Bring The Sheep Or The Harvest
We established that Jesus is the true Bring The Sheep Or The HarvestShepherd who is concerned for His sheep found in Eze 34:11 – 16 and John 10 and purchased our sins via the cross. Once believe that He atones our sins He will take our sins and replace
One trait that true followers of Christ should have a compassion for the lost sheep who is without shepherd and without hope. Compassion means a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
The Greek splanchnizomai means “to have compassion for someone, show compassion.” Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary wrote, “This verb carries the idea of being moved in the inner parts of the body. The ancients thought of the inward parts of the body (i.e., the entrails) as being the seat of emotions. In English, we usually refer to the “heart,” but we also talk of a person having “visceral ” feelings; note how true compassion can affect us in the pit of our stomachs.
Splanchnizomai occurs only in the Synoptic Gospels and describes the compassion Jesus had for those he saw in difficulty. Jesus is filled with compassion for those who are without a shepherd Mt 9:36; Mk 6:34
It one thing to have compassion, however, to have zeal without knowledge would have devastating effect on declaring the gospel Or even self righteousness in Jesus day and today who come across as thou they are bettor you. The people outside the church see people inside the church as bunch hypocrite who breaks their own rules. In many ways, they are absolutely right make that claim, We all sinner !!!
The only person can make that claim and committed no sin is Jesus Himself. As scripture declares Jesus became human and chose to live alongside us. He did not come into the world condemn it. He forgave a woman who committed adultery. Where ask her where are the accuser have they condemned you? She said No one, Lord. “Neither do I condemn you, said Jesus. ” Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”
John Calvin wrote, “They are dumb dogs, Isaiah 56:10, and yet are not ashamed to make a vehement sound about their hierarchy. But, we must listen to the voice of Christ who declares that where there are no labourers there are no shepherds, and that those sheep are wandering and scattered which are not collected into the fold of God by the doctrine of the gospel. His being moved with compassion proves him to be the faithful servant of the Father in promoting the salvation of his people, for whose sake he had clothed himself with our flesh.” His teaching gave mankind hope not a burden. As Jesus declared Himself, For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. This message we need to bring to lost is hope or My brother Peter wrote, “Encouraging word to bring gliding tiding from the king and may you bring healing into this broken world.”
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
One greatest burden as missionary either abroad or locality or person who serve God with all hearts, minds and souls especially are burden due great need within the community those reject the gospel or those you do not reach with the gospel.
Late Chris Kyle the American Sniper was responsible 169 while his brothers while combat, said My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But, I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.
Or Oscar Schindler who rescues 1,200 Jewish being from butcher the Nazi regime After they were out harm way he utter these words,” I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just… I could have got more. If I’d made more money… I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d just… I didn’t do enough! This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people. This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t! And I… I didn’t! Both of these men put their heart and soul believing they were serving greater purpose, yet it was not enough
The parable of the lost sheep, coin and prodigal son found in Luke 15; 1-32 where Jesus heart concerning the lost where seek them and find them rescuing them sinful life. However, due physical and emotional demand that put people who are called upon by God to serve Him. If listen to all the needy voices you soon be citing the Greek alphabets and mumbling under your breathe, and likely walk away from ministry. There is a word those who called by God is the word is NO! For sake their calling the ministry and the gospel Perhaps Aesop’s Fables known as greedy dog,
“One day, there was a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth and he was crossing a bridge. When he looked down the river, he found there was also a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth. He looked at the dog and thought.
“His piece of meat seems bigger than mine.” He got so jealous of the dog. Oh, yes. I will make the dog surprised and when he drops the meat, I will get it.” Then the greedy dog growled to the dog in the river. Woof! Woof!” As soon as he opened his mouth, the meat in his mouth fell into the river with a splash.
One thousand two hundred Oh, no!”He saw a very disappointed dog in the reflection of the river. Now he realized that it was his own reflection in the water, not another dog. Things always seem better if others own the same thing. But, you will lose everything if you get greedy.
