Ask Jesus to send Labourers into the Harvest.Luke 10:2 Therefore said he (Jesus) unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. John 4:34-38 “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35Say 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. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.” God has something to say about a harvest. God is interested in harvesting. Of course, we know that every farmer is interested in harvesting. To grow something, he plants those seeds and something miraculous happens. Those seeds produce into a little plant. To have that plant grow up and be strong he has to nurture it. He has to water it and weed it until finally fruit comes out on the vine. Then it is wonderful when that fruit to become ripe. Nothing is as good as fruit ripened on the vine. When it becomes ripe, he goes out there and picks it–the harvest! All of the work he does is because he wants the harvest. Like the farmer, God is interested in the harvest. There is a harvest of souls to be reaped on this planet. It is a harvest of unreached souls. It takes effort to go out there into the field and do the work of the harvest. Although it is an effort, it is a joyful effort. It is an effort that takes money! It takes missionaries! It takes preachers! Most of all, it takes people to get the job done. The question to you is, “how will you get involved in this work?” Jesus was passionate about the harvest. In Luke 10:2 he said, “…the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few:”. His passion is evident when He asks us to “…pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” If people have passions, then God has passions as well, because we were created in His image. God has passions just like we have passions. God is passionate about harvesting. As some people are passionate about requesting prayer, God is passionate about the harvest. We know that His passion is for the lost souls because the reason Jesus came into the world was to save the lost. Unfortunately, the passion of Christ goes unheard of and unnoticed and disregarded. Why does God use the word “truly”? He said, “…the harvest TRULY is great…” What does it mean when God emphasizes a word in the Bible, like he emphasizes the word “TRULY”? Is He indicating that the harvest may not “truly” be great in some places, but here it is great? Why does God have to say “this is true”? If we understand Him, if we believe Him, if we accept Him, then we understand that Jesus said of Himself that he is “…truth…” (John 14:6). All truth is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the embodiment of truth. Nothing that he says is a lie. Everything he says is true. So, since He is truth, then why does He have to put in the bible, as he speaks to the people there, “…the harvest TRULY is great”? Is it because here He is telling the truth, but in other places in the bible He is not? NO! Why then? The reason that He emphasis the word “TRULY” is because too often, Christians read His word and don’t obey His word because they act as if His word were not true! Christians have doubts over the word of God! It is the nature of man to NOT believe or trust Him. Christians don’t really believe what they say they believe! God says the harvest “TRULY” is great! Since He speaks the truth, then you and I should agree with Him that the harvest is “TRULY” great! If Christians agreed with Him all of the time, then He wouldn’t need to use the word “TRULY”. He should just be able to say, “the harvest is great”, and Christians would think, “Yeah! That’s true!” Christians should be able to feel the same passion that He has if when He says, “the harvest is great.” There are great things in this world, and there are things that aren’t so great. The word “great” is an interesting word. The passion that he has for truth and the harvest is also associated with the word “great”. He says the harvest truly is “great.” The word “great” can mean two different things:
- It could mean that something is big in size. If you looked at the Grand Canyon, you would say to yourself, “Man, that’s great!” You would be referring to its size. It is great in size.
- It could mean that it’s wonderful, Like Tony the Tiger would say when he was talking about Sugar Coated Frosted Flakes: “Its Grrrrrrreeeaaattt!” He wasn’t saying the frosted flakes were the biggest that you ever saw in your life. He was saying they were wonderful, those things are marvelous, those things are super-cala-frage-a-lis-tic-x-be-ala-docious.