Fields White With Harvest
John 4:35 “Say not ye, There are yet four
months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto
you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for
they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41 And many more believed because of his own word;
42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”
The Fields Are White Already To Harvest
No where else in the Bible is there a reference to FIELDS being white already to harvest.
[Not unlike those white cotton fields.]
This is because this field is a reference to the souls of men [Matthew 13:38 - The field is the world].
There is ingathering going and is unknown by the natural man.
It is an invisible work by the Holy Spirit drawing all men to Jesus Christ. [John 12:32] “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
Yes, the sight of the old CROSS of CALVARY will draw … ALL … men, women and children to himself. Amen!
The End Of The Year
In the book of [Exodus 23:16] we have the feast of harvest and the feast of the ingathering. “And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.”
The first feast is at the time of the first fruits [the feast of harvest] and the latter feast is at the completion of the harvest [the feast of ingathering].
The End Of The Age
So will there be this gathering and it will continue till the end of this age [CHURCH AGE].
Jesus Christ the first fruit [1 Corinthians 15:20] “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”
[This points to the Feast of Harvest!]
Now this gathering is almost complete. Amen!
We are near the end of the HARVEST.
What is left to be fulfilled is this. [Leviticus 19:9] “And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.”
The gleanings only are left. These represent the last of the souls in the harvest.
[This points to the Feast of Ingathering!]
Yes, souls are still getting saved by THE BLOOD, but they are ones who come into THE CHURCH of the FIRST BORN [Hebrews 12:23] just before THE SON of GOD comes in the clouds to take HIS BRIDE out [The RAPTURE] to the meeting in the air. [1 Thessalonians 4:16-18] “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
Then, the FRIENDS of THE BRIDEGROOM [ISRAEL - John 3:29] will hear his voice which voice is recorded in [Revelation 19:9].
“And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”
The marriage supper is also the OCCAISON of THE FEAST OF THE HARVEST, THE FEAST OF THE INGATHERING along with being THE MARRIAGE FEAST OF THE LAMB.
Jesus Christ, Who is the Bridegroom with His Bride [THE CHURCH] along with his Friends [ISRAEL] will all be there.
Yes, we [TRUE CHRISTIANS] will ALL be there! Amen! Amen! Amen!
“And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
And so it is, for these two thousand years of church history, ever since Jesus Christ left this earth, that there have been those who sown the WORD and there are those who have reaped by the WORD and it was GOD who gave the increase. [1 Corinthians 3:6] “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”
Verse thirty-seven in our text: “And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.”
Sowing, reaping and God giving the increase is how millions have gotten saved – BORN AGAIN.
The Outsiders Became The Insiders
“And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.”
Remember the Samaritans were the OUTSIDERS and as Gentiles, they were OUTSIDE the promises to Israel. The woman of Samaria had crossed over the boundary through FAITH.
She believed the man standing before her was the MESSIAS. Is not this the CHRIST?
And she did something about it! She told others, and because she did many souls of that city believed on the SON of GOD. Amen
This is what we need to do. It doesn’t matter how close we get to the end of this age … in the times of apostasy and spiritual declension … we need to be faithful sowers of God’s word. Amen!
We are the ambassadors for Jesus Christ to the lost souls of this world.
[2 Corinthians 5:19-20] “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
Are you witnessing and testifying like the Samaritan did?
Well, are you?
Or have you gotten cold and indifferent to those who are around you?
Straighten up, Christian!
The Time Is Short!
Verse thirty-six: “And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
We Shall Rejoice!
“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” [Psalms 126:6]