Harvest America: A Great Success

Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.
~John 4:35

Harvest America 2017 (Phx)
Almost a full house at Harvest America

As we see events around the world (particularly in the Middle East) line up according to Bible prophecy, we know that Jesus’ return is imminent.  The stage is being set for events that occur during the tribulation, yet we know followers of Jesus will be taken out of this world prior to that time.

The time is short.  As Christians, not only must we be ready for our Savior’s return, but Scripture teaches us to share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.  That happened on a grand scale last night at the University of Phoenix stadium.  As you can see in the picture above, other than seats behind the stage, and seats in the very upper deck, the 65,000-seat stadium was full!  It was so refreshing to see a major sports venue packed with Christians and those we invited to come hear the message of the Gospel!

A concert featuring several well-known bands and artists took the stage beginning at 4:30.  Among them, MercyMe thrilled the audience with their timeless top hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” and their newest blockbuster, “Even If.”  However, the hometown-girl-turned-

J Sparks at Harvest 2017
Jordin Sparks sings of the Lord at Harvest America

American Idol, Jordin Sparks, may have been the crowd favorite.  Not only did she lend her booming voice to the event, but in conversation with Greg Laurie, shared how the Lord has drawn her back to Him after drifting away following her rise to stardom.  What an encouragement to others who have drifted!

In typical Greg Laurie form, the Gospel message then went out loud and clear, with exhortation for lives to be surrendered to Jesus, either for the first time or as a recommitment.  You will notice in the top photo that there is a large open space in front of the stage.  That space was left vacant intentionally, as Greg invited those who wanted to trust in Jesus to come to the front.

Friends, that entire open area was packed with people responding to the call of the Lord!  Thank you so much for praying.  Many were saved and we will never know, this side of heaven, how our prayers moved the hand of God to stir in the hearts and minds of people in need of a savior.

If you were there, or if you watched the broadcast, you know the Holy Spirit showed up in a very big way!  If you have family or friends who were saved, you are rejoicing today…and so am I.

But, let’s not let it end here!  The fields are, indeed, white for harvest, so our work on this earth will not be done until the harvest is complete.  Meanwhile, Luke tells us to straighten up and lift up our heads, because our redemption is drawing near.  (Luke 21:28)  Let’s be about our Father’s business in these last days, both in the field harvesting, and diligently lifting our heads in anticipation of His coming!

BTW – if you have never surrendered your life to Jesus, you need to know that there is a real heaven and a real hell, and everyone will spend eternity in one of those two places.  If you would like to hear Pastor Greg share the Gospel message just as he did last night at Harvest America, CLICK HERE.  This is the most important message you will ever hear in your life!

God bless you!

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