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White for Harvest

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
John 17:17‭-‬19 NASB

Christian, you have been cleansed by the Word, sanctified. Sanctified for a purpose. As Christ was sent into the world by the Father, you have been sent into the world by Jesus.

Purpose: Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”
John 4:34‭-‬38 NASB

🌹This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
John 17:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Are You Ready?

Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
Joel 3:13‭-‬14 NASB

Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.” Then He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.
Revelation 14:14‭-‬16 NASB

And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. Then another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Put in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe.” So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God.
Revelation 14:17‭-‬19 NASB

Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the Lord is coming; Surely it is near,
Joel 2:1 NASB

Are you ready? The valley of decision is now. The harvest is coming.

🌹Worship the Lord in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Psalms 96:9 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Harvesters

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:36‭-‬38 NASB

Our compassionate, caring God sees the distressed and dispirited of this world. What is His desire? That these be reconciled to Him.

🌹Lord God I implore You to change the hearts of Your people to be harvesters for Your kingdom. Open our eyes to see these sheep in need of a Shepherd and open our mouths to speak truth by the power of Your Spirit.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Worship Leads To . . .

Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:2 NASB

“Proclaim good tidings”, good news, “of His salvation”. How good are we at doing that? Do we proclaim the gospel “from day to day”?

If we are honest many of us have never even shared the gospel. We trust the church to do that so we invite people to church.

Could there be a missing link as to why we don’t share?

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name”.

🌹How is your prayer life? Where is your main focus directed throughout your day? Is worship of God a priority in your life? Do you have a personal, intimate, real relationship with Almighty God?

Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
Psalms 100:4 NASB

If you do you will experience Him and be filled up with His Holy Spirit. Under the Holy Spirit’s guidance you can’t help but proclaim Jesus Christ.

🌹How is your relationship with God. He calls us to proclaim His gospel.

And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Luke 10:2; Matthew 9:37-38 NASB

You might want to read Psalm 71 while contemplating the connection of the worship of God leading to proclaiming salvation to the lost.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Crop Sowing and Reaping Pt. 2

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 NASB

Sow with a view to righteousness,
Sow: to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant.

Everyday we have encounters with someone. Opportunity to scatter the seed of righteousness. Are you aware of your daily encounters with people? Is the Word of God so implanted in your heart and mind that your view is to righteousness with each encounter?

Reap in accordance with kindness;
Reap: to gather or take (a crop, harvest, etc.).

People. God’s creation. Everyone a God created being. Do we treat each person we encounter with kindness? Seeking to reap, harvest, gather their soul for the kingdom of God?

Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 (NASB)

And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2 (NASB)

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. John 4:35 (NASB)

Break up your fallow ground,
Fallow: not in use; inactive

Is our “Christianity” inactive? Are we content with the current nature of our being? Our surroundings? Our interactions with others? Do we have a deep concern for the spiritual condition of others or are we content that “I am saved”?

It’s time for us to break up our fallow ground.

How?!

For it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.” Psalm 27:8

Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually. Psalm 105:4

It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit in us and our surrender for the use by God to sow and reap for a harvest of righteousness within us.

Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; 2 Corinthians 9:10 (NASB)

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon 🌹

Are You Prepared?

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” — Isaiah 6:8

Are you prepared to go? If not, why not?

Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. — Matthew 9:37

There will come a time when the harvest will be over.  “Harvest is past, summer is ended, And we are not saved.” — Jeremiah 8:20

The world needs salvation.

How can you prepare to go? Open the Bible. Read. Pray for understanding and wisdom. Pray for a heart that sees the lost. Pray for a mouth that speaks truth. Pray for a willing heart.

What you put in your mind and heart from Bible study and prayer will come out for the betterment of mankind and the glory of God. Fill your mind and heart with the love of God. Walk with Jesus and let Him transform you into a willing soul ready to go.

 

Continually seeking Him, 

Sharon