Mission Convention day 2 / 8-16-14 Sat
As preached by Bro Erickson:
I believe if there is a hungry heart, God will direct someone to lead and guide them. And that it all works through prayer. We read here that something happened within Jesus. He was moved and filled with compassion.
Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit when He was baptized by John. John testified that he saw the Spirit of God descending upon Him like a dove. No one had to tell satan and his demons who Jesus was. Those that were tormented with demons came and bowed down before Him. They could not stand before Jesus. The Holy Spirit radiated through Him. The same Spirit that was in Jesus will come in great measure within us and fill us with compassion.
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. The command here is to pray. Pray that God would send forth Spirit-filled laborers. They have to have something in them to know how to handle what they will face. God wants the harvest. Pray and if He says go, don’t say no…oh please, don’t say no. I’m so glad my wife and I said yes.
This call for missions will never be relieved. The Church of Jesus Christ, He Himself is building and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. No matter what the statistics say (about church attendance and percentage proclaiming Christianity). God is never going to give up on His harvest. You were saved because someone somewhere prayed. We need to pray everyday for laborers and for the lost.