Michael Colunga (10 Feb 2012)
"it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."

Hello, John and Doves,
At this late stage, it is great to know that our witnessing efforts do not have to progress according to human wisdom.
Have you not read,
17    "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18    "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19    "For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20    "Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21    "For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22    "For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23    "But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24    "But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25    "Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26    "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]:
27    "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28    "And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29    "That no flesh should glory in his presence."
1 Corinthians 1:17-29
When you read these verses, our firstfruits success before the Rapture will prophetically guarantee the tremendous post-Rapture harvest of Joel 2, especially verse 23 and following.
After all, it is written,

"Ears to hear and eyes to see--both are gifts from the LORD."

Proverbs 20:12 NLT

For it is also written,
    "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
    "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
John 1:12-13
Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi,
Mike C.