Therefore said he unto them, The
harvest truly [is]
great, but the laborers [are] few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the
harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest - Luke 10:2.
By Pastor Nadeem Saleem
Pastor Nadeem Saleem (M.A
Political Science and M.A English) is chairman and Founder of
Alpha and Omega Ministries of Pakistan. He has Completed his
Biblical education from Logos College and Assemblies of God and
is working as a Assistant pastor with �FGA" He is also an
English Language Teacher for Bible Students. Pastor Nadeem also
have been serving as a vice principal for five years at the
Christian school, Franciscan School, two years at St.
Thomas School and one year at Lahore Lyceum. He is also running
two evening schools for poor children in Lahore city and one in
a village of Okara City. He is also running the Christian news
channel in Pakistan as well. Pastor Nadeem is also a Translator
and has translated � Prosperity� � Freedom of forgiveness� and
�Life Above the Negativity� and his next project is to translate
"Debunking Generational Curses."
is to reach the un-reached millions of Pakistan through Gospel
crusades, evangelistic outreaches, literature outreach, mass
media, sports, educational institutes, native missionaries and
to plant a dynamic church in every out-reached community and the
least evangelized areas of Pakistan that does not have a Gospel
Nadeem feel a special burden for poor children and the young
people of Pakistan and he is striving hard with his team to lead
people to salvation.
Mushtaq Masih first BSM Micro
Finance Loan receiver started earning from Business.
Praise the Lord that Mushtaq
Masih who is the first man to receive loan has not
started his own business of Fruits and Vegetables
successfully but also able to start earring. How
wonderful thing is this that this kiln worker who is
generation slaved has started earning and the day
will come when he will be able to pay back all money
to owner and will not only be free but his next
generation as well.
Mushtaq Masih in his new Shop with his own Business
through Micro Finance Loan.
So, Please remember Mustaq Masih
in your prayers and so his business so that he may
continue to grow his business.
Please must read how BSM
Multimedia Projector Shows Changing lives and
BSM Multimedia Projector Shows
not only changing Lives and families but it also
cause to change next generation. Irfan a young man
of 17 years old along with his two daughters and 2
brothers belong to the most back ward village of
Kasur named as Marlay where first BSM Multimedia
Projector Show was done. When Irfan attended the
Projector show , it changed his life along with his
whole family which not only led them to attend BSM
Village Mobile Bible School but it sparkled the ray
of hope in their lives to move further. When BSM
Video Bible started in Lahore they were keen to
graduate from Bible School but it was hard for them
to come from far off village and there was God plan
for them and God made a way for them to shift in
Lahore where now Mr. Irfan and his two young
daughters Shazia and Rehana are being graduated from
BSM Video Bible College. Part time, Irfan is now
doing Job and his family progressing in all way and
impacting the other lives in village and City.
Every one knows
the current situation of brickyard in Pakistan.
Bricks maker pass their life as a slave. Christians
are among the poorest of citizens in Pakistan,
and often their only resource is to borrow from
wealthy Muslims. But when they are unable to repay
the debts, the alternative can mean a lifelong
sentence of indentured servitude. Through a survey
report at brickyard in Pakistan, all of the workers
that he meet were Christians who worked long,
grueling days to pay off family debts�some that had
been passed down from generation to generation.
the workers, including children, labor more than
10-12 hours a day to reach their daily quota of
1,000 bricks. But at the end of the day, there isn�t
even much nourishing food to eat, or any comfortable
place for them to lay their heads and rest.
labor in the brickyards is a tragic fact of life for
far too many Christians. The money couldn�t have
come at a better time. You finally received the loan
you had been hoping and praying for, and you were
glad to know that you were able to pay for your
daughter�s marriage. There was no way you would have
been able to do it otherwise, but it was an
important thing, an obligation, to provide for her
dowry. The money also bought some desperately needed
things for the rest of your family.
your joy was short-lived, because you knew that it
would be a long, long time before you could repay
such a debt � if ever. The meager salary that you
earned each week barely paid for the most basic
necessities for your family, let alone to repay such
a large amount of money to someone else. In the
midst of your never-ending struggle to survive, the
temporary relief the loan brought you quickly turned
to despair. You are forced into your only option to
repay the debt, and the money has now become the
source of a lifelong sentence: grueling,
backbreaking work in a brickyard. To make matters
worse, your entire family, including your spouse and
children, must also endure life in the brickyard
right alongside you.
