My beloved church, you cry out for a fresh harvest – an influx of souls – but are you ready to receive them? Have you made way in your hearts to receive who I send you? Will you raise a banner, signalling to the lost that you are ready and willing to welcome them?
Clear out the debris and make the path straight.
Prepare your hearts to receive the lost. Send out the signal alerting all – both near and far – that you are ready to receive the lost and the broken. An abundant harvest requires you to step out into the fullness of my kingdom, recognizing that there is room and purpose for all those who would seek Jesus.
I am asking you today to stand in the gap for the lost and the broken in your cities. My heart burns with passion for the ones tossed aside by the world. My love never gives up – even on the ones who have turned away – my eyes are fixed on them. I will not stop pursuing them.
Will you surrender your all and give me room to move? Will you rise up with me in the pursuit of the lost? Will you weep with me for the broken?
Prayer: Jesus, would you search the places of my heart today and show me any areas that need softening. Would you break my heart for what breaks yours? Would you show me today your plans for harvest and how I can partner with you in praying for the lost and broken in my city. Would you show me today how to prepare for the harvest; to be the watchman on the walls, awaiting their arrival.
Walk out of the gates. Get going!
Get the road ready for the people.
Build the highway. Get at it!
Clear the debris, hoist high a flag, a signal to all peoples!
Yes! God has broadcast to all the world: “Tell daughter Zion, ‘Look! Your saviour comes, ready to do what he said he’d do, prepared to complete what he promised.”Isaiah 62:10-12 (MSG)