“You are the light of [Christ to] the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor
does anyone light a lamp and put it under
a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives
light to all who are in the house. Let your
light shine before men in such a way that
they may see your good deeds and moral
excellence, and [recognize and honor and]
glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
– Jesus Christ
The burden keeps getting stronger and I believe I need to do more than I’m doing. There are too many signs to remind us of the end times yet many of us have turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to it. Honestly, let’s ask ourselves this question; are we ready? What have we done to prepare ourselves to meet our saviour? Are we only fighting for our own salvation or are we bringing others along with us? This brings me to my second revelation about the need to fulfill our command here on earth. My first post I believe was a wake up call for me but I think I went back to sleep and I believe many of us have gone to sleep too. Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, is almost here and what have we done with all that he gave to us?
Can we give an account? Or are we like the man who had one talent and decided to hide it for the master. I had a very short revelation in church while my pastor preached about fulfilling the basic requirements as a Christian. In the revelation, I saw a very huge field, a very vast area that looked like a field for growing flowers. Some of them were very beautiful and colourful because they received constant care and attention while others were still being tendered. I actually loved what I saw because the different smells from the various flowers made the field smell like a perfume store.
However as I walked through, I realized that in the middle of the field, the flowers there were not receiving any attention from the horticulturists because they were decaying and affecting some of the good flowers. So I walked to one of them to come and have a look at what was happening but he couldn’t hear me clearly. So I moved to another one but they all couldn’t hear me. I was actually very sad because the decaying flowers were affecting the good ones and in a matter of time the whole field will be affected. Then I realized there were a couple of people gathered under a big tree chatting and having fun. I tried to get their attention too but they still couldn’t hear me. Then the vision ended.
The flowers and the field I saw represent the whole world and the people in it. The beautiful and pruned flowers that were well taken care of represents people working out their salvation and making themselves acceptable in Gods eyes.
Dear friends, you always followed
my instructions when I was with you.
And now that I am away, it is even
more important. Work hard to show
the results of your salvation, obeying
God with deep reverence and fear.”
The bad flowers or decaying flowers represent the people who either have not heard about the message of salvation or the ones who have heard yet are backsliding. The groups of people sitting under the tree represent the labourers or servants of Gods kingdom who need to share the message or help others grow in God.
“ When he saw the crowds, he had
compassion on them because they
were confused and helpless, like
sheep without a shepherd. He said
to his disciples, “The harvest is great,
but the workers are few. So pray to
the Lord who is in charge of the
harvest; ask him to send more workers
into his fields.”
These labourers or servants refer to each and every one of us. We have become comfortable in this world and have forgotten the reason why we have been called to the field, which we find ourselves in. Jesus commissioned us to go into the world and preach to all nations.
“And then he told them, “Go into
all the world and preach the
Good News to everyone. Anyone
who believes and is baptized will
be saved. But anyone who refuses
to believe will be condemned.”
However, we have become extremely occupied with ‘unimportant’ things, which are shifting our attention from the great commission Jesus Christ left with us. When trying to get their attention about helping out the decaying flowers, they cannot hear me because they are not kingdom minded.
“So don’t worry about these things,
saying, ‘What will we eat? What
will we drink? What will we wear?’
These things dominate the thoughts
of unbelievers, but your heavenly
Father already knows all your needs.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all
else, and live righteously, and he will
give you everything you need.”
Me in this revelation represent the Holy Spirit and how he is always prompting us of the need to reach out to others who are getting lost in this world. The people he’s drawing our attention to are not far away but very close to us. We have become so glued to our own matters that we forget His promptings while many souls are dying.
This revelation cut me very deep and this made me realize how I have not done much for my creator although He has given us all this assignment. The truth is; we have no excuse because he has made everything available to us. This includes the wonderful Holy Spirit who will lead us into all truth. Our friend and help in time of need. Your duty is to be obedient and to avail yourself to be used by him. His duty will be to convict whoever you will speak to.
“But in fact, it is best for you that
I go away, because if I don’t,
the Advocate won’t come. If I do
go away, then I will send him to you.
And when he comes, he will convict
the world of its sin, and of God’s
righteousness, and of the coming judgment.”
So I ask what is our excuse? Why are we not doing anything about that family member who does not know that Jesus came to die for him/her? What about that friend who is gradually slipping away into the kingdom of darkness? Why are we neglecting the fact that we are Christians when we get to a gathering of ‘unbelievers’? Are we ashamed of Jesus Christ? Why can’t we speak to a stranger about God’s amazing love that we enjoy? What is your excuse for not fulfilling the Great commission? Honestly the question is, How much do you love Him.
John 14:23 – 24
Jesus replied, “All who love me will
do what I say. My Father will
love them, and we will come and make
our home with each of them. Anyone
who doesn’t love me will not obey me.
And remember, my words are not my
own. What I am telling you is from the
Father who sent me.”
Think deeply about it and if you find yourself not fulfilling this great commission (just like me) then ask for forgiveness today and begin the work. He’s made everything available to us. However, if you do not know this man Jesus that I speak about, it’s not too late to know him. He loves you and needs you more than you can imagine, but He needs you to confess and invite Him into your life. That’s the first step to knowing him then after you have said this prayer, find a bible believing church near you so you can grow more in him.
Father Lord, I thank you for this day and for the love you have for me. Lord Jesus, I thank you for coming to the earth to die and save me. I thank you that you still love me despite all the wrongs I have done. Today, I confess that I am sinner and humbly come before you asking for forgiveness of sins. Please wash me clean of every iniquity and filth. I am asking that you come and stay in my heart and be King over my life. Come and take control over my life because I cannot do anything without you. Please write my name in the book of Life so that I may enter into your Holy Kingdom. Thank you for coming to stay in my heart. In Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen!!!
Once you have said this prayer and believe in your heart that He has come to stay, then He will begin to do His Good works through and in you. God loves you very much and He needs you to extend that love to others as well.
…Inspired by the Holy Spirit