Luke 10:1-2 (NKJV) After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
The Lord Jesus Christ sent out seventy disciples to prepare the way for His ministry. They were sent from Caesarea Philippi in the north, through Galilee and Samaria, across the Jordan, south through Perea, then back across the Jordan to Jerusalem. This was the route that Jesus would take to Jerusalem and the Cross. After the Lord sent out the seventy disciples, He said to the twelve, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Now, many would say that believers are to gather in the harvest. But remember that Jesus said in His parable of the wheat and the tares, “Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn” (Matthew 13:30 NKJV). When is the time of the harvest? The harvest, my friends, will occur when the Lord Jesus Christ sets up His Millennial Kingdom. All who believes in Jesus, by faith, as their Lord and Savior, and the faithful remnant of Israel will be gathered up if you will and they will enter in Christ’s Millennial Kingdom here on earth. And all those who are His enemies will be gathered up if you will and placed in hell until the Great White Throne Judgement, then all whose name is not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. In Matthew 25:31-33 (NKJV), Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.” Those who belong to Chris by faith will enter into Christ’s Millennial Kingdom where they will stay before the Bema Seat Judgment at which time, they will receive their rewards. But the enemies of Christ will be set aside in hell where they will await the Great White Throne Judgment for their sentence of death. The time of the harvest is at the end of the Great Tribulation and just before the Millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is why our jobs as believers is not harvesting. We are living in a time of God’s grace. And in this time, we are to be sowing the seed of the gospel of Christ. We are to be getting the Word of God out, the message of salvation to a lost and dying world. That is the work that we are to be doing today, my friends.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.