Scripture Reading: John 4:35–36
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
Blessings of Harvest
Father God we thank you because the blessings of harvest are available to those who work with you.
The Bible speaks of the harvest in both the Old and New Testaments. Leviticus 23:10 says, “…then shall ye bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest unto the priest.” Hosea 6:11 says, “Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.” There is an anointing of harvest going on in the spiritual realm that we need to materialize in our physical lives.
To harvest means that you gather and get a return of the things you have sown in the past. Harvest is the time of the year when mature grains, fruits, vegetables, etc. are reaped and gathered in. This is the season in which so much grain, so much fruit, and so many vegetables that are matured in the spirit are waiting to be reaped and gathered in. The harvest is plentiful and the labourers are few but we pray that the Lord of the Harvest will bring in labourers. We labour to bring in the harvest through revelation; in understanding what is in God’s heart. What is in His heart is deposited in His Word. There is so much to harvest in the Word of God that when we labour in revelation we begin to reap the fruit that has matured.
Salvation of your soul has matured; the gifts of the Holy Spirit have matured because Jesus has come. This is the season to work with God and experience the blessings of the harvest.
The spirit of procrastination binds many people. A small voice says, “Do it tomorrow.” We think great thoughts and make great plans, but the voice comes as a voice of counsel gently saying “Do it tomorrow; you do not have to do it now.” And when tomorrow comes, the voice again says, “Do it tomorrow.”
Many of us have left in the field the harvest of blessings God has prepared for us. God forbid that this should be our portion. I pray that the Lord will regenerate the fruit that we have refused to harvest, that we may now experience these blessings in Jesus’ name. It is time to gather in what has matured. Many of us have sown prayers over the years. We have laboured in the kingdom, in encouragement, and in ministry. I say to you by the Word of God that the harvest is here. The Bible makes it clear that God set a harvest for us when He released us from captivity, Hosea 6:11.
Today is the day of liberty, when you will tune your mind, your heart to the season of harvest. Some of us cannot remember what we have sown in the kingdom. We cannot remember that God has a storehouse of blessings for us to harvest. We harvest in revelation, in prayer, in praise, and in the work of our hands. When you sow seed nobody is there; you dig the ground and nobody is there. But when it is time for harvest you need more labourers because there is so much more fruit. May labourers come and labour with you to bring in the harvest in Jesus’ name. May praise and the validity of the Word of God come and labour with you to bring in the harvest. May action and motivation by the Spirit of the living God labour with you to bring in your harvest in Jesus’ name.
Father God only you know what we have sown and we need your revelation to harvest. You have released into our lives all the things, all the labourers we need to help us spiritually to harvest and bring into reality the blessings you have for us.
Father, enable us today to harvest the blessings that we have not been able to harvest. Help us not to miss the blessings of harvest that you have released. Thank you Lord for everything you have done, everything you are doing, and everything you will do.
Father, you say we reap what we sow, Galatians 6:7. We cannot sow corn and expect yams. Beloved, if you have sown bad seed and have repented and come to the Lord, I pray that He will destroy the evil seed that you have sown. We ask, Lord, that you give your children who have sown good seed the grace to leave some of their harvest so that those who do not have can also harvest according to your Word: “And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest,” Leviticus 19:9. Those who are harvesting should have a heart of generosity to leave some of the harvest to those who have not sown good seed but who will be delivered because they have repented. Father, let this season of harvest be a good experience for your children. Let us celebrate the harvest and may our thanksgiving be greater and greater in Jesus’ name.
If you have never given your life to Jesus you will not have the capability to sow your seed. If you would like to share in the harvest of Jesus, pray, “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you. Write my name in the book of life and give me the grace to enjoy the benefits and the blessings of harvest in Jesus’ name.” Amen.