Man has determined to once again set himself upon the pinnacle of not only his own life, but the lives of all men everywhere, it is a retelling of the Tower of Babel, it is the heart of man being evil continually. (Gen. 6:5) As in the days of Noah, it is Nebuchadnezzar proclaiming that the kingdom that he ruled was because of his own hand. (Daniel 4:25) It was a grave mistake in all those instances, and it is occurring once again.
Nearly every nation on the planet is now in this downward spiral, a clear sign of the beginnings of sorrows, (Matt. 24:8) and once again, the judgment of the Most High will fall, this time upon the entire planet. “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matt. 24:21)
Every born-again believer who is versed in the Scriptures knows what is approaching, and every one of them that desires to be pleasing in the eyes of the Lord are continuing to do what they were doing before these days became apparent, reaching out to a lost world, one soul at a time. Most will not listen, this is nothing new, if you have been a seed planter for Christ for any length of time, you are aware of this truth, but even though the scoreboard, as it were, does not look to be very impressive, we must not be weary in the work, (Gal. 6:9) in fact, we must increase our efforts, as much as the Lord blesses.
The time for any personal embarrassment is over, the time for continuous apprehension, for fear of offending has come to a close, the way to hell is opening wider as we speak, and we are the only ones left to attempt to divert those lost souls away from the pit. Frustration, anger, the desire to just quit have always been a part of the life of the one who tries to reach out to the lost, the words of Jeremiah ring true in our own lives more often than not. “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.” (Jer. 20:9)
But the Lord is merciful, and will not place more on our plate, so to speak, then we can handle, but He does expect that plate to be cleaned before we ask for more. It is the balance in our soul that we must find, the burden and blessing, they both should be one and the same, but after so many rebukes, it can at times become quite frustrating.
Noah tried to speak to those of his day, Daniel attempted to lead Nebuchadnezzar to the right path, and at times I am sure, both of them felt like failures. I do not know how many the Lord has today working for Him, I do not know the number of the remnant that are serving Him in fear and trembling, (Psalm 2:11) but I believe it is a miniscule amount compared to the almost eight billion people alive today. I do not believe that all of them are helping to build this new tower of mankind, this new Babel that will, in their minds, make them as gods on this earth, for I know that many will call upon Him during the great tribulation, and many will lose their heads because of it. (Rev. 20:4)
These may be those that we are speaking to, they may not respond today, but they may in the future. My beautiful wife was correct where I was wrong, every word that we speak that attempts to glorify God is a seed planted, not just those that lead to the cross of Christ. “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (1 Cor. 3:6)
It is going to become very difficult to reach any of them, especially as time passes, and the cover of the darkness of sin begins to envelope this world, but do not quit, do not grow weary, do not lose your patience, persevere in the hope that the Lord will be merciful, and continue to do the work that He has called you to do, right up until the moment that you are called home.