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.
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
Our opening Scripture reveals Jesus likening soul-winning to agriculture. You sow the Word into the hearts of people and reap a harvest of souls. He said “…Lift up your eyes and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” At that time, the harvest of wheat and barley was 4 months away, but Jesus was referring to the field of souls that was ready for the harvest. Soul winning works according to the principle of seedtime and harvest. You sow the seed of the Word of God, then you harvest a soul that is born anew from sin, death, corruption and eternal separation from God. So, Jesus is saying here, don’t procrastinate: “Say ye not….” Don’t say there is still time before harvest. Harvest is now! Now is the time you have, as in, right now. Today is the day of salvation, not tomorrow! You have everything you need, all the resources that God has put in your care to reach out to a soul. Don’t say tomorrow I will preach the Gospel. Tomorrow may never come. Whatever you have to do, do it now.
We cannot push the responsibility and the assignment of soul-winning to the future. We ought not to postpone it. This is the hour, the time to help somebody who is dying because the moment that person dies in his sins without accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour, he goes to hell. And you can’t go to hell to save a soul. The only opportunity, saving grace, or time that you have, is now. Understand that the enemy is after the souls of men, he wants to kill them fast and send them to hell. The devil knows that going to hell is irreversible, so he seeks to kill sinners in their sins in order that they might go to hell. But God is saying to you today that the time is now, it is an urgent job to reap the world for the Lord. The King’s business requires urgency. You have to stand up right now and reap the world for the Lord. Do not take cover behind a personal weakness. Don’t say “I’m a shy person, I don’t speak in public.” Walk up to that person and tell him about Jesus. Send that text message now. Make that phone call now. Reach out to that person now. Tomorrow may be too late!
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I plant the Word into the hearts of people around me and I reap a harvest of souls everywhere I go in Jesus’ Name! Amen!
2Corinthians 6:2; 2 Timothy 4:2.