Now is the time to bring in the Harvest!
May 15, 2020 3:33 PM
“Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already ripe for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this 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 labors.” (John 4: 34-38)
All of Heaven is waiting for us to move out into the Harvest fields. There is a great cloud of witnesses who are cheering us on from the balconies of Heaven. I know that my father and sister are there interceding for my wife and me. Saints, this summer could be our last opportunity to witness to the lost, before major world events make evangelism nearly impossible.
Beginning with Pentecost Sunday (May 31) up until Rosh Hashanah (September 19), there are only 88 days left this year (5780) to bring in the Harvest. In the Bible, eight is the number of new beginnings. This number (88) excludes the Three Weeks of Sorrow.
In Jesus’ name, ask the Father to help you find at least one other Believer to partner with before you head out into the Harvest fields.
Every morning, ask the Father to cover you with His complete armor (Ephesians 6) and the mantle of humility (I Peter 5: 5-7). Also ask for His wall of fire (Zechariah 2: 5) to surround you as you begin your work.
Take evangelistic tools with you to reach as many people as possible. Those tools may include Bibles, Gospel tracts, food, drink, music, chairs, blankets, anointing oil, microphones, and loudspeakers. You can put together a lightweight sound system using your smart phone, a Bluetooth microphone, and a “Skullcandy Air Raid” (or similar) loudspeaker. Be sure to test the system before you go.
Some prefer to stand on a box and ask the Holy Spirit to anoint their voice with His power. I observed this when I visited the city of York, Great Britain in 2004. A courageous young woman stood on a box in the center of the city park and preached the Gospel with all of her heart. She spoke with power and authority. Her voice carried all over the park. A young lad on a bicycle was mocking her, but quieted down after I spoke to and prayed for him.
Also ask the Father to put seven people on your heart to witness to. Pray for them diligently each day, and ask Him for opportunities to share the Gospel.
Ask the Father to show you where to begin your evangelistic work. Pray for Him to bless you with signs, wonders, miracles, and mighty works. Ask Him to send His Holy Spirit and His warrior and healing angels to assist you.
When you arrive and set up at your destination, begin by addressing Satan and all of the spirits in his kingdom that are within the sound of your voice. In the name of Jesus, bind and cancel all of their assignments against you. Command them to leave and report to the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you are approached by law enforcement before you finish, be cooperative and leave the area quietly. Do not be a poor witness or bring shame on the Lord Jesus. The type of music you choose to play and the volume level can make a big difference in this. Terry MacAlmon’s CD “The Sound of Heaven” will invite the Holy Spirit’s perfect peace to the entire area. Some other “Christian” music, however, will have the opposite effect. Ask the Father for guidance, if you are required to obtain a permit from the municipality for evangelistic work.
Preach the Gospel (John 3: 16-21 and Ephesians 2: 1-10), ask for a decision, and pray with those who want to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. Listen for the Lord’s guidance in how to pray for each new Believer.
The Three Weeks of Sorrow begin on July 9, (17 Tammuz) and end on July 31 (9th of Av). These are both fast days. Take advantage of this time to gear up for the “finale” weeks of your evangelistic work before Rosh Hashanah. Also use the time for prayer, fasting, and rest.
“And as you go, preach, saying ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10: 7-8)
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (John 14: 12-14)
“… the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11: 32)
All glory to the Lamb and the One who sits on the throne!