Discrimination is everywhere, say the Christians who
work in the brickyard and live in the poor
neighborhoods allotted to them. It exists from
childhood, when education is denied or limited, and
includes lack of employment opportunities and
time brickyard owners use their power and raped
their girls. But people nothing arise their voice.
Unfortunately in Pakistani Culture these misshapen
think a stigma and people know that if they put up
case then no one do marriage with her. They try to
avoid this. Although it�s a wrong but they are
unaware from human rights.
cases owners pushed they force converging to in
Islam. Because; they have been trapped and they
accept their religion.
is a social institution which makes certain human
beings of the goods, or, like says it
kind of animated property�.
owner has his slave like a good or a thing, and can
require of him work and other services without any
restriction. He can refuse freedom to act to him and
to move. He has the right to separate the members
from the same family and to refuse a marriage.
Slavery is thus a report of domination based on the
threat and violence.
BSM have given first Non
Profit and Non interest Loan to Mushtaq Masih.
It is very pleasure to tell you
that today 30th May,2011, BSM has given loan first
time in Pakistan to Mushtaq Mish a Kiln worker to
bring hope in him and his family. He intend to start
fruit business in $200 and will sell like hawkers.
Please read his testimony.
from Mushtaq Masih
My name is Mushtaq Maish and
I am 39 years old. My wife name is Amina and I live
in Bricks Kiln Kot Haji Najab Khan kasur Road,
Talwandi. I have four children. My Eldest daughter
name is Mehwish who is 14 years old and she has to
work in Muslims houses to live on. I am bricks kiln
worker. My other son name is Faisal who is 11 years
old and then Asher who is 7 years old and these two
sons have to work in bricks kiln place with me for
nothing because they are slaved as I have taken loan
from the owner of bricks kiln and has to work in
full sun shine with my these children. these two
sons can play like other children , can not study
like other children, even their children will be
slaved as well until we come out of this hell. My
smallest daughter name is Muskan who is 4 years old
and she is growing with many hopes but who knows
that she is also slaved.
One day, when I was attending
Multimedia Projector show in Talwandi village, I was
very upset at that time, and after the sermon I
promised that God, I will carry on my cross in every
situation but I also prayed God my elder daughter is
under Muslims hands, My two sons are slaved with me.
my other small girl will be soon. I asked God, that
time is coming soon when my wife and I will have
desire that Mehwish be married in good family but
she is slaved like us in Muslims hands so God can
you pull our family out of this hell. I wept, I said
God, please give my family freedom, make a way for
After the projector Show, Pastor
Nadeem came to me, he asked me to come to my office,
when I came and met him, he asked me do you want to
start your own business. I said, what!!!!!!!!! my
own business. How can I do that. Then he told me
about Microfinance's. I quickly assumed that its God
who is talking with me through this.
I saw ray of hope to get myself
and my children free from the slavery. I could not
speak but cried, thanks God! you heard me. I quickly
told Pastor Nadeem that I intend to do business of
fruit and vegetables and I would do it in part
time, and as business grow, I would start leaving
the bricks kiln and will put our my family out of
When I received the loan and it
was in my hand, I said, You people are like Moses
for me because I and my whole family is in slavery
like in Egypt and through this act, I can see that
not only me but many others like me will be
delivered from the slavery as well.
I also now have come to know that
our God is live and He hear our prayers. he has
heard mine as well.
Please pray that God open
doors and we could uplift many poor people like him
in Pakistan so that they could come out of slavery
and could live satisfactory Christian life.
