Luke 12: 1 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Every harvest starts right from planting of the seed, which is usually few compared to the fruits ready for the harvest. Notwithstanding, the seed is very essential to experience harvest time.
According to Luke 12:1, Lord Jesus Christ also spoke FIRST to his disciples before the multitudes. The ministry of the Word came first to the disciples and then to multitudes.
Although, one of the most important thing about harvesting is reaping, yet there's a more important aspect of preservation of the harvest. Fruits must be harvested on time else, it spoils. Likewise, fruits must be preserved to avoid losses. Aptly, it takes a lot of intentional efforts to preserve what you already have just like it takes a longer time to nurture a child compared to the average nine (9) months of nurturing the pregnancy.
Unfortunately, any slight form of immaturity or unpreparedness is more disastrous to the anticipated harvest than the odd experience of no-harvest.
In a similar way, there is a unique message of love that gives birth to new believers in the church. This good news of Christ must not be polluted, for it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1: 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Brethren, irrespective of the number of fruits in your harvest, whether small or large, always be and remain faithful in the calling. Do not conform to the world. Let us remember that sometimes the problems with harvest is there's a lot of waste - a lot of unnecessary expenses. Ultimately, our harvest needs inspiration of the Holy Spirit to avoid waste of efforts, seeds, or harvest. The Holy spirit helps to protect the babies, seeds and eventually the harvest.
Allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through your field (efforts). May the Lord of harvest bless you. Amen.
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