Then He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV
Jesus is speaking to the spiritual elite. This verse of scripture comes from a special section of the bible reserved for people who have their names on signs in front of churches. Do not believe that lie!
The Body of Christ is not made up of two classes of Christians, leaders and followers. We are all called to follow Jesus. We are all called to lead people to Christ.
God is speaking to people who followed Him during the years of His earthly ministry and people who follow Him today. If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ He is speaking to you.
God wants you to pray for servants to take the message of salvation to people who have not received Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Lord wants you to pray for His disciples to share the love of God with people who do not know Him.
In the two thousand years since Jesus walked the Earth much has changed. I have heard it said certain passages of scripture do not apply to modern society. Some of the customs practiced in biblical times are not practiced today.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and tomorrow. Jesus Christ is the Way the Truth and the Life today. The world needs Jesus today as much as it needed Him two thousand years ago. Maybe we need Jesus even more today!
The bible is God’s written revelation to mankind. The names and faces of the people who share His message with the world are constantly changing.
The message remains the same. Jesus Christ came to the earth to live the life of a man. Jesus sacrificed His life so you and I could know the love of God and spend eternity with Him.
When God sends you to share His message with other people remember that you do not go in your own strength or wisdom. You will go in the power and wisdom of Almighty God. Jesus will be with you every step of the way. Jesus will show you what to say.
It is God’s harvest. He will do all the work. Your job is to trust Him to do what no man could ever do. Jesus will save people who call on the name of the Lord!
Ask the Lord to fill you with His love today. Let the love of Jesus overflow into the lives of people God calls out of the darkness of unbelief into the light of His glorious love!
Jesus told us there are few people to carry out His work upon the earth. Pray for the Father to send laborers into the harvest field of souls. Perhaps the Father will send you!
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