Our wind-up clock that chimes has been in place on our living room wall since the mid 1980’s. One repair in all those years; I heard it chiming and I am sure it was going on after 15 chimes. What? I went out to check it. It was 11 o’clock in the morning. It kept on chiming. Moving it to 12 did not stop it. On and on it chimed. Incessant gonging, loud ringing of chime, it was annoying, and I wanted it to stop. After working with it for 20 minutes, constantly chiming; I had gotten it to stop briefly when I moved it to 1:30; but when it hit the half hour a bit later, the chiming started again. I decided to let the hand wound mechanism wind down. After more than 300 chimes, (I stopped counting at 150) it stopped.
It was the Eleventh Hour.
And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, Why have you been standing here idle all day long? They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us’.; He said to them, “You go into the vineyard too.”
Those chimes were really irritating, and it was eerie to constantly hear them. I couldn’t think. Prophetically I heard Jesus sound the alarm and say: IT’S THE ELEVENTH HOUR.
What is on your heart to do that you have never been “HIRED” to do? Do it now. What is a secret wish of a risk you could take? Do it now. What are you waiting for, the Master seems to be saying, “Do it now”. I Am hiring Laborers for my FIELD and if you want to get in on the WAGES then go ahead! Get in and DO it NOW.
No one else is needed to hire you. He says go get into my field. Forget about those who will look at you and say, you don’t know enough! What type of credential do you have to be here? OR “This is MY patch to reap! Go get away, get your own far away!” None of that is from the LORD. NONE.
He has given you the GO AHEAD. Do you feel confused? Nervous? New-kid on the block-outsider? He says “GO and I WILL GIVE YOU WAGES- the SAME SHARE as those who are already there!”
Will you go? Will you just go? Go and see what you can do. Maybe find a sack, just follow behind and learn, but get started.
It’s the Eleventh Hour.