"And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a ssarp sickle." Rev. 14:14
Wow! Buckle up and get ready to shout! If you dare, go with me and I believe we will see how close we are to the second coming of Jesus Christ!
For thirty-six years we have rejoiced and praised the Lord for the angel in Revelation 14:6:
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel…” (Rev. 14:6).
This may someday be a literal angel, but virtually every Bible teaching Christian believes, as I do, that this also refers to our great broadcast satellites flying in the heavens. The reason we believe this, which gets us shouting “GLORY TO GOD,” is the message the angel brings to all the inhabitants of the earth:
“Having the everlasting gospel to preach untothem that dwell on the earth, and to every nation,and kindred, and tongue, and people”! (Rev.14:6b)
Oh, WOW AGAIN! Now I am getting happy just knowing that your TBN has 71 of these angels crying out to every square inch of this world —
“Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and giveglory to him; for the hour of his judgment iscome”! (Rev. 14:7)
Yes, for 36, going on 37 years, God has been “saying with a loud voice” through TBN and all of us together: HIS HOUR IS COME! Praise the Lord! How does it make you feel to know we are helping to fulfill Bible prophecy!? But, dear partners, the best is still just ahead. We will see even clearer how very close we are to the coming of the Lord.
Our theme Scripture describes “one…like unto the Son of man” (Rev. 14:14). This is without doubt our blessed Jesus who often referred to Himself as “the Son of man.” But here is where we see clearly how close we are to HIS COMING! Jesus is described as sitting upon a white cloud, when suddenly a loud call comes from the Temple of God:
“Thrust in thy sickle, and reap…for the harvestof the earth is ripe.” (Rev. 14:15)
And here is the thrilling and even chilling word -
“And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped”! (Rev.14:16)
Glory be to God most high! How does it feel to be a part of that “sharp sickle” that even this very hour is bringing in the final harvest of souls?
TBN is taking the messageof the Gospel to the world via71 satellite channels feedingover 20,000 television andcable affiliates worldwide!
Get ready to shout again! We know that over 5 million souls this past year in Egypt alone have received Jesus as Savior and Lord! Reliable reports confirm that at least 15,000 souls a day are leaving false religions in the Middle East! Worldwide the numbers are staggering — only God knows how many — some reports estimate 100,000 souls an hour! All we know for sure is that the “sharp sickle” is doing its work and the harvest of precious souls is pouring into the Kingdom! Praise the Lord!
But here, again, God calls on us to do our part in this great ingathering: “Say not ye, There are yet four months,and then cometh harvest.” (John 4:35) Now, if you willreceive it, there is a paying job for you — yes, a real job witha paycheck. Read on:
“I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” (Jn. 4:35b)
Here it is, and whether or not you need a job, God is calling us all to HIS final harvest:
“And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gatherethfruit unto life eternal….” (Jn. 4:36)
Did you get it? God literally will pay you wages to help bring in this last great harvest of souls. You ask, “How does God pay?” Be assured He has a thousand ways of paying us: new or better jobs, saving your business, protection from death and/or sickness, less doctor bills, and sometimes out of the blue comes a check from a totally unexpected source! Yes, God is a faithful paymaster! He dares us to put Him to the test (Malachi 3:10).
Dear, dear partners: how thrilling to live in this awesome time just before the coming of our King! The darker this old world gets — the brighter becomes that “BLESSED HOPE,” our wonderful Savior in the clouds of glory!
Jan and I love you nearly 37 years long and strong. Thank you for keeping this great Voice — YOUR TBN — on the air, winning precious souls 24/7! We will join you this month, giving our very best till Jesus comes!