*”Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.”*
Indeed, the harvest is abundant. Our Master Harvester, Jesus Christ, stated the greatest driver or impetus for soul winning in our anchor scripture. Take a look at the following statistics. The 2021 world population is projected by the United Nations to be 7.8billion. By the end of the century(2100), it is projected that the world population will peak at over 11billion if Jesus tarries. By then, the demographics will fundamentally change. India is projected to command the largest population by then with 1.09billion followed by Nigeria with 791million and China coming third with 732million. Various demographic factors such as low fertility rates and high mortality rates account for these projections. One fact remains true that sinners will keep increasing as the world population increases.
Believers must, therefore, be equipped for an unprecedented harvest of souls. In the coming days, we shall treat 10 harvest strategies. If you have never taken evangelism serious, I challenge you to have a mindshift for a mind change. Take a stand today about evangelism. Join the soul harvest train. Hell was not created for these innocent billions. Stop one soul from going to Hell today. Preach to someone physically or by any telephone or social media platform. Don’t be intimidated to keep quiet any longer. The Sanhedrin commanded Peter and John to stop preaching or teaching in the name of Jesus.
Acts 4:17 -18
*But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.”*
The devil is intimidated when you preach the gospel. So he wants to intimidate you off witnessing Christ to someone today. He wants to harvest a chunk of the world’s population for eternal damnation. But God is in you reconciling the world to Himself through Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:19). Will you let Him work in you and through you? Don’t hold back anymore. Obey God not Satan, not man. In Acts 4:19-20, Peter and John answered and said unto them, “Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” May you be the Peter or John of this generation in Jesus name.
Note this: every time you hear or perceive an harvest nudge in your spirit, act promptly knowing that the devil can never prompt you to preach salvation to an unbeliever. It is the LORD OF THE HARVEST speaking.
1. O Lord of the Harvest, grant me the grace to resist the evil prompting not to embark on evangelism.
2. O Lord of the Harvest, grant me the courage to step out for soul winning even when it is not convenient.
3. O Lord of the Harvest, I enlist as a labourer in the Harvestfield today until Jesus returns.
4. O Lord of the Harvest, lead me to a ripe soul today in Jesus mighty name.
Bishop Enobong Etteh
Director of Missions,
Salem Family, Africa.