THE CHALLENGE OF THE HARVEST

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:37 KJV” Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;”

God loves men, and does not desire that any should perish 1Timothy 2:4 KJV (God) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” The current world population is about 7.674 billion people. The number of Christians are 2.382 billion which makes up 31.11 percent of humans on the earth. There are about 5.292 billion people who are lost in sin. The Lord Jesus died for all these ones and He is not counting their sins against them. But desiring they would come to accept the truth (2nd Corinth 5:19). The real challenge is not the huge harvest field yet to be cleared, but the lack of men and women who will enter the harvest field and grope in the souls of men. The church of God at this moment have so many people who don’t understand their call into Christianity. Many Christians are only bench warmers. He saved us to save others through us

WHO is a laborer? A laborer is a worker who stays committed to his work. What makes laborers so special to God? A laborer for Christ is first and foremost, a selfless person committed to projecting the course of Christ. (Luke 14:26)

2. A laborer for Christ accepts that he has been sent by the Lord (John 4:34,9:4)

3.A laborer for Christ knows he has a time frame to work, and that after sometime he cannot work. (John 9:4)

4. A laborer for Christ works to finish His assignment (John 4:34)

5. A laborer for Christ is not ashamed about Christ and His gospel (Rom 1:16, Philip 1:20)

6. A laborer for Christ counts himself as a slave for Jesus. Romans 1:1

It will take only laborers to get the work done. God rewards laborers, not leaders. (John 4::35)

Where can one find these laborers?

The Lord Jesus instructed that we must pray to the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest field. (Matt 9:38) Laborers are not the products of men. They are people whose hearts the Lord has sparked His fire. Laborers are birthed in the womb of prayer. The Lord Jesus spent a whole night praying for the men who would become His apostles or sent ones. ‘Luke 6:12 KJV “And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.The” Lord Jesus was starting His ministry; and needed some laborers to faithfully continue with the work after he has left the scene.

PRAYER

Father, the field is indeed white for harvest, but the laborers are few, I pray that you spark your fire in all church goers to become laborers in your vine yard.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 15:16 KJV” Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

Luke 14:26 KJV” If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”

John 4:34 KJV” Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.”

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