“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matt 9:35-38
It is important for God’s elect in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that constitutes Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection to pray and do God’s work. The age of tribulation has indeed begun in this age and time where countless sinners are lost and wandering in their sins. Elects need God’s supernatural empowerment to preach the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that can save lost souls. Though we at NCCkl are few in number, let this year be a year when we testify God’s true Gospel Word in this age of the end times.
God is working among the righteous to bear witness to the Gospel Truth. Elects at NCCkl are already anointed and inspired to serve the Lord. Let us examine who among us can become God’s worker.
- Only The Righteous Can Become God’s Worker
It is those who believe in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that comprises Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection and whose souls have been born again are able to save souls. Only they can preach the Gospel Word of righteousness. It is only when we receive the remission of sin, the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts and make us God’s worker. Acts 1:8;Acts 2:38 If one can witness that his sins has been blotted out and that he now has no sin in his heart, this is the evidence of the fact that the Holy Spirit has come into his heart. It is because the Holy Spirit guarantees our witness that we have now become sinless by believing in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness. When we have an opportunity to preach the Gospel, we may feel nervous or afraid but it is ultimately the Holy Spirit Who really works in our lives. Mt 10:20 On contrary, anyone who does not believe the Gospel of God’s Righteousness is not qualified to become God’s worker. Why? It is because Christian sinners cannot bear witness to the Righteousness of God. As such, Christian sinners whose hearts have retained their sins cannot be used by the Holy Spirit as His instrument. No matter how much such Christian sinners are devoted to the work of God, sadly everything is in vain.
- Only Those Who Love Souls Can Become God’s Worker
Among the righteous, it is only those who have compassion for the souls of sinners and whose hearts desire to save them can become the workers of God’s Gospel.
They may not be particularly gifted nor articulate or have anything else that is even remotely remarkable but the righteous whose heart desire every soul to be saved are qualified as God’s workers. Among the righteous, those who love souls, even though they themselves have no power but still desire others to be saved are able to meet the challenges despite their insufficiencies. Whatever we may lack can be filled by faith and taught by God’s Church. It is not easy to save lives, whether spiritually or physically and so proper discipline of faith is really necessary. Elects must discipline themselves until they become experts at preaching the Gospel of God’s Righteousness. We must be filled with God’s Word to serve the Gospel and to lead souls. God’s workers can have spiritual fellowship with sinners only when they listen sufficiently to the Word of God. Elects themselves ought to have the spiritual knowledge of the Word and strong faith in it. However, this training cannot be attained on one’s own. We must be inside God’s Church and hear the spiritual Word that the Holy Spirit speaks to His workers through the Church. No matter how much understanding one may have on the Word on his own, this itself cannot turn into a spiritual sword. Only when we hear and learn the Word through God’s Church, can our knowledge of the Word turn into a spiritual weapon. It is only then we are barely touching others with this spiritual sword. Then they will come to be saved from their sins and be healed from the spiritual illnesses of sin.
- Only Those Who Pray Can Become God’s Worker
Even now, at this very moment, God is still looking for workers to send them into the harvest of lost souls. God is looking for workers who would be faithful to their callings, preach the Gospel of God’s Righteousness and live by faith. By saying that the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are too few, God told us to pray to Him to send us more workers to harvest. Having said so, our Lord is also telling us, ‘you who are praying shall go.’ Those who pray to God to send God’s workers are asking this precisely because their hearts yearn to do God’s work. They pray for this because they have compassion for all the lost souls. This is why our God is telling us that we who are praying for this should ourselves go out into the field as His workers. Do you believe in this? In the end times, we need workers who can lead the people of God and nourish them with the bread of life.