$200 to start business can
change Generations as Mushtaq Mish is hoping to
change his family.
Let's pray and lets free the
people as Christ has given us freedom.
I am so excited to inform you
that we have inaugurated our fourth BSM
Educational school in Kiln work place of
Pakistan where children have no way to read and
write we took another step to reach education
Written reports and details
Here is the
video of the inauguration of this
We have launched our Video
Bible College Today at Revival Church
International-BSM. 40 students attended the
first class today and we found this Bible
college very effective as most well known
servants of God are the professors in this Video
Bible college that is the project of ISOM.
Today's lecture was on the
"Foundation of Faith" and the students learnt a
lot today. They were also given different kinds
of assignment to do. One student who already
completed one year diploma somewhere else, said
to me after the class, " I think, I did waste my
previous one year, I wish this college would
have started from last year". One student said
to me, I feel, I am sitting at the most high
level of Bible college in the world. Another
said, vow! it's amazing class with wonderful
S, here we go with your
prayers. Here is the
video link of our first class today.
I am so
excited to tell you about the Multimedia
Projector show that we held yesterday 16-05-2011
Projector show was conducted the most nearest
area to India and if you just cross the water
you will see at the beginning of the video, the
territory of India. We were amazed to know that
we were the first to reach this area where 70
precious lives have come to Christ. After the
sermon one family was weeping and came tell me
that their one son convert to Islam so please
pray for her. When I asked the reason why it
happened the family informed me that this area
is totally unaware of Jesus and so Muslims
trapped the Christians easily> This made me to
realize the importance of our team being there
and we thank God that we are really reaching to
the unreached of Pakistan.
please keep praying for the Arif family and for
all lives that has come to Christ.
I am very excited and happy
to inform you that since September 2010 to now,
we are reaching to the darkest areas of Pakistan
through the Multimedia Projector shows, where
"What is my Cross" sermon is being showed. Guess
So far 14,478 people have
attended the Projector shows in 65 villages of
Pakistan and 8,000 lives have come to Christ.
Amen! Thanks to God for this wonderful result.
I am attaching complete
Excel report of these projector shows.
The report also tells about
the follow up for these people. We conduct
Mobile Bible Schools, and also educational
schools after the projector shows. You can
figure out this in the PDF report as well.
Please continue to pray as we
have target to leave no darkest areas of
Prayer changes things so keep
you can also watch all these
65 projector shows on our website. Some have not
been linked up and will be updated soon.
I am so excited to share
with you BSM projector show that was done in
Majid kay Pathay ( Kiln fire work place) on 2
May 2011 where 120 lives have come to Christ.
Also, 3 Muslims women also heard this sermon and
watched all projector show. I believed that ,
that would be a source of blessings for them.
Here is the
God is continue to bring
lives to Him through Multimedia Projector Shows.
More 100 souls decided to follow Jesus in the
last projector show done on 9th Feb,2011. Please
continue for these saved lives. Here is the
with your payers, are continue to bring
lives to Christ. Praise the Lord for the
more 80 lives out of 148 that came to Christ
yesterday projector show that was done on
8th Feb,2011. Most of people from this area
are magicians that accepted Lord Jesus as
their savior. Here
I am glad to share with you the
Projector show report East from
"Raja Jung" where more than 200
people came and more than 100 made
decision for Christ. People of old
age not only made decision after the
sermon "What is my Cross" but also
many children were touched by the
cartoon message of "David
Praise the Lord! On one side
there is bombing and terrorism in Pakistan and on
the other side the Lord is working to change the
face of Pakistan. We are Thankful to Lord for more
souls, 150 lives that came to Christ in the
Projector Show that was done on 22 January 2011 in
Gulan Colony Pakistan.
Today was my
birthday and I am so thankful to God that I got the
most precious gift on this day. Yes, the most
precious. 170 out of 230 came to Christ today during
the Projector Show. Wow! What a great gift God gave
me today on the 19th of January 2011. The sermon
"What is my Cross" is still changing lives in
Pakistan. It's changing the condition of areas
as well. Also, we are continuing to show the 5
Minute cartoons of Tom and Jerry on "Forgiveness" to
children as well as the projector show. Here is the
video link of this projector show.
