Pastor’s Corner: Harvest

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Mathew 9:37

Here in this passage of scripture, we are instructed as to what we should pray for. There is a harvest, but something is missing. This verse is specific about what is missing. It doesn’t say, that the tithers are few, or the believers are few, neither does it say that there are few worshipers, however, it does state that the workers are few. Jesus instructs his disciples that there is a lack. A lack of people which are willing to go into the vineyard and share the good news. Why is there a lack, if we say that we love God? There are five reasons:

  • People see themselves as unqualified
  • People are too busy with the cares of this world
  • People lack compassion for others
  • People don’t see the need
  • People always think that someone else will do the work

For that reason, Jesus says, “ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers.” In Luke 6:12 we see Christ demonstrate this example. Scripture states, that Jesus prayed all night and the next morning, he chooses his disciples.

He chooses FAT (Faithful, Available and Teachable) workers for the vineyard. Jesus doesn’t ask us to go out and recruit workers. Instead he instructs us to pray that God will send workers. Only God knows the heart of man. Therefore, Isaiah 6:8 reads, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

As leaders, we are instructed to know those that labor among us. When we chose people according to their abilities and gifts it alleviates the distress or dispirited group of individuals we have siting in the pews. As well as guiding those that are wondering around without shepherds to guard and watch over their souls. It is time that Leaders choose FAT workers.

We are to choose according to abilities. We are not to choose according to family, familiarity or popularity. Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalms 127:1.

Again, I will reiterate that it is God who builds the house. We tend to build Cathedrals and leave God out, when we choose leaders to fill these positions. We have been given sound doctrine, on how to bring edification to the body of believers and how to glorify God.

Enough time has been wasted. God’s people are dying and we the message of hope that heals, delivers, sets the captive free, and destroys yokes.  John 4:35 states, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. It is time that we stop putting off today for tomorrow and be about the Father’s business.

In conclusion, Mathew 28:19 instructs us to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  My prayer is that we will pray for God to send true workers into the vineyard. Peace and Blessings!

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