The Abandoned Harvest

Journal Entry
July 11, 2011
Dream –Scene One – The Unction 

I was standing with a very small group of people when to our left and angel walked past saying, “A person only has a very small unction from Holy Spirit to evangelize and if they don’t heed the Spirit the desire will go away and not come back again.” 

Scene Two – The Field of Corn

Ear of Corn Ripening in Field I was walking down a country road, lined with trees on both sides. There was an opening to my left which revealed a large field planted in corn. The corn plants were dried out from the summer heat but I could see ears of corn on every stalk. In the dream I was giving understanding that this crop had been abandoned by the farmers that planted it. I thought the corn must not be any good for someone to just walk away from the harvest. Puzzled, I decided to go into the field and take a look at the quality of the crop for myself.  

I pulled off an ear of corn from a stalk and pulled back the husk to see the condition of the corn. I expected the kernels to be sparse and dried up from the summer’s heat as the reason the farmers abandoned the field. As I pulled back the husk, exposing the kernels of corn, I saw that not only was the corn fresh and juicy but the kernels had a strange fatness to them. I pulled off some kernels of corn from the cob and placed them into my hand. To my surprise more corn appeared on the cob where I just removed the corn. As I held the corn kernels in my hand they changed colors illuminating with a spectrum of beautiful colors. It was amazing! 

I didn’t understand how the corn field could look so dry yet contain such fresh and wonderful corn on the inside of the husk. As I walked out to the edge of the field next to the country road, I heard the sound of a babbling brook beneath my feet. I looked down and saw clear spring water running on the ground directly from the direction of the field. Apparently there was a source of water just underneath the surface which kept the corn field robust and ready for harvest.  

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Meaning – 

Scene One 

The angel said to the small group of people in the dream, “A person only has a very small unction from Holy Spirit to evangelize and if they don’t heed the Spirit the desire will go away and not come back again.”  

Have you lost your desire for souls? Remember when you first got saved and