As you can see the work continues
vigorously in Pakistan. We often hear news about the bad
things that is happening there politically and other
wise but how often do we hear that God is still God on
the throne in Pakistan and His work continues. Pastor Nadeem is energetic and motivated for the things of God.
He and his team work endlessly to feed, teach and
evangelize even thought their resources are limited.
Many of us have much more than we need but we do so
little with it. I encourage you to support this ministry
in Pakistan anyway you can. CTWM has been working with
Pastor Nadeem for almost three years now and have found
him to be a man of integrity and anointed of God. He
puts all his proof of labor online so you can see where
your support is going to. Please extend a helping hand
to him. Scroll down and see the great work he is doing
or go to his website and check it out. His details are
above so please contact him and do what you can. CTWM
wholeheartedly endorses this ministry.
Glad to tell you that we gave
food to10 families today in Noshera village
we gave them rice, all kind of
pulses, oil, salt, noodles, tea, and chips packets
The families looks so happy as it
was all and all for them.
Here is the
video link of this food help project in Noshera,
I am sharing with you the
outcome of our last Projector Show Report on 12
January, 2011. Praise the Lord that 101 lives
made decision for Christ in this projector show.
W also showed Tom and Jerry to Children and told
them the message of forgiveness
I am glad to share this Projector
video that was done January 5,2011.
Not many people are coming
because of the sever cold these days in the villages
but thanks to the Lord for the 30 souls the first
fruit of this year in the first month.
This is the first time that we
started showing Christian cartoons to children to
bring them to Jesus and teach them the gospel. This
time we showed "Tom and Jerry" on "forgiveness."
Children and even older people watch it with
interest and after the cartoon, I explained to them
about Forgiveness according to the Bible.
Also, this happened for
first time since I have been doing projector shows.
One small boy, after the projector show, came to me
and said, "take this 100 rupees from my family
because I and my family have loved what you told us
about Jesus, forgiveness and "What is my cross."
According to the circumstances of
Pakistan" the sermon "What is my cross" is not only
liked all over Pakistan but it is bringing many
souls to Christ as well. 1So far, 10,665 have heard
this sermon and 6,213 have accept Jesus as their
savior through this sermon in Pakistan. Praise the
I am glad to inform you that
after showing 37 Multimedia Projector Shows in East
Side of Pakistan where more than six thousands have
come to Christ and more than Ten Thousands have
attended the Program, we have now launched the
Multimedia Projector Show in the West Part of
I just want to let you know that our
team has new threat about the
Dengue Fever in Pakistan.
You can read more about
Dengue Fever and virus.
The Mosquitoes that carry Dengue
Virus are so common in the villages where our team go
for Multimedia projector shows and other outreach to
tell the gospel of Jesus Christ. 100s of deaths have
been accounted in Pakistan because of this Dengue
Fever/Virus. Every hospital of Pakistan is filling with
Dengue virus patients and near hospital of our
ex-residence. we saw two death with our own eyes of
Devil is changing its style and way
to attack and make hurdle on our work. But there is
victory with Jesus. Terrorism, political instability,
Muslims persecution for Christian, Holy Quran matters,
sick, illness, and many other viruses keep creating
problems but this is your prayers that never make our
team stop Evangelism through Projector Shows. So keep
It has been a while since the last
update to this webpage. There is much great news to update.
Pastor Nadeem has been extremely busy in Pakistan spreading
the gospel and making disciples in the villages he labors
in. Here are His updates:
from Pastor Nadeem:
I am glad to tell you that we have
inaugurated another "BSM Village Mobile Bible School" We
are continue to establish BSM Village Mobile Bible
schools in villages of Pakistan to raise and train
leaders from the villages and it was our 7th Bible
School in the Pakistani villages so far and by next
month 8th BSM Bible school will also be inaugurated.
