Dearest Ones, The days hasten on toward my coming, and yet so few are aware that life as you know it now will soon be only a memory. Of course, I will preserve the lives of my chosen ones through the time of trouble that is coming, but the world will be involved in bloodshed, famine, pestilence, and great loss of life for those who are not sheltered under my wings of protection. I do not want to focus on things that are depressing, but I just want to tell you that the present era of prosperity for the world will soon come to an abrupt end. These things have been prophesied for many years, but most are slumbering on, only to awaken when it is too late to prepare for my coming. So my topic for today is "watchfulness." I realize that I have talked about this before, but it is a topic of vital and utmost importance. Without watchfulness at this time in history you would be lost. But you are not of that tribe, but instead are diligently preparing for my coming, and warning and helping others in any way that you can. Therefore I am opening doors of opportunity for you that will not be shut until probation closes. So speed the word to everyone who will listen. Hold not back because of fear or hesitancy. When a door opens, walk through it. When you find an interested person, speak the words of truth and warning. You do not know which will prosper, this or that. I will be with you and guide you as you go into the harvest field of labor, and you will be successful. Many will be saved by your witness who would have otherwise been lost. These will thank you throughout eternity for saving their souls from eternal death. But there is another side to watchfulness that I want to bring to your attention. It is freedom from fear. It takes holy boldness to always be alert for souls. It is not easy to do something out of the ordinary and out of your comfort zone. Some are more suited for this than others, and I will not require you to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, because it would then be a burden to you and deteriorate into works. But what I do ask is to keep your mind open to the leading and direction of my Spirit, and anything I ask you to do, I will also give you the desire to respond willingly to everything that my Spirit will impress you. [Rom. 14:15-17.] That is why the Bible cautions against resisting the Spirit, for the impressions of the Spirit are clear if you will keep your heart open to hear. If you resist or fail to respond, eventually the Spirit will cease to impress you, and your heart will become cold and hardened, and the things of the world will take the place of my Spirit, and you will be impervious to any further light. [Heb. 6:4-6; OHC 160.] This is already the case of the majority of people in the world. But there are yet honest hearted people in the world, and we must bring the light to everyone. I will guide you and I will help you in every way that I can, but the human contact is essential. That is your part in the link from heaven to earth. I hand-picked each of you for this time in history, not because of your superior education and talents, although you do have these benefits, but because you are completely dedicated to me, and your highest joy is to serve me and bless others by your gifts and talents and means. What a joy it is for me to work together with you and fellowship with you as we spend each day in the harvest fields of labor! Now go to your rest this evening, but keep me in your heart. Soon the morning sun will awaken you and we can spend another day working together. In spite of the lengthening shadows of night that is coming upon the world, there is light, peace, and love in every heart and every home where I am welcomed as a treasured Guest. May your spiritual eyes be open to receiving the blessings that I bring with me when I visit you each day, whether I come in the person of my Spirit, my angels, or by my personal presence, for you are the sheep of my pasture, and I am interested in everything that concerns you. Never fear, never be dismayed, for nothing can take you out of my hand as long as you keep your hearts with all diligence and watchfulness, and surrender your lives to the plan I have had for you from the foundation of the world. [Eph. 1:4.] Lovingly, Jesus.