Harvest Son is a website for books and music offered to young people as an alternative to what the world has to offer. It's not about religion. It has never been about religion. From the beginning of time it has been about a relationship, a relationship with the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
As you read these words the Son is harvesting souls for His glorious kingdom, and it is the Father who makes the determination of those who are to be harvested. On this matter Jesus states, "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and will raise him up on the last day." And again He says, "For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father."
(John 6: 44 & 65)
The confession often heard after a person's revelation of Christ is, "I've made Jesus Lord of my life," or, "I have accepted Jesus." The event of conversion is real; however, the confession is not even close to describing what actually took place. In talking with His disciples Jesus states, "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit…" (John 15:16)
The point is people do not have a hand in their salvation. All such decisions are made by the Father, and it is incredible to realize when He made His decision for us. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him…" (Ephesians 1: 3 & 4) From the foundation of the world our heavenly Father knew us, and His plan for us is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
As I mentioned, Jesus is not about religion. Instead of religion, Jesus calls us into a relationship with Him. A relationship like we have on earth with a parent or good friend. He lives within us, and we feel His presence, and know His ways through His Word. After God's choice for us, knowing Him is different than the way we knew Him before the salvation event took place. Before we knew Him as a man; however, in His present form we see a much different being.
After Jesus' death He appeared to His disciple, John, and John "...turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man…" (Revelation 1: 12 – 17)
Can you imagine seeing such a person? I mean, John fell down like a dead man when he saw Him, and yet it is this awesome being that wants to have a relationship with us, a relationship He gave His life for. Once our relationship begins with Christ, "...our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself." (Philippians 3: 20 & 21)
The glorious reality of all this is that when Christ comes in us our citizenship is immediately transferred to heaven. Then, at the point of death, our bodies will be transformed to be like Him. Death then becomes a glorious occasion for God's chosen. Lastly the question; is there anything we are doing on earth that compares to the wonderful, everlasting life we can have in Christ?