News and Updates
September 1, 2019
David Copeland · September 1, 2019
Newsletter · Volume: 19 Issue: 9
Matthew 9:37, 38
37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” NKJV
Last month we began talking about the Harvest. I capitalize the word Harvest here because for the New Testament believer, this should be the center focus of all we attempt to do for His Name. Everything we do for the Glory of God should ALWAYS be with the Harvest in view.
So many people have the mindset that once you get to a certain age, or if you are at a certain income level you are somehow exempt from the Great Commission. Friends, no matter how old or how young; no matter how wealthy, successful or how broke, discouraged or disabled you may be, there IS something you can offer to Jesus in this Harvest!!
I want to look quickly at a couple of more things regarding the Harvest in this newsletter:
1.Concept of Harvest
This was a farming community. They understood the concept of seed…time…& harvest. They understood there was a precise time to plant; then a precise time to harvest that which was planted.
To a farmer, the planting of the seed was very important. A farmer (or a gardener) knows if he doesn’t plant the seed in the ground, it’s insane to think he will reap a harvest. To buy a bag of seed, go home and place it in your storage shed and never put the seed in the ground shows you know nothing about seed…time…and Harvest. Every seed you plant now is for a harvest in your future. It’s absolutely crazy to think we are entitled to reap a harvest we have never planted a seed for!
Seed is more than money…
Everything we have is a seed
Treasure (yes our money)
In order to reap a continuous Harvest you have to sow a continuous seed.
2.Call of the Harvest.
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. KJV
We know this story surrounds the encounter between Jesus & the Samaritan woman. And this all started with vs 1 saying Jesus “...needed to go through Samaria…”
Jesus spent some time conversing with the woman then as the disciples were arriving back from town with lunch, the woman went back to town told all the men, “come see a man who told me everything I ever did!”
Jesus spoke these words just as this woman was leading every man toward Jacob’s Well. There came that time…the exact time in which the Harvest was perfect; and it had to be reaped!
Proverbs 10:5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame
If we really believe these are the last days…if we really believe Jesus can come at any moment; NOW is the time to pray like we’ve never prayed before…..work like we’ve never worked before…give like we’ve never given before. Never forget: it’s important that we put our hands to the work God has called us to do now, because there will surely come a day as Jesus said: “…the night is coming in which no one can work!” John 9:4
Thank you to every one who planted a sacrificial seed in Revival Now for our August Schools of Ministry. As of this writing there are almost 500 pastors & leaders who have gathered in Malava for the Summer Sessions. Next week we will be in Kilgoris for another School of Ministry. Because of your giving, pastors and leaders are receiving instruction, equipping and impartation; orphans and widows across Kenya are being cared for, and Jesus’ name is being lifted up and glorified.
That will add a great harvest of reward for you at the Judgement Seat of Christ!