1. The harvest is important to God (Matthew 9:37-38).
- Scripture refers to Him as “Lord of the Harvest.”
2. The harvest is precious; it costs something (Psalms 126:6).
- They were weeping, and it was considered precious seed because it was the last seed they had in the house.
- They were going to use it for planting and there would be nothing left.
3. The harvest is promised (John 4:35).
- The time of harvest is now; already (John 4:35).
- But there are times that God asks us to wait on the harvest.
- There is always a time to plant and a time to harvest (Eccl. 3:2).
- Everything has its season (Eccl. 3:1).
- We should not be weary in well doing.
- In due season, we will reap, if we don’t quit (Galatians 6:9).
4. The harvest is by faith (Eccl. 11:1, 4-6).
- We are not moved by what we see.
- We are moved by the Word of God, the will of God, and the work of God.
- We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
- We call those things that are not as if they already are (Romans 4:17).
- If one observes the wind, clouds, or storms he will not sow. Despite the circumstances, sow anyway.
- Our faith is not in the unknown. It is in the unseen.
- I know in whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I’ve committed (2 Timothy 1:12).
5. The harvest is big (Matthew 9:37-38).
- God has a big harvest in mind.
- Again it is promised.
- Requires harvest-minded workers.
6. The harvest is measurable (Galatians 6:7).
- It is the law of the harvest.
- The same measure is used to measure to us again (Luke 6:38).
- It is considered to be a “good measure.”
- What we sow, is what we reap; whether good or bad.
- It isn’t just about money. It is also about souls.
7. The harvest is celebrated (Acts 2:1).
- The Day of Pentecost was part of the Feast of Pentecost; a harvest celebration.
- God skillfully and strategically selected such a harvest for the outpouring of the Holy Ghost, and the launching of the New Testament Church.