What did Jesus say: the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few, the harvest is great but the laborers are few, pray for laborers, His laboring few, or send laborers into the harvest?
The meanings of harvest and laborers that Jesus spoke of in the above verse have taken on a whole new meaning and concept these days. Many clergyman recognize 'harvest' as meaning money in their pockets. During certain times of the year they plan different types of events where all the people come and gather then they proceed to collect money from the messes.
It's almost like practicing astrology where you use a chart of symbols and signs to forecast or foretell an event based on the Zodiac. They use this same formula to estimate or predict when is the best time of the year to "harvest" money from people today!
But God is not looking for this type of harvest. He is seeking laborers (workers) to go out in the world and harvest (help) His sheep.
Your sheep will die,
have nothing to eat,
others don't even have shoes to put on their feet.
no place to lay their head,
Where are the laborers who are keeping My sheep alive?