A Mature Harvest

I was in prayer this morning then opened my bible to read in Mark 4 when I heard in the spirit the sound of mature believers crying out “Harvest me!” There was an ache almost in their sound as they cried, “Harvest me!” It was not a cry to be harvested to go to heaven, it was a cry to be harvested for they are mature and want to be bread for the hungry. The cry was identifiable, it was loud and I realized it was inside of me. I was saying with the others who are mature, “Harvest me!” Tears streamed down my face as I heard my voice with their voices. That is when I penned these words…

I hear the sound of a mature crop crying out “Harvest me!” I hear their voice saying, “I wasn’t matured to die in the field; I was matured to be made as food and served to those who are hungry.” I can hear their cry every time the sower comes with sickle in hand. Here comes the sower, can you hear the cry of the mature crop crying out, “harvest me”, or will he go yet again to the immature grain and harvest it? Has he not learned that the blade, nor the grain is ready to be food, if it is harvested prematurely it will not be able to feed the hungry. Does he not realize the answer is not to serve them something grain free hoping they say it tastes good? Will he hear the sound of the mature grain calling out, “harvest me?” If he doesn’t the Lord of the harvest will have to send out new laborers into his harvest field because the harvest is ready but the current workers can’t hear the cry of the crops saying, “harvest me!”

Mark 4:28-29 “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Matthew 9:36-38 “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

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