Rev. Clint Smith
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• Jesus, the Messiah, had come and His glory had been revealed.
• John the Baptist and all of the prophets before him had prepared the way. Multitudes of people came to John and confessed their sins.
• Jesus’ disciples baptized more than John’s disciples. Baptisms took place frequently.
• Jews believed in Christ.
• Samaritans believed in Christ.
• God had been and still is doing a good work.
The woman hurried back to her village to persuade her people to come, meet Jesus. She was focused on her new spiritual condition – even without water!
The disciples urged Jesus to eat physical food. Their focus was on the here and now.
Jesus said His food was to do the will of God the Father and completely finish His passionate work.
Jesus wanted His disciples and wants us to realize the spiritual harvest of eternal life in our hearts and for those still without Christ love in their hearts. Jesus had/has compassion on the lost! (Matthew 9:35-38)
Jesus wanted His disciples to “raise their eyes and look at the fields – see the ripe-ready harvest!” He wanted them to look at people in a different manner.
What is the will of God the Father? What was the work of Jesus? Bring in the harvest!
Jesus finished His work on the cross. (John 17:4; 19:28-30)
Disciples today still have the commission to know and do the will of God! We must continue to plant, water, and harvest. (Matthew 28:19,20; 1 Corinthians 3:6-9)
People sow and reap. People are the harvest!
The harvest is where the next generational seed is.