“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 KJV
It’s time to prioritize what God has assigned for you to do. The Gospel was designed to reach around the world. Through you God can reach the lost. Through you God can use you to be His instrument to reach those out of dark places. You are His and He wants to use you. Your power comes from God. When He dwells in you, you’re able to heal the sick, raise the dead, make the blind see, the deaf hear and the lame to walk – Through the Name of Jesus. Without The Holy Spirit, you’re not able to reach His Harvest. The Holy Spirit will lead you and guide you into all truth (John 16:13 KJV). He will show you who to reach, how to reach the lost and when to reach the lost for Him. You are His instrument, specially designed to reach His Harvest. You can reach people that others cannot reach, in the workplace, in business, in the boardroom and even in your family. You were designed to reach others for His Glory.
The Harvest Is Plenteous… But the laborers are few.
“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;” Matthew 9:37 KJV
Leaders are few. Choose to follow Christ. Fix your focus on Him and follow His Word. Follow His Steps and order you feet according to His Word. You will not go astray when you follow His Command. Through you, God will reach the lost. Through you, God will reach the masses. Through you, God will reveal Himself to the world. Through the laborers, God will reach the Harvest. If you choose to be His laborer, He will reach many through the work of your hands. The ideas, visions and dreams that He gives you, will not stay stagnant when you give them to God. With God, you can do the seemingly impossible – if you allow Him to flow through you. With God, He can use you to turn lives around. With God, He can speak through you to reach the lost. With God, He can speak through you to heal the broken-hearted. You are His Harvest and He wants to reach the world through you – starting with your obedience.
I Will Pour Out My Spirit Upon All Flesh.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” Acts 2:17 KJV
God does not discriminate. He will Pour Out His Spirit among whomever He chooses. There is no socioeconomic pre-qualification, no academic requirement or familial background check. God will use and raise up whomever He choose. God is raising up a generation with Clean Hands and a pure heart. A heart that reflects Him. He’s looking for those who will surrender to Him wholeheartedly. He wants to use you mightily. He wants to Build His Kingdom through you. It is through His Children where He raises up a generation that will reflect His Glory in the Earth. It’s your choice to either be used by God and lead in His Army or fall by the wayside, being trampled on by the enemy. You are chosen by God. You are His peculiar treasure. He wants you to say “yes”, and follow Him with your whole heart.
Pastors According To My Heart.
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15 KJV
God will give you a Pastor who’s after His Heart. They’ll feed you with knowledge and understanding from Him. They will not manipulate or pervert the Word for filthy lucre, but they will reflect His Love and speak what God gives them to speak into your life. You are His and He’ll send you a shepherd who cares about your soul. God sends Pastors to shepherd and oversee His Harvest. A good shepherd oversees, looks out for, guards and protects the flock from predators and the wiles of the enemy. God has a Harvest and He’s sending people to protect His Investment.
Work Your Field. Stay Diligent.
“I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.” Proverbs 24:30-34 KJV
Just because the Harvest is ripe and ready does not mean that you stop working. Harvest requires Faith and Work. In order to reap the Harvest that God has Promised you requires your participation and your obedience. Laziness will cause you to miss the Harvest. When God commands you to reap, then it’s time to reap. When He Commands you to sow, then it’s time to sow. Go where He assigns you. Your assignment comes from Him and He’ll bring you the reward. Your job is to obey His Voice and He’ll provide the increase.
This article was written by Vance Jackson who serves on the leadership team of Word of Life Christian Ministries in Detroit, MI. Vance is a successful businessman, speaker and writer and leads Bible studies on topics ranging from Marriage to Faith, Family, Business, Stewardship, Emotional Healing and Leadership.