A Harvest Like No Other

“Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. Do you not say, there are four months and then the harvest? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields (countries), that they are white (ready/ripe) for harvest” (John 4:34-35).

Can you see the harvest? Not the billion-soul harvest that Bob Jones prophesied, but the harvest Jesus is speaking about? Jesus spoke about the harvest, which is why prophets speak about the harvest, but what harvest are we in right now? Can you see the current reality harvest, that Jesus is inviting us to lift up our eyes and see? Jesus says, this harvest is ripe right now, but if we don’t have the name of the harvest correct, we will miss the harvest that is ripe, right in front of us.  May I propose to you, that the harvest we are in right now is not the one Bob Jones prophesied, that one will follow this one.

Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work.” The harvest Jesus is speaking about was a harvest of honor. Jesus wanted the disciples to see that the field was white for harvest. It was ready to be reaped, for the wheat (honor) and the tares (dishonor) had grown up together and were manifesting right before their eyes. Think about how the religious system of Jesus’ day treated Jesus. Were they honorable to Him as a fellow Rabbi or Teacher, let alone as the Son of God? Then look at the people who were following Him and hanging on His every sign, wonder, miracle and teaching? Can you see it?

The same harvest Jesus spoke of in His culture is the same harvest happening right now today in our culture. The harvest is ripe right now, the wheat and the tares have grown up together and the difference is obvious. Here are a couple of cultural examples of what I am saying. Superbowl 54 was a great example, we have 3 women singers, one at the beginning of the game, named Yolanda Adams, two others at half-time. Yolanda with class, grace and excellence honored the American flag as she sang our National Anthem. Then at half-time, we had two women, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, who came out scantily dressed and pole danced on national television. When women don’t want to be treated as sex objects by men, we cannot act like that. The demarcation was obvious. Now can you see the harvest?

Let me give you one more cultural example from this week. During the State of the Union address, the President was giving an update on what and how our country is doing. He spoke about America, not Republicans, not Democrats, nor Independents, he showed great honor for the Country of which he has been chosen to lead. Then there was a person sitting directly behind him, who visibly throughout the whole speech, showed disdain for him and the words he was speaking. Which ended in a grand finale presentation of the ripping up, on national television, the very speech he just shared. Now, can you see the harvest?

This is not a harvest of souls; this is a harvest of wheat and tares as it pertains to honor and dishonor. Honor and dishonor do not mature quickly, they take time to get to the level of disrespect or respect that is easily identifiable. We are in a harvest season, that is obvious, but not of souls, rather separating the wheat from the tares, the honorable from the dishonorable, the respectful from the disrespectful. When we are given a position of influence, from being a dad or mom, to being a President or Speaker of the House, we have a responsibility to show honor and if we can’t do that, we will be removed from that position of influence during the season of harvest.

In Matthew 13:30 speaking of the wheat and the tares, Jesus said, “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, first gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.” I believe we are about to see some bundling of the tares, that will then go through the refiner’s fire, so they can be purified of their dishonor. Then I believe we are going to see the gathering of the wheat into locations that will distribute them to seed our culture with honor again. For it is harvest time, not of souls, but of wheat and tares, for this is a harvest like no other. Once this harvest is complete, get ready, for the billion-soul harvest Bob Jones prophesied will be ripe and ready for harvesting.

2018 “The Year of the Expected Harvest”

In prayer the other day, the Lord spoke to me and said, “I AM shifting from the sword to the sickle!” I then heard the Lord say, “Gather the wheat into My barns, for wheat is for feeding and seeding the nations.” As I lingered on these words in prayer, I heard the number 18, so I went to a book I own called 50 Amazing Words by CJ Lovik, in which he breaks down the Hebrew words into words, pictures and numbers, for it is a tri-layer language. I open to the number 18 and discover that the picture for 18 is the fish hook and the meaning is harvest. As I made this connection to the words God spoke to me, I heard the Lord put it all together and say, “2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest”! I shouted praises, I began to dance in my living room, I could sense in my spirit this is what we have been waiting for.
2017 was the year of victory, or in Hebrew the year 5777, it was the year of the sword of the Lord. Now as we have entered the Hebrew year 5778, it is the year of the open door, so when the Lord told me it is the year of the expected harvest, I wanted to see how it fit into the year of the open door. Revelation 4:1 says, “After these things I looked and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things” (NASB). The things John is referencing is the 7 church ages of Revelation 2-3, of which the best teaching I have heard on this is from Paul Keith Davis, you can find it on YouTube. So, John was invited to see what was going to happen after the Laodicean church age (Revelation 3:14-22).
If you read Revelation 4, John saw the risen lamb of God on a throne, Jesus is what happened, His glory was the story after “these things”. If Jesus is the glory story that will begin to be seen after “these things”, either we are being raptured out of here or we are going to be the answer to Jesus prayer in Luke 10:1-3, “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves” (NKJV). I personally believe the latter, which is why I believe 2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest.
Here is what I see, based on what God said to me, I see wheat being gathered into barns (storehouses) so they can be trained (threshed), equipped and deployed to seed and feed the nations. Leaders of the barns (storehouses) in which God is going to gather the wheat into will thresh them, then send them into their perspective fields in order to seed and feed that field. In the kingdom of God, right now, we are in the harvesting time. How do I know this with such certainty? Matthew 13:30, speaking of the wheat and the tares, Jesus says when asked if they should pull up the tares, said, “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers (laborers), first gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into My barn” (NASB). You may see it differently, but I see God gathering up tares in the nations right now and bundling them for burning. Now this is not the weeping and gnashing of teeth burning, this is a refining, purifying, burning (Malachi 3:3/Zechariah 13:9).
You see it is a harvest season, not the end of the world. So, we turn on the news and much exposure is happening, like the Harvey Weinstein bundle is happening right now, as an example. So, Jesus said, first bundle the tares, then gather the wheat into my barns. Order matters to God. I believe we are in a season of harvest and that 2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest. I believe we are going to see a mass returning of the wheat into barns that will Ephesians 4:12-13, train, equip and deploy them to do the work of the ministry, which is to seed and feed the fields in which they work. Get ready for 2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest!