Jesus said, “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest that He will send laborers into His field.”
In an Apostolic Hub, there are three things that is happening: gather, kill and cast. Basically it’s the spirit of God initiating it. Whenever people wants to follow Jesus He basically do these three things to them. He would ‘gather’ them to Himself, then He will ‘kill’ them. “In our churches we gather them,” says Wolfgang Simson, “but who kills them?” Means, making them a disciple. Denying one self to follow Christ. Then after killing them He ‘cast’ them out to the world to make more disciples.
Jesus didn’t use the word ‘send,’ He will be too kind to His disciples then. Instead in Greek He uses the word ‘cast’ as in literally like casting out a demon out of person.
Having thought of it, I found it interestingly challenging. “Sending” would basically means, they are prepared, that is you train them enough to send them out in the field. But “Casting” it isn’t. You are just prepared yourself to be surprise by what God can do through His own ability in you and other disciples. Obedience is crucial when it comes to literally obeying His commands. Many Christians wanted to safely that they need to figure out things before they actually do it. That’s not only make ‘God’s surprises’ absence in the situation but also it’s an unhealthy way of trusting God. The Bible says ‘not to lean on our own understanding’ when it comes to ‘trusting God.’ Again, we don’t trust Christ ‘alone’ but a ‘lot.’
So, not wanting to delay your excitement, here is a story of Albert and other 7 other ‘new’ disciples being ‘cast’ out to the other island of Cebu. Click the link below to get into Albert’s site.