THE HARVEST-TIME VISION
The spiritual harvest-field of the world is the divine destiny to which believers are called. For some, that field is right where they are–their neighborhood, their job, their school, or their sphere of influence. For others, the harvest will be in a foreign land. Wherever our harvest field is, we learned yesterday that we cannot just talk about it. Here are four more steps to make the vision of the harvest a reality in your life.
Step two: “Yet four months.” In order to become part of this harvest-time vision you cannot delay it. You cannot wait until some future time to become involved. Souls are dying in sin right now.
Step three: “I say unto you.” God’s ways are different from those of man:
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Men talk about spiritual harvest. They delay it. But what God says is different than what man says. He says…
Step four: “Lift up your eyes.” You must lift up your spiritual eyes from the distractions of life. You must lift them from your personal problems, from discouragement, from business and worldly concerns. You must lift your eyes from the circumstances of life to…
Step five: “Look on the harvest.” Turning your eyes from distractions to the harvest field is not enough. You must really look at the harvest. You must see the world through the eyes of God.
Many do not have spiritual vision because they have not really looked at the world spiritually. They have not recognized their personal responsibility to reap the harvest. They have not considered the conditions of the harvest-fields of our world today.
Israel was about to reap a mighty harvest when the enemy Midianites attacked to seize and destroy their crops (Joshua 6). Do not let the enemy steal that which God intended to be your destiny. Do not let the enemy destroy the vision of spiritual harvest to which you are called and destined.
Abraham had a divine destiny that involved the birth of nations. The nation of Israel had a divine destiny to represent God to the nations. You have a divine destiny in the harvest fields of the world. Do not delay. Do not just talk about what you are going to do for God someday. Begin to fulfill your destiny as a spiritual harvester right now–today.
THE HARVEST-TIME VISION