Pray the Lord of the Harvest: The Harvest, the Need, and the Need to Be Sent
For the first time in the story of Jesus and his mission, Jesus indicates that his mission will require more hands than just his, which has far-reaching implications for the kingdom and Jesus’ mission as we know it today.
The Harvest Is Abundant
In this passage, the word “harvest” indicates that something that had been planned for a long time has finally materialized; there is an urgency to this language that Jesus’ contemporaries would not have missed, and Jesus’ language indicates a greater urgency than usual: this harvest is plentiful.
There is an order to things, and necessary equipping, as Jesus tells his disciples to ask the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into his harvest. Prayer is how we partner with God, and it is how we access his will and power to get it done.
The Baal Subtext …
The people had prayed to the pagan god Baal to bless their harvests and provide for them, but Jesus makes it clear that he is the only one who can help them.
The abundance and urgency of the harvest necessitates pulling laborers away from their current occupations, which is by nature a disruptive call. It means we cannot go about our daily lives as usual.
The Lord of the Harvest has responded and is sending out workers, and Jesus begins to make clear the cost of following him in the following chapters. The call of Jesus takes on true urgency, power, and a cost, and that call will be our subject in the coming weeks.
What does the Lord of the harvest mean?
The symbolic meaning of harvest in Scripture encompasses two major areas: God’s provision for us and God’s blessing for others. The money we earn belongs to the Lord of the harvest, as do our spouses and children.
What is the reason for harvest?
Harvest Festival reminds Christians of all the blessings God has bestowed upon them, inspiring them to share with those who are less fortunate. People bring food from home to Harvest Festival services in schools and churches.
What does the Bible say about reaping the harvest?
The one who sows to please his sinful nature will reap destruction from that nature; the one who sows to please the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. Let us not grow weary in doing good, for if we do not give up, we will reap a harvest at the proper time.
What is a harvest prayer?
“Dear God, Thank you for the season of harvest,” for example, “we pray that people will be more determined to help end world hunger and that people all over the world will do more to care for our planet.”
Where in the Bible does it say the harvest is plentiful?
This morning, I came across the passage in Luke 10:2 that says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” It wasn’t so much the sentence itself that made me stop and think, but the words surrounding it.
Who was the first farmer in the Bible?
Adam, the Bible’s first human, is also the first farmer, and God places him in charge of the Garden of Eden after he is created.
What is the meaning of harvest time?
Harvest season is the time when an annual crop (such as wheat) is harvested.
What is the law of the harvest?
The Law of the Harvest: 1. You reap what you sow 2. The more I help others, the more they will want to help me in return; always remember that people’s desire is a reflection of your influence on them.
What are harvesting tools?
Harvesting implements: Small sickle, big sickle, darat, gandasa, and small axe are the most common types of harvesting implements (Fig. 9.9a, b, c).
What happens after harvesting?
Drying is the most important operation after harvesting a rice crop because it reduces grain moisture content to a safe level for storage. Delays in drying, incomplete drying, or ineffective drying will reduce grain quality and result in losses.
How long does harvest last?
On a warm, dry day, we usually combine 10 to 14 hours, but we’ve been known to go even later (4 a.m.!) to avoid bad weather. Yield is a huge factor in how quickly we finish; obviously, the higher the yields, the more product there is to transport.
What is spiritual sowing?
When disaster strikes, you look to the world and unbelievers for solutions, even if you are a child of God. When you sow to the flesh, it means that when disaster strikes, you look to the world and unbelievers for solutions, even if you are a child of God.
How do you reap your harvest?
However, there are five steps that must be followed in order for that farmer (and you) to reap a good harvest:
- Know what season you’re in: there’s a sowing season and a reaping season.
- Plant for the Harvest You Want to Reap.
- Sow Multiple Crops.
- Protect Your Seed.
- Don’t Sleep During the Harvest.
What is the law of sowing and reaping?
The ‘Law of Sow and Reap’ best exemplifies karma, as it is well said, ‘Whatever you sow today, you will reap tomorrow.’ The three laws of the’sow and reap strategy’ – You must sow before you reap. – You will reap what you sow. – You will reap more than you sow.