"The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are the angels. Matt. 13:40-43     

The harvest is the end of the age, in other words, Judgment Day. As long as this present world stands, there will be both believers and unbelievers growing together in the world. But this situation will not continue forever; the harvest is coming. For our comfort, the LORD points us ahead to the harvest, when believers and unbelievers will be separated. We wait patiently for that day to come. Now it seems that the wicked are prospering and flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, but we have Jesus' promise that the harvest "is coming."     

The harvesters are angels. The Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him. As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of His kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where they will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The temptations presented by unbelievers have plagued the Christians, but they will no more. Christ will put a permanent end to all temptations from the devil and the world. Not only are the weeds separtated fromthe wheat, but they are burned, cast into the fires of hell forever.    

Not only are the believers separated from the unbelievers, but they are gathered and brought into the LORD'S barn, into heaven. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. The righteousness that has been credited to their account for Jesus' sake is now theirs in the sight of all. Jesus will transfrom our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body. All temptation from our sinful flesh is put to an end. All believers will then be in the kingdom of their Father forever, as His dear children. This message is for us to hear and believe now; later we will see it with our own eyes.     

Christian friends, I want to be there. Don't you? I want to see those people from all over the world who believe in Jesus. Don't you? I want to join in the song of praise to the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. Don't you?  You can.  

Oft as the preciouis seed is sown,                                                                               Your quick'ning grace bestow,                                                                                        But all whose souls the truth receive,                                                                          Its saving power may know.                                                                                       Great God, come down and on                                                                Your Word Your mighty power bestow,                                                               That all who hear the joyful sound,                                                                        Your saving grace may know.  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY -  "Believe in the LORD Jesus and you will be saved"