Matthew 9:37 NKJV Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
God is looking for laborers, those who are willing to pay the cost or price that is necessary for the call.
Matthew 20:16 NKJV So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen."
What separates the chosen from the many that are called? Those who are willing take up the cross and follow at any cost. Sacrificial living and giving (a fully surrendered life, unselfish—not focused on what about me—what I can get but what I can give to build God’s kingdom). And those who are willing to go through the full process of purification, be patient, and let God have His way and change your heart and mind fully!
Yes, a chosen’s life is different from those in the world and God sanctifies and sets you apart for His purpose. Those that allow Him to do it fully, He invests His power, authority and anointing in you because you are different from those in the church as well. Your walk is different, your sacrificial life is different, your commitment is different, and your hunger for God is different.
Then I said to them, "You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.”
God is looking to find laborers to re- build the walls, because (like Jerusalem) the church has been in waste and its gates have been burned. God has shaken the church and is getting rid of all her idolatry, perversion, and religion. He is looking for His chosen to rebuild the walls with a solid foundation. But we must stay on the wall, like Nehemiah, although we may get tired, discouraged, restless, or unsettled. We must build with one hand and have a spear in the other hand so that the enemy want destroy us.
Nehemiah 4:16- 19
16 So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. 19 Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, "The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. 20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us."
These are the pioneers, pillars, foundational remnant willing to pay the cost and battle (in prayer) to rebuild and possess a land so others can reap the spoils. And we like, Joshua, will have a time of rest after the war and building is over. (Joshua 11:23) After the work is done, the rest will come and others will reap the same rewards. Matthew 20:1-17 tells us that the harvest that comes in at the last hour will get the same rewards. What a blessing! Our labor is not in vain and we are to set foundations and show an authentic, pure body for others to get its benefits. SO STAY STRONG, STAY ON THE WALL, CONTINUE TO FIGHT, REST SHALL COME. YOU SHALL POSSESS, THERE WILL BE A TIME OF REST, BUT NOW GOD WANTS YOU TO PRESS!!!