KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:37 KJV” And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.”
Soul winning on many occasions is by corporate effort. The Lord spoke to the Samaritan woman, whiles the disciples were to reap from the Lord’s Labour. The Samaritan woman went to testify about Jesus. By her testimony many people in Samaria had come to hear about Jesus. This began the process to them being won and ultimately raised as followers of Jesus. Each person or child of God, must respond to the demand of the moment or condition in which he finds himself. In Jesus case He began the process by speaking to the woman, she continued with talking to her townsfolks. The rest was to be done by the disciples who would teach the people of Samaria and ground them in their faith.
In our various life experiences the process may even begin by making intercessions for some souls or even an individual. It could happen that another brother or sister will introduce that person to Christ. This could be at a church outreach program, like a crusade, or a mass one on one outreach program, where this person may be led to Christ. The follow up of this individual may be done by the same church or some other person. In some cases, one person demonstrates a Christlike life to a friend and leaves a great impression on his mind about following Jesus. This person may be finally led to Christ by another Christian, or some means designed by the Lord. All these are done by the working of the Holy Spirit. Paul the apostle, says it in the following manner.1Corinth 3:6 KJV” I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”
Apostle Paul cautions all to build well.1 Corinth 3:10. Paul says a few things concerning this work of corporate labour in evangelism.
1. The one who plants and he who reaps should not boast in anyway, but rather God who brings the increase.1 Corinth 3:7
2. The sower and he that waters the seed are one, and they would all be rewarded.1 Corinth 3:8
3. We must all understand that we are labourers together with the Lord.
4. The most important advice of all this is that each one must play his role with the best of his ability.
Everyone’s work will be judged as passing through fire. The way you went about doing your part determines what stuff you are building with. Some are building with Gold.
Some are also building with silver, iron, wood, precious stones, hay or stubble. What would make for an abiding work. Serve lovingly, sacrificially, in purity and then diligently.
THOUGHT: GIVE YOUR BEST IN WHATEVER YOU DO FOR THE LORD.
Philippians 1:20 KJV “According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.”
1 Corinth 9:22 KJV” To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”