“Zeal for the harvest”
Nkjv Num. 25:7 Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; 8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel. 9 And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.
12 Therefore say, “Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.
World English dictionary
Zeal: energetic and unflagging enthusiasm, especially for a cause or idea
Zeal: a feeling of strong eagerness or excessive ferver to do something or accomplish some end
Going totally overboard for something you are passionate about
The unstoppable force of someone who is absolutely convinced or persuaded
3 arenas where zeal should be seen and demonstrated
1. Zeal for Jesus
5 Areas where your zeal for Jesus should be seen
2 Areas here, our praise and giving
2. Prayer life
4. Zeal for the cross
5. Zeal for his word
2. The second arena zeal should be seen and displayed is for the harvest
This 2nd arena for the harvest deals with our purpose
1. the first area for your zeal to be displayed in when it comes to the harvest is for souls
Jesus the example
Matthew 9 – Jesus saw the people as sheep
john 3 – we see insidious
john 4 – we see the woman at the well
Luke 19 – we see zaceeus
Luke 23 – we see the thief on the cross
Zeal will cause you to have value for every soul
Every church should be a soul winning church and have a zeal for the lost
Zeal for souls will cause you to fast, pray, give and go!
Zeal say’s, “I gotta do something”.
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2. The second area of the harvest our zeal is to be displayed in, is in discipleship
This connects us to the great commission…
Zeal to make disciples and being involved in the discipleship of others is important to the harvest.
Zeal for Jesus – in worship, prayer, holiness, the cross and the word
Zeal for the harvest – souls and disciples