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7 BELIEVE THAT THE HARVEST IS READY And You Will See Great Things

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    The Call of Jesus
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    Welcome to this lesson 7 called
    "Believe that the Harvest is Ready".
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    Last time we talked about how
    the harvest is ready, the harvest is plentiful,
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    as Jesus is saying In Luke 10.
    And what we also see in John 4.
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    But we need to believe it.
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    It's not enough to just hear about it.
    We need to believe that the harvest is ready.
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    I will start with reading from John 4
    this time. Let me read here again.
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    Jesus is saying this (John 4:35):
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    "Do you not say, 'There are still four
    months and then the harvest will come?'
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    Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes
    and look at the fields,
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    for they are already white for harvest!"
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    So, what I want us to understand is
    that we need to believe this.
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    It's not enough to hear that the harvest
    is ready, that the harvest is plentiful,
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    as I talked about last time.
    We need to believe it.
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    And then we need to act on it,
    and then we need to experience it.
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    I want to share more testimonies.
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    I can share so many, many, many
    testimonies about this,
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    how important it is,
    that we not only hear about it,
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    but that we believe it or act on it,
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    and how the harvest is ready,
    as Jesus is saying.
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    The best way to teach somebody
    something is to show it.
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    And we tried to show you out there
    through our videos
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    and through testimonies,
    through our moves,
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    that the harvest is ready.
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    We tried to show people at our
    kickstart weekends and training,
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    that the harvest is ready,
    the harvest is plentiful, as Jesus is saying.
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    But now we need to start to believe it.
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    One testimony I can share,
    it's many years ago now,
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    but it's a good testimony still,
    which shows how important it is
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    how we look at the harvest.
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    Some years ago I went to Poland.
    I first came to a church there,
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    a big church, and I was telling testimonies
    about what God was doing in Denmark,
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    and all over the world. And they were like:
    Wow, it's so beautiful! It's so beautiful,
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    Torben, what God is doing in Denmark,
    and all over the world, where you've been.
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    It's so beautiful what God is doing
    there, there, there and there.
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    But, but, but, but, but...
    Then it always comes the "but".
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    Buuut... This place is not ready.
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    The grass is always greener on the other side.
    But this place... No, no.
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    And they said: No, no. Here in Poland
    people don't want that. No.
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    It's beautiful in other countries,
    but in this country people are not ready.
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    No, no, you cannot just go on the street
    and share Jesus.
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    You cannot do all of that because
    the harvest is not ready here.
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    I've heard that so many times.
    I almost get tired of that.
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    I get tired of hearing pastors and
    leaders always blame the harvest
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    for why things are not happening.
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    Blame the harvest for why there is no
    newborn believers in the church, for example.
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    I've never heard yet,
    a really honest pastor.
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    It could be nice one day to come to a place
    and meet a very, very honest pastor
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    who says something like this:
    Welcome!
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    Welcome, welcome, welcome
    to our church!
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    As you can see around us,
    we don't see any people come to faith.
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    And the reason is, not because of the harvest,
    because the harvest is ready.
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    The reason is that we are so lazy.
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    We are so lazy, and we don't go out,
    and we don't do what Jesus has said to us.
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    I've never heard that, but...
    That is more the truth...
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    then to say that the harvest is the problem.
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    Because, as we read last time,
    the harvest is not the problem.
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    The problem is the workers, and
    we are going to look more about that later.
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    But here I came to that church in Poland.
    They came with same excuses again and again.
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    You cannot do it here in Poland.
    They are too religious.
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    Sometimes they say they are too non-religious,
    or they are too rich or too poor.
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    And they just said: You cannot do it.
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    Have they tried it? No.
    They haven't.
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    But they know. They know it still.
    They tried, but not the way I do it.
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    The next day I went to McDonald's
    with some of the young people in the church.
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    And there I sat in McDonald's and I asked
    some of the young people:
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    Hey, have you ever experienced God?
    Yeah, yeah. Have you? Yeah.
