The name of the organization reflects its purpose:
Harvestime: A joining of the words "harvest" and
"time" stresses the urgency of the command to harvest.
The Bible warns, "Where there is no vision, the people
perish" (Proverbs 29:18). Jesus Christ challenged His
followers with one of the greatest visions of all times:
..."Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for
they are white already to harvest" (John 4:35).
The challenge for laborers for the spiritual harvest
fields of the world is greater than ever as we near the
return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the
natural world, harvesting is the act or process of
gathering the ripened crop, to gain or win by effort the
product of any labor. In the spiritual world, the
analogy of natural principles of harvest is made to the
reaping of souls of men, women, and children through
proper presentation of the Gospel. Jesus said:
"...The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers
are few" (Matthew 9:37).
The only way this great spiritual harvest will be reaped
is for each born-again believer to become a reproducing
Christian--a harvester. It is to this vision Harvestime
International Network is dedicated--raising up laborers
for worldwide spiritual harvest.
International: The word international means
"between or among nations." Our vision is global in
nature, with special emphasis on people groups yet
unreached with the Gospel message.
Network: A network is the joining together of
many segments to make a whole. Working between
denominations, organizations, and nations in a new
network of evangelism is the vision of this ministry.
Simply stated, a network consists of people talking to
each other, sharing ideas, information and resources to
achieve a common goal. For Harvestime International
Network, that goal is reaching the world with the Gospel
of the Kingdom.
A network can be compared to a knotted fishnet with a
multitude of cells of varying sizes, each linked to all
others directly or indirectly. The New Testament
definition of the Church is an example of networking.
The Church is pictured as a united body of many parts,
gifted believers functioning together in ministry and
mission (1 Corinthians 12:4-31). The controlling power
of the network is the authority of God's Word and the
headship of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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