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11 Sep

wheat field 2Wheat field next to me early this summer

 

John 4:35

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”.

In another verse “Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few”; Matthew 9:37

The harvest that Jesus was speaking of in this context was referring to a particular people – the Samaritans. These people were being neglected and overlooked – even looked down upon by the Jewish religious people. They were no better than dogs in their eyes.

I want you to think about something today. If we don’t look out at our world and see a mass of humanity that need the Gospel, the number of people reaping the harvest really doesn’t matter at all. There is always a possibility that we are overlooking the people that God wants each of us to reach with it.

We must place our attention on God and what He wants. Too many times we have preconceived ideas of who it is that God is trying to reach through us. We think we know who He may be trying to draw to Himself. We must be led by the Spirit and have our focus to love where God wants us to love and look for the people that God wants us to share with. It can happen in the most unexpected places.

That love will then shape your thoughts and your plans and He will excite you to where you can’t think of anything except how to share with these people that God has given His love for.This is how I have felt about reaching the Jews for many years. I want us all to look to Jesus, to love those that Jesus wants to love through us, and to get out of our comfort zones as God sends each of us out into His harvest.

THE HARVEST IS HIS!!!!!!

 

Shalom, until tomorrow, Lord willing,

 

Levi

 

 


 
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, Life, Love, Religion

 

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  1. mzpresser

    September 11, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I love this today, straight from the heart!!!

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  2. Moore to ponder

    September 12, 2014 at 3:01 am

    “The harvest that Jesus was speaking of in this context was referring to a particular people – the Samaritans. ”

    I did not know about that. I thought it was a harvest of all people (Jewish and Gentile). Eventually it would include people from every nation, but I just didn’t know that first it was the Samaritans. That does make sense though, because He made a point in the parable of the Good Samritan to let them know that the noble man was a Samaritan. Then there was the woman at the well, and He said prior to meeting with her that He must take the route through Samaria on His journey. I am now wondering if the Syrophenician woman in the 7th chapter of Mark had been Samaritan instead, if the Lord’s initial response would have been different.

    This entire post was so good, and I really liked this part, because I am prone to leaning to my own understanding.

    “We must place our attention on God and what He wants. Too many times we have preconceived ideas of who it is that God is trying to reach through us. We think we know who He may be trying to draw to Himself. We must be led by the Spirit and have our focus to love where God wants us to love and look for the people that God wants us to share with. It can happen in the most unexpected places.”

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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    • Levi Thetford

      September 12, 2014 at 6:08 am

      I think you see it. Context, context, context is the answer. Thanks for your always great comments and thoughts. Lord bless you!!

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  3. ropheka

    September 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    It always surprises me the amazing way Jehovah brings unexpected people to me in unusual ways

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    • Levi Thetford

      September 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      That why everyday I can’t wait to get out of bed. It’s exciting, isn’t it?

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  4. SLIMJIM

    September 16, 2014 at 12:59 am

    This study prompted me to pray for our evangelism ministry with our church…the Lord has been bringing us harvesters…now we’re praying for God to bring salvation to those we witness so we can disciple them!

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