"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
As the body of Christ, we are
considered to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ
We are ambassadors for Christ... that means that we are to go forth
doing His work here on earth the way that He demonstrated to us with His own
ministry... we need to be healing the sick, casting out demons and ministering
in the footsteps that Christ has established before us!
The only difference between living
in Jesus' day and living in today's world, is that rather than Jesus casting a
demon out of you, you can turn to a brother or sister who had made themselves
available to the Lord in that area of ministry, and they can cast it out for
you because of the authority that Jesus has invested in them! Jesus is relying
on the Body, that is you and I, to carry forth His work in today's world!
Matthew 25:40, "And the King
shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done
it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Every time that we cast out a
demon for our fellow brother or sister or pray for their healing, it's as if we
are ministering to Jesus Himself! That is how special it is to be used by God
in the area of deliverance, healing or any type of ministry for that matter!
Matthew 10:8, "Heal the sick,
cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received,
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are
co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building.
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are
laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be
steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in
the Lord your labor is not in vain.
“Then Jesus went about all the cities and
villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom,
and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw
the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary
and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest
truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out
laborers into His harvest.’”
All of us, who have become the righteous,
pray to God and do His work. So we pray to Him, “Lord, there is much to
harvest, but the laborers are few.
Only the Righteous Can Become God’s
Who among the righteous can become God’s workers? First of all, it is those who definitely believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, the Word of our Lord, and whose souls have been born again by this gospel, that can become the workers of God’s gospel. Those who can spread the gospel of the water and the Spirit to others are the righteous who have been born again by first believing in the Lord and the true gospel. Only they can preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
We can confirm this truth in Acts 1:8, which states, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
It is only when one receives the remission of his sins and the Holy Spirit comes into his heart by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit that he can become God’s worker. When we truly believe in the perfect gospel Word of the water and the Spirit and thereby are remitted from all our sins, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit into our hearts (Acts 2:38). If one can witness that his sins has been blotted out and that he now has no sin in his heart, this is the evidence of the fact that the Holy Spirit has come into his heart. It is because the Holy Spirit in our hearts guarantees our witness that we have now become sinless by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
It is only when one receives the
remission of his sins and the Holy Spirit comes into his heart by believing in
the gospel of the water and the Spirit that he can become God’s worker. When we
truly believe in the perfect gospel Word of the water and the Spirit and
thereby are remitted from all our sins, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit
into our hearts (Acts 2:38). If one can witness that his sins has been blotted
out and that he now has no sin in his heart, this is the evidence of the fact
that the Holy Spirit has come into his heart. It is because the Holy Spirit in
our hearts guarantees our witness that we have now become sinless by believing
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
Our Lord said, “You shall be witnesses to
Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
This means that He will make the believers in the gospel of the water and the
Spirit His witnesses to the whole world. Therefore, when the righteous deny
themselves, trust in the Lord and obey Him, the Lord Himself then entrusts them
with His work. Because the Holy Spirit dwells in the born-again who have
received the remission of sin by believing in the gospel of the water and the
Spirit, the Holy Spirit in their hearts leads them in every step. So the
righteous who have been remitted from their sins preach the gospel of the water
and the Spirit.
If anyone claims to have become God’s
worker without even believing in the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit,
he is someone who has become a worker all on his own —and a false one at
that—and is not someone who was really called by God to become His true worker.
No matter how hard such sinners do the work of God—to be more exact, think that
they are doing His works—everything is in vain.
We see many such people all around us.
There are many sinners on this earth who suffer from such bizarre delusions.
One of their defining characteristics is that even as they are oblivious to the
gospel of the water and the Spirit, they are still devoted to what they are
doing so much. Hence, I sometimes wish our born-again saints would be as
devoted to the true gospel as these people are.
The Second Qualification to Be
God’s Workers: To Love the Gospel of the Water and the Spirit
I have told you that the first
qualification of God’s workers is to believe in the gospel of the water and the
Spirit. In other words, only the righteous can be called as His workers. But
you must know that all the born-again are called as His workers. Among the
righteous, it is only those who have compassion for the souls of sinners and
whose hearts desire to save them, that can become the workers of God’s gospel.
This is the second qualification to become His workers. They may not be
particularly gifted, nor articulate, nor have anything else that is even
remotely remarkable, but the righteous whose hearts desire every soul to be
saved are qualified as God’s workers.
Among the righteous, those who love
other souls, even though they themselves have no power, still desire others to
be saved; and because these souls must be saved, they rise to meet the
challenge despite their insufficiency, and they are willing to do anything to
save these souls. It is precisely such righteous people, who love other souls,
that are qualified to become God’s workers.When souls meet intern workers, they
frequently become the object of research for the spreading of the gospel. Also,
there are many times when someone who is about to receive the remission of his
sins is averted from doing so, and ends up going home only with a injured
heart, just because the one who bore witness of the gospel to him has not been
trained enough. This point is particularly more relevant when it comes to the
training that is provided in our Mission School that belongs to God’s Church.