Recently Pastor Nadeem posted a
video request on YouTube concerning helping with
spreading of the gospel in his nation. He received treats
from some Islamic Jihad organization. Please pray for Pastor
Nadeem's work to continue unabated and unhindered. Somewhere
in the world someone is laying it all down for the gospel.
You can all help to further the gospel even if you can not
go. Many nations only need resources that you possess to
further the work. The people of each nation understands the
language and the culture better than any other can. Let them
do the work if they are will. Simply offer your help from
afar. If they are willing to do the work then we can at
least offer to get it done with what we have. Please pray
for the nation of Pakistan and the believers who put their
lives on the line to do so.
I have also posted a
brochure to any of you who desires to connect with
Pastor Nadeem's work and perhaps have your congregation form
an alliance with this ministry in Pakistan as a sister
ministry. This web page will show you how dedicated Pastor
Nadeem is to the work of kingdom building and you will see
his integrity. This is your opportunity.
I had recently sent out an email about
President Obama's handling of Israeli affairs and the
dividing of the state of Israel. Pastor Nadeem responded
with this comment (I have his permission to post this)
President Obama is called Muhammad Obama by the people of
Pakistan and they believe he is a Muslim by faith.
Alpha and Omega
Ministries of PakistanPosted 2/16/09- I
received information about one small building for my "Catch the
Wave School of Skills and Art." We can hire a school for $1100
for 5 years with no monthly rent. On the hand for a small
building we need $500 and $160 per month rent. I have found as
second best opportunity. Please pray for this and If this
building offer is from God, then certainly God will raise
someone for this, otherwise we will go to another option for the
school building. There is one more option for own land for
school with $200 per month installment in Eden land. you can
learn more from
http://www.edenhousing.com.pk/Home.htm But there is time for everything and this is just our
current prayer request for "Catch the Wave School of Skills and
I want to tell about one dream that I
had. I saw that there was one Muslims organization and it
had hung one sign " Israel Live Long." I asked them why
they have written it as it is impossible to write this in
your minds even. They replied" Time is short and we have
hanged this board in order to save ourselves."
Man has reached the Moon but
Christians in Pakistan cannot go to Israel
to visit the Holy Land. This is indeed a sad moment for one
Pakistani Christian when he hears that someone has gone and is
going to Israel. I still remember when I had the chance to talk
with K. Joy Sandiford while she was in Israel. It was difficult
for me to compose myself as I was overjoyed to talk with her
because she was in Israel. I sent the love of Pakistani
Christians to the Israeli people through K. Joy. I asked her to
tell them that we love and pray for them a great deal. This is
how I smelled the holy scent of Israel and with love and prayer
I wait patiently to visit Israel.
Just read my Passport where it
�This Passport is Valid for all countries of the World except
I have a few questions to
Muslim People of the World. How would you feel if you were
restricted from going to Saudi Arabia to pay homage to your Holy
Land and do Huj or Umra etc.
In the past centuries when Jews
and Muslims lived together, there was a treaty between them.
According to this Treaty the Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH)
asked that all Jews would have equal rights as Muslims and if
any common enemy attacks �Medina� a joint attack from Muslims
and Jews would be imposed on the enemy. Your Holy Prophet Hazrat
Mohammad (PBUH) also had a very good business relationship with
the Jews and
he enjoyed sitting and eating with them.
Why is it difficult for my
Muslim brothers to remember and follow this love once expressed
in the past by their leader . Today Muslims hate the Jews to the
point where they cannot bear to hear their name. Why such hatred
that even now there is this restriction of Pakistani Christians
from visiting the Holy Land of Israel?
If you cannot love the Jews or
allow the Pakistani Christians to go to Israel, then at least
remember the previous actions and treaty of your past leader and
his good relationship to the Jews and follow it as well. But our
hope is yet in the word of God.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of
the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations
shall flow unto it.