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    Do you want to experience God?
    And they said: Yes.
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    Do everything I tell you the next ten minutes
    and you will experience God.
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    Are you ready? And they said: Yes.
    Come, let's stand up. Let's go out.
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    And I took them out. I kickstarted both of them
    in ten minutes and they got so excited
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    because they experienced this,
    and they were on fire.
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    What happened?
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    They just kept doing. Kept doing.
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    And that night we spoke with a young girl
    who got healed.
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    The next day in church that young girl
    came to the church
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    with her big brother, small brother,
    and her parents,
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    and they all gave their lives to Christ,
    got baptized with the Holy Spirit
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    and God transformed their lives.
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    And it was a big, big, big testimony
    for the whole church. Why?
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    Because the leadership, the pastors,
    before that said: No, you cannot do it.
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    You cannot do it, you cannot do it,
    people are not ready,
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    the harvest is not ready,
    you cannot do like that in our city.
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    And then we went out and did it.
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    And their eyes opened.
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    And that is the problem. We sit in our
    small cages, we sit in our little box,
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    filled with fear, and with crazy ideas,
    ideas that the harvest is not ready,
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    ideas that we cannot go out and
    ideas that we cannot share Jesus
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    to our neighbors, to our friends,
    out of our homes, in our homes.
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    All of that is lies.
    And we need to brake out of that
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    and we need to understand
    what Jesus is saying,
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    because His words are the truth.
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    Another example from Poland.
    I traveled around Poland
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    and then I came to a man called Michael.
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    He was the pastor of a small, small church.
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    And he did not have much faith,
    when it came to the harvest.
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    How did I know that?
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    Because what the hart is full of
    is running over.
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    And his words were just like:
    No, no, nothing is happening in my church.
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    Nobody wants to receive the Holy Spirit.
    No one is open for healing,
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    no one wants deliverance,
    no one wants to go out. My church...
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    And he was just full of unbelief,
    when it came to his own church.
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    And I came there and I tried to encourage
    him: Come on, Michael.
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    God can do it. God can do it.
    I've seen it there, there and there.
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    But he just kept going.
    No, no, my place, oh...
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    And he had so much unbelief.
    What your heart is full of - is running over.
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    But I had a meeting in his church
    and I took a woman in his church,
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    who wanted the Holy Spirit.
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    Michael has never seen one person
    in his church receive the Holy Spirit.
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    I took that woman up and then I called
    Michael up
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    and instead of me praying for her,
    I took that woman there, Michael there,
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    and said: Michael, now you pray.
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    And there Michael prayed
    and that woman received the Holy Spirit
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    and spoke in tongues.
    And what happened?
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    Michael's eyes were opened.
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    The harvest in his church did not change,
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    or, the people around him, in the city,
    did not change.
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    Michael changed.
    His eyes were open
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    from that one experience,
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    as I call it, he got kickstarted there.
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    One year later I received a message
    from Michael and this is what he wrote to me.
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    I will read it here.
    He wrote:
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    "Torben, I would like to share
    something with you.
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    This year, eight persons in our church
    have been baptized with the Holy Spirit,
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    and they're all speaking in tongues now.
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    When you came to us,
    you showed us something very important,
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    and this started something inside of me
    and it has just grown and grown.
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    God is good, and we now expect
    even more things to happen.
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    God bless you." Michael.
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    Hallelujah! I have seen so many
    testimonies like this, the last years.
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    Don't build on your experience.
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    Never build truth on experience.
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    Why? Experience can change over night.
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    Build on the Word of God.
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    What did Michael do?
    Michael has been building on his experience
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    and his experience was: no one wants
    the Holy Spirit, no one is open,
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    and he came into a very negative
    way of thinking.
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    But what happened that day I came?
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    His eyes got open.
    He learned something very, very important.
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    Instead of building on his experience,
    lack of experience, bad experience,
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    he got that one kickstart and he started
    to believe what the Word is saying.
