HOW TO LOCATE A RIPE HARVESTFIELD
Matthew 4:18 -20
*“And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.”*
Our Lord Jesus was excellent in knowing how to identify a ripe harvestfield. On many occasions, our Lord Jesus deliberately went to the harvestfield to put in the sickle. He tapped Matthew at his duty post. In our anchor scripture, Jesus went to the seashore where 4 disciples were harvested in such a spectacular manner. Imagine the power of harvest at work for Peter and Andrew to leave their business and their father instantly to follow Jesus. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also harvested in like manner. So shall men follow you to Christ from today in Jesus name.
*”And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.”*
Take note of the last line of that scripture: “… Fear not; from henceforth thou shall catch men.” Receive grace to catch men in Jesus name. May the magnetic field of your anointing be enlarged to catch souls in Jesus name. It’s time to literally “catch men” for Jesus by the word of God. When you catch the harvest fire, you cannot sit idle. You will spread the fire also.
The harvestfields are those unbelievers within your reach made available for you to catch. The harvestfield is the unbelievers in our families. It is the unbelievers in our neighbourhood, marketplace or workplace. You can also locate the HARVESTFIELD in buses or at bus stations, recreation centres, hotels or hospitals.
The harvestfield is the unbelieving rich or poor, the unbelieving nobles or fools among us. The biggest harvestfield or platform to reach unbelievers in our generation is the social media. Develop a network of social friends and followers and use your platform to propagate the gospel of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
You can catch an unbeliever in prayer, by action or by word. Expect a Macedonian call as you pray with intensity. (Acts 16:9-10). Locate your portion in the Lord’s vineyard or harvestfield. You are not sent to the entire 7.3 billion people on earth. Zeal without knowledge is abhorred by God. Peter was sent to the Jews and Paul to the Gentiles. Galatians 2:8; Acts 22:23). Our Apostolic Patriarch in Salem Family Worldwide, Dr. Sam Amaga, is sent to raise 300 million disciples in over 150,000 Churches by the year 2055 if Jesus tarries. Of this figure, 7million disciples are to be raised by 2025. Locate your portion therein. Start from your Jerusalem and grow. No more excuses.
One message by Peter produced 3000 souls caught by the fire. Get ready for the harvestfield fire. God is sending you as a firebrand into the harvestfield today. Call for the fire in prayer now. (Judges 15:4-5)
Declare to 7 persons today: Catch the fire! Spread the fire!
Bishop Enobong Etteh