A Time of Gathering Ahead
Wednesday morning, while getting ready for my day, I turned on my television to listen to preaching. Every channel I turned to was saying the same thing and I was reminded of something God has said just a few weeks ago; listen for ‘the voice.’
However, I had heard this one thing so much that it almost frustrated me; I began to ask God why He was saying the same thing over and over. What was I hearing? It’s time to sow and sow and sow. Now, I know some of you are tired of hearing it and frankly this morning I would have liked to have heard something new myself.
I began to ask God why this voice was continually coming forth. As I asked I heard in my spirit that a ‘time of gathering’ is ahead. I thought ‘okay, if a time of gathering is ahead, why the compelling voice to sow?’ And yes, I do know that you can’t gather without having sown…but I was searching for the insight God was trying to get across to me.
I began to pray and ask for direction, as I did, I felt led to study the book of Genesis, the story of Joseph to be exact. God began to speak to me about the seven years of plenty that came during Joseph’s day. If you recall, Pharaoh had a dream and when Joseph gave the interpretation of the dream he told Pharaoh that God was saying a famine was coming in the land BUT before the seven years of famine there would first be seven years of plenty. Do you remember the story?
Pharaoh was so pleased with his interpretation that he made Joseph the leader over all the land. Then God began to show me that He (GOD) always made provision for His people during times of famine – He always gave them a plan and the plan always involved sowing…and reaping.
God asked me this question, He said ‘if I told Joseph there was going to be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine, do you think He would sow the same way OR do you think he would sow every available seed possible during the years of plenty?’ I said ‘of course, he would sow as much as possible.’ Then I was asked this question, ‘if Joseph had decided to hold back his seed, when famine hit, what would he have had, seed or harvest?’ Easy question, he would have had only seed.
During that time, I am fully persuaded that God had Joseph sow every seed he could get his hands on during the time of plenty and Joseph obeyed God. Because Joseph obeyed, during times of famine, he and his family never lacked. And more than that, when the other people began to run out of money, Joseph bought up their livestock and then the land; how was he able to do that? Because he obeyed God, sowed and reaped a harvest for seven years and lived well during times of famine.
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God ALWAYS makes provision for His people during times of famine. In Genesis 26, Isaac sowed during times of famine and reaped a hundredfold.
In 1 Kings 17, God sent Elijah to a widow woman during famine, she gave him her last meal, or so she thought…and God sustained her throughout the entire famine…she never lacked because of her giving.
Over and over again we see this principle in the Bible, it is the law of sowing and reaping. I believe God is showing us that we are about to enter into a time of gathering, a time of plenty and that time is totally dependent on what we sow, just as it was with Isaac, he reaped a hundredfold…however what he reaped was totally dependent on what he sowed.
The widow woman sowed a precious, precious seed and that one seed brought her enough harvest to sustain her and her son throughout the entire famine.
God always makes provision for His people during times of famine – always – but the principle remains the same each time. For this reason, we are hearing the same voice throughout the earth saying it’s time to sow.
I read an article just yesterday by Chuck Pierce, who is also saying the same thing I was hearing on television. His article said ‘This will also be a year of supernatural giving to secure the five remaining years of this 10-year season.’ It is the same principle God used with Joseph.
I don’t know about you but I, for one, am ready for the time of plenty. Not only am I sowing for it, but I am listening to God…just as Joseph did to lead me and guide me and show me exactly what to do during this time…I know if I do that, I will be able to not survive but thrive through any times or seasons that are ahead of us. God is faithful – He always takes care of His people…if we listen…if we obey…He will remain faithful.
I am excited about the new season ahead. I am excited about letting go of ALL past disappointments and laying hold of the NEW THING God is doing in our lives, how about you? Time of Gathering…come now, in Jesus name.
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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