Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
John 4:35 & 36
These words are found in John 4:35, 36. These are the
words of the Lord Jesus. I'm speaking to you
Christians today, earnestly, and may the Lord help us
as we search His Word.
Jesus says, "Behold I say unto you, lift up your eyes
and look on the fields, for they are white already to
harvest." I call your attention to the outstanding
word, the emphatic word, "already." "Already white to
harvest. He that reapeth received wages and gathereth
fruit to life eternal." Jesus says, "BEHOLD!" Stop,
look and listen! SEE the desperate need today on the
fields, for they are white already to harvest! We are
living in a desperate time, friends. There isn't any
doubt about it, and God have mercy, in this terrible
hour of crisis, on any Christian, any preacher, any
deacon, any Sunday school teacher who is playing
around at the great task Jesus has given us to do!
First of all, there is a desperate need of prayer.
Secondly, there is a desperate need of purity of heart
and life on the part of the people of God. Finally,
there is a desperate need of work---laborious,
toilsome work, for precious souls.
NEED FOR PRAYER
Now first of all, the desperate need for prayer.
God's people are not praying! I find as I go up and
down the land that it is difficult to get the people
of God to pray. And yet, in 1st. Thess. 5:17, God's
Word says, "Pray without ceasing." You say, "Well,
what shall I pray for? What is so desperate?" Well,
for one thing, the NEED of our OWN SOULS,
individually. How long has it been, Christian, since
you reached out by faith in prayer and touched the hem
of the garment of God and had a sense of the divine
Presence in your own heart and soul? Have you grown
cold toward God? Oh, there's nothing sadder than
that. Last evening a lady came, saying, "I met Jesus
years ago, but I grew cold, ...
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