The Harvest

The harvest of men and God……….

There is the harvest of man and the harvest of God set in the earth. When man plants a harvest it is to bring forth food for his family and to feed the nations. When man gathers his harvest he is taught to leave some for the stranger, the fatherless and the  widow. This lesson in a persons life brings many blessings from the hand of God when we feed the poor and help the stranger! (Deuteronomy 24:19) When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field,and hast forgot a sheaf in the field,thou shalt not go again to fetch it:it shall be for the stranger,for the fatherless,and for the widow:that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

When we automatically give to another without a second thought this pleases God, as everything we do either honors or dishonors Him! (2 Corinthians 9:6-8) But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

Jesus taught it best about the harvest as read in the following passage (Matthew 13:37-42) He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man ;the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the Angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

We are told to die to self and the world’s ways, and there is a parable of the seed which is us that needs to die so it can live then for what it was created for! (John 12:23-26) And Jesus answered them, saying, the hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily,verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto Life Eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Sadly there is a drought in the land in the teaching of the word of God, even in our Lords time on earth He said the labourers were few (Matthew 9:35-38) And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

There is a day coming when the greatest harvest of the earth will be reaped by the hand of God Himself (Revelation 14:14-17) And behold I looked,and a white cloud,and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man,having on his head a golden crown,and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another Angel came out of the temple,crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud,Thrust in thy sickle,and reap:for the time is come for thee to reap;for the harvest of the earth is ripe.And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth;and the earth was reaped.


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