Ms 88, 1902


Ms 88, 1902

A World-Wide Work


June 18, 1902 [typed]

Portions of this manuscript are published in MM 252-253, 322; UL 183. +Note

I am much burdened in regard to the work in America. Not one-hundredth part is being done that might be done. There are many, many openings to be filled. Ms88-1902.1

Looking upon the unpromising fields of Samaria, Christ said to His disciples, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” [John 4:35, 36.] Christ had been talking with the Samaritan woman. The result of the words spoken to her is told in the following words: “Many of the Samaritans of the city believed on Him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all things that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them; and He abode there two days. And many more believed because of His own word; and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying; for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” [Verses 39-42.] Ms88-1902.2

The experience of Christ and His disciples on this occasion will be often repeated in this age of the world. Ms88-1902.3

The closing words of the book of Revelation point out our work: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” [Revelation 22:16, 17.] Ms88-1902.4