It is not often in scripture that you will find an explanation point. He was totally serious about this.
I can close my eyes and see myself there among the crowd that day as He spoke those words. I can hear the urgency in His voice as if He's pleading with us, " Come on people, what are you doing out there with all this time I have allowed you on earth? Why aren't you standing up for The One who has given you eternal life? Can't you hear me? Look around you, they are everywhere, these people that are looking for truth. Am I not worth it to you? Do you not know that I need you?"
Right now there are some of you who think you are not worthy to help God. But regardless of your past mistakes, God can still use you...serving Him is not something that you earn, otherwise none of us would qualify. But God still asks us to carry out His work. You are worthy in His sight to do great things for His glory.Jesus said, " For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
Notice what He says there. He uses the word whoever, NOT...the person who is perfect. Nor, does He say, whoever I choose. He says whoever does the will of my Father will be My family.
If that doesn't make you worthy, my dear friends, then I don't know what does.
I wonder why we have become so lax; why we only cry for our lost loved ones, but don't shed a tear for the millions more that are out there searching for the truth? I am certain God wonders the same thing; questions why we don't love Him enough to help Him the way that He chose to help and love us.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
"But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me. But not a hair on your head will parish. By standing firm you will gain life."
Luke 21 : 14-19
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
" The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few."
If God is with us....then whom shall we fear?!!!Lord, let us not care what the world will think of us. Comfort us when relationships are put to death because of this great divide. Help us to rise up to be all that you call us to be! Open our eyes to the harvest and let us stand firm for You, the Creator of heaven and earth. In Jesus' name, Amen