// Lynette Hagin
THE HARVEST of souls upon the earth is ripe. But Jesus said in Matthew chapter 9 that the laborers are few. He told His disciples to pray for laborers to be sent out into the harvest fields of the earth (Matt. 9:38).
Why are there so few laborers in the Lord's harvest? I'm sorry to say that sometimes we Christians are so busy enjoying God's blessings that we don't have time to go out into the world and be witnesses for Him.
Jesus said in Acts 1:8 (NLT), "You will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere."
Do you realize how many people today are lost and going to hell? Do you realize the exciting opportunity this gives us to tell the world about Jesus? Our first responsibility as Christians is to proclaim this wonderful Good News—the Gospel!
Where are we going to be witnesses? Wherever God takes us. Every day we come in contact with someone who doesn't know Christ. 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, those who are hurting, and bring them in?
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'll ever see that person again after today. Let me ask you a thought-provoking question. Do you know, if that person were to die today, whether you would see that one in Heaven?
We have such a revelation of the truth and knowledge of the Word, and yet in so many cases, we're keeping it to ourselves. We're not proclaiming it to the world. God didn't give us this knowledge to keep to ourselves but to take to others and be His witnesses. He wants us to go into the highways and byways and compel them to come in!
It's Time to Draw In the Net
Are you ready to be a laborer—a witness for the Lord? We are here on this earth to carry the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ all over the earth.
I encourage you to make a rededication in your heart that you will get back to the Great Commission, which is the first calling of every Christian. I want that desire for souls to well up inside you so much that you'll wake up every morning and pray, "Lord, where can I be a witness for You today?"
I believe the fire of God will burn so strongly in your heart that you will go out and be a witness for Him in all of your world. I encourage you to pray, "God, give me a greater passion for souls." And when you pray that prayer, He will grant the desire of your heart.
That's what is going to bring the King back—when we, the people of God, stir ourselves up to win souls and the whole world hears that Jesus Christ is Lord. I believe we've already stepped into the edge of the last, great-day revival, but we must not stop.
We must press in. We must stir ourselves up to pray—because this last great move of God is being birthed by prayer. We need to pray for signs, wonders, and miracles to confirm God's Word. Those are the things that will draw people to the Gospel.
In these dark days and perilous times, I've never been so excited. Why? Because we're going to go out and be fishers of men. And we're not going to be able to catch them all with just one line. We're going to have to draw them in with a net.
Are you ready to do that? Are you willing to join me and be a laborer in reaping a great harvest of souls?