Psalm 126:6 “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
1. A MAN WITH A BURDEN! v6a “He that goeth forth and weepeth…”
Successful soul winning starts with a man with a burden. The Psalmist reveals to us that this individual does not just go forth. He does go, but he does not go happily or lightly or bubbly; rather, this man goes forth weeping! A tear in the high and a burden upon the heart is intricate to effective evangelism.
2. A MESSAGE WORTH BEARING! v6b “bearing precious seed…”
Successful soul winning requires a message worth bearing. Something that is precious is something that is highly valued and esteemed. This man was not going forth to sow second-class seed or bottom-shelf seed. His seed was precious! The soul winner who sees success goes forth, not with his own anecdotes or philosophies, but he carries forth the Gospel! He bears a message worth sharing with a lost world.
3. A MANIFESTED BLESSING! v6c “doubtless comes again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Successful soul winning results in a manifested blessing. Thank God for this promise! When the soul winner goes forth with the right disposition and the right declaration, he can be assured he’ll return with the right dividends! Soul winning will work. There will be a time when we bring our sheaves in.
ILLUSTRATION: Silence Lost the Case! A certain court case was lost due to the attorney’s silence. The distinguished lawyer Samuel Hoar was representing the defendant. When it was time to present his case, he told the jury that the facts favored his client so clearly that he would not insult their intelligence by arguing them. The jury retired to deliberate and returned in a few minutes with a guilty verdict. Samuel Hoar couldn’t believe it. He asked in shock, “How could you have reached such a verdict?” The reply came, “We all agreed that if anything could be said for a case, you would say it. But since you didn’t present any evidence, we decided to rule against you.” The lawyer’s silence lost the case.
“Lord lay some soul upon my heart, and love that soul through me
May I bravely do my part, to win that soul for Thee.”
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Since 2006, Pastor Cooper has served as an evangelist and as a pastor, traveling across the nation holding revival meetings and preaching in Bible conferences. Pastor Cooper moved to join our staff in 2019 and is building the Tabernacle Bible Class. He and his wife, Desarae, are an incredible blessing to both the college and church families. Pastor and Mrs. Cooper have one son, Lincoln.