God’s harvest is ripe. There are so many people that are in need of a Savior. Their lives are in darkness and the light of Christ is all they need to find the peace they are looking for. With all the wickedness and commotion in this world, people need to know what is right and what is wrong. What is delightful in the worlds eyes but sin in God’s eyes. They need to know what is true and what is false and by declaring the Word of God, their eyes will be opened. When people find out about Jesus and His mercy, that will lead to true happiness. All truth and love comes from the Lord God. These dear people just need somebody to help lead them to Jesus, who saves. After years of evangelism and going on the streets I have seen these people. So many of them have had seeds planted but others go by without anything because the evangelists are few. Instead of more people experiencing the love of Jesus, these opportunities are missed. This is so unfortunate, because as believers in Christ, we are all called to be a disciple of Him. This means to trust in Jesus and do as He says. If it is to speak to your co-workers about Jesus, He will lead you to do so. If it is to speak to your neighbor, He will lead you to do so. If it is to speak to somebody on the streets, God will lead you to do that as well. And the more you trust in Him and follow His direction, the more God will use you in His harvest. We are God’s instruments for the building up of His kingdom and when that sinks in, you will do more for the glory of God.
When Jesus was on this earth, he could see how lost the people were then, much like He sees now. Speaking of that moment of time, when the Lord Jesus was on earth, 1“he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” Much like today, there are few people leading the lost to know Jesus. And it is the same reason then as it is now. God’s laborers are hard to find. Jesus explained this reason to his disciples, 1“The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” His true followers were few then and are today as well. That is why you don’t see many people on the streets talking about Jesus, passing out gospel tracts or praying for people. Instead, people go to church and in return do their own thing during the week. This is what saddens me. The genuine followers of Christ that truly want to be led by Him and do His will are hard to find. To many so-called Christians are way too busy doing their own thing than to do God’s work. He unfortunately isn’t the highest priority to them. To these people, God calls to repentance. To Trust in Him and live out your faith. Do as He said and be His disciple to everyone you know. This is Jesus’s desire for us all, to 2“go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Will you act on this today and begin to be moved by the Holy Spirit in your life? If you do, then you will do a mighty work in bringing souls to Christ.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people in the faith will begin to trust in You. May they become true disciples of You and desire to be led by You also. May their lives find room for the Bible, prayer and witnessing Your truths to other people. I am grateful to be an evangelist and to go on the streets. There are just days that there are so many people to reach but only few of us. That is when my heart breaks for these people that miss out on Your gospel message. I can see the lost condition they are in and my heart faints when they miss out. Just thinking about what it would be like for them if they knew about You, Jesus, I know would be a life change. This is why making disciples is so important. Christians are more than believers but followers of You, and I pray that this sinks into their hearts. These dear brothers and sisters can be used do Your work if they but trust in You and lean on You, Lord. I pray that these wonderful people will join me in God’s harvest. May they lay aside their own priorities and begin to put You first in their lives. This is the start of them going all in for You, Lord. I know that You will make them courageous to do many great and marvelous things. Many more souls will be saved if people will just respond to Your call today. I trust in You, Lord. My hope is in You. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
Matthew 9:35-38 (KJV)
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Mark 16:14-20 (KJV)
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.