The Earth is the Lord’s vineyard and souls that have yielded to the enticing of the Holy Spirit and become true followers of His Son, Jesus Christ, are the desired fruit. One last harvest will occur in the last days before Christ’s return.
“…The day that he shall set his hand again the second time to recover his people, is the day, yea, even the last time, that the servants of the Lord shall go forth in his power, to nourish and prune his vineyard; and after that the end soon cometh. And how blessed are they who have labored diligently in his vineyard; and how cursed are they who shall be cast out into their own place! And the world shall be burned with fire.” (Jacob 6:2-3)
-Do you see this last harvest occurring in our world today?
-Is the wheat being separated from the tares as described in Christ’s parable? (see Matthew 13:25-30)
-Will the world be burned by literal fire according to this prophecy?
-Is the unveiled presence of God like a burning fire to all that is corrupt?
Jacob quotes the words of the prophet Zenos (who is not found in the Old Testament but likely had writings in the Brass Plates) regarding the last days before Christ’s Second Coming.
“And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard sent his servant; and the servant went and did as the Lord had commanded him, and brought other servants; and they were few. And the Lord of the vineyard said unto them: Go to, and labor in the vineyard, with your might. For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself against the time which will soon come.” (Jacob 5:70-71)
-How many in the world are laboring in God’s vineyard with their might?
-What is the significance of the servants being few?
-Do you believe that Christ’s Second Coming will occur soon?
-Would many reprioritize their life focus is they believed a labor was available to them that would yield eternal fruit?