THE HARVEST IS PLENTEOUS BUT LABOURERS ARE FEW By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few; Pray ye
therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His
harvest.” (Matt. 9: 37, 38). This is an urgent call for Prayer from
the Lord of the Harvest. Jesus Christ, the greatest
Missionary ever to walk on this ‘Terra firma’ saw the
multitudes as sheep having no shepherd. He had compassion toward them and
preached the Gospel. And He healed all the sick and diseased among
them! (Matt. 9: 35, 36)
Our Saviour went to the cities and villages. He didn’t only go where
there were large crowds. He declared the Good News of the Kingdom of God. He
brought peace, forgiveness, divine healing, and new life to them.
The Lord was moved with Compassion when He saw the great needs among the
multitudes of hurting people. He recognized the need for pastors who would love
the people and minister to them as He did. He stressed the importance of
gathering in the harvest of precious souls for His Kingdom!
The Harvest is Huge! There is much work yet undone but the labourers are
few. It is sad that so few have a burden to help their fellowman with such
a “great salvation”. (Heb.2: 3). There are many job
opportunities. Jesus Christ is hiring, and the wages are good! (John 4:36)
The greatest need is for determined, sincere and fervent prayer. He calls for
Intercessors. If we pray, He will call labourers and send them into His
Harvest. We have Jesus’ promise, and His Word is true and
cannot fail! He declared: “Heaven and earth shall pass away; but My words shall
not pass away.” (Mark 13: 31)
JESUS RETURNING TO GET INHERITANCE!
Here is a most significant promise made by our Heavenly Father to
Messiah Jesus: “Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion. I
will declare the decree: the Lord said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have
I begotten Thee. Ask of Me and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine
inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.” (Psalms
2: 6- 8)
Almighty God promised to give His Son the heathen for His
inheritance. To fulfill that promise, Jesus Christ was incarnated and took upon
Himself human flesh to suffer, bleed and die for the redemption of the human
race and to rise again in power and great glory!
After 3 ½ years of preaching and healing the sick, casting out demons
and bringing deliverance and salvation to multitudes, He was crucified on
a “the cross of shame” to satisfy the demands of divine
justice. On the third day, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, thereby
defeating sin, death, hell, and Satan!
Before He ascended to Heaven to sit on
His Father’s right hand, our Risen and Glorified Lord gave the Church,
the ‘Great Commission’ to reach lost souls for His Kingdom,
whereby He will receive the heathen as His inheritance. What an awesome
responsibility. We hold the KEY to that prayer being answered!
JESUS said: “Go ye into all
the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs
shall follow them that believe… they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall
recover.” (Mark 16: 15-20; Matt.28:18-20)
THE CHURCH IS RESPONSIBLE!
JESUS confirmed the importance of
His Ministry, which we have been called to continue. He commands us to receive
the Holy Spirit and to take His never-changing Word, His supernatural Power and
His incomparable, life-giving Name throughout the entire world spreading love,
joy, peace and divine healing!
JESUS said: “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. And he that reaps receives
wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal: that both he that sows and he that
reaps may rejoice together.” (John 4:35,36)
WE MUST: 1. Pray for labourers; 2. Ask God to give
us love for all believers; 3. Open our eyes
to see the whitened harvest fields; 4. Receive the
Blessed Holy Spirit and His leading in our lives; 5. Carry Christ’s
glorious gospel everywhere possible and in the power of His Name deliver lost
humanity! By God’s grace we will do it for His honour and
Dear Friend in Christ: The Supreme task of the Church is to
evangelize the world, by the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel of
Jesus Christ! Pray daily for a genuine revival to strike the hearts and lives
of those who know Him as Lord and Saviour and then to touch the lives of those
who know Him not! Please write me with your promise to pray and seek God for
His blessings upon us as we labour for Him in this End-Time Hour! - Pastor Max Solbrekken
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