I’m An Investor!


To be at His feet

Yes, one of my many titles. I am an investor and very good at it. What? You think because this economy is in the trash, I cannot get returns?

Well, the returns I get for my investments are increased 10 times and more! This is because I invest in the eternal. The souls are the harvest and I am a laborer. Yes, I love what I do because it brings me to the very feet of my Lord. I see grown men cry and little children with all the amazement of heaven on their faces. When I witness the love of Christ to these lost souls, there is no amount of money or material possessions which can compare. The ‘capital gains’ are impossible to estimate.

I don’t have to pay taxes on this and the benefits I reap are incalculable. Yes, from the very highest level of worldly status to the meekest of the earth. I have had a glimpse of their souls and the gift of the Holy Spirit, to know just which ones he is sending me to.

It never ceases to amaze me. Unless you are one of these, laborers, you will never understand the thrill of the harvest and the Lords words to us regarding this enormous responsibility and the most glorious times which we have been blessed to be a part of.

Listen to Jesus words; “Do you not say, “Four months more and then the harvest?” “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest!”(John 4:35)

The time is right now. But in each of our lives this is true, no matter what age we are living in. When these words were spoken, the disciples believed that Christ’s return would be in their own lifetime, however, the Lord knew that the harvest was not yet full and many things had not yet come to pass. The  time of the Gentiles, as one example.( Luke 21:24) And this, as it came to pass, has been the greatest part of the harvest, thus far. That is, until the Time of Jacobs Troubles, begins. At this time the harvest shall change and it is time for the Jews to be brought back. Oh, it will come to pass, because God has spoken this.

It is interesting to note that Christ did not pray for the harvest. As I said God had already made a plan and the harvest is coming and no man or being can stop it. However, the Lords words were clear and direct, regarding the harvest. He was ‘training the laborers.’

“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others, and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them,  “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the Harvest, therefore to send out workers into His harvest field Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:1-3) It is interesting to note that the Lord sends the laborers, before Him. This is one of the most important aspect sof our calling. We prepare the way, or coming of the Lord. This is the spirit of John the Baptist and the work surrounding his ministry is the Lord’s calling for us. He told us that the “spirit of John the Baptist,or Elijah, would be prevalent, right before His return, “turning the hearts of the children to their Father, and the Father to His children.”

We can see that the Lord specifically tells us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest, to send workers. We know from His words also that the laborers, are the disciples, which any follower of Christ becomes. We have the Great Commission, and an understanding of our calling. “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe, will be condemned.” (Mark 16:15)

I recently had a friend tell me she always thought I was so unique. “How so?” I asked her. Well, I have met so many Christians and you’re different. You let your son get his hair cut in a mohawk and you are very nonjudgmental. Well, it made me think of my daughter’s own comments. She has a lip ring and although I don’t like it, she had mentioned that Jesus would be hanging out with her and her friends. I laughed and told her she was absolutely right. He most certainly would have been right there in the middle of all of them. I reminded her, just as I had shared with my friend, that Jesus, had most of His problems with the ‘church people.’ Yes, the Pharisees and the Sadducees, who thought they had arrived. They cornered the market on truth, yet they were so blinded by self-righteousness, they could not recognize that Jesus was “The Truth,” in the flesh. He was constantly pointing out their hypocrisy, and told them quite plainly, their actions kept the very people, whom they were to be witnesses to, out of the kingdom of God. He also spoke of the fact that one could appear clean on the outside, yet this inside was full of corruption. Yet, we all have sin within, so He was quite obviously speaking to the one crucial difference; these men felt they had no need of the Savior.

So the harvest needs to hear the Good News. They only need to recognize their need of Him, this comes through humility and repentance. Our surrender.

Now I reminded my friend, who had prayed with me to receive Christ, that this could have never happened, had I spoke to her about all of her sins. Nor could I begin to witness to anyone else. I had started a ministry to people infected with AIDs, and in this place I came into contact with so many who were suffering as a result of their own bondage to sins. The heart of the Lord is full of compassion, and unless our heart breaks with the same things that break His own, we cannot serve. We must be like Him.

Which tells you how many titles we carry. We are servants, foot-washers, harvesters, laborers, etc. All we need to remember is to stay at His feet. Those feet which walked through the dirt of this earth and were always ready to bring the news of redemption and healing. Those feet which were finally pierced through, for our own dirt. Those feet which descended into the depths of hell, to release those in captivity. Those feet which stood in the room with His disciples, full of awe at His new body which still bore the wounds for all. His feet, which His disciples witnessed ascending to the Father. And all of this, so He could send the Spirit of God to live within us and do what He did. “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.(John 14:12,13)

Remember, the Lord was only on this earth for 33 years. We have time and wisdom as our ally. All the wisdom and power of Christ, are available to us, as believers. The same power, which resurrected Jesus from the dead, lives in us!

How incredible is this? As I have said, I’ve seen the beauty of brokenness and surrender. I witnessed the power of the Holy Spirits transforming power in peoples’ lives. The true resurrection of the dead. They were dead, yet now they live. They have been born again.

I recently heard a woman speaking about her trip to Israel. “To stand on the spot where my Savior walked,” she commented. I thought, yes, this would be a powerful experience. Yet, the Holy Spirit reminded me; although you find it fascinating, it is much greater to walk as He walked, than to stand where He stood.

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