Pakistan is the third largest Islamic nation in the world
with more than 150 million souls. 97.2 % of the population is
Muslim. Christians make up 2 % of the population and suffer more
than any other ethnic or religious group. But in fact,
Christians are not 2% but more than 10% and Christian leaders
have registered a case for this that a true census of Christians
should be done again. Pakistan is in the very heart of the 10/40
window, the geographic area where 95 % of the un-reached people
of the world live. Between India and Afghanistan,
Pakistan is a
strategic nation. After the September 11 attack, Pakistan has
become the focus of the world. Pakistan is a country with
different cultures, languages, people groups, economical
backgrounds etc. Pakistan has a desperate need for assistance in
evangelism, Church planting, literature outreach, leadership
training and strengthening the local Church. 97 % of the newly
planted churches and new believers need a place to worship and
fellowship. A shortage of Bibles, Gospel literature, faith-based
books, leaders and training material makes it difficult for
Christians in Pakistan to grow in their faith and sustain
relationship with Christ. More than a half of Pakistan's
population has never heard about Jesus.
Pakistan is an
Islamic country, ruled by Islamic law. Christians of Pakistan
makes up a sizeable population with more than ten million souls.
But they have to face religious discrimination, religious
social subjugation and economic deprivation. 40 key posts are
restricted for Christians in Pakistan Therefore Christians are
less privileged and backward. And there is 295c law on
Christians (the law of blasphemy) and up to this point thousands
of innocents Christians have been sentenced to death through
this law. The growing body of believers continually struggles
under government persecution, because it is officially illegal
for Muslims to convert to Christianity. Since the country's
blasphemy law was created in 1991, an offended Muslim can accuse
a Christian on almost any grounds. False and arbitrary
accusations of speaking against the Quran or Muhammad are a
common practice by Muslim fundamentalists. In the persecuted
environment of Pakistan, 90 % of the churches are not truly
established. The majority of existing churches need buildings
for fellowship, they meet in open air. Native missionaries make
great sacrifices for the sake of the Gospel. Many times they go
without food and travel hundreds of kilometers just to bring the
good news of Jesus Christ to other areas. In some parts of
Pakistan, Muslim fundamentalists attack them and forced them to
quit their work as well as faith. Please keep them in your
prayers as they seek to faithfully serve the Lord
Islam may be the greatest challenge before the Church in this
century, but it may also represent the largest potential
harvest. There are one and one-quarter billion Muslims in the
world, nearly 25% of the world population. Most have never heard
the Gospel of God's grace in Christ Jesus. Instead they follow a
religion based entirely on works and judgment. If we don't bring
the grace of God into that world, the hostilities of this decade
will only grow and intensify. Politics will not resolve this
issue; only the Church has the answer.
This is harvest time and the fields are truly white and ready
for harvest. Let's take the message of God's saving and healing
power to the ends of the earth and bring in a mighty harvest of
souls for God's glory. Together we can make a difference in the
lives of millions for eternity.
We would like to request you to take part in this greatest
harvest in any Islamic nation. It will be a blessing for us to
partner with you for His glory. Please pray for this Godly
vision and join hands with us for national transformation under
the power of the Holy Spirit. This is harvest time and the
fields are truly white and ready for harvest. Let's take the
message of God's saving and healing power to the ends of the
earth and bring in a mighty harvest of souls for God's glory.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of millions for
happening with Believers in Pakistan?
you might have read little about believers in Facts and
information about Pakistan that they are undergoing persecution
in many areas. I still remember the warning of Taliban in
Pashawar area for the believers that we either leave the area or
get ready to die. Muslim looks down on believers. It has
happened with me that once I drank from the mosque and I was
warned not to spoil the water again. As I mentioned before that
295c law is a sword on Christians and no one knows when and who
will fall prey to this law without any reason. Our female
believers have been raped number of times and police did not
even registered the case. Many Christian young girls because of
poverty are compelled to work in Muslims houses and they have to
face their lusty behavior. It is very hard and dangerous for our
believers to preach among Muslims as the punishment is death. I
salute many believers in Pakistan that are preaching the Gospel
without any fear of death. I myself is working on one website to
cope with Muslims propaganda with Christians in Pakistan and I
know when they find out they will come to kill me.
the other hand, many believers in Pakistan that are working
sincerely for Lord have to face severe financial crisis and lack
of facilities to reach the unreached yet they do their best and
they deserve a lot of appreciation.
