Summary: How often do people quit just before receiving the answer to a request? How many times have we stopped working for the Lord only to find out that someone else reaped the harvest after us?
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A Ministry of Huckaby’s Evangelism
We Shall Reap If We Faint Not
By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby D.D.
Galatians 6:7; "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
-Our Message title is from Verse 9.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
(1) - False Churches Don’t Start From Nothing.
They Take Over when True Christians get weary.
When the true Christians give up on their work, or they become complacent in the work of the Lord. They quit! One by one a Church assembly grows colder and colder, until the work of God among that area is abandoned and the doors of a building built for the Church are closed to it’s intended ministry. Then the unbelieving false cults, or false religionist come in and get for only a small price what God had called His true Church to begin.
I am thinking here of the Baptist Tabernacle in Atlanta Georgia. It once had as it;s Pastor, Len G. Broughton, and it was a thriving work among the people of it’s area for many, many years. I am told that it would seat in the neighborhood of 3,000 people. Then in the 1900’s a change came to the Baptist Tabernacle. The Olympic were coming to the city of Atlanta, and someone bought out the Baptist Tabernacle, and it was then turned into a place where the worlds music was presented. No more preaching of the Gospel, no more souls saved there, no more a work of the Lord.
The world takes over when God’s people give up! The harvest that was to be gathered in is now past, and they are still lost, because God’s people gave up. Don’t give up dear brothers and sisters of Christ, keep on keeping on!
-Don’t give up - for in due season we shall reap!
(2) Many Get Tired Of Being The Only Ones.
Ill. - Man who sold the farm in Georgia.
I am reminded here of a country boy who grew up in the West Central Georgia area. He had grew up from a boy to manhood on his dad and mom’s farm. He left only to return after his parents had died and lived on this farm, letting it grow up in trees. For some thirty five years he got by on the money his parents left, and just stayed around the farm all those years. Then one day, his money almost gone, and worrying that he was going to have to go to work, decided to sell the place. He advertised the place and it was sold for a mere 60,000 dollars. The man who bought the farm, a week later had a timber company come in and cut the trees. In less than three months the sale of the timber had made the buyer back over 100,00 dollars. Had that man not given up, and had he been wise in his living, he would have kept the farm, and still made 40,000 dollars. But he quit because of worry. Worry will make you as tired as anything, maybe even more than anything else.
Ill. - Man who sold his mine in Nevada - Owner discovered silver later! The Comstock Load.
There was a man who once owned a mine in Nevada. He had worked the mine for many years only to eek out a mere existence for himself. One day while at the trading post in town, he ask if anyone knew someone who wanted to buy an old silver mine. The owner assured him that there was always someone who was looking for property to buy. Less than a month passed when someone made this man an offer for his mine. The price that was settled upon was 30,000 dollars. In just two weeks after buying the mine the owner hit the largest silver vein on the planet, and the mine surpassed the price he paid multiplied thousands of times over. It to this day has produced over a million dollars of silver for the owner. The old miner went crazy over his loss of the wealth he had sought for all those years, and was committed to an asylum for the insane. He gave up his hunt for the precious metal only days before the silver was uncovered. He quit just before the harvest!
(3) We Shall Reap
Psalms 126:6-6 ( Don’t get this verse backwards when you GO!)