I am excited to release this word since harvest is one of the topics that the Lord has laid strongly on my heart. A lot of prophetic words have been released recently about harvest – which shows that harvest time is truly drawing near!
A while ago, I was watching an episode of the series called Chosen. (If you haven’t watched this, make an effort to do so – it is truly amazing!) Our six-year-old boy absolutely loves it and I was ‘obligated’ to watch it with him again, probably for the 4th time! While watching I suddenly saw a brief vision of angels going out and marking people on their foreheads. The words “Book of Remembrance” then dropped into my spirit. I instantly knew that these angelic hosts have been sent out to mark the ones that need to be gathered for harvest.
The Book of Remembrance
Earlier this year I had an interesting experience. I was sitting on my bed busy praying but I become quite tired and almost fell asleep. My mind was drifting off but My spirit kept praying over and over again, “remember us.” It became quite earnest as the Spirit kept praying these words through me that we should be remembered. All of a sudden, I was wide awake and I had no idea what it meant. All I knew what to do was to pray an earnest prayer that the Lord will not forget me, my husband, and our two boys. I felt to specifically call our names before the Lord so that we will be remembered.
I still didn’t understand what this meant so I stood up and went about my day. A while later I felt prompted to check my emails, something I must admit I don’t do so often. I received a newsletter from another ministry and when I opened it, great was my surprise when I saw the following scripture:
“Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another,
And the Lord listened and heard them;
So a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear the Lord
And who meditate on His name.
“They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,
“On the day that I make them My jewels
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
~ Malachi 3:16-17
God was so faithful to show me exactly what the Spirit was praying through me! I was in awe and realised the importance of praying that prayer. That we will be counted amongst those who fear the Lord and meditate on His name. There is a beautiful promise in this scripture, that God will spare those whose names are written in the book of remembrance.
Call the Harvest in!
There have been many seasons in my life that I have fervently prayed for loved ones and unbelievers to come into the Kingdom of God. At times we get weary to keep praying for them (as I also believe the Lord lead us into seasons praying for the lost) but after I saw the vision, I feel the Lord is stirring my spirit to call them in as part of the harvest! Now is the time to endure in steadfast prayer for the harvest to come in.
The names of the faithful remnant are written down in the book of remembrance. Because of this, God will also remember our prayers. He will not forget how we laboured in prayer for loved ones and other precious souls. Let us continue to call their names before the Lord.
Let us inquire of Him to also remember them, that they too, may be spared and become part of the Fathers’ jewels. I believe now is the time to endure as we fill the bowls of incense with our prayers (Rev 5:8). Although the battle is fierce over every lost soul, and we get tired and weary at times, let us persevere in prayer. The prayers that we sow into the Kingdom of God will surely bring forth a harvest!
“Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.”
~ Psalm 126:5-6
A Great Door is Opening for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be Preached
There has been a season of harvesting the harvesters. I believe God has been preparing, and still is, harvesters, to gather the coming harvest. There has been a definite shift in the spirit in the month of September. One of the verses the Lord is highlighting in this hour is:
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”
~ Matthew 11:12
The words “kingdom push!” are being spoken by the Spirit presently. Now is the time to push forward even more and to advance the ground of victory that has already been attained! It is also like a woman in labour that has to: PUSH!!! The promise is about to be birthed!
Paul states in 1 Corinthians 16:9 that there was a great and effective door that opened to him, but there were also many adversaries. The enemy will not hold back in this hour for he knows he has little time. Let us stand against his wiles and plans, and take the Kingdom of God by force!
The Lord reminded me of a dream I had more than 10 years ago and I now strongly feel that we are entering into this season. In the dream, we were on a beach in Cape Town and suddenly a massive wave was coming towards us and we started running away. In the next scene of the dream, I was back in Bloemfontein (a city in South Africa far from the coast) and the streets were flooded with water, about ankle deep. I knew that the water came all the way from the wave that hit Cape Town.
I quickly went home to fetch my running shoes as I knew we have to go and preach the gospel in the streets.
The wave symbolizes the wave of revival that is coming to this nation, it will start in Cape Town and will spread across South Africa, Africa, and eventually the whole world. We need to put on the shoes of preparation of the gospel of peace (Eph 6:15). As this wave hits a door will open to preach the gospel of the kingdom and we need to be prepared for it.
Pay the Price.
The Lord showed me in another recent dream that running shoes are being tailor-made for those who order it. The shoes were quite expensive in the dream and I could not think that one would pay so much for a pair of shoes! The Lord revealed to me that these shoes come with a price tag – it is definitely not for those not willing to pay the price. It will surely cost us our comfort and the laying down of our lives.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”
~ 2 Chronicles 16:9
Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
~ John 4:35
Are you willing to be part of the harvesters?