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    And the next year everyone in the church
    was filled with the Holy Spirit,
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    eight people there, and it just started
    to grow, grow, grow,
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    and it has grown since
    and keeps growing.
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    And this is the same with you.
    Don't build on your experience.
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    Build on the Word of God.
    The Word of God is the truth.
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    Not your experience.
    The harvest is ready, like Jesus is saying.
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    I want to read more from my book:
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    "When a Christian is awakened and starts
    to live the life God has called them to,
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    they will see that the harvest is truly ready,
    as Jesus says it is,
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    and this is what I call revival.
    The problem is not the harvest.
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    No, the problem is the workers,
    but we can do something about that.
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    Think about what would happen
    if the whole body of Christ
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    had their eyes opened so they could
    start living life the way Jesus has called us
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    to live it. If this happened, the world
    would be changed in a few years."
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    Hallelujah! I love it! I love it!
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    If you who see this just start
    to believe this,
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    and lead four or five people to Christ,
    and lead them experience the same,
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    in a few years the world would be
    changed. It can go so fast.
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    If we start to see it and teach it
    to other people
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    and we all start to lead people
    to Christ in our everyday life.
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    We don't need one super evangelist.
    One super evangelist cannot do it.
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    We need a husband.
    We need a wife.
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    We need you who are older.
    We need you who are younger.
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    We need you to see that where
    you live the harvest is ready.
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    Your neighbors, your workplace,
    people around you.
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    When you start to see the harvest
    the way Jesus is saying it,
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    and start to believe it,
    and act on it...
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    this will be a normal life for you,
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    where you also start to lead people to Christ,
    heal the sick, cast out demons,
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    baptize people in water
    and Holy Spirit.
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    I want to continue reading from my book.
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    "So, believe what Jesus is saying.
    The harvest in your city is plentiful and ready,
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    waiting for you. We are not talking about it
    being ready in three months
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    or three years. It is ready today.
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    The harvest is not the problem
    and will never be the problem.
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    It is time to open your eyes
    and to see this.
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    Take Jesus' words and meditate on it.
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    Pray that God will open your eyes
    to see the truth.
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    When you start believing
    what Jesus is saying here,
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    you will act on it
    and end up experiencing it.
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    Then you will also be able to testify
    together with us and many others
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    that the harvest is truly ready and
    plentiful, just like Jesus is saying.
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    Wow, what amazing news!"
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    And this is what I'm saying.
    When you start to take these words
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    and believe it, and then act on it,
    you will, together with us,
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    and many other people, start to testify
    it's the truth.
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    The harvest is plentiful.
    The harvest is ready.
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    Don't say there is still four months
    and then the harvest will come.
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    Like Jesus says: Behold, I say to you,
    lift up your eyes and look at the fields.
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    They are ready, white for harvest.
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    Behold, lift up your eyes.
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    I really encourage you to take this,
    believe in it and start to act on it.
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    It's not enough you just have faith in it.
    Faith without actions is dead.
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    If you say you have faith,
    you need actions.
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    True faith lead to action.
    So, the first, you start to believe it,
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    or you hear it first, and then you
    believe it, but then you need to act on it.
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    And when you act on it you will see
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    that this is the truth.
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    And I also say: Stop, stop praying
    like the harvest is not ready.
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    Stop confessing. Stop saying:
    Oh, there is still four months.
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    Or, the next year.
    Or, in two years.
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    Stop being used by the enemy,
    by saying those lies
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    and bring lies and fears to other people.
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    We have so many people who are speaking
    so negative about the harvest.
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    They make themselves blind because of
    their unbelief.
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    Yes, we will still meet people out there
    who don't want to listen.
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    And there are people where we just
    need to take the dust off our hands and feet
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    and move on, like Jesus is also saying.
    It's something we are going to look at later.
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    But for those people out there
    who are ready,
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    for those people who want God,
    they are many and they are so ready.
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    I want to say with my book
    "The Call of Jesus" and with this video series,
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    we want to help you.
    We are here to help you.
