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REGARDING CIRCUMSTANCES: The circumstances of life can prevent spiritual harvest: The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; harvest, and have nothing. (Proverbs 20:4)

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He that observeth the wind shall not sow: and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. (Ecclesiastes 11:4) In the natural world if the farmer waited for perfect conditions he would never sow or reap. Regardless of the wind, the clouds, or the cold, the farmer works his field. In the spiritual world if you wait for perfect circumstances to enter the harvest fields you will never go. The circumstances of life...your problems, your financial situation, your lack of education...must all be ignored . UNDIRECTED EFFORT: You can spend all your life busily doing good works and never do the work of God . This is undirected spiritual effort: For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. (Hosea 8:7) There are many good works and worthy causes in life. People will misuse your talents and abilities for these causes if you permit them to do so. But in order to bring forth a spiritual harvest good works are not enough. Jesus said: My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work. (John 4:34) The key to spiritual harvest is not busily doing good works but it is doing the work of God. Your spiritual effort must be directed towards His divine purpose or it will be like seed sown in the wind which is carried away and gives no yield. PESTS AND DISEASE: In the natural world there are pests and diseases which attack plants and destroy the harvest. Pests are things which attack the plants from the outside such as bugs, grasshoppers, weeds. Disease attacks plants from the inside, destroying the root and growth systems. 45

Spiritual Harvest  

Becoming A Visionary Christian

Spiritual Harvest  

Becoming A Visionary Christian

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