“SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE YET FOUR MONTHS, AND THEN COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” John 4:35
I have seen with my own eyes this harvest of souls that Jesus tells us to look for just before His glorious return to earth! Last year in Bombay, India, I spoke to a sea of humanity—over two million in one service!
This year, I spoke to nearly FOUR MILLION in
Bangalore, India, as dear Benny Hinn invited me to attend these awesome meetings. Actually, over
7.3 million precious Indian souls attended the services over three nights. Talk about harvest time! Dear Rinehard Bonnke regularly
sends us pictures and videos of vast seas of humanity from Africa and many other parts of the world!
As I write this letter, Jan and I are preparing to leave for Lagos, Nigeria to once more help hold up the arms of our dear brother,
Benny Hinn, as another wave of the glorious HARVEST IS REAPED! Up to ten million souls
are expected in just three great nights of miracle meetings!
Over these past 32 years, TBN has conducted
many soul winning rallies at home and abroad. Ah, dear Partners, surely this is that awesome season of HARVEST that Jesus spoke of coming in the final days just before His return in power and glory — a blind man would have to SEE it!
As I have traveled the earth these past 32 years, my heart aches and then breaks as I see the pitiful condition of millions upon millions of lost souls. It brings to mind the chorus of a precious old hymn:
Over and over, yes deeper and deeper,
My heart is pierced through with earth’s
But the tears of the sower,
and the song of the reaper,
will mingle together in joy by and by.
Jesus went on to say —
“ONE SOWETH, AND ANOTHER REAPETH. I SENT YOU TO REAP THAT WHEREON YE BESTOWED NO LABOUR: OTHER MEN LABOURED, AND YE ARE ENTERED INTO THEIR
LABOURS.” John 4:37, 38
I could not help but think of my own dear father, Andrew Crouch, who literally laid his life down in the land of Egypt, broke his health and died at the relative young age of 52. My grandparents and parents SOWED with all
their hearts and souls, and now YOU AND I are entering into their labors as mighty, winged
“angel” satellites REAP A GLORIOUS HARVEST! Thousands of other stories could be told of the multitudes that have sowed the precious seed
of the word of God at the price of their lives! The great British missionary, David Livingston, said “When I die send my body to my homeland of England, but remove my heart and bury it in Africa”! Ah, the precious seed, sown by missionaries and martyrs brings tears to our
eyes — but remember the last line of the grand old hymn:
BUT THE TEARS OF THE SOWER,
AND THE SONG OF THE REAPER,
WILL MINGLE TOGETHER,
IN JOY BY AND BY!
Ah, dear Partners, WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE
GLORIOUS TASK OF BRINGING IN THAT FINAL HARVEST OF SOULS! It isn’t even difficult compared to
earlier generations who, like Livingston, rode on horseback to reach the lost tribes of Africa; or like my father, who rode wide open, primitive trains in 100 plus degree temperatures
through miserable sandstorms in Egypt. All we do is turn on a TV camera, send it up to a satellite and millions around the world can see and hear that “OLD, OLD STORY OF JESUS AND HIS LOVE”! And you know what? Jesus even promises to PAY YOU for helping to bring in this final harvest!
“AND HE THAT REAPETH RECEIVETH
WAGES, AND GATHERETH FRUIT UNTO LIFE
ETERNAL: THAT BOTH HE THAT SOWETH AND HE THAT REAPETH MAY REJOICE TOGETHER”! John 4:36
This verse just may be yet another KEY for you to receive from the Lord that request you have been praying for — perhaps for many years! As we all support 12,000 plus stations and 46 satellites, we are REAPING that awesome harvest of souls just as God has commanded
through the prophet Joel:
“PUT YE IN THE SICKLE FOR THE HARVEST
IS RIPE…FOR THEIR WICKEDNESS IS GREAT.
MULTITUDES, MULTITUDES IN THE VALLEY
OF DECISION: FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS
NEAR IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION.”
Joel 3:13, 14
Ah, dear Partners, as we powerfully learned during our recent Praise-a-Thon®, “If you have a need, PLANT A SEED” and claim that miracle you have been praying for! And as you do, God promises to “PAY YOU WAGES” for helping to bring in the final harvest.
We need you, our precious Partners, now more than
ever because Jesus also said:
Together, we are literally fulfilling Bible prophecy as the multitudes stream in from everywhere around the world. Praise the Lord — somehow deep in my spirit I do not feel we have much more time! So join me in a final Scripture
and let us make it our prayer: “ASK OF ME [SAYS THE LORD], AND I SHALL
GIVE THEE THE NATIONS FOR THINE INHERITANCE,
AND THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF
THE EARTH FOR THY POSSESSION.” Psa. 2:8
Praise the Lord — yes, TBN is God’s, but it is also ours to use for His glory! Jan and I will be looking for your letter of encouragement and support. We love you, now, 32 years strong!
Pastor Ed Smith, Paul, Benny Hinn, Nassir Siddiki, Del Way and Mark Chironna gathered to pray over thousands of prayer requests from all over the world - YES, IT'S HARVEST TIME!
Last year Paul spoke to a crowd of over 2 million people at Benny Hinn's great service in Bombay, India. This year's services in Bangalore drew more than 7 MILLION over three nights!
One of the greatest soul winners of our time, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, has preached to millions throughout Africa. In one service, 1 MILLION people filled out salvation cards. YES, THE "FIELDS ARE WHITE UNTO HARVEST."
In 1938, when Paul's father, Andrew Crouch, left Egypt his health was broken. Too weak to walk, he had to be carried up the ship's gangway. But he and his family planted precious SEED which is bearing fruit TODAY, as all of Egypt is now being reached with the Gospel—by satellite—on TBN's Arabic language "Healing Channel."
From the sands of Egypt to the miracle of today's satellite technology: In 1991, Paul was given permission to place a microform Bible on board the Galaxy 5 satellite. Then, again, in 2003, Paul was invited by Orbital Space Systems to place a Bible on G5R, the replacement satellite for Galaxy 5. Yes, the very "heavens declare the glory of God"!