|Matthew 9:37-38 |
37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is truly plenteous, but the laborers are few.
38 Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he will send2 forth laborers into his harvest." [Notice, the Lord is supposed to send his ministers and evangelists, after they have been taught and perfected, after they have been restored, after they have been authorized.]
2 Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. It is the Lord who is supposed to send the workers to the fields of harvest, but today's ministers have not been appointed by God nor have they been sent by God under direct orders; they are man-appointed and man-sent, and as such they are not Christ's. Instead, they are Satan's ministers transformed to appear as ministers of righteousness, 2 Cor 11:14-15.
Before being sent (Mark! Sent) to labor in the harvest, you must be taught, restored, readjusted, perfected, and authorized — by Christ's Holy Spirit. The teacher is Christ. You are a blind pupil. If the pupil starts teaching before the teacher has authorized him, then the blind pupil thinks he can see and is superior to the teacher. (Luke 6:39-42). You must wait for the teacher to pronounce you ready to teach; or with still more training, ready to preach, and ready to substitute for him. You must wait until you are told what to do and when to do it. If you are teaching or preaching now, from where does your authority come? You say a college or university, or your religious organization? From where does their authority come? Jesus said you must be set to rights, (as in authorized to teach or preach by Jesus himself), restored, (to the divine image of God as was Adam before the fall) readjusted, and perfected. (Luke 6:39-42). Otherwise, you are claiming superiority to Him by teaching without His explicit authority and His personal training, from Him to you; without it, by teaching or preaching, Jesus says you are estimating yourself, a pupil, to be superior to Him,* THE teacher. And this authorization of being set to rights from Christ does not come by feeling, doors opening, desires on your part, or your opinion — it has to come after perfection and from spoken words from Christ directly to you, and heard by you, that specifically tell you what to do and when to do it. The Lord of the harvest specifically sends forth his individual laborers. Such authorization comes from him directly and specifically; you hear him say: you are now a teacher, or: preach repentance and release from bondage of sins.
*Jesus only spoke, judged, and did as he was specifically ordered to by God; he did nothing by his own decision. If you are speaking and/or working for God without being specifically ordered in each word and action, you are essentially claiming that your own words and deeds are superior to what Jesus' might have been if he had made his own decisions about what to say and do.
Until your mind is renewed by repentance to purity with God's changing grace, your preachings and teachings come from the carnal mind, and the carnal mind is enmity against God. Rom 8:7. Until your mind has been changed, your words are without life, and speak from the nature of death. You can be a great public speaker receiving the praise of men, but so did the false prophets of old. Luke 6:26. Jesus told us that those preachers who did not speak words supplied by God, but rather spoke words from themselves, were seeking their own glory; whereas those who spoke words supplied by God, sought the glory of God. John 7:18
You must specifically sent:
And how will they preach, unless they are sent? Rom 10:15
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran, I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesy, but if they had stood in my counsel, and had my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and the evil of their doings. Jeremiah 23:21-22
The prophets prophesy lies in my name. I did not send them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoken to them. Jer 14:14
If you are not sent: you make him (your convert) twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. Mat 23:15
The ministers of Christendom are: not taught by the Lord's voice and light, not perfected by the Lord, not gifted with an authorized ministry, not sent by the Lord, and not speaking words from the Spirit of the Lord; rather they speak from their carnal minds, the nature of death, and preach their vain opinions from the imagination of their evil hearts. These ministers of Satan's Babylon masquerade as ministers of righteousness, themselves fooled to believe they are ministers of Christ.