We exercise faith in the sowing & waiting season. Now that we are in the time of harvest, let’s be careful not to allow the tiredness of sowing & waiting cause us not to continue to put faith in Jesus for the harvest (Proverbs 10:5). When harvest is ready, the enemy will do all he can to distract you so that you lose sight of the harvest.
The God’s kingdom is like a man who scattered seed and sees a harvest he didn’t know about. He then puts the sickle to the grain. It is our responsibility to reap the harvest by continuing to put faith in the promises of God (Mark 4:26-29).
If we focus on the storm and not on the promise, we will be distracted and will not reap (Ecclesiastes 11:4).
No matter how many promises God has made, they are yes and amen in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20).
We must get aggressive in this season of harvest and fight for what God has given us (Matthew 11:12).
God is faithful even when we are not for He brings redemption to us even though we rebel against Him. He is always knocking and waiting for us …
The Holy Spirit not only has the power to heal and deliver, but also the power to restore. The Lord is constantly seeking after us to restore us unto Himself. Jesus died on the cross so that we might be restored unto the Lord.
God promises that He will restore:
– the time stolen by the enemy (Joel 2:25)
– our health (Jeremiah 30:17)
– our fortunes that have been taken (Deuteronomy 30:3)
– our honour (Psalm 71:21)
Loss affects us emotionally. It results in depression, despair, regrets and a sense of failure. But no matter where you find yourself today, God is able to restore what has been lost!
Knowing that God is doing a work of restoration adds more joy in this season of abundant harvest. Sorrow may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). Nehemiah, in the midst of the battle, declared “the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8).
Everything the Israelites had was ruined. The fields, ground, grain, oil and wine; the harvest was destroyed. There was a famine in the land and the joy of the people had been taken away (Joel 1:10-12). But The …
It is the portion of those who have a growing and thriving relationship with Jesus to experience harvest on a daily basis. When God declares this year the year of Abundant Harvest, it means the harvest is going to be out of the norm; one that will defy our expectations.
There is no harvest without God! God wants us to have a great expectation of the harvest while keeping our focus on Him.
Three truths that help us have the right perspective in this year of abundant harvest are:
2.He makes things grow – Neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who makes things grow (1 Corinthians 3:7). We have all sown seeds (of prayer, encouragement, …
One area in our lives for us to harvest in, which is of utmost importance to the Lord, is soul-winning.
We must meditate on God’s Word & as such, we become like trees planted by streams, whose leaves do not wither; and we will prosper in whatever we do (Psa.1:1-3). It’s important where we are planted in God’s kingdom & that will determine our harvest.
All authority has been given to us to go out – not on our own accord, but in His power – and make disciples (Matt.28:18-19). God has given us authority over the enemy and nothing shall harm us (Luke 10:19). No weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isa.54:17).
We must take a step of faith in the face of fear, and step out to see the power of God manifest. The children of Israel were afraid before the Red Sea, but they had to take a step in order to see the sea part.
Jesus said, “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few”. He was moved with compassion when He saw the people lost like sheep without a shepherd (Matt.9:35-38). There are many souls ripe and ready for harvest so let’s ask God …
It is important for us to understand the harvest season we are in. It is not impossible for us to miss out on what God is doing in this season. In fact, if we don’t understand what God is doing this season, we CAN miss the harvest God has for us.
Pastor Gaby highlighted 3 principles of harvest:
When the grain ripens, immediately He puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come (Mark 4:29). We are in the year where the grain is ripe and ready to be harvested.
We know from scripture that we can either reap a 30, 60 or 100 fold harvest, but that depends not on the seed but on the condition of our hearts. The seed carries power but it is the condition of our hearts (the nature of soil) that determines the kind of harvest we will see come to pass in our lives (Matthew 13:1-23).
The enemy knows he cannot touch the seed so he comes after our hearts so that the seed of the Word will be suffocated and destroyed. The level of harvest we will see depends on our response to the seed of the Word of God.
Our heart is like a garden for the Lord, and how fertile that garden is depends on our response to the Word. We must be on guard when we see the tricks of the enemy as he attempts to destroy the condition of our hearts with unforgiveness, anger, etc.
In a vision, the Lord showed Ezekiel a valley of …