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    I am here to help you.
    Yes, maybe some of you have bad experience,
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    but maybe it's because you've did it
    the wrong way.
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    And that's why you have bad experience.
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    We are here to help you
    to give you those good experience,
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    so you can start to see that
    this is the truth.
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    And again, the best way to show
    the truth, to teach the truth,
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    is by experiencing it.
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    The best way to teach is by
    showing it.
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    So, one thing I encourage you to do,
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    if you've never been out
    praying for somebody who got healed,
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    never baptized somebody and
    lead somebody to Christ,
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    go to www.TLRmap.com
    and find somebody near you
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    who can help you, who can take you out
    and show you that the harvest is ready,
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    give you good experience, and then
    you start to see it,
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    and you start to believe it,
    and then you start to act on it,
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    and then you start to see the fruit.
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    Another way, if you can,
    join the kickstart weekend.
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    We have so many, many, many, many
    testimonies from people
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    who came to our kickstarts,
    and it transformed their lives.
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    I remember one guy, he came from
    Slovakia, he came to Holland.
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    He has been in church 40 years.
    In 40 years he has never healed the sick,
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    cast out a demon or led one person
    to Christ.
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    He came to our kickstart weekend
    and he got kickstarted.
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    He understood that the harvest was ready.
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    The harvest in his country did not change,
    but he changed.
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    He came home. In 40 years he had not led
    one person to Christ.
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    The next year he baptized eight people.
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    There were eight more
    than the first 40 years.
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    But he kept learning, he kept growing
    and the next year he baptized 107.
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    What happened?
    Did the harvest changed in his country?
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    No, he changed.
    And he keeps changing.
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    He keeps learning.
    He keeps growing.
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    So, the first step, what you can do,
    go to TLRmap.com,
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    find somebody near you and experience
    first hand that the harvest is ready.
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    Next step, if you can, come and join
    a kickstart weekend.
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    I really encourage you to go to
    TLRmap.com,
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    join the kickstart weekend near you.
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    The third thing, just go and do it.
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    Just go and do it.
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    Just go out. Start.
    That's what how I did it.
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    I did not have anyone to show me.
    I read Jesus' words: Harvest is ready.
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    Okay, if the harvest is ready,
    we need to believe that
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    and then we need to act on it,
    and now I can confirm it -
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    the harvest is truly ready,
    like Jesus is saying.
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    So, act on it.
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    And then, of course, pray God
    to set you free from those lies.
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    As I said, I know many people
    who have been sitting in church
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    for 20 years, 30 years...
    nothing has happened.
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    If that is you, then it's really, really
    the time that things start to happen.
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    It's really time for you to come out
    of that box, to come out of that fear
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    Satan put in your life, and to understand
    that the harvest is ready,
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    the harvest is plentiful,
    and then do something about it.
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    Believe it and act on it.
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    If you don't have people around you,
    then just do it yourself.
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    About the book "The Call of Jesus",
    there is so much more I'm saying
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    about this in my book, I come with
    so many more testimonies
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    about how the harvest is ready,
    and how we should look at the harvest,
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    and how to work with this.
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    I encourage you to get the book.
    You can get it on Amazon
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    or you can get on our website
    thelastreformation.com.
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    You can get the book as a e-book,
    as a print, hard copy book,
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    and I encourage you to get the book.
  • 18:51 - 18:56
    If you don't have the money
    you can send an e-mail to us,
  • 18:56 - 19:01
    to The Last Reformation,
    mail@thelastreformation.com
  • 19:01 - 19:05
    and we can give you a code
    and you can get it for free as an e-book.
  • 19:05 - 19:07
    God bless you!
    See you next time!
  • 19:07 - 19:09
    Share the video and let's see a revival.
  • 19:09 - 19:12
    Let's see that people start to believe
    that the harvest is ready
  • 19:12 - 19:14
    and do something about it.
    Bye-bye!
Title:
7 BELIEVE THAT THE HARVEST IS READY And You Will See Great Things
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