But we are thankful to the Lord that in big cities of Pakistan,
the situation is changing and the Lord is sifting the hearts of
many Muslims as they have admired the loving attitude of
Christian people in Pakistan.
General Prevaiz Musharaff (Ex. President of Pakistan ) said!
When the earthquake came.
�These are the Christians in Pakistan and from abroad that
headed first to help our Muslims Brothers in their critical
God knows how to appreciate His people through Kings that are
not from us.
the Wave Ministry and Pakistan
The Lord connected me with K. Joy Sandiford from Catch the Wave
Ministries for some specific purpose and the purpose that after
prayers and communication with her proved to be very unique and
needed. I obtain from her these words spoken for Pakistan.
"I also firmly believe that each nation must win their own to
the Lord "
"Africa must be won by Africans, Pakistan must be won by
Pakistanis" (By K. Joy
is true that many Pakistani people and other nations like
Pakistan think that when missionaries will come from United
States, UK, Germany or Canada then we can work better to reap
the harvest and win the souls for Christ. Unfortunately. People
in Pakistan also believe that when a foreign evangelist or
missionary place his or her hand on him/her then he/she will be
would like all Pakistani to read the following article of �K.Joy
Sandiford� in this Endeavour.
(From K. Joy
decades evangelicals felt that it was the responsibility of the
west and European nations to bring in the harvest of the world.
In truth it is really each nation's responsibility to bring in
their own harvest. We enable the nations when we go and try to
do it for them. Our job is to carry the gospel unto the utmost
parts of the world. "Carry the gospel" and "make disciples." The
emphasis is also on "make disciples" because the disciples we
make are those intended by the Spirit of God to do the hard
labor in the harvest. The nation's disciples are those familiar
with the lay of the land, the language, customs, and know what
oppositions to expect and how to deal with them. Paul never
lingered in a country longer than 2 years but he always left a
body of believers established to do the work. Africa must be won
by Africans, Asia by Asians, South America by South Americans,
Europe by Europeans and so on. Each nation must ask God for
strategies specific to their own needs and culture. This is how
you will reap fruit that will remain. Catch a wave of strategies
for your nation and take advantage of the time God has given us.
Encourage each other, stir up the gifts in yourselves and spur
on your fellow believers by example. Our job is to plant seeds,
water what has been planted - make disciples and it is the Holy
Spirit that will bring the increase. We spend so much time
trying to force the increase to the point where we lose the
harvest. Too often in the stores I find the fruits and
vegetables not sweet or under ripe. It is because harvesters are
picking the produce too soon and the fruits and vegetables not
having enough time on the tree or vine finish the process on
store shelves. The fruits and vegetable we purchase then lack
vitamins and nutrients needed from the sun. You see, we must let
the fruits stay a bit longer in the SON until the time of
harvest and the Holy spirit will bring them in ready for the
long haul. Turn now your attention to your nations needs and
seek God on its behalf. Let us all work while there is still
day. Remember, each part of the body serves a different
function. Do not deny the brethren from doing their part. Some
will plant, some will water. Put yourselves today in the path of
the unbeliever and have in your mind the word of God ready to
give every man an answer. Let your heart break for your nation
and trust that God will prepare the believers there to do a
capable job for it is God who works in them. Let us all go now
to our own fields and if given the opportunity to labor along
side another nation do not enable them but do as Paul did,
preach the gospel, make disciples and encourage the brethren to
stir up their gifts and go to work their own fields. Do not
linger longer than He intends for you to. The harvest is not
intended to be yours but His.
May this year bring an increase in the harvest and may you
find your way in His plan of salvation to the lost in your
nation and where ever God leads you.