Laborers – The Cry of Heaven!
It’s Harvest Time!
With over 7 billion people on planet earth, and only around 2.5 billion Christians, Jesus is aggressively pressing this generation into His harvest fields, already white, ripe, and ready to reap!
The gospel is the plan of God, He has no plan ‘B’. There are not many paths to God, as some suggest, but Jesus is the only way, the truth, and life, the only mediator between man and God, there is no other name given men under heaven, by which men MUST be saved.
Matt 9:35 ¶ And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Every time I step out and do something for God, I discover that there is always much more to be done. I find myself thinking: ‘Am I the only one who sees these people’s needs? Why are not more people helping?
Then I realize that it is because people do not know the Word of God yet, and so are blindly going through life from crisis to crisis, calamity to calamity, with often no thought about their eternal purpose, and God’s plan for them.
In Luke’s gospel, we see the prodigal, who comes to his senses, and who headed home to work as a slave if he could. Luke 15: 17 “when he came to himself,”
Such a simple phrase, yet so rich in implication. Around the world, prayer movements have been raised up, and the blinders are coming off people’s eyes, and that deep itch in their heart, that never quite gets scratched, no matter how fit we get, how great our relationships appear, how successful we become in academia or our career, how much money we make, there is still the deep question we must all face: Why am I here?
And then, “ What am I supposed to be doing with my life?”
Well, in short, you are created by design, to know, love, and worship God forever. Only He can meet the deepest needs of any human heart. You have a destiny, eternal worth and purpose, yet it is for you to fully discover and embrace the life you were born to live!
Secondly, you are to become part of the great commission, that is going into all the world, and making disciples of Jesus. These is no true joy, or eternal value, in anything else.
The question I have been asking myself: is my time best spent in prayer, that people come to themselves, and begin to seek first Jesus and His kingdom, or do I invest my time in teaching, and preaching the principals of the Word, training and equipping folks with life lessons, that are eternal?
I spend much time in my day, praying, and seeking the face of God for my life, then spending time praying for friends, families, governments, and ministries seeking to implement the kingdom of God in the earth.
At Victory Christian Center, where we attend church as a family for many years, (We are presently helping out in a church plant in North Tulsa: Zoe Life Church of Tulsa) I see a tremendous vehicle raised up in terms of the international Bible schools. The two year course of study, has been translated into many languages. The curriculum gives pastors and Christian leaders an effective tool for training, developing, and equipping their own leaders, and releasing them into their callings in the earth. They can now be trained in their own country, language, and culture, without having to incur the huge expenses associated with having them come to the USA, to receive the exact same training!
If you have not yet attended a Bible school, and become grounded in the Word of God, you might consider it, as the next step on your eternal journey through life. Victory Bible College here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the USA, offers many, many ways to complete your training through day, night, correspondence, and on-line courses.
“I’m too busy!”you say, or, “There is no way I have enough time”
So I will ask you this simple question: “If time and money were no object, would you be interested in attending Bible school?”
If you hear Holy Spirit whisper to your heart, His gentle “Yes!”, then please contact Victory Bible College, for more information, here: http://www.vbitulsa.com/
If you live outside the United States, please read my article on why you might consider pioneering a Bible school in your country. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/why-should-i-start-a-bible-school/
This is one of the main things I have devoted my life to, and I will gladly help you, where possible, to raise up a school in your community. Many pastors, who have never had the privilege of attending a formal Bible training program, attend courses, in their own church, and go through the material with members of their congregation, becoming the first graduates of the program!
They stand amazed at not only what God has done through them, through His Word, but through their ministries, as key members of their ministries, become empowered through the same training, to become servant leaders, and strong spiritual supports to the work!
If you, your church, or community might be interested in starting your own Bible school, please read the following article: http://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/why-should-i-start-a-bible-school
‘Father, please train and equip me in your Word! Show me the balance of life, in growing, flowing, and knowing your kingdom. May I not settle into complacency, but constantly press towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, committed to growth, without compromise! If you want me to attend a Bible school, please show me. If you want me to start one, please show me, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’