Do you know what is the most talked about topic in churches today? It is about when Christ Jesus will return and take His people in the “rapture”. It seems the church is so focused on “retirement” that it has lost its focus on why it’s here in the first place. Do you know why we’re still here? You don’t? It’s so we can win souls for the Kingdom of God!

Christ Jesus said in that we should “WATCH”. But so much time is being spent “watching”, that there is very little “work” being done. Everyone is so intent on “watching” that the devil is having a heyday in the world, pretty much doing his thing unopposed. Yes, we should “watch”, but in the meantime, we should be making good use of the time we have here, preaching the Gospel, winning souls, making disciples, and doing the same things Jesus and the disciples did.

It is written in Matthew 24:42-51,
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

If you notice, the disciples, though they numbered only twelve, and then on the Day of Pentecost, a hundred and twenty were filled with the Holy Spirit and power, that tiny number of on-fire people turned the world upside down with the preaching of the Gospel. They were told to “watch”, and yet while “watching”, they preached the Gospel, they didn’t sit on their duffs and waste time. How many millions of Christians are there in the world today, and yet we have not won the world to Christ, but Islam is the fastest growing religion, far outpacing Christianity! TOO MUCH WATCHING GOING ON, AND NOT ENOUGH WINNING SOULS!

I think it’s wonderful to look forward to being with Christ Jesus for all eternity in God’s Kingdom, but hey, we’re not there yet, and there’s a REASON! There is WORK to be done building the Kingdom of God here on earth. WE, as disciples of Christ Jesus in this present age, have a job to do, in fact, it’s the very same job the FIRST disciples were called to do, equipped and empowered to do, and that is to MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS!

Wouldn’t it be tragic if, after all the lives lived for Christ Jesus in the past, all the lives laid down for their testimony for Jesus, who suffered for Him unto death, that we wasted our lives “watching” and it all went down the drain because we focused so much on “watching” instead of PREACHING? That is a very real danger that can indeed happen when we allow our eyes to be taken off of the true purpose of our time on earth.

For each generation, the devil finds ways to try to render the Body of Christ ineffective in its job of winning that generation to Christ Jesus. It seems that this is the “watch” generation, which indeed “watches”, but does very little else. And that’s the reason the Muslims are pulling ahead, while we “watch” it happening. Yes, there are those who are in there doing the work, but they are few and far between. Most of our major evangelists that God raised up have run their course and have passed on to their reward, and yet the work is not done. I SAID THE WORK IS NOT DONE!

God is looking for some Holy Ghost filled people to step up and preach the Gospel, who will stay the course, no matter what, who will stay focused on the work of the Kingdom of God unto death. Does He have any takers? Indeed, the fields are white for harvest, but the laborers are few. There are still a few evangelists living like Cecil Todd, but he’s getting old, and many more are needed to step up! Will God raise up any more mighty evangelists like Billy Graham, or Reinhard Bonnke or Smith Wigglesworth? I believe He will as long as the work remains.

You see, YOU may be the one that God is preparing to step into that role, it’s HIS decision, not ours. Don’t waste your life “watching” when you could be winning the world for Jesus! Just like in the military, nobody goes in with the goal of remaining a Private. Some want to go for General, and they make it. And they don’t do it by “watching”, they do it by “doing”. Watching is fine, but “in the meantime”, there is a lot of WORK to be done! God has openings in His army. Strive to be one of God’s Generals!