Father knows the chosen. We only do what He does in pointing the lost to Jesus, wisely and gently, backing our words with our lives lived for Christ as we keep our faith soundly in the Cross, thus lifting it up before them. Jesus will draw them in from there.
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32
When they come to Him, He is faithful to save.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Jesus came to heal the world. He came to give sight to the blind, make the lame walk, them who are far off close to Him. But He does not do so that they would then sit and do nothing. Every one of us was chosen for such a time as this. We must, therefore, set our minds upon and purpose in our hearts to show the world Jesus.
“How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:14-15