WILL YOU BE OBEDIENT AND ANSWER THE CALL OF JESUS?
YOU ARE DESTINED TO BE A HARVEST WORKER?
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
Jesus gave the great command to “GO” which is known as the great commission to all believers, and he said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the earth.”(Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV). Now we simply ask the question, “ARE YOU DESTINED TO BE A HARVEST WORKER?” We know that the harvest is ready, but we also know that the laborers are few; therefore, we ask the question once again, “ARE YOU DESTINED TO BE A HARVEST WORKER?”
We are created in the image of God, and therefore should be productive in what he has instructed each of us to do. To begin the process we must first understand the true meaning of how Jesus patiently labored among mankind teaching and instructing how to become connected to the source that is to guide you in decision making as well as taking on the challenge to “Go” and guidelines to “FOLLOW”. As you dig deep into his methods of explaining the process that guides and direct you to the right course, you will be able to distinguish the intricate weavings of how it all comes together at the appointed time.
Remember, he told his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into the harvest field” (Luke 10:2-7 NIV). The harvest field is the world, and we are challenged to go forth with the mission of winning souls for Christ so that they can share in the true meaning of freedom that has been bought and paid for.
His message is one of love, how we perceive and describe that message is the assignment.
“ARE YOU DESTINED TO BE A HARVEST WORKER?”
Picture in your mind, how Jesus in love and urgency, released those he had instilled the vision of love and sharing to the dying world when he said; “Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves,” a prime act of love. “Love” hovers over and protects their off-spring while they are young, tender and unlearned. When he released his disciples, he knew that they had taken time to learn of him, yet he cautions them; telling them to travel light and to stay focused on the goal for kingdom building.
Reminding them that trials and temptations are bound to come, so be alert; if you see a friend going wrong, correct him, if he responds forgive him even if it’s personal against you repeated several times a day and seven times he says ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him (Luke 17:1-4 MGS). Jesus set an example, he went from town to village; village to town, keeping on a steady course, teaching, preaching and healing as he went; spreading the good news of Gods Kingdom.
Once again we ask the question, “ARE YOU DESTINED TO BE A HARVEST WORKER?”
Jesus said, “The servant who knows what his master wants and ignore it, are does whatever he pleases, will be thrashed, but if he does a poor job through ignorance, he’ll get off with a slap on the hand” (Luke 12:47-48 MGS). As harvest workers remember, great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities.
You, who are destined to be harvest workers, take on the servant attitude in obedience and humbleness, reminded of your purpose move with fear of God, filled with love and care for all. The goal is bringing souls into knowledge and understanding of whom Jesus is and his desire for all to become a part of the pattern for Gods’ kingdom. Remember the command, “GO.”
We thank you for studying with us today, and pray that this lesson has been a blessing to your soul. May God bless you, your family and the kingdom work you are doing in helping to bring lost souls into presence of Jesus; Amen.
- Harvest (searchandrescueoutreach.wordpress.com)
- Never Look Back. (jacobmsmith.wordpress.com)
- Victory! (ccpkenya2013.wordpress.com)
- Thursday (August 1): “The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea.” (shechina.wordpress.com)
- One’s life does not consist of possessions (friarmusings.wordpress.com)
- Jesus Christ never commissioned anybody to preach, without also commissioning them to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and cast out demons. (keithlannon.wordpress.com)