KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:36 KJV “And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
God is a rewarder of diligent seekers. God as the judge of all (Ps 75:7) promotes, acquits, rewards and pays wages for good works and punishes, demotes and chastises the wicked. Winning souls is ranked a very high and important duty of the believer. The Lord said, he that reaps souls receives wages. Please note, the following verse, Heb 6:10 KJV ‘For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” It is an unrighteous thing to forget good done to you. God the righteous One would surely show that he is faithful. What is God’s wage that He gives His children who faithfully win souls?
God’s wage scheme is after the order of the following scripture. Matthew 6:33 KJV” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Every soul winner is seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness.
The wages is therefore every good thing you may desire. God’s wages are first of all a crown of Glory and eternal rewards in the heavenly kingdom (Phil 4:1). In this present world it comes as any blessing of this life. They are basically the very things one may need. It may include financial blessings, marital blessings, protection, preservation of life, and favors of all kinds.
I watched an amazing testimony on YouTube of a man in Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel International, whose left elbow was destroyed and so was sent to India for a surgery. A metallic hinge was fixed there so he could turn and move the elbow. Back at home in Nigeria the elbow started disturbing with very excruciating pains. Around that time his pastor Bishop David Oyedepo asked the church to go on soul winning. This man inspite of his painful condition decided to go and win souls. He won fourteen souls that very day. On the same night of that day, he saw in a dream that the hand was been operated upon. When he woke up from the sleep, the hinge that was fixed by the doctors was lying beside him on the bed with no sign of a cut on the arm. The hand was normal and pain free. He reaped the wages of his labour. This is God paying you your wage for reaping souls into the kingdom.
THOUGHT: THE LORD’S WAGES FOR THE REAPER OF SOULS IS SURE AND ALWAYS GREATER THAN YOUR INPUT
1Corinth 15:58 KJV” Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
Phi 4:1 KJV” Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.”