John 4:35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.
In the summer of 1976 Parris and I returned to New Orleans. We had no idea the adventure that would unfold for us in the years to come. We were driving into the city, crossing the Bonnet Carre Spillway, when the Lord spoke to me from His written word. It was today’s scripture verse and it was bursting with life and expectancy. From that day I knew that the Lord had called me back to this city to share with others the incredible beauty I had found in Christ. This was to be our life work, proclaiming Christ through all means possible in our beloved New Orleans. Stick in your cycle and reap, the fields are white for harvest. Here are some thoughts about today’s scripture from Charles Spurgeon.
“Turn your eyes to Calvary. Behold the Lord of Life nailed to a cross, with the thorn-crown about his brow, with bleeding head, and hands, and feet. What! can you look upon this miracle of miracles, the death of the Son of God, without feeling within your bosom a marvelous adoration that language never can express? And when you feel the blood applied to your conscience, and know that he has blotted out your sins, you are not a man unless you start from your knees and cry, Let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. Can you bow before the Crucified in loving homage, and not wish to see your Monarch master of the world? Out on you if you can pretend to love your Prince, and desire not to see him the universal ruler. Your piety is worthless unless it leads you to wish that the same mercy which has been extended to you may bless the whole world. Lord, it is harvest-time, put in thy sickle and reap.”
Have you felt the pull of the Lord to win souls recently. I distinctly feel we are moving into a time of prophetic fulfillment in our world today. It’s time for the laborers to come into the fields. It’s time for this next generation to step up and enter into this time of harvest. Don’t say harvest is still somewhere in the future, the fields are ripe, today is the day. Today is your day!