QUICKENED QUOTE RICK JOYNER: INVESTING INTO A LIFE
Even so, we do have an issue with measuring spiritual
fruitfulness that makes it dangerous to apply monetary
value to spiritual fruit. The Moravians reportedly had
one martyr for every convert with some of their early
missionary efforts. Sometimes the seeds sown through
such works do not sprout for another generation.
A story which is often told around our city is how the
great evangelist Mordecai Ham came to Charlotte and
preached his heart out night after night, but left
considering it his greatest crusade failure because he
only had one convert. His convert was a fifteen-year-old
boy named Billy Graham. Mordecai Ham probably died never
knowing that what he considered his greatest failure may
have been his greatest success for the kingdom.
The point is that it is hard to measure spiritual fruit.
It could be that a missionary who has labored in a place
for years with little or no visible fruit is still in
the right place and doing a great work. He could be
sowing good seed into good soil, but it may not sprout
for years or even decades to come. Likewise,
missionaries who go into a place and immediately begin
to reap a huge harvest may do so because they are
entering into the labors of others or because of
intercessors they will never even know about.
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