Monday, November 5, 2018

"The Harvest"

“The Harvest”


“Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.  Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.  I sent you to reap what you have not worked for.  Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”          John 4:36-38


There are two very IMPORTANT workers in the PROCESS of a HARVEST, the SOWER and the REAPER.  This was a lesson from the Lord Jesus Christ for His disciples.  He began with saying to them:  “Open your eyes and LOOK at the fields!  They are RIPE for HARVEST.”  Jesus was not talking about fields of grain.  But He was talking about the masses of LOST people, whose HEARTS were /are FERTILE ground for SOWING and REAPING. 


He tells them, they will draw a wage and the HARVEST is for ETERNAL LIFE.  They will be REAPING what someone else has SOWN.   The SOWERS might have been the Old Testament Prophets or it might have been John the Baptist.  Either way, the SOWER has the harder task. 


Jesus, once told this parable of the Sower and the Seed:  “Once there was a man who went out to sow grain. As he scattered the seed in the field, some of it fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  Some of it fell on rocky ground, where there was little soil.  The seeds soon sprouted, because the soil wasn’t deep.  But when the sun came up, it burned the young plants; and because the roots had not grown deep enough, the plants soon dried up.  Some of the seed fell among thorn bushes, which grew up and choked the plants. But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants bore grain: some had one hundred grains, others sixty and others thirty.” (Matthew 13:3-8)   


The SOWER, often times, doesn’t have the opportunity to witness an immediate fulfillment of his work.  While the REAPER experiences the JOY of the HARVEST. Just like the JOY in Heaven at the time of SALVATION for the LOST of mankind.   Whether you are a SOWER or a REAPER, you can REJOICE with EXCEEDING GREAT JOY over the HARVEST of LOST SOULS. 


If you are neither SOWER nor REAPER, because you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are LOST and DOOMED for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE.  Your HEART is like the ground in the parable. It might be like the ROCKY GROUND, and NOT able to receive ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven.  In order to CHANGE your destiny, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that, Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become either a SOWER or a REAPER in God’s HARVEST.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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