Your Harvest is Here
It is a God-given pleasure to spend a little time sharing with the family members and friends of the O’Fallon Apostolic Assembly. May our great God continue to bless you with His fullness.
Can you believe that it’s October already? Is it me, or is this year streaming past? It seems that just yesterday we were looking forward to our June Visions Conference and suddenly, it seems we’rein the fall of the year. This is the time of year to think of harvest. In the past, when our country was more about farming than industry (an agrarian society), harvest time was perhaps the most joyous time
of the year. Not that other times were not important, but this was the time of reaping and gathering in; it was pay-off time.
the farming seasons, so too are the seasons of life. Harvest speaks to the gathering in of the crop. One of several scriptures that comes to mind is Psalm 126:6. It says, “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Seed time, at the beginning of the farming year, is laborious and concentrated work. It is time consuming and I am sure, a back-breaking kind of work. The beginning part of most projects always seems more challenging and troublesome. I have often noted that that in preaching, the hardest part is getting started. But from the middle to the end is where you may hear the preacher say, “I feel my help coming on.” It somehow gets easier. We say it’s the anointing or the Holy Ghost. Then finally, by the end the preacher is lifted with joy and the congregation is filled with excitement.
I wanted to share with you all that we’ve all been facing a lot of challenges this year. There may even be more that are yet to come, but I strongly believe that God is getting us ready for a harvest. What we need is soon to be made manifest. James tells us in scripture that the farmer (husbandman) with patience waits for the harvest (James 5:7,8). I want to encourage all of us. The Lord has reserved our harvest for us. It is the blessing with your name on it. Remember how Boaz told his workers to leave some portions of the field for Ruth (Ruth 2:16). You’ve often heard me use the expression “handfuls of purpose.” That harvest, then that part that is reserved, and reserved for me, is here. Saints, friends, believe it and receive it. Don’t wait until the battle is over, shout now! Let your faith lift you above your present circumstances and believe your God. You may have sown in tears, but rejoice now. Your harvest is here!