Open Heaven [6 November 2018] The Fields are ripe for harvest

 Open Heaven 6 November 2018 [Tuesday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye –The Fields are ripe for harvest
THE FIELDS ARE RIPE FOR HARVEST- Tuesday November 6th 2018
Memorize: Say not yet, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, life up your eyes, and look on the fields: for they are white already to harvest. John 4: 35
Read: John 4: 34-38
34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
Bible in one year Jeremiah 46-48, Luke 17:11-37, Hymnal: sing Hymn 9
In preparation for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, your involvement in soul-Winning is an indicator that shows how big your dream of heaven is. Anyone who has a big  dream of the second  coming will do everything  within his or her power to ensure that not only is the gospel preached all over the world, but also that souls are won in multiple  to the kingdom of God. In Matthew 24:14, Jesus said:
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the entire world for a witness unto   all nations and then shall the end come.”
In other words, our dream of a new heaven and a new earth cannot be realized until we have preached the gospel all over the world. It is therefore incumbent on us to pursue the actualization of our dream of the coming kingdom through aggressive evangelism, missionary works and soul-winning.
No matter how  much we discuss and study the second coming of Christ, it is of no use if we do not do what will bring the kingdom of God back to the earth the task  ahead of us is very simple if we really want to be true to our Master. He has assigned the easier part of the assignment to us, which is reaping the harvest of fields we did not cultivate, and receiving the accompanying wages. John 4:36 & 38 says:
“And he that reapeth: receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth: may rejoice together. l sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men labored, and ye are entered  into  their labors.”
 Others, like the early apostles of Jesus Christ, have labored in the fields, expecting that we as reapers will bring in the harvest in the last says. The work ahead of us is easier than ever before; all we need to do is to make ourselves available for the ready-made harvest of souls, all over the world. Romans 8:19 says:
“For the earnest expectation of the creature waited for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
The world is waiting for us; if we do not fulfill our assignment as reapers, the harvest will be wasted. However, if we put in our sickles as commanded, we and the souls rescued from eternal damnation will be happy. If we choose to be complacent in soul Winning, our Lord’s return will be delayed, and this would prolong our suffering in this world (Romans 8:23). Therefore, put in your sickle today.
Action point: if you have hurt anyone by talking undue advantage of their friendship with you, reprint and make appropriate restitution. 
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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