Keys for Your Supernatural Harvest
In preparation for the coming harvest season, I have spent many hours alone with my Father, listening to His “marching orders.” He never opens such unbelievable opportunities unless He gives a battle plan.
And I believe God is revealing to me that we are about to experience the unthinkable, see the unbelievable, and witness an unprecedented harvest of souls as millions of lives are transformed by the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ!
I believe the coming supernatural harvest will have unique results in the lives of believers.
This harvest will bring an abundant outpouring of blessings upon the lives of God’s children that will enrich our life in every area, including divine health, strength, and provision enough to meet every need so we will enjoy the “no lack” blessings promised to every believer in the Word of God (Proverbs 28:27; 2 Corinthians 9:8-11).
There is no shortage where God is concerned. Not only will our needs be met, but I believe there will be such abundance that there will be seed beyond our needs. This “running over blessing” will become seed in the giver’s hand.
And together we will experience the unthinkable, see the unbelievable, and witness an unprecedented harvest of souls as millions of lives are transformed by the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Important keys are revealed in the Word of God that can help us discover how to prepare for harvest time and release the coming harvest. Much emphasis is often placed on the seed and the harvest, while the process necessary to release the harvest begins with the sower.
This key was so important that Jesus drew attention to it in a parable as He spoke to His disciples, saying:
Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark 4:3-8)
PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE HARVEST
While it is God who brings the increase at harvest time as the seed is multiplied, three important elements are involved in preparing the way for the harvest: the sower, the seed, and the soil.
1. The Sower. According to the Scriptures, the sower is essential to the harvest, for unless the sower disperses the seed, there will be no harvest. The sower determines the quantity of seed to be sown.
The sower also decides where the seed will be planted and how much seed will be sown. As the sower watches over the field and tills the ground, he ensures the optimum growing conditions necessary to release the seed’s power to multiply and produce the harvest.
When we plant natural seed into the earth’s soil and carefully tend the field, in due time we reap a multiplied harvest of the seed that was sown. The same principles apply in the spiritual realm: “And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how” (Mark 4:26-27).
We sow our seed each time we give to the work of the Lord. And as that seed is cast, it produces precious seed as the Gospel is proclaimed and the lives of men and women are rescued from sin and transformed for eternity.
2. The Seed. The seed is essential for the harvest. A basic principle of harvest is that nothing will be produced without sowing seed.
Every seed has an amazing God-given potential to multiply. “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit” (John 12:24).
God Almighty already has the plan for growth and harvest in place. When seed is sown into good soil, the laws of sowing and reaping will prevail as our heavenly Father multiplies the seed to produce a bountiful harvest on our behalf!
3. The Soil. The condition of the soil is directly related to the quality and quantity of the harvest. Jesus emphasized this principle in a parable to His disciples by providing these examples of various soils and growing conditions:
- The Wayside—“And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side” (Mark 4:4). The seed fell along the side of a hard path or walkway where the soil was not broken up and ready to receive the seed. Because the seed could not get beneath the hard surface of the soil, it was walked on and eventually was devoured and carried away by the birds: “And the fowls of the air came and devoured it up” (Mark 4:4).
- Stony Ground—“And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth” (Mark 4:5). The seed was unable to take root on the rocky, thin layer of soil.
- Thorny Ground—“And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit” (Mark 4:7). The thorns and thistles choked the seed’s growth by drawing away the necessary moisture and nutrients found in the soil.
- Good Ground—“And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit” (Mark 4:8). Jesus contrasted the quality of this soil against the other three. Because it was good soil, well watered, free from weeds, and rich in nutrients, the seed took root and produced an abundant harvest.
PREPARING FOR YOUR SUPERNATURAL HARVEST
For a believer, God’s Word is filled with promises of a supernatural harvest of blessings and abundance for you and your loved ones:
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house. (Psalm 112:1-3)
A faithful man shall abound with blessings. (Proverbs 28:20)
An even greater supernatural harvest is promised to you in the realm of the Spirit. As a sower, you are in control of the seed, and each time you sow your seed in good ground into the work of the Lord, you can expect a harvest that goes beyond natural provision and reaches into eternity as multitudes of souls are brought to Christ.
In the natural, no farmer would ever take time to sow seed or expect to reap a harvest if the law of sowing and reaping were not a fixed law. Consider this example: A farmer determines the quantity of his harvest by the amount of seed he sows. If he doesn’t sow any seed, he will not reap a harvest. If he sows sparingly, he will also reap sparingly (2 Corinthians 9:6).
If the farmer wants to reap a bountiful harvest, he must sow more seed into fertile soil that has been prepared to receive the seed: “But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold,” Matthew 13:8).
The same principle of multiplication applies in the area of a spiritual harvest, for the Bible declares: “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” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
As sowers, you and I are responsible for the seed. And when we sow our seed in faith, God will pour out His abundant blessings and meet our needs. “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: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness)” (2 Corinthians. 9:8-10).
Each time we give to the work of the Lord, we sow precious seed to help take the Gospel message to the world. “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:6-7).
And in the same way that God brings a harvest in the natural, He brings a spiritual harvest as lives are transformed for eternity and millions of souls are swept into the kingdom.
The season of supernatural harvest is here and the nations are calling! Some people are drawn to the Lord by the preaching of the Word while others respond to the salvation call as they see the miracle-working power of God displayed.
The nations are calling, the soil is ready, for “vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping” (John 4:35, NLT).
God is using us as co-laborers in a mighty way, and heaven is more populated today as a result.
Imagine the glorious celebration that takes place every day as precious souls are won around the world through our crusades, miracle services, broadcasts, and mission outreaches!
Read how Jesus described what happens in heaven over one redeemed soul: “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10).
One soul is worth everything to our Master Jesus!
He was willing to go to the cross to redeem your soul and mine.
If only we could see the rejoicing in heaven right now over the millions of men, women, and children who have heard the Word, prayed the sinner’s prayer, and received Jesus Christ as Savior because of what God is doing through this ministry as we work together for the kingdom!
Let’s renew our commitment. Let’s work as never before to fulfill God’s great commission:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
with mighty expectation for today and the future, for our Lord Jesus declared, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38).
Now is the time! Get ready for your supernatural harvest as we work in His fields together in the coming days.
For we know it is “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6)…
Preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ,
teaching the unchanging Word of God, and
expecting the mighty and miraculous
power of the Holy Spirit,