Matt.9.38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send out more workers for his fields.”
I believe most of us have come across this SCRIPTURE several times before. Maybe even heard it being quoted by different ministers of the Gospel if not read it for ourselves. The DEPTH of the contextual understanding behind it can never be over emphasized because of the REVELATORY weight it carries. The MAGNITUDE of what transpires there will stir up your inner man!
The first thing I want us to appreciate is that this was actually Jesus CHRIST instructing the disciples to ask God to send more WORKERS for His fields. Look at what the two verses prior say…
Matt.9.36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matt.9.37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few.
Now when you look at verse 36, it seems as if there’s a bit of CONTRADICTION there😅
How is it that Jesus CHRIST, whom the Psalmist called our SHEPERD, looks at God’s people and sees sheep without a SHEPERD?🤔Yet He is right there with them😅One other thing that’s funny is that for the FIRST TIME ever Jesus was so overwhelmed by number of people He had to minister to, to a point where He couldn’t pray for God to help Him😅He had to ask someone else (His Disciples) to pray for God to send ASSISTANCE ( More WORKERS).
IT WAS TOO MUCH EVEN FOR THE SON OF MAN, AS IT WERE.
Are we saying that CHRIST was actually incapable of ministering to each one of them even though He was the Son of God? NOT AT ALL!!!
This is the same reason why God is ALL POWERFUL yet He still needs ANGELS as ministering spirits😅 But anyways😅😅😅
What we should understand is that in doing God’s Work – Preaching the Gospel & Bring the world to the KNOWLEDGE of God’s saving GRACE – It’s not a ONE MAN THING!🙅♂️
The CHURCH of God & the Ministry of the Spirit is made up of different VESSEL that carry different UNCTIONS of God’s Spirit.
SOUL – WINNING SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS A CONTEST BUT RATHER A COMMON COMMISSION.
GOD EXPECTS US TO WORK IN OUR DIFFERENT OFFICES & ADMINISTRATION OF THE SPIRIT, IN UNISON TOWARD MAKING HIS WILL A REALITY!!!
HEAVEN FULL & HELL EMPTY!!!
AND BEARING IN MIND THAT IT IS “HIS” FIELDS NOT “OURS”😅