Then saith Jesus unto his disciples, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest." (Matthew 9:37 & 38)
Can you imagine that? Another week has come and gone. How time flies. Father God never looks back on the plow and advises us to do the same. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has yet to come and we are all living in a today.
So, what is all this about, "The harvest is plenteous and the labourers are few." Just who is the Lord of the harvest? To whom are we to pray that he would send forth labourers into the harvest? If Jesus is the firstfruits, then Father God must be the Lord of the harvest. If the harvest is the purpose for Jesus' precarious death and resurrection; then people become the "soul" product. Who then are the labourers? Your heart knows the answer. Why am I so sure? Because the love of God is in your heart by the Holy Ghost that is given you. This love must be shared. The Master said, "the harvest is great!" Praise the Lord!
For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen (Romans 11:34- 36)
Here we have another Amen (so be it). Come with me on a journey into the future. Who has given to God and it shall be given back to him? Almighty God always was! We were in his thoughts and because of that one day we are. Father God's thoughts, through Jesus, are made manifest. Or to put it another way, Jesus created all things (Ephesians 3:9). It must always be through Jesus with God. Not only our existence; but the heavens, the earth and all things created. God said it and it was so. Yes, this is how you and I exist and how our environment came about.
That's not all. There is a new heaven and new earth. A city called New Jerusalem, which the word of God says, "is the mother of us all" (Galatians 4:26). There are streets of gold, mansions, myraids of Saints, thrones, a sea of glass and much much more. The best of all is that you and I will see Almighty God as our Father and Jesus our Lord face to face. This brings into existence all that the holy Scriptures have declared; upholding his word with his righteousness.
Are you excited for that day? I am overwhelmed to say the least! Will it happen? Look around and judge for yourself. Praise the Lord !
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. (Hebrews 6:1-3)
Can there be more? Is Almighty God offering his Saints even a greater revelation of reality into spiritual life? How is the meat of the word different from the milk? (1 Corinthians 3:2) As one tastes of the Honey in the center of the rock, (the word of God), nothing else will satisfy. They will always hunger for another taste.
As the year 2018 draws to a close, summer season being completed and the fall season being lived; my thoughts go back to when I was 15 years of age. My summer vacation was spent working for a mason. All day long I would mix mortar, carry the same up the scuffling; then more bricks were needed. So up they went several at a time; then back to mixing mortar. For a young fellow with starry eyes for the world, this was quite the challenge. Also, to show up for work every day at 6:30 AM had its moments! Then the bright spot. There was an Italian deli just up the street which sold the best sausage sub in the universe. That's right in the universe! I would always be thinking of that delicious sandwich that I would soon be partaking in. This certainly making a difference to my days toil and laborers. Sometimes when I was bold and the finances permitted, I would purchase two; always with a seven up.
When we find the meat in God's word; each morsel, every bite, every thought will make you want more. Peculiar you say. "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercise to discern both good and evil." (Hebrews 5:14) Praise the Lord!
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.(Proverbs 19:22)
Father God's values seem to differ from man's natural thoughts. The holy Scriptures say that his ways are not our ways and his thoughts are higher than ours. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Almighty God's ways and thoughts higher than ours. Here is some excellent wisdom and good advice; before you or I decide to instruct God on any subject, think of the shallowness of our abilities and the vastness of Father God's character.For example in the above Scripture, Proverbs 19:22, on its face value two challenges come to mind. First of all whom do you know that has made the desire of their life to show kindness to all? Yes, I said to all; friends, family and enemies alike. Most people that you or I will meet are desirous of a vast number of personal commodities.
Then, God compares a liar with a poor man. So where is the connection? Here we find another example of choices: lying or truthfulness.. The Lord Jesus always is putting a great value on our eternal soul. Weakness of the flesh, self desires and lying are all hellish and will perish with the using of the same. An awareness of one's life in pure and holy activities will produce peace, joy and eternal life.
Beloved today is quickly becoming yesterday and our tomorrows will fly with Eagles wings. Acknowledge God as your Father in all your ways; then kindness and truth will prevail. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder