After I posted the results of the Bonnke/Kolenda and Laurie crusades in Orlando and Philly, someone on Facebook said, “These rah-rah emotional grand evangelical crusades…been there, done that. Wonder how many are going down to get saved for the 4th time . . . ” This dear brother in Christ began to share his doubts about the harvest.
Jesus told us that the harvest was not going to look like this perfect little field of wheat shining in the sun. Satan is on earth, doing his best to sow tares into the fields of the Lord. I want to share Jesus’ words in this blog today:
Tares among Wheat
The Tares Explained
36 Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” 37 And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, 38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
Jesus explained that the end time harvest will have tares. My friend pointed that out as well. He’s right. There are tares in the field, sown there by the devil in hopes of destroying the harvest or discouraging those laboring in the field. Jesus told us not to worry about the tares. He plainly said that at the end of the age he’d send forth his angels to sort it all out. If we try to judge this harvest now, we will destroy it. If we try to “fix it” because we see a problem, we will pull out and possibly destroy the good harvest while we try to examine and remove the tares.
FAITH! We must labor by faith!
So let us labor with the Master in the fields of harvest, and TRUST Him to sort out the wheat and the tares. I believe Jesus said all of this to calm our hearts and put us to WORK in his fields. “Pray therefore that the Lord of the Harvest will send forth laborers into his fields.” AMEN!
I also think about what the comment David left on this blog–how pitiful it seems America needs missionaries within her shores, when previously we were the greatest sender of missionaries on the globe. This is true. But as Christians we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Jesus said that whether American or Australian or African or Indian, the righteous will shine!
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
Daniel said the same thing. In the last days, those with wisdom will shine like the sun in the darkest of days. Hallelujah!