I hear the Lord say that this is the Year of Harvest. Where sorrow, distress, loss, and grief have seemingly been your portion, I am now turning the tears that you have sown into a beautiful Harvest. As My Word says, “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy” (Psalm 126:5).
For many, the last several years may have felt like being on a journey where only the one driving is controlling the GPS. That person, for those who have surrendered to My leading, has been Me. I have been the One plugging in the route, as I am the One who knows the way. Yes, it may have felt like you’ve experienced change because of “traffic” or obstacles, but the destination has always still been the same.
For many of you, this time has felt like a really long journey, partly because you haven’t known every stop, every direction, or every turn. Also partly, because you may not have even had a realistic understanding of how long it actually takes to get you to My desired destination for your life in this season. All you know is where you want to go.
Many of you have had to learn to trust Me in deeper ways, you have had to surrender to My timeline, and you have had to recognize that only I can see ALL things. But, rest assured, if you surrender to Me, the ride is beautiful.
But now, in this time, I am making the path clear, as I have had a watchful eye on those who have surrendered to My leading in obedience. As My Word says, “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).
For those who have made the choice to separate yourself at My leading — to be where I have called you to be — The Promised Land is wide open, and it’s time to reap what you have sown. It’s time to receive what has been planted. It’s time to harvest all the Father has set for you. It’s time to walk into full abundance. It’s time to walk into full freedom.
I hear the Lord say, I know it seemed like 2023 (and many years prior) was supposed to be the break-through year, but for many it was actually the break-loose year. You’ve needed to spend your time breaking loose from every old mindset and way of living, so that everything that needed to be tested, for the sake of your future assignments in Me, could come into full view.
I hear the Lord say, rest assured that you have passed every test with flying colors and now it’s time for the setting of a new seven-year cycle. You pulled through to the finish line and now I can release the full measure of My Glorious Plan for you in this upcoming season. Remember, you ALWAYS go from Glory to Glory. So each season may look different. But right now it’s HARVEST TIME. Dream anew and dream big.
I hear the Lord say, many of you have gained much maturity in My Spirit. And, just like there is a “coming of age” moment in the societies of the world, there is also a “coming of age” in My Spirit. For many, your maturity in the Spirit may even surpass your physical, Earthly age — just like My Son Jesus walked with an authority and wisdom from childhood. My “age” for you determines your level of “aliveness” in Christ. Your level of awakening to My voice and promptings. Because of this new level of awakening, many of you are moving from your former days into your latter days. The greater days I have in store for My Body.
“The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:9)
I hear the Lord say, watch as many of the old ways of doing and being will drop off and fall away. You are not meant to carry ANY old things with you in this New Year. I am causing you to shed the baggage, weight, and issues of last season. I am commanding them to fall off of you now. As this Year (and beyond) proceeds, you will look around you and realize they fell right off without much struggle at all.
I hear the Lord say that among some of these old things, many of you have been wearing mantles, and more than one, that have now become uncomfortable, and maybe even constricting. And, it’s time to get a brand new mantle. The ones you have been carrying are now ready to be let go. The ones you will now wear will give you room to grow and expand and flow with more ease. They will be fresh, new, and many will be more luxurious than the ones before. Like what I have prepared for My Righteous Bride, many will be made of fine linens, just as it says in My Word — “And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints” (Revelations 19:8).
Many of the mantles will be like ones you haven’t known before, and in them you will be able to flow in the full movement of My Spirit. Many of these mantles will feel lighter, but will be fully durable for this season. They will be beautiful. These mantles are not meant to be shared with everyone, but they will provide all the coverage you need for the tasks at hand.
Most importantly, your eyes have been fully open to the new thing I have set for you, by My leading. Come up higher in Me, and receive it all now, and walk in it now. Walk in the firm planting I have done in your life. Walk in the fullness of the work I have done in your life. Walk in the beauty of this time of Harvest I have for you. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!
“He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalms 1:3 NKJV
Ephesians 1:17-19 “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,”
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV
There He makes the hungry dwell, That they may establish a city for a dwelling place, And sow fields and plant vineyards, That they may yield a fruitful harvest.
Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the Lord has done marvelous things!
Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.
The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.