The Night Will Come
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4
The perfect example of Jesus Christ can be applied to our lives. Here He is teaching His followers that He is doing the work of God, the very moments in which they were witnessing and living together. In His earthly ministry, the Lord used His time to fulfill the Father’s will!
We are encouraged to do the same as Christ. He admonishes the disciples that a time will come when they will no longer be able to do God’s work. A time will come when no work will be able to be accomplished. The night will come.
In 2008, I came across this disturbing article with bad news that could eventually affect us.
“Several dozen Muslim nations are signed onto a Defamation of Religions resolution at the United Nations. The resolution proposes to establish an international law that makes it a criminal act ‘to defame another religion.’”
This is aimed directly at Christians. Anyone who is spreading the Gospel of Christ would, under this provision, be guilty of a crime against Islam. The American Center for Law and Justice reports that the only religion named as ‘another religion’ is Islam. Let there be no doubt what is happening. There is a full court press on all fronts to create the tyranny in America that already exists in these Muslim nations. “Christians, indeed all people who love freedom, should be standing up to oppose the forward movement of Islam.”
What Can I Do??? Serve Jesus today. Give the Gospel today. Talk to others about Jesus and His gift of salvation. Go to church each service. Encourage other Christians. Help send missionaries around the world. Serve in your local church this week. Pray. Give. Go. For Christ and with His Gospel.
The night on earth will come some day. Now is the time that we serve the Lord, for the time will come, when Christians are gone and can no longer share the Good News of salvation!