Jesus final command was “Go Ye” into all the world. We have to be careful we don’t practice “Sit Ye”. Jesus was pro-active when it came to the harvest. He was forever empowering and sending. “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, ‘The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’” (Luke 10:1-2) Jesus held the shortest “School of Evangelism” in history. First He “Appointed” them, then He “Sent” them, and finally He told them to “Pray” for the harvest. This appointment was so important that Jesus, for the rest of His earthly ministry, never went to one city or place, but that His front teams from Luke 10 had gone before Him to prepare the way. We know what they did, by what they reported. “Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name. And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.’” (Luke 10:17). When we go, we release His authority! When we sit, we watch Satan take over nations. Jesus came into the world to “manifest” two things. First, the power to take away our sins, for He was sinless. Second, to destroy the works of the devil. The first is evangelism, the second is discipleship.
1. What is the need? Jesus said there was only one TRUE sign on earth before His return. “When this gospel of the kingdom is preached in all the world, unto all nations, then shall the end come”. Matthew 24:14 We can hasten the coming of the Lord by finishing the harvest. Jesus, by the way, said he will not return until this is done. Kinda threatens our eschatology views doesn’t it?
- Where do we stand in completing this mandate from Jesus? The JOSHUA PROJECT gives us the best global reports on the progress of the world harvest. I quote directly from their front page of their website: Number of people groups in the world… 16,584. Number of unreached people groups… 6,733. Percentage of unreached groups 42.2% of world population. The world’s population is currently 7.39 Billion. The world’s unreached population is 3.11 Billion. A people group is defined as a “dialect” or “Nation” in Matthew 24:14. “Unto all nations” means “distinct dialectic people group”.
- What is Action Evangelism doing to make a difference? We have been working the harvest of the nations for over 40 years. Nations like the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, India, Africa, etc. have all been hotspots for Action Evangelism. Not only have I traveled to those nations, but have set up our Kingdom Life University remote mission campuses to train nationals to help finish the harvest. They are doing a magnificent job! Nations like Northern India have seen 132 churches planed in remote villages. Some churches running into the hundreds.
I will be sharing, on Pastor Paul Pickern’s request, a monthly article outlining the need for your church to mobilize for the world harvest. We have some practical ways you can partner with us, or if you like, do it on your own.
Video of the need… well done!
Dr. Jerry Brandt Founder of Action Evangelism/ Kingdom Life University, WATV network
Dr. Jerry Brandt is Founder & President of Kingdom Life University. The teachings of Dr. Brandt have been sent around the world to KLU National Directors in various nations, as KLU students are trained to evangelize and start remote village churches. Dr. Brandt is grateful to Joe and Carole Pigeon who have come beside him to make this dream a reality. President Brandt has over 50 years experience in teaching the word of God and kingdom principles. You can access some of Dr. Brandt’s videos on his Youtube channel (“jbrandt4him”) and his KINGDOM BLOG He will bring to your church or conference a fresh vision of how the gospel of the kingdom is affecting the harvest and a new anointing for evangelism and missions in your own city. Through his nightly television broadcast in Northern California, he mobilized many churches to the streets of San Francisco for outreaches called “San Francisco Invasions”. President Brandt values greatly each student and campus. His desire is to see every student reach their potential and discover their kingdom assignment and unique destiny.
Quote ~ “Jesus preached the kingdom, Paul preached the kingdom, Peter preached the kingdom. 153 times the kingdom of God is mentioned in the New testament yet it is often the forgotten message of the modern church. Kingdom Life University is helping revive and restore this message.” Dr. Jerry Brandt