Jesus told us to work while it is still day. Why? Because the “night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4).
In Revelation 7, John describes a multitude standing before God’s throne, a crowd so massive nobody could number it.
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:9-10).
This crowd is representative of people from all tongues and nations, dressed in white robes and all praising the Lord. “These are they which came out of great tribulation” (Revelation 7:14).
Dear saint, I believe we are the generation referred to in Revelation 7. We are living in the darkest of hours and all around us are great tribulations. But the light is still shining brightly. Indeed, the darker the night, how much greater is His light!
As you labor in prayer for your loved ones and for a world covered in darkness, I want to remind you of your own story. Remember, in your tribulation time somebody was winning souls. Somebody was praying the lost into the light. Somebody was rising above the dark and proclaiming Christ. Somebody believed Jesus would break out new wine. And it happened! You came into the light! God will draw out of the darkness and into the light those who you are praying for.