John 4:34-40, GOD’S WORD Translation – 34 Jesus told them, “My food is to do what the one who sent me wants me to do and to finish the work he has given me.
God’s will for us right now is to reach out to lost souls.
Yes, Jesus is coming soon, but this is not time to relax. I used to live in Florida and in that state, citrus fruit, like oranges, are a big cash crop. Farmers work all year in expectation of a great harvest. One year there was an unusual cold front coming through that would drop the temperature to below freezing. That’s a problem—oranges cannot survive the cold. The farmers took desperate measures to get as much ripe fruit as they could off the tree and then to protect the trees themselves. Their entire livelihood was at stake. The farmers worked round the clock to save the harvest.
That’s where we are right now as the Body of Christ. We should be working, watching and praying around the clock. Cold winds of judgment are coming and have already started in some places. It’s time to get the harvest in NOW.
Live like you will not get a second chance.
Luke 12:38-40, New King James Version – 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
Do all you can do for Christ now.
John 4:35-36, GOD’S WORD Translation – 35 “Don’t you say, ‘In four more months the harvest will be here’? I’m telling you to look and see that the fields are ready to be harvested. 36 The person who harvests the crop is already getting paid. He is gathering grain for eternal life. So the person who plants the grain and the person who harvests it are happy together.
Work while it’s day, because when the night comes there will be nothing you can do.
- John 9: 4, New King James Version – I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
- John 4:37-38, GOD’S WORD Translation – 37 In this respect the saying is true: ‘One person plants, and another person harvests.’ 38 I have sent you to harvest a crop you have not worked for. Other people have done the hard work, and you have followed them in their work.”
- Exodus 12:40-42, New King James Version – 40 Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. 42 It is a night of solemn observance to the Lord for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of the Lord, a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.