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Focus: Matthew 9:37-38 - KJV

37. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

 

Matthew 9:35-38

 

In the days when Christ walked the face of the earth, people worshipped in the synagogues and temples. They all had the notion that there is God, sought to serve Him but did it in the ways they knew which were ways very far from the reality of God's will. In their minds, they were doing things right, however, Christ had for them a better way, a way that gives direct access to the one whom they had always sought without truly finding. Hence, despite all their years in their synagogues and wrong ways, sacrifices and stuff, when Christ preached to them, they were awe stricken and wanted what He had to offer as it sounded to them more godly than all they ever knew. Then, it became glaring that there was a huge harvest of all them that had been following the wrong way hitherto, into the way of salvation. But then, despite the number of those that thronged Jesus on His evangelistic pursuits, there were only a few worth enlisting into the evangelical labor force. Hence, the Lord exclaimed that the harvest was plenty but the laborers few.

 

Unfortunately, today, the story is not different: there are many people in cubicles that people make as worship centers, almost always filled to the brim with people seeking to know, meet and serve God. Yet, they are never satisfied in that they never met God in those religious settings. Whenever they have an opportunity to hear the truth of God, they are jolted, moved to tears and come to some realization. But because such truth is not always served in their cubicles, they soon relapsed back to their original ways. Whereupon, it is equally safe to conclude that the harvest, like in the days of Christ is truly plenteous but the laborers are few. Many have been praying the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard. An answer to that prayer is today’s guide. The Lord seeks to enlist laborers into His work force. He is asking you and I to enlist. But we also must first know what Christ was teaching to be able to teach like Him so that it does not become a case of the blind leading the blind. It is about submitting to the direction of the Holy Spirit and volunteering to stick with His leading alone. Of course, the laborer is entitled to his hire. Everyone that submits to the Holy Spirit will be greatly compensated. Are you willing?

 

Father, we are nothing without you. If we decide to turn down your request to be laborers in your harvest, what will we be worth? We are yours and therefore surrender unto your use, so that like Christ, we may aid the drawing of men away from perdition into salvation and life. Help us to stand in this truth dear Lord, in Jesus’ name. We do need you to do the work according to your will; please equip us fully by your Spirit that our labor may be impactful on earth in Jesus’ name. Even as we begin the work you have for us, do not let us labor in vain, dear Lord, in Jesus’ name. Please make our rewards real and pleasant, in Jesus’ name. At the end of all things, let your purpose be fulfilled in us all, in Jesus’ name.

 

SOLUTION: Many are languishing under the yoke of the liar believing they are serving God. The Lord needs us to correct this anomaly. We cannot be useful to Him unless we become knowledgeable ourselves. So, start learning from true teachers of the word and not teachers in the old order of the Pharisees and Sadducees. They know not of whom they teach. Once you are approved of God, set out to teach others.

 

 

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