When people meet the immature workers of God, it is quite possible that even
those who were about to receive the remission of sin would not be able to do
so. Even those who had opened the doors of their hearts may end up closing them
I said that those whose hearts love other
souls are qualified to become God’s workers of the gospel. But they must be
filled with God’s Word to serve the gospel and to lead souls. God’s workers can
have spiritual fellowship with those whom they are trying to save only when
they listen sufficiently to the Word of God and they themselves have the
spiritual knowledge of the Word and strong faith in it.
We must be inside God’s Church and hear
the spiritual Word that the Holy Spirit speaks to His workers through the
Church. No matter how much understanding one may reach of the Word of God on
his own, this in itself cannot turn into a spiritual sword. Only when we hear
and learn the Word through God’s Church can our knowledge of the Word turn into
our spiritual weapon. It is then that when we just barely touch others with
this spiritual sword, they will come to be saved from their sins and be healed
from their spiritual illnesses of sin.
At issue here is whether or not there is
a burning love for the gospel of the water and the Spirit in our hearts. Even
if we are not particularly gifted, all that we need to be qualified to become
God’s workers is a heart that loves the gospel. So the question to ask is this:
Do our hearts love other souls, or do they love the world? It is the righteous
who have this loving heart for other souls that are qualified to become the
workers of the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
Even Now, God Is Looking for the Workers
of His Harvest
Even now, at this very moment, God is
still looking for the workers to send them into His harvest of the lost souls.
You don’t have to be experts in theology and doctrinal issues. You don’t have
to be good at handling the secular affairs of this world, either. If you teach
the gospel of the water and the Spirit accurately to the sinners who have not
received the remission of their sins yet, and thereby you vanquish away, with
the Word of God, Satan’s evil schemes that had imprisoned these sinners; and if
you help such souls to receive the remission of their sins from hearing and
believing in God’s gospel Word of Truth, then you are indeed God’s good
workers. God is looking for such workers for harvesting even now. You don’t
even have to be good at nurturing souls. God Himself, through the leaders of
His Church, will take care of all such nurturing of souls.
The leaders of the Church, who are your
shepherds, and the workers of the gospel have different tasks assigned to each
of them. All that the workers have to do is be faithful to their assigned
tasks, but the leaders have to do more than this, for they must manage the
workers as well.
Saying that the harvest is plentiful but
the laborers are too few, God told us to pray to Him to send us more workers to
harvest. Having said so, our Lord is also telling us, “You who are praying
should go.” Those who pray to God to send His workers are asking this precisely
because their hearts yearn to do God’s work. They pray for this because they
have compassion for all the lost souls. This is why our God is telling us that
we who are praying for this should ourselves go out there as His workers. This
is what God is telling us.
What we all need to realize here is that
God’s workers do not just drop from the sky. First, we must pray to God to send
us laborers, and second, we ourselves, who are praying for this, should go as
such laborers. God will then entrust souls to His workers for harvesting.
This Age Needs God’s Workers All the More
This age needs God’s workers all the
more. We must pray to God and ask Him to send us His workers. And we ourselves,
the very ones who are praying, must go as His workers, too. Saying amen at the
end of our prayers is not the end of all.
My fellow believers, the righteous who
are praying for this must first go out to the fields as God’s workers. It is
because our hearts’ desires lie in the work of God that we have prayed in this
way, and it is because we know His work that we have prayed for this mission.
Those whose faith precedes that of the others not only pray but they themselves
go out to the fields to do God’s work. And as they actually do God’s work, they
gain yet another laborer of God. My fellow believers, this age desperately needs
God’s workers. There are still many people throughout God’s Church who are more
than qualified to become His laborers. God wants us to go out there and
proclaim the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Will God’s work be done if we
just sit around and do nothing? Don’t just sit there and think all day long
about what you should be doing, but stand up in the name of Jesus Christ and
step into the field. This is the way for you to become God’s workers. There are
still many righteous men and women in the world who are called upon to become
We must become the workers who harvest.
It is time for you to dispose of your worldly attachments. To repeat, I am not
saying here that everyone should do this. Rather, I am admonishing that those
of you who truly love other souls and yearn to devote their entire lives to the
work of the Lord should dispose of their worldly relations. And when you do so
and serve the Lord, your lives will truly be the most fruitful and worthy of allGod is looking for faithful and wise
servants. He is looking for the workers who would faithfully preach the gospel.
Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” This is
why our Lord told us to pray to send such servants, and that we ourselves, who
prayed for this, should go out to the harvest fields. My fellow believers, let
us not place our hope on this earth, as if we were to live on it for thousands
of years. If the righteous have enough to eat and drink, if their basic needs
are all met, then you, as such righteous men and women who are living on the
verge of the end times, should be on the vanguard as the workers of the gospel.
If you really believe in His warnings about the Last Days, then you must rise
up and work for God, just as Noah had built his ark of salvation. We need God’s
workers who labor with us and stand on God’s side, not on the side of the
people of the world who mock us and are laughing at us.