LIFT UP YOUR EYES John 4:35, Proverbs 10:5
‘Do you not say, “There are still four months and then comes the harvest”? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!’
‘He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame’ (Proverbs 10:5)
Thank God for the privilege of this Missions Mobilization Sunday. Permit me to re-echo the two-fold purpose of this kind of Service:
- To receive God’s mind on soul winning
- To take practical steps in meeting God’s needs through personal decisions, personal donations, and personal prayers.
X-Ray of John 4:35
In this text, there are two statements:
The first statement is from the followers of Jesus: There are still four months and then comes the harvest. I see Jesus read their minds, even those who left all to follow Jesus. In the mind of their minds, they thought harvest was still far off.
I see the Lord read the mind of everyone here. There are several persons here who are complacent about soulwinning. Many are yet to catch the vision for Missions. I sense majority here have not seen the urgency of rescuing the perishing. Missions is yet to be our topmost priority. Are several of us not saying that harvest is still far?
The second statement is from Jesus: Lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! I see Jesus giving us divine perspectives today as He gave His disciples on that day. ‘Lift up your eyes’ is a clarion call to all of us now.
Beloved, now is harvest time! Jesus told His disciples that the fields of the world are ripe for harvest. He knows much better than all of us. I see God calling ALL of us into massive harvesting. I see God addressing you this morning: You are My ordained harvester.
Beloved, lift up your eyes. See what God is seeing. This is the time to roll our sleeves, bend down, and gather souls into God’s Kingdom. This is not the time to sleep off, argue, postulate, find fault, or be complacent. This is the time to invest your time, talents and treasures in harvesting souls into God’s Kingdom.
Available Opportunities in 2020
- Neighborhood Evangelism
- Synergy with Churches / Mission Agencies
- Adoption of an Unreached People Group
- Mission Trip
- Lord, awaken my spirit towards harvest
- Lord, help me to see souls that are perishing
- Lord, anoint me for soul harvest
- Lord, make me mission-hearted, mission-minded and mission-footed
- Lord, lead FBC, Oke’lerin to great harvest in 2020
- Lord, raise hundreds of harvesters in this Assembly in 2020
- Lord, grant us massive fruitfulness
- Thank the Lord for answers