Dec 23

Harvest Questions

Reading of Harvest Questions Poem:

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Harvest Questions

The harvest is white,
Under sky blue.
Souls are calling,
Calling to you.

Tares will be soon,
Bundled and burned.
Judgment will come,
Christ they have spurned.

The night is coming,
The harvest end.
Jesus is calling,
Your life to spend.

As Lamb among wolf,
Jesus does send.
Move with compassion,
Soon comes the end.

The harvest is great,
The laborers are few.
Jesus does send,
There’s much to do.

Reap and bundle,
Into the barn.
Fainted and scattered,
Save them from harm.

Move with compassion,
From Savior so dear.
Lift up your eyes,
The end is near.

Go your way,
And reap them out.
Look on the fields,
Labor and shout.

The end is near,
Time draws fast.
Working for Jesus,
Soon harvest past.

What are you doing,
This very day?
Laboring for Jesus,
In narrow way?

Laboring for meat,
Will eternally last?
Putting up treasures,
For judgment blast?

Or are you beguiled,
To dogma gods?
Arguing and disputing,
Beating with rods?

Do you not know,
The Lord will soon come?
And cut you sunder,
Are you so numb?

Are surfeiting and drunkenness,
With care of this life?
Bought you some ground,
Got you a wife?

You think to be excused,
And need not appear?
When householder of harvest,
Says time is near?

Come and repent,
Idle not be.
Labor for Jesus,
Setting souls free.

For soon he will come,
And judgment will call.
All stand before him,
The great and the small.

–Bob Mutch

I found the above picture when looking for a harvest field picture. It is a very beautiful picture and right away words started coming to me and they seemed to rhyme. This child of mine came very quickly and with ease.

I gathered up the below scriptures and used many of the scripture terms in the poem.

The burden of them poem is the message to those who are overcharged with doctrinally crossing others t’s and doting their i’s while souls go to hell. Also to those who are given to labor for the meat that perisheth. New cars, boats, homes, and toys. Bigger, better, more!

My burden for myself is to get back to simple living. To live below my means and to spend more time laboring for Christ. And if God would be pleased to work to gather together a group of young people that want to live all out for God and labor for him.

After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
–Lk 10:1-3

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
–Mat 9:36-38

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
–Mat 13:24-30

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
–Mat 4:34-38

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
–Rev 14:14-16

But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
–Lk 12:45-26

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
–Lk 21:34-36

Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
–Lk 14:16-24

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
–Mat 20:1-7

When is the last time you passed out a Bible, booklet, tract, or spoke with an unbeliever about their need of Christ?

Do you carry Bibles and tracks with you?

Do you pray in the morning that God will open up doors for you to witness to others and then go out looking for those opportunities?

Do you have a concern for the lost?

Are you asleep to the harvest needs around you?

But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. Pro 10:5

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