Aug 19

  Fields of harvest

 

thCAYVMDEK Fields of harvest

fields of harvest
Bring salvation to the lost

“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest”.     Matt 9:37-38Thinking about the fields of harvest and the field workers, both in the natural and in the spirit.  Workers begin the cycle of sowing, nurturing, and reaping.  It starts by tilling the soil, much like intercessors breaking up the fallow grounds of men's hardened hearts.  Another group of workers are busy planting seed and covering it with good soil, to be followed by another group whose task it is to water. So much like God whose Word is sown abroad in ready hearts.  The Holy Spirit revealing Jesus and overseeing the implanted Word.  The body of Christ continues to disciple and brings the washing, the watering by the Word.  The seed (Jesus) and the ground (men's hearts) are joined together to bring new life. Even yet another group separates the weeds that would choke or debilitate the growing plants.  Each group works their assignment and moves on to another.  Not seeing the immediate results of their labors, each laborer believing that their efforts have accomplished their goals.  Each individual can visualize the finished work and the harvest waiting to be gathered. As you can see, our purpose is winning lost souls.  We must not get weary or faint but let us continue to prove ourselves worthy of the calling to be His co-laborers in His fields, a ripe harvest of souls.  We keep our hand to the plow not only for the saving of souls but for those young, tender believers who are to be nurtured in the way of faith, brought to maturity to become laborers themselves.

Once we have given ourselves wholly, to our Savior Jesus Christ, no longer do we belong to ourselves… we serve Jesus as Lord of our lives, Lord of the harvest.     And finally, the Lord Jesus Himself will appear to reap the greatest of all harvests at the time of His coming.     For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And, thus we shall always be with the Lord. “    I Thessalonians 4:16-17

K Russo 8/7//15

 

Aug 9

Healing Testimony – Healing in the Lord

​​​​​​​​K Russo  July 20, 2015

​​Salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ has given us victory in every aspect of our Christian life.  Salvation is more than just making it into heaven at the end of our days on earth.  Jesus paid the price not only for redemption of our every sin and full relationship with the Godhead, but a life of complete victory while in our mortal bodies.   There is nothing lacking, nothing broken, nothing lost; we are saved from the penalty of sin, healed in our soul and body, and delivered from demonic destruction.   We are whole in Jesus when we have accepted Him as our Savior and Lord of our lives.

​​I gave my heart to the Lord in a full gospel church that preached and taught on the miraculous healings of Jesus.   I suppose that I never really thought about how those teachings would apply to me soon afterward.   A car accident left me with debilitating back pain that lasted for months despite medical treatments and drug prescriptions.   I prayed for healing and was determined to confess the scriptures over my body, believing for the manifestation of full recovery. After all, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.   I did slowly begin to recover.   One day, a man with a cane came into our church service asking for prayer.  He was a diabetic who was scheduledin the hospital for leg amputation the following day.  The pastor asked for those who would believe in prayer for this man’s healing to come to the altar.   I went up and began to pray with the others.  I felt the compassion of Jesus for this man fill me and I knew that God would do a work in this man’s life.   After leaving service, I joined friends for an evening out.   It hadn’t occurred to me that I did not take any of my medications that night or that I felt no pain in my back at all. I knew that my injury had been instantly and totally healed at the church service and that when I had put my needs aside for another, God had given me my miracle.   James 5:16 “…Pray for one another, that you may be healed”.    I continue to praise the Lord for His love, grace, and mercy.