Six million jews who were slaughtered during the Nazi regime 1,200 were rescue. Today there are 7,000 descendants of the Schindler-Jews living in US and Europe, many in Israel and-growing. In the movie, American Sniper was another soldier, his wife, and children thanked Chris Kyle saving his life, His buddy who were in harm way thank him being background protecting them
At Oscar Schindler grave site 1,200 sones lay at his grave site remembering heroic deeds.
Chris Kyle grave it written “to great a warrior to us all and brother to those knew him. We wish we had more time to show our appreciation for you.” In his book, he admitted and acknowledge Jesus as His Lord Savour.
Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Matthew Henry wrote, “The melancholy aspect of the times and the deplorable state of precious souls, should much excite and quicken prayer. When things look discouraging, we should pray more, and then we should complain and fear less. And we should adapt our prayers to the present exigencies of the church; such an understanding we ought to have of the times, as to know, not only what Israel ought to do, but what Israel ought to pray”
Matthew Henry wrote,” All that love Christ and souls, should show it by their earnest prayers to God, especially when the harvest is plenteous, that he would send forth more skillful, faithful, wise, and industrious labourers into his harvest; that he would raise up such as he will own in the conversion of sinners and the edification of saints; would give them a spirit for the work, call them to it, and succeed them in it; that he would give them wisdom to win souls.”
Lastly, as much love examining the scriptures where my heart truly lies, and God calls me to be a prayer warrior. Much of the work is done behind the scene. in missionary report I read following 585 children and adult attended the meeting were the gospel was preached 173 accepted the Lord 412 walked away While they free to walk away. As prayer warrior we need to pray for them. For examine know someone who rejects the gospel and clearly shows no interest hearing the gospel. I told him i’l no longer preach them I told be praying for him he asked please don’t, however, I clear to him will continue pray him. The Good News he did not dissociate himself me. It breaks my heart that rejected gospel.
“However, there are loves one people throughout city who died, and still rejected the gospel and Christ atoning work they are in hell because God is a holy righteous God. As much we love them, we want whisk them of into heaven there not. We must be ceased pray for them. For example in the flood account only eight were spared where several hundred human being perishes in unbelief or Judas Iscariot an apostle of Christ died in unbelief. As Jesus declared in (John 17:12) and Matt. 26:24 Except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. But, woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
As scripture declares, “Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” We are not the one wearing the sovereign clothes God is supreme not us we are his servant
Matthew Henry wrote, ” God is the Lord of the harvest; my Father is the Husbandman, John 15:1. It is the vineyard of the Lord of hosts, Isa. 5:7. It is for him and to him, and to his service and honour, that the harvest is gathered in. Ye are God’s husbandry (1 Cor. 3:9); his threshing, and the corn of his floor, Isa. 21:10. He orders everything concerning the harvest as he pleases; when and where the labourers shall work, and how long; and it is very comfortable to those who wish well to the harvest-work, that God he presides in it that will be sure to order all for the bes
There are times we want give up because of great need throughout the city of Hamilton there is old adage, “If we fall of the horse we need get back on the horse again continue to serve God.” My sister Denise who MS often once said, “it ok to fall as long you get up but not if do not get up.”
A retired ministry and her daughter was going a local village in the Congo present Jesus video local people. They hit a ditch full mud, and they were covered in mud and had a flat tired. After changing the tire; however, they very time getting out of the ditch, yet they persisted. They finally arrived and presented the video two people accept the Lord. On personal note, I would bring discourage went home, because there a prayer warrior constantly praying for them
Anne Walker is the one who pray for me everyday and has my back. The Lord going reward her with a big diamond, not because she not elder, senior pastor, a leader, a community, director, or owner of a company. She a pray warrior and pray for her church and her community everyday it her that inspired me to go throughout city of Hamilton prays for the lost. As Jesus declares,”” I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, 15 as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life (M) for the sheep. 16 But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd, 17 This is why the Father loves Me, because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again. Do you get force God lay down for mankind and other not of this fold or they not heard his Voice, yet one day they will hear his Voice and be one flock