Put in the sickle. This phrase has remained in my spirit for the past week. Because this phrase wouldn’t leave me, I began to study the word concerning putting in our sickle.
I found two scriptures I felt were relevant to my study.
Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Joel 3:13
And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Revelation 14:15
A sickle is a tool used to pluck or reap. It must be sharp.
I knew all this, I was raised around farming. None of this was new to me. I continued to dig in the word. After reading many commentaries and dictionaries I became fully persuaded I knew what our sickle is. It is the word of God.
Hebrews 4:12 says; For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
Mark 11:23 says; For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
To put our sickle into our harvest and reap, we must speak. Not only that, but we must believe what we say and refuse to doubt. My friend, it is time to put your sickle in the ground for the harvest is ripe!
That is good news! It is time to reap. We have become good at sowing. However, we must also become good reapers. We can sow and sow, but if we don’t know how to reap, we will never see our harvest.
It is time to thrust our sickle in the ground and reap our harvest. To thrust means to push or pluck with force. It’s not the time to stop, it is the time to press in with all we have. To partake of all that belongs to us. It’s time to thrust in our sickle. We do that with the word of God. We do that with the word of God coming out of our mouth concerning harvest!
I found another verse of scripture I felt went along with this writing. It is found in Matthew 13:39 and it says; and the reapers are the angels.
Immediately I thought of something I heard Kenneth Copeland say just last night. He was talking about harvesting from a different perspective. He shared something Kenneth Hagin had given as the steps to receiving your harvest.
He gave the following instruction;
1. Bind the devil
2. Establish the Amount
3. Put faith claim on the amount
4. Send the ministering spirits to bring in your harvest
Let’s look at these. First, bind the devil. Mark 3:27 says; No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
It is time we plunder the enemy. It is time we come out with plunder.
Secondly, establish the amount. What amount do you need? Do you have seed in the ground? Do you have things that were stolen from you? If so the Bible says you can demand a seven fold return. Determine the amount you are believing God for.
Third, put a faith claim on the amount. What is he saying here? He is simply saying release your faith for the amount you need. Believe you receive it when you have it. Release words of faith, as you do, you are putting your sickle in the ground.
Fourth, send the angels to get your harvest and bring it to you. Remember, the angels are the reapers. Hebrews 1:14 says; Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
Angels are here to help! They are here to reap on your behalf. Send them forth to bring in your harvest.
I don’t know about you, but I am excited! I am putting my sickle in the ground with my words. God is saying, “harvest is here, put in your sickle.” Thrust your words of faith into the seeds you have sown. In doing so, you will reap a harvest.
As for my house, we are putting in our sickle today. How about you?
“Have you ever read in the bible where God failed one of His People? No, me either!” – kp