Taking the Word to the World

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.
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