Matthew 9:37,38 - "Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
The Greek word translated "send out" is "ekballo", which at the root level means to "drive out." "Ballo" is where we derive the English word for "ballistic." There is force and sense of urgency, a driving out, a thrusting out of laborers into His harvest.
We see this same word used in the context of Mark 1:12, describing Christ's actions after He received the infilling of the Holy Spirit at the Jordan River where, with the Spirit now in Him, "Immediately the Spirit DROVE Him into the wilderness."
Jesus isn't going to thrust us out ill-equipped -- He is going to give us His effectual wonder-working power and authority to help bring in the harvest quickly. He's giving us boldness to cast out every hindrance to breakthrough, to restore those DREAMS AND VISIONS of long ago that we thought were lost.
He's empowering and sending us out! And quickly!
Matthew 10:7,8 - "And as you go, preach, saying, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give."
"As you go, preach!" God calls every believer to preach the Gospel with power. God will give us a VISION of His purpose for us, commission us, and release us to fulfill it (our DESTINY).
Jeremiah 20:9b - "But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not."
His word will be in your heart like a burning fire, shut up in your bones. You won't be able to hold it back. When the Word becomes as a burning fire in your heart and bones your focus will be on harvest and it won't be denied you. With the workings of the Word in you, you'll become a slayer of any giant that stands in your way of harvest. Even if there's a wall, you'll leap right over it, slaying the giants to bring forth the victory.
They will hear of the works of Christ, see the works of Christ, know the works of Christ, and receive the good news of the Gospel. They will see the light of the fire of the Word burning within us.
James 1:17 - "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with who there is no variation or shadow of turning."
John 12:36a - "While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light."
John 8:12 - "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
OIL AND FIRE DISPENSERS
"Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band." Revelation 1:12, 13
The lampstands are allegorical representations of the Church, the Body of Christ, God's people, Believers in the Light.
He pours His oil and fire into us and we are the dispensers of the light! The lamp is not a light in itself; it's only the instrument for emitting the light. The lamp has to receive the oil and fire before it can dispense light. Christ pours the unlimited oil of the anointing in us so that we can shine and burn continually and perpetually with the glory and love of the Lord to the world. As Jeremiah, we won't be able to hold the Light, the Word back! Thus, there's no limitation for the workings of Jesus through us because He's constantly pouring and pouring His workings in us -- the rich oil of His anointing for harvest.
"Seven" Biblically is completion, the ending of one thing, which means the start of a new thing.
Do you want consummation in your life of some things?
Do you want certain doors to close and new ones to open?
Are you tired of going around the same old mountain hoping to get to the top, but the obstacles hold you back?
This is the time to shake off the old and get ready for the new and for receiving the workings of Christ in us, for new beginnings, for this grand and mighty last days' anointing for harvest.
It's not yesterday's oil, but fresh oil for today. It's abundant oil that will fill you constantly, and replenish yesterday's oil. It's faith and grace to walk in what's happening today -- Today!
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill "cannot be hidden." - (Matthew 5:14)
We are a lamp, not hidden anymore, because He will fill us with the effectual workings of Christ -- the effectual WORD in us as a beacon to all who are in the world.
"Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house." Matthew 5:15
As He went to the cross, Jesus said, I AM, I AM the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. He in US pours His workings into us to be that light. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven" (Matthew 5:16). He's going to pour so much of Himself in us, that we won't be able to hold it back!
As God's child, believing in the Son, and with His Spirit in me, I have the light!
I am a son of Light!
The Lord of the harvest empowers me to harvest in desolate places to see His harvest.
I see God releasing me into MY DESTINY in Christ
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