Who Has Heard?
Think of it... If you ask the guy on the street, if He knows what a Seventh-Day Adventist is, very likely, he probably has never heard it. But if you ask him if he's ever heard of the Jehovah's Witness's or Mormons quite likely he'd definitely say yes. Friends, this is tragic! Do you know the reason why so many people know who Jehovah's Witness's are? The answer is, they go door almost everywhere including the rural areas! We have lived in the country in different locations, and at least once we had some Jehovah's Witness's visit our place. Listen Friends, these people are doing a far better job in witnessing to the world! Shouldn't we be ashamed? How shameful! Can you imagine if our church was as vigilant as the Jehovah's Witness's in witnessing, can you imagine how much our church would grow?
However some of us say, 'Well, on the average, 3000 people come into the Seventh-Day Adventist Church every day across the globe.That's just as many people as were converted at Pentecost!' But don't you realize that on the average, the worldwide population increases by 229,000 every day, and that's counting the decrease every day from death? So if you look at it that way, our Church isn't even close to keeping up with the world population! How shameful!
So if we could become united and more passionate for the Lord, (not lukewarm) and we pray for the Holy Spirit and then we go out and share in our towns and neighborhoods, can you imagine what the result would be?
I don't mean that every single one of us should leave our jobs and go canvassing or go to foreign missions, but what I am saying, is that a lot more of us, should be doing mission work of some kind whether in your own neighborhood, or on the other side of the globe.
1Corinthians 12:28-31 says, "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way."
There's definitely a different work for each of us to do, and each duty is equally important. So let's prayerfully consider what the Lord would have us to in His vineyard!
Matthew 9:37-38 says, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."