TOPIC: THE HARVEST IS NOW!
TEXT: JOHN 4:35
Today, EVANG. DAVID OFURUM teaches…
Happy New Month! Congratulations! Welcome to your season of harvest. It’s a season where we shall take delivery of the increase God has granted us. It’s a season of manifestation of abundance in every area of our lives. We prayed for it, worked for it, planted towards it, watered in anticipation of it, & now, by the Word of the Lord, it’s finally here. Hallelujah.
Jesus refers to the Father as “Lord of the Harvest” (Mat. 9:38, Lk. 10:2). Therefore, it is God Himself that owns the harvest & we are privileged to reap & enjoy it on His behalf. Jesus further alerts us in our opening Scripture that the harvest is not futuristic, as some people assume; it is already with us; it is NOW! God is the God of the now; He does not procrastinate.
FOUR THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THE HARVEST:
1. Souls harvest is God’s heartbeat. When you harvest souls for God, it opens the door to other areas of harvest for you – financial, marital, social, etc. (Mt. 9:36-38; 6:33).
2. If you have not sown a seed, you can’t expect to reap a harvest. You initiate your harvest when you plant a seed. Tell someone about Jesus today; that’s a seed (Prov. 20:4, Gal. 6:7).
3. Sowing is painful, reaping is joyful. Harvest season compensates for the pains of the sowing season. So get ready for abundant joy (Ps. 126:6).
4. Today’s harvest is tomorrow’s seed. The souls you harvest for God today will in turn do same tomorrow. Likewise, you must not consume all your harvest in other areas if you desire future harvests (Gen. 8:22).