"Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work." Nehemiah 2:18
IN JESUS TODAY!
There is a preparation of the heart and of the hands that upon hearing the vision we see this good work that is before us! To some it would seem that the days of building and working for souls are passed, to some it is well enough to believe in predestination and do nothing, meaning that all who are to come to Christ is already known and accounted for, leaving the planting of the seed all unto him, that there is no need for us to win souls anymore, these are happy to rest on this despite God's word that tells us, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30 and "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15 The idea of gathering the lost is of old they say! This is a rebellion against God, as it is written, "As I live saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock: Therefore O ye shepherds hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God; behold I am against the shepherds, and I will require my flock at their hand and cause them to cease from feeding the flock." Ezekiel 34:8-10
Now more than ever we all need to strengthen our hearts and our hands to set them at the plow to win souls unto Jesus, and to work this great work. Now is not the time to abandon the many souls that are out there wandering looking for a leader, looking for Jesus!