Thursday, January 03, 2008

Stop Praying for the Harvest?

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Steve Hill, a simple church planter to Europe and Asia: "Where ever people are simply obeying Jesus they are seeing the Kingdom multiply now."

"The problem is not with God. His work is finished. The problem is with the laborers," says Hill. "Jesus commanded us to pray for the laborers. He did not ask us to pray for the harvest. He did not even ask us to pray against the demons! As a matter of record in Luke 10:18, Jesus saw 'Satan fall like lightning from heaven' AFTER the disciples went out to befriend, demonstrate and declare the Kingdom. The gospel of the Kingdom only has power as it is demonstrated and declared outside the four walls of our comfort zones! Harvest fields tend to be poor and difficult places. Harvesting is hard work where ever the field. You have to get dirty and involved. Revival is not about platforms and performances. It is about relationships, sacrifice and obedience."

"I have a prophetic word for 2008," says Hill. "It is a prophetic word which has been accurate for about 2,000 years and which always will be accurate. It comes from Paul, "Behold now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation!" (II Corinthians 6:2b)

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