Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 24, 2018

“the Lord of the Harvest” – The Lord is the Perfect Harvester! – “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me”

Today’s devotion comes from Matthew 9:18-38.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+9&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.  Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”  Matthew 9:35-38.

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Other doctrine focuses on man and what man should do.

But, Reformed Doctrine focuses on God and what God does.

When other doctrine reads verses 37 and 38 (“Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”), other doctrine focuses on man’s alleged free-will to go out into the mission field.

But when Reformed Doctrine reads these verses 37 and 38, Reformed Doctrine first meditates on God with delight:  “Here is Scripture which teaches more about Who God is!  God is “the Lord of the harvest”!!  What does that mean?”

“The Lord harvests souls for His kingdom.  He must be a good Harvester!  He must be the Perfect Harvester!”

Then, Reformed Doctrine meditates on God’s “Irresistible Grace”, the “I” of “TULIP”, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation.

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.  For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.  This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.  For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”  John 6:37-39.


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