In the Midst of Harvest

I sat at my desk, reading an email I had just received from a friend who was traveling for ministry work.

Upon reading, I realized it was a prayer request.  Due to the many attacks taking place at the time of her travels, she was requesting prayer.

As I read down the list of attacks shared in her email, the spirit of God rose up within me and said to me, ‘Tell her to rejoice and be exceedingly glad.  The little foxes only come once harvest has begun.  Tell her to rejoice for she is standing in the midst of her harvest.’

Oh my, if we could always see through the eyes of the Father, our God!

His perspective is so different from ours.  What we see as attacks, He sees as signs that we are in the midst of our harvest fields.

As I have said many times this year, harvest is here!  It’s not time to slack off or sit down, nor is it time to relax your sword, which is the word of God.

Over the past twenty-five years I have been reminded over and over again of something a wise woman once told me.  She said, ‘when breakthrough begins, do not lay down your sword.’  Those words have kept me in my proper position of faith more times than I can count.

We have talked about Shammah lately.  He certainly didn’t lay down his sword. He stood in the very midst of his harvest field and fought.  And the word of God says that God wrought a great victory that day.

Pastor Dave Roberson has been a friend, and someone I loved to go to and ask spiritual questions.  I once went to him and said ‘Pastor Dave, every time I pray in the spirit for a long period of time, I get horrible headaches.  And every time I fast and pray, it seems to bring on attack after attack.’

Pastor Dave simply laughed that little laugh he has and said, ‘wonder what the devil is so afraid of?’

The thief comes after the word has been sown.  The foxes come to spoil the harvest after it has begun.  The devil comes to bring attacks after you are pressing in.  It seems there is a pattern here.  The attacks actually come when you are getting somewhere or when the harvest or time of visitation is already here.  That truth alone should cause us to rejoice and be exceedingly glad, don’t you think?

If you are one of those who are experiencing attack after attack, take heart!  Ask God to show you His perspective.

Remember in the book of 2 Kings 6, Elisha and his servant were literally surrounded by the enemy.  The servant was afraid, but Elisha stood firm in faith.  Elisha asked God to show the servant what was going on from God’s perspective.  God opened the servants eyes, as Elisha declared, ‘do not be afraid, there is more with us than there is with them.’

I propose it is the same with you today.  Regardless of what you can see with your natural eye, God has not left you.  He is with you.  And perhaps, just perhaps, you are standing in the midst of your harvest field.  If so, do not move and do not lay down your sword.  As you continue to trust in God, He will bring a great victory to you as well.

Today, I ask God to open your spiritual eyes so that you can see from His perspective.  I also ask Him to help you realize, there are more with you than you know, for that my friend, is truth.

Praise to the Lord God Almighty!

May the vision of your heart  replace the limitations of your eyes.

 

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