the joy of the Israelites as they returned to Jerusalem from captivity. “They That Sow In Tears Shall Reap In Joy” by Pastor Othello O. Caturan. NIV The Bible is so accurate, so faithful to life. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. When tears are spent and our anguish is lamented until our voices are hoarse and our souls are aching to the core…the joy of discovering we have been heard when we thought we were deserted lies beneath our lost hopes. This life is seedtime, and the second coming of Christ will usher in the harvest. It is a certain promise shall reap. 2020-11-15 / Pastor Larry Pabiona. These were Psalms that the Israelites sang or prayed, or actually both. God takes note of our tears, records them upon His scroll, and collects them in a bottle (Ps.56:8). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Galatians 6.9, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”. No, not just because they cried. Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. He was dying of cancer. Right now He sits at the right hand of God. VCY America. Yes. For the second line, the Jerusalem Bible says, “like torrents in the Negeb.”. You will never reap until you sow!-you always reap more than you sow! They said, “We’ve tried everything. Sowing in Tears… Reaping in Joy! He quickly informed me that he wasn’t a church member. He who goes out weeping bearing the seed for sowing shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. Years later they saw the foundation laid. May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy! which in turn had brought on their captivity? It’s about sowing, which requires a painful sacrifice. You don’t know what God will give birth to in that place and others through the death of your dreams. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. © 2019 Preaching.com. Anyone who wants a soul-winner’s reward from the Lord. Yes. Sowing in tears characterizes our entire life in this age. Hence, present distress must not be viewed as if it would last for ever; it is not the end, by any means, but only a means to the end. “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy. Change ). although even more hard work comes with reaping, Yes, we can acknowledge the times of weeping, but. He that goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him." Seventy percent of all Southern Baptist Churches are dead… dying… or have plateaued. Dr. Ernest Easley attended Baylor University and Dallas Baptist University and earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Religion. We go to church growth conferences to hear how others are reaping! when they returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt the temple. Anyone who wants a spiritual harvest. Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. Their response was one of joy and laughter. Over 11,000 Southern Baptist Churches baptized zero last year! probably the younger ones who had never seen Jerusalem. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Psalm 126 is a community lament that recalls a previous time of God’s mercy on His people (v. 1) and asks for a fresh show of that mercy (v. 4). I was told he wasn’t open to the gospel! the old men who had seen Solomon’s temple when they were young. Moody… with tears said, “I can go to prison for you, I can go to death for you, but I refuse to go to heaven without you.”. Similarly, God’s people may take encouragement from past events of mercy and pray for more of it. Therefore, today we celebrate our God for always being there for us. confessing that the Lord had done great things for Israel. Whatever you have been waiting for - be it the salvation of loved ones, physical healing, or a financial breakthrough - the missing element may be the joy of the Lord! Do you have to be baptized to be saved? I believe there is a soul winners crown! Today… many of the church-growth gurus have convinced us that people will no longer respond to a home visit. Galatians 6.9, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Here is a promise for us: “for in due season we shall reap … Disappointment will follow you like a loyal dog. It is a cheerful promise shall reap in joy. A. The Psalmist says, “Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negev. The Psalm is a Psalm of joy. once there everything would have to be rebuilt. After we finished praying… He said, “You know what preacher? M: Stories and poetry like the psalms help us remember joy when we are joyless. It takes no more work than reaping. William Booth … the founder of the Salvation Army… received word from his converts that they were coming home. That is only beginning to understand how the Jews felt in Psalm 126. May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.” (Psalm 126:4-15) They say that confronting people with the gospel doesn’t work with this generation. Do you have to sow in tears to enter heaven? We’ve stopped reaping for only one reason: we’ve stopped sowing! He saw people without direction! My ambition is the souls of men.”, Evangelist D.L. