Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Harvest of Souls (3)

"Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols." (Acts 17:16 NKJV)
The believer is different from the world, He is not an ordinary human being; He is more than a man; He has the life of God, the nature of God is in him, he thus sees EVERYTHING from entirely different perspective; he sees things from God`s perspective, which is entirely different from man`s.
Hence, the man others refer to as hopeless, incorrigible sinner, the believer sees him as an object of God`s love and a potential instrument in His hands.
In the same light, when the believer sees moral decadence and unrighteousness, he is not dejected or demoralised, neither does he see hopelessness; rather, he sees opportunity for harvest - harvest of souls for the kingdom of God.
"Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Luke 5:31, 32 NKJV)
The unprecedented rise in iniquity in the world today as prophesied by our Lord should be an incitement to pray more (Rom. 10:1) and to preach, for we have been commissioned to reach out to the dark world, to the sinners and the ungodly.
Instead of pointing accusing finger, talking about crime rate and the deplorable state of the word, you should rather turn your censure to prayer points; he has lost cognisance of his priestly office, distracted from the divine mandate and even belittles himself, the believer who all he does is 'talking' and refuse to preach (matt.28:19-20) and pray (Rom.10:1).
So much of talking, it is time to put-in the sickle of prayer and preaching i order to reap the harvest of souls for whom Christ died; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. What's your decision?