Minister of Reconciliation
This is a season of harvest and we need to know how to participate in God’s greatest harvest. The harvest of souls! You and I are to be a vital part of what God is doing in these last days. What is He doing? He is receiving the early and the later rain. He is receiving people into the Kingdom of God. How can you do your part?
First, we must realize who God has made us to be concerning bringing in the precious fruit of the earth. The Word of God tells us clearly who we are. We are ministers of reconciliation. II Corinthians 5:18 tells us we are ministers of reconciliation who have been given the word of reconciliation. The Word also calls us restorers. According to Galatians 6:1-2, we who are spiritual are to restore those who have fallen away. In II Corinthians 3:2 we are called Epistles who are read of all men. You and I are walking, talking Bibles. When people “read” our lives, they should see Jesus who is the Word made flesh. Did you also know that you have a spiritual fragrance? You smell like life! In II Corinthians 2:14-16 (AMPC) we see that to those who are born again we smell like life, but to the unsaved we remind them by our fragrance that they are dead and away from God. You crank up your spiritual fragrance by walking closely with the Lord. The last thing I love is something Jesus said to the disciples as He called them away from their fishing nets to follow Him in Matthew 4:18-19. He said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Notice He didn’t say, “I will teach you how to fish.” He said He would make them. I believe every born-again believer has the ability to fish for men. You and I just have to believe it. If you and I will meditate on the above things, it will give us faith to be who God has called us to be and we will make a huge impact by bringing people to the Lord.
During this season of the harvest we should also kick up our prayer life concerning the backslidden coming home and the lost being born again. Do you realize that God, the Father, knows every one of their names? To God, these are His children who are lost, who are wandering through life without His help and He is calling for them. Like He did Adam in the Garden of Eden after the fall, God cried, “Adam where are you?” He is still calling for humanity today. We need to pray that Jesus would send laborers into the harvest field (Luke 10:2 and Matthew 9:38). We need to intercede for the lost and through our prayers make tremendous power available (James 5:16).
The last thing I want to talk about is in this hour we need something that never fails. Do you know anything that never fails? The love of God never fails. We need to show forth the love of God like never before. First, in the body of Christ so they will know we are his disciples because we love one another. Second, we need to show a lost and dying world the love of God. That love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost (Romans 5:5). Let us reach out and show the world that God is love. When we do, it shows them that God is always good and you know what the Word says in Romans 2:4, “The goodness of God will lead them to repentance.” Let’s show the love of God like never before. Go and be a minister of reconciliation!