We often hear the phrase “Jesus is coming for His church”  But which church is He coming back for?  The one YOU belong to obviously, right? Well that depends if it is HIS church.  How exactly do we determine which church that will be?  Will He be coming for the people who attend the church with the highest steeple, or the biggest congregation? How about the group with the biggest coffee bar? Perhaps it will be the one with the most “prosperity”, whose members have as many jets as a hound dog has fleas?, I doubt if God is interested in any of that; the only thing He is interested in are those who love and obey Him.  And that cuts out about 99% of them.  You see, most people just want to play “church” and they want to have their social programs, and their committees and be seen of men to be in places of leadership.  I realize my saying this will ruffle many feathers.  Good.  Maybe people will wake up and realize God is serious about a relationship with people.  He is coming back for the one who aren’t playing church, who are serving Him be enlarging His Kingdom.  Ask yourself this question: How many souls have you won for the Kingdom of God?

You see, if you aren’t telling others about Jesus, you aren’t one of His.  It isn’t YOUR job to convert souls, that’s GOD’S job.  But it is YOUR job to carry on the work of the disciples.  Think about this: if it was only the original disciples’ job to win souls, all there would be in God’s Kingdom would be the ones THEY won.  And YOU would not be among them had the work of the disciples not continued to this day.  But think of it like a family: we will say there are two brothers in a family, and one of them marries and they have children to carry on the family name.  The other never has any kids. His part of the line dies when he dies, having not fathered children.

OK, let’s say you are a born-again Christian.  You go through life “happy in Jesus”, enjoying your relationship with Him, but you never bear any “children”, that is, you never win a single soul to Jesus in your life.  Think about that: for it is the state of the majority of Christians.  Actually, very few ever win souls for Jesus, for they just aren’t concerned about the spiritual state of others.  They think, I’m saved, I’m ok.  If someone else wants to be saved, they can be, but I don’t need to get involved.  THAT, my friend, is the mind of one who will not be in God’s Kingdom.

Think of all the souls that will be lost if you don’t do your part.  Your part is to bear witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  His job is to convict their spirit to repent and receive salvation.  But they won’t repent if YOU don’t tell them.  You see, that’s the problem, most so-called Christians think it’s “someone else’s” job to tell others about Jesus.  They are too busy doing their own thing to care about if anyone else gets saved.  And in the end, when we all stand before the judgment seat of Jesus, there will be so many, in fact the MAJORITY, who will hear Jesus say, DEPART FROM ME, I NEVER KNEW YOU.  Is that what He wants?  No!   Jesus said He would give His life as a ransom for many.  How many?  All who would come to Him.  How will they come if you don’t invite them?  Hey, listen up, it isn’t just MY job to tell others about Jesus.  Just because I’m an ordained minister doesn’t mean only ministers are called to preach the Gospel.  I was ordained because I was ALREADY preaching the Gospel and winning souls to Jesus.

There seems to be a terrible lack of responsibility in the so -called “Body of Christ”.  Few, and I mean VERY few are doing anything with the Gospel.  The rest are those who are only interested in “Me, Myself, and I”,  Yes, they are interested in the hereafter: and they are “here after” all they can get God to give them.  How many new cars and jets and new homes will it take to get some preachers to get their mind on winning souls for the Kingdom of God, instead of winning money and supporters for “their Kingdom”, huh?  As it is written, “You shall know them by their fruits.”  And even if they manage to fool the people, they won’t be able to fool God.

If YOU are one who claims to be born again, saved, converted, whatsoever you want to call it, then the fruit of that conversion will be fervent love for your fellow man, a strong desire for their salvation to take place, and a personal responsibility to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity to make that happen.  It is written in Isaiah 6:8-10:

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  And he said, Go, and tell this people,
Hear ye indeed, but understand not;
And see ye indeed, but perceive not.
Make the heart of this people fat,
And make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

God is looking throughout the world for His workers who are more interested in doing His work, than they are doing their own thing.  Are YOU one of those?  If so, YOU will be among the church Jesus is coming back for.  And if not?  Well, it’s like this my friend,  only one of two things is going to happen in the judgment: you will either hear “Well done”, or you will BE “well done”.  Get the idea?  You have a choice to make right now, and it is the most important decision you will ever make, for it affects not only the “here and now”, but most importantly, where you will spend eternity.

I’m not telling you to run out and join a church.  I’m asking you to get on your knees before Christ Jesus, ask forgiveness for your sins, and to follow Him for the rest of your days on this earth, and do the work of a disciple of Christ Jesus.  Lay down your plans, your will, your life dreams, and become a builder of the Kingdom of God.  Jesus said whosoever loses his life for the Kingdom of God will gain it.  REAL life is living for Jesus, telling everyone you can about the love of God, and LIVING it before them so they will give glory to the heavenly Father and want to know Him for themseles.  You don’t need a certificate saying you are an ordained minister in order to do that.  You just need the fruits of the Spirit.

This is the first day of the rest of your life.  You can make it count for eternal good by using it to win souls for Jesus.  It is written in Proverbs 11:30:The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that winneth souls is wise.

Time is a precious thing, once spent, you can never get it back, so invest it wisely in the souls of others. Let those who want to play Church do so. But know this: the fields are ripe for the harvest of souls, and God is looking for workers to send into His harvest.  That’s what HE calls CHURCH, and those are the ones Jesus is coming back for.  Would you care to join me?  Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime by being too busy doing YOUR thing.  Do HIS thing and you’ll be so glad you did!  He IS coming back, you know.  And it may be sooner than you think.  And if He delays His coming, that gives you more time to win more souls for the Kingdom of God.  Which is better, to hear Jesus tell you  “Well done”, or to hear Him say :

“WELL DONE!!!!  VERY WELL DONE!!!!!?  It’s your choice, and you can start right now.