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. I was given his name and thought he was a church member. They could also see His promises for the future. Perhaps you have sown ground with your tears. Sow in tears [b]Sow in tears[/b] Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy . As He looked over the lostness of Jerusalem… Luke 19.41, “Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it.” We need to see people like Jesus sees them! Tears began falling down his face. 2. Sometimes the better is having everything new. which is what the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah show. as they traveled to Jerusalem for a feast day. Verses 5-6 affirm: "Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! Dr. Easley has been very influential in the Southern Baptist Convention, serving in various capacities, including President of the Texas Baptist Pastor's Conference, and two years as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. Sowing in Tears… Reaping with Joy! (1) The Priority of Sowing and Reaping. Another 18,000 baptized five or less. It doesn’t give us a rosy, false picture of what life is like. dragging most of the survivors to Babylon. Psalm 126 shows a time when they dreamed of the future. C. Sow in tears, reap in joy. As Psalm 126:5 says, “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.” The Amazing Work of God R: Yes, you know, this psalm was sung when there was an absence of joy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Psalm 126:5 says, “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy” (ESV). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Sow a thought, reap an act, Sow an act, reap a habit, Sow a habit, reap a character, Sow a character, reap a destiny. SermonAudio.com - Sow in Tears, Reap in Joy. They had now learned that joy follows suffering. It was the priority and passion of Jesus! The Jews agreed that the Lord had done great things for them, and. “Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Southland are restored when the rains come…” (Roy Deaver, An expositional, Analytical, Homiletical, Devotional Commentary on the Book of Psalms, Volume II, Chapters 90–150, Firm Foundation Publishing House, page 189). This theme resounds through Scripture like a beautiful symphonic melody. Psalm 126:5. The sadness of the captivity made the joy of return to freedom so much greater. Here is a promise for us: “for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Do you know what are tendency is when we lose heart? After 31 years of serving as a Senior Pastor, Dr. Easley retired, then went on to serve as the very first Professor of Evangelism in school history at the Union University in Jackson, TN, and is now the Teaching Pastor/Evangelism at FBC Cleveland, TN. They remembered as young people seeing the glory of the temple. It is the end of this psalm which captures a truth for each of us today. We must sow: we may have to sow in the wet weath… 30 likes. Orange seeds always reap oranges! Therefore, they asked the Lord to bring back their captivity. Do you have to turn from your sins to be saved? When you got back home, you loved it more than anything. They dreamed of the old days while they shed tears in their new home. The psalmist said that even the nations got in on it. (Psalm 126). C. It is a conditional promise They that sow in tears. I think they wanted to be restored back to their homeland, but. wept when the builders laid the foundation. It is not the tears in and of themselves. Preaching.com is a leading resource that provides tools and ideas for pastors and church leaders to help them lead well. See, for example, how this law meets us at the very threshold of the Christian life. B. And within this principle are three interwoven chords: -you always reap what you sow. Yet many shouted aloud for joy, 13 so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off (Ezra 3.10–13). Sermon Resource Read the sermon outline and bulletin. Psalm 126 :5 says,“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.” Dear friend, has the joy been lost in your life? The Psalmist declares in Psalm 126.5-6, “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He saw people in their trespasses and sins! If there were no sowing in tears there would be no reaping in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Now concerning this matter of sowing of reaping... think with me for a few minutes first about... (1) The Priority of Sowing and Reaping. All we can do is humble ourselves before the Mighty One and cry out for His mercy. I’m at peace! I am not being a pessimist but a realist when I say that the tears … Sowing in Tears… Reaping with Joy! That is, anyone who desires to see sinners saved! Blessed are those who mourn, Jesus declared. A Sermon Delivered On Sunday Morning, April 25, 1869, By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Now I know there is a place for conferences to help us and inspire us and equip us. I later found out from his son that his father was a lost man. Confrontation evangelism is out. Living a Christ centered life is not always easy or glamorous as it sometimes portraid . Gospel seeds will always reap a harvest of souls! They had dreamed of this for over 70 years. There is no room for pride as we seek God for revival. However, just concentrate on sowing, even in tears. It shows us both the dark and the light, the evil and the good, the hard and the enjoyable, the bitter and the sweet. Sowing In Tears --Reaping In Joy There are times when it seems that everything around us is against us ---- but we can always look upward to God in hope and trust and know that if we hang on in faith --- God will bring a great reward and He will turn our tears into rejoicing. Yes. ( Log Out /  God means us to reap in joy, but first we must sow in tears. 2) Who should “go forth to sow”. Our mouth had never been filled with holy laughter if it had not been first filled with the bitterness of grief. https://grantspasschurchofchrist.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/10012017sowintearsreapinjoypsalm126donruhl.mp3, Messianic Prophecies and Their Fulfillment. Look to God for restoration and He will renew your joy and restore a … that they had forsaken in the first place. Those who persevere who keep hope in God, those who continue to do the hard things because they are the right things--these will be the ones who will sow seeds of love, change, righteousness, justice, and hope. Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity. Galatians 6.7-8, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. The Spirit of God uses the word of God to make us like the Son of God, 10012017SowInTearsReapInJoyPsalm126DonRuhl, Don Ruhl • Savage Street, Grants Pass, Oregon • October 1, In the year of our Lord, 2017, “For He is good, Without joy, we will not reap a harvest, even though we may have been faithful to sow seeds. He adds that the reaping shall be more than the sowing. (3) The Promise of Sowing and Reaping. “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. I am not being a pessimist but a realist when I say that the tears of Southern Baptist have all but dried up! They had now learned that joy follows suffering. Yes. the harvest never resembles the seed sown. I was told he didn’t attend a church. There is so little reaping with joy because there is so little sowing in tears! Do you have to believe that Jesus is the Lord to be saved? Our tears are not wasted. Have you been struggling to find a new song? Look at Evan Roberts, he was a no-body by mans standards, yet he was the only one God could find who was ready … Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! During our entire life we are sowing; in activity, in suffering, in thought, in word, we are always scattering imperishable seed. Starting with Psalm 120 through Psalm 134. the Book of Psalms has gathered together Psalms of Ascents (or Degrees). Sowing in tears. All Rights Reserved. ( Log Out /  Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. when we shall leave this world and enter the new one. (2) The Principle of Sowing and Reaping. And as a result… we’ve stopped sowing! Apple seeds always reap apples! http://www.nazarethchurchofgod.com/We welcome ALL to Nazareth Church of God! their other thoughts about their homeland. You must not allow the weeping process to hinder you from planting the seed because if you do, you will never reap the harvest of joy for your life. SA Radio. There is nothing sad about sowing seed. They had seen the mighty Babylonians come in and, We know that the temple meant much to them, because. Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost! Then for the first time we see the mystery of the cross; and what strikes us, in what we see, is the spectacle of a Saviour there for us. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. And while our tears have all but dried up… Jesus weeps! And He did it through tears! Associate Minister (#232611) - USA Midwest (OH), Executive Family Ministry Pastor (#232336) - USA Midwest (MI), CCPA – Do not sell my personal information. This year we may have to go without some of the pleasures of years past. Those Who Sow in Tears Shall Reap With Joy. For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.”. We see the … Then they witnessed the Babylonians come in and. Going… Weeping… Sowing… Reaping! SOLO. II. 6 He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him. God has restored the fortunes of Zion. In the meantime, do not curse the time of weeping. He sends you abundant showers”. Verse 5. B. Sowing in Tears, Reaping in Joy. And then it goes into verse 5 and 6. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. But we need to spend less time going to conferences about reaping and spend more time in sowing! Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. If we were never captives we could never lead our captivity captive. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”. I was told that he didn’t care for preachers! Psalm 126: 5-6 “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Sermon by Title: They That Sow In Tears Chat with us , … We have to remember that church planting isn’t about marketing, or giving, or location. ascended the hills upon which Jerusalem is built. While the joy that fills one’s heart when he or she receives God’s forgiveness and assurance of eternal life is so real, we need to remember that oftentimes that great joy is preceded by a season of tears. I sat by his bed and began probing about his soul. The Psalmist declares in Psalm 126.5-6, “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. Anyone who is saved, who has experienced the joy and blessings of salvation ourselves should sow. (1) The Priority of Sowing and Reaping. He who goes out and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. Hosea 10:12, 13. Joy can abide even in the midst of great sorrow and adversity. bringing seed with you for sowing in the lives of the people around you, even if they do not appreciate it now, because, the Holy Spirit-inspired psalmist assures us. shreveportgracech. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. This Psalm speaks of Zion or Jerusalem and. The Bible teaches this wonderful principle of sowing and reaping. That people won’t talk to you. I went to his house! Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. That moves us to have confidence in Him that tomorrow has hope. However, things had turned around for them, The Jews had dreamed of going back home, but, Psalm 137 shows the Babylonians mocked the Jews and. Today he is in heaven! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Yet the psalm speaks of “sowing in tears.” It says that someone “goes forth weeping, bearing the se… ( Log Out /  Therefore, don't let the devil steal your joy! 24/7 Radio Stream. 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