IT’S HARVEST TIME!
The Word of the Lord came through our spiritual father Kenneth Copeland for 2019- The Year of Abundant Harvest. WooHoo! Christi and I laid hold of that and began declaring every day that abundant harvest was headed our way. Genesis 8:22 explains, “As long as the earth remains, there will be SEED…TIME and HARVEST.” Then, in a time of prayer for the upcoming year, we heard the Lord clearly confirm in our hearts, “It’s Harvest Time!” He continued, “You’ve entered a NEW SEASON. For many years you were in a season of sowing. For many more years, you have been in a season of waiting and watering your seed with praise and My Word. But NOW…you’ve entered a new season and…it’s HARVEST TIME!” We have been asking Him for the NATIONS so this also includes an abundant HARVEST of SOULS! Praise God, because you are partners with us, this word is FOR YOU too when you receive it by faith.
In Mark 4:26-29, Jesus explained seedtime and harvest: “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.” (NLT) This explains that there is a spiritual process and TIME required for reaping a harvest.
Usually this waiting season is the most challenging. Over the years, Christi and I have observed that it is in this time that so many are tempted and CHOOSE to quit, give up and walk away before they receive their harvest. But when we REFUSE to back off of our faith and STAY COMMITTED to The Word, our word and divine relationships, this is what the Word defines as FAITHFUL. Proverbs 28:20 says that “A faithful man shall ABOUND with blessings…” (AMPC) The REWARD of the FAITHFUL is ABUNDANCE! If we are not experiencing abundance, we need to ask the Lord if there is any area that we have been unfaithful- In tithes/offerings, in keeping our word or staying committed to relationships. When we are quick to repent, it puts us right back into a position of receiving the abundant harvest He wants to bless us with.
One distinguishing attribute of faithfulness is our consistent giving/sowing. We choose to live by faith and give whether the natural conditions seem favorable or not (Ecc. 11:4). The Lord has asked of Christi and me many times over the years, to give sacrificially. Sometimes, there are tears when we choose to obey God rather than spend our seed on what we need or want. But the powerful promise of God in Psalms 126:5-6 says, “They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!” (TPT) Glory to God, we declare that in 2019 we experience an overflow of blessing and harvest so great, we can’t carry it all! It’s too much!
Psalms 65:11 confirms these promises of abundance, “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” (NLT) The definition of the word crown is: “The triumphant culmination of (an effort or endeavor, especially a prolonged one).” We may have had prolonged years of waiting but the Lord will complete this year with the VICTORY of a too much harvest! This scripture goes further and promises that The Lord will make even those areas of our life that have been hard/challenging (a job, relationship with a spouse, family member, employer, our health, etc.) will now OVERFLOW with an abundance of whatever we need: favor, promotion, restoration, health, joy and peace!
As you sow your seed this month, The Lord may be asking you to give sacrificially, and trust that He will bring you an overflowing harvest. We encourage you to CHOOSE to trust God. Declare this with us over your seed: “I choose to trust God and faithfully sow my seed into the Kingdom of God. As I wait upon The Lord, I believe that He is bringing a bountiful harvest of souls and everything I need to do His will in the earth and ENJOY it! What was hard before now overflows with abundance!”
We Love You,
P.S. We are so grateful for the gift of your love and partnership in the Gospel. Because you choose to GIVE and PRAY, we are reaching the world for JESUS through “On the Road to Freedom” TV. We’d love the opportunity to thank you in person. Check out our 2019 itinerary at www.mylon.org!