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Lord, send works into your field!

Rev Enoch Thompson | March 20, 2023 | Matthew 9:35-38


³⁷Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. ³⁸Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV)


The nations of the world in the course of the first and second World Wars sent out notices to their communities to raise recruits into their armies to implement their war agenda. The battle against the forces of darkness by the Kingdom of Light requires human agents who take instructions from the King of the Kingdom and fight in the trenches of human existence wherever the Lord will send us. As the Lord came to the end of the rounds He had been making in the human wards of affliction in Matthew 8 and 9, He summarises His observations and makes a call for additional workers to accomplish His good intentions for humanity.

Could the human condition have been described any better than this: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 (NIV). Then and now, in spite of the advancements in science and technology, and improved economic and material conditions of humans across the globe, human beings are still a helpless, hapless, hopeless set of creatures. We stand in the need of God, everyone of us, and to find meaning in life only in our association with Him and our self-definition in Him. Without Christ any human development, no matter how impressive, cannot free us from the enslavement and control we suffer from the Devil and his fallen kingdom. The Lord has compassion on poor humanity and makes an appeal for prayer by His Kingdom citizens so that more workers are released into the field of the harvest of human souls.


Do you see people as helpless and needing divine intervention, or are you blinded by the apparent sophistication and polishing by externalities that are often a cover-up for groans and moans under the affliction of the evil one? Let us get to prayer to the Lord of the harvest for workers in the ripe fields.

Begin to consider yourself as a major part of the answer to your prayers. God needs you to work for Him because you are a beneficiary of His grace.


Lord, I repent for the times when I have allowed myself to think that people are alright because they seem alright. May I see and feel the pain and the hurts of people around me, and may I reach out to them with the love and grace of God. Make me a candidate for Kingdom duties. I make myself available for Kingdom duties. For your dear Name’s sake. Amen.



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