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The Whitened Harvest

G. Campbell Morgan in his commentary on the Gospel of John, shares this insight concerning evangelism and missions. 

Speaking to His disciples after He had dealt with the spiritual needs of the Samaritan woman in John 4,  Jesus turned to His disciples and said,  “You say four months and then cometh harvest. Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the field, that they are white, already unto harvest.” 

If those disciples had been appointed a commission of enquiry  as to the possibilities of Christian enterprise in Samaria I know exactly the resolution they would have passed. The resolution would have been, ” Samaria unquestionably needs our Master’s message; but it is not ready for it.  There must first be ploughing, and then sowing, and then waiting.  It is needy, but it is not ready. 

That is exactly what He said,  “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then.”  Four months meant ploughing and sowing and waiting. But He said, you are wrong. These fields are white already unto harvest.”  The region that looks most hopeless is ready, if you will reap. 

Today we speak of some fields as difficult, and almost hopeless.  Christ still says that such fields are white unto harvest.”  The most difficult fields are white unto harvest. Our business is to put in the sickle and reap….. The trouble is that the laborers are not ready.

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April 8, 2006 - Posted by | Missions

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