[February 12]
We are laborers together with God. I Corinthians 3:9
THE one work of the Gospel age has been the selection of the spiritual seed of Abraham, through whom all the families of the earth shall be blessed—shall become of the earthly seed. This promise that all the families of the earth shall be blessed cannot be fulfilled until the spiritual seed shall be completed. "If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." There has been but one work from first to last. And so we read; "One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors." (John 4:35-38) Whether it was at the beginning, or now at the close of the age —the time of the reaping—it is all one work, and there is the one purpose being served, the gathering of the elect. Z'13-261 R5302:1(Hymn 275)