WE ARE THE HARVESTERS;
accelerated growth and abundant fruit.
I had a dream this morning where I was tending to a piece of land along a public sidewalk/road in a town. This asphalt walkway was by a chain linked fence and on the opposite side of the fence off in a field was a church. I could “see” what was going on inside the church. It was empty. Yet they were conducting their “worship” service with their full band, lights and all yet it was empty of any attendance. It was very dark and loud inside. I was perplexed as to why they were conducting the service which looked more like a concert/show with no congregation. 🤔
I was still outside but yet it was like I was inside seeing the service. My head began to hurt and confusion swirled. My ears then began to ring in an awful way to the point of pain. All of a sudden I then was back outside by the strip of land on the opposite side of the fence in the sunshine. Immediately peace returned to my mind and no more pain in my ears.
My attention was drawn to the land along where I was walking. It was a beautiful sunny day with perfect temperatures. All conditions were right in the atmosphere.
The strip of land was very green and it was saturated with water. I began trimming the growth back that had not been tended to. I saw this one thick green stock that had been cut off before but it was not growing now. I reached down to examine it and there was still life in it but it had been hidden in the muck of the mud and submerged under the water drowning. I immediately straightened it the best I could so the sunlight could hit it and then I let it go. The plant, because of its root and stock memory, went back down into the dark and water saturated ground. I straightened it back up again towards the light and this time it stayed up facing the sun for a longer period of time. I reached back down to coerce it up again and when I pulled it out it was a large green cucumber/squash vegetable! It was atleast 12” in length and 4” in circumference. I was astounded that the cut off drowning stock had just now produced a “fruit” of this size in a matter of minutes. As the dream comes to an end a person in the dream (who I could not identify) gave me a piece of paper on it that said John 4:38. And they were saying to share what was on the paper.
And then the dream comes to an end.
The summary of this dream and message to the body of Christ is John 4:36-38
“And he who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: ‘One who sows another reaps,’. I have sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”
This is a harvest dream for sure. Where others have sown and labored we now get to reap the harvest. And when we do it will be abundant!
Many in the body of Christ have been transplanted to new ground in order to tend to and nurture(disciple) what has been sown and they will harvest what they did not sow.
We must guide and disciple people into the light. There are decades of learned behaviors and their memories and familiarity will try to pull them back or keep them in a place where there is no growth. Unfortunately this dream has revealed that a portion of the church has kept people “in the dark” and not brought them into the light nor made disciples.
Those of us who will answer the call of being laborers and harvesters must tend to the land and help them into the Light and nurture them. When we do this they will grow at accelerated rates!! Then they will produce abundant fruit!
It’s time we shift our focus on what we think works and what does not. The church in this dream was closed in and dark. It looked worldly and it was empty. Their efforts of days gone by had no effect. Yet the walkways outside on the other side of the fence was brimming with opportunity and life waiting to come forth. We walk by these opportunities daily in the world of people who will never darken the door of a church. Let’s be the harvesters of what has been sown. It’s time to reap an abundant harvest. It will grow at an accelerated rate once it has come into the Light!
We are the harvesters!
Some plant, some water, but it is the Lord who will bring the increase! (1 Corinthians 3:6,7)