Our harvest season is continuing. Last night we held our Fall Family Festival and it was amazing. There were around 5,000 people in attendance and over 400 people got saved. God is allowing us to reach the harvest and plant many seeds. Now is the time to bring the harvest in.
This is an interesting point for me and something that I’ve been thinking about for quite awhile. What does it mean to bring the harvest in? Is it when a person raises a hand or repeats a prayer for salvation? I think those are part of it, but only the beginning. Bringing the harvest in requires work on our part to actually go out and cut the grain, then to bring the harvest into the storehouses where they can be processed and used to feed people.
So, in harvest season, we don’t want to just see lots of salvations, but we want to see many people brought into the storehouses (church) and get connected to the purpose that God has for them. This is truly bringing in the harvest! In shorter terms, this is evangelism and discipleship. Both must be done!
Are you with me?! Let’s go out and not only cut the fields, but also bring the grain into the storehouses. This is harvesting at its best! Join the harvest.
John 4:35-38 says, “35 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! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”