A PASSION FOR THE LOST

by Shirley Lise   https://www.shirleylise.com

April 23, 2021

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.  But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;   Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. 
Matthew 9:35-38

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.”
John 4:34-36

Hear the Word of the Lord. The Lord God is the light of the world and He has come to shine His light into the darkness. The light that you see is the light of the Son. It’s brightness shall penetrate the darkest of night. There is no darkness too great that the Lord God cannot break through it to rescue the perishing from the flames of hell.

Tell the people that I am coming to rescue them, to pull them out of the grips of hell, that there is a way out. Tell them, “Jesus bled and died for you. He gave His life that you might live. Bow down before Him and worship Him. Give Him your heart and He will hold you and heal you and bring you into life. Give Him your life. Fall upon Him and cling to Him. He is your hope. He is the answer you have been searching for.

He is the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last. He is the One and only one who is able to save you from destruction. Reach out to Him. Cry out to Him. He will hear you when you call out to Him. He will have compassion on you. He will not let you go down into the depths, but will rescue you. He will take hold of you and pull you up out of the waters. He will pull you up out of the miry clay, out of the life of futility you have lived and set you upon the Rock of Christ. You will not be harmed by the waters swirling round beneath you, for He will keep you safe.”

My children, the time is now. The opportunity has come. Go into the world, out to those around you. Do not block yourself off from them. They are crying out. They are desperate. They are longing to be set free from the destruction evident in their lives. They are reaching out, searching for the answer. I am sending you, My children. You must go. Do not hesitate, but go to them. Show them the way. Point them to Jesus. Here is the map, the road-guide. It is the gospel message. Take it to the people. Deliver it into their hands. They are ready to receive it.

Catch the fire. It is burning and it will burn within My people, for I have filled their lamps with oil and the fire has been kindled. A fervent desire in the hearts of My people will take them out of their comfort zones and compel them to go to the lost.  I am ordaining My people to go forth. I am empowering them and thrusting them out. They will have no choice but to go, for I am putting within them a passion for the lost.

I will equip them. I will put into their hands the material needed to communicate My message to the world. I am facilitating the flow of My message of hope out into the streets for all to have access. This is the plan I have for you, My Beloved, that you hear and obey instructions given to you, that you act on what you hear and put into practice the works that I am giving you to do. It is part of My plan to reach the nations with the message of hope. I have put the material into your hands and I am asking you to deliver it.

I am doing it, says the Lord. I am cutting My people free from the world to accomplish My purposes in this day. They will go as burning lights into places of darkness. They shall go out with speed to accomplish My purposes. Nothing will stop them, for I am removing every hindrance and clearing the way. I am setting things up, putting in place a structure that will hold the incoming harvest. I am establishing a work amongst My people, equipping them for the work ahead of them. I am making them into a people of My choosing who will be beacons to the lost. They are the life boats going out, the ones I am sending out into the waters to rescue the perishing, those who have been drowning in a sea of destruction. I have heard their cries and sending help. The tide is coming in, the waters are rising and great is the pressure upon them to turn from their wicked ways, to repent of their sin, and turn to see the light beaming forth.

Open your eyes. The fields are white unto harvest and the laborers are few, but I am sending the laborers out into the fields. I am compelling them out into the highways and byways. I am taking them out of their comfort zone to do the works of the Lord.