25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
Do you desire a harvest of souls but realize you desired more than you labored for it? God gave us all an answer as to why! Slothful evangelism has kept the Church from truly going out and seeking and saving the lost because the "toothless lion" is outside of the our comfort zone roaring as if he is the "king of the jungle!"
13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
We must come to God and have him destroy the image of the "toothless lion" within us or other wise we will stay slothful and people will continue to experience a slow painful death in the mouth of "toothless lion!" God said during the message "If he, the toothless lion, stops you, he keeps them!" WOW, a sobering thought!
If we do not allow the image to be destroyed this is what your harvest field will end up looking like:
30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Questions for you to answer from this message:
1) What was your toothless lion?
2) Where did the servants who received the 5 and 2 talents get their increase from? Where did the wicked and slothful servant bury their talents in?
3) What does the statement "If he, the toothless lion, stops you, he keeps them!" mean to you and those in your harvest field?
4) What were your "aha" moments/nuggets from this message that is causing you to let this Word become life in your life?
Being His Toothless lion slayer,
Rev. Ryan Welker