Harvest is Ripe
Harvest is Ripe
Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38
The Lord is clear about sending out workers into the harvest. He saw the people as they are today: distressed, depressed, discouraged, lost, angry, sick, bound, imprisoned, fearful, empty, insecure, and lonely. They are like lost sheep without purpose or direction. They are in need of a shepherd who brings HOPE.
The Harvest is plentiful. It is ripe with the fruit of the Good News of the Gospel. People are looking for security, direction, purpose, love, health, happiness, joy, freedom, contentment and fulfillment. But how will they know unless someone tells them? The people are filled with activities which bring temporal satisfaction. They are looking for meaning. They are looking for someone to tell them the TRUTH. Tell the Good News of the Gospel today because faith comes by hearing you speak the word of God.
How can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Romans 10:14-15 NLT
Life and death are in the power of your words. There are people needing you to speak into their lives today. You have been sent as an Ambassador of Christ into this foreign land to speak words of life. Your call and mission is to proclaim the Good News of the finished work of Christ on the cross. Your call and mission is to tell the people that Jesus took all condemnation, fear, rejection, loneliness, injustice, worry, regret, and lack on the cross. HE broke the curse and redeemed all mankind. Jesus took all the sin of mankind and made them righteous by HIS Blood. Tell them this is not their home. You have been sent to tell the Good News of the Gospel that God loves them and redeemed them from the fall and the curse. HE wants to release those imprisoned by fear and anxiety. HE wants to heal the sick and set the people free from their weariness and give them rest.
The harvest is ripe. God has prepared you for just such a time as this. Speak life into darkness and witness the results. Darkness is all around you. Choose life, speak life and watch the harvest grow. Watch the power of the Holy Spirit pour words into your mouth. Watch the atmosphere change and a life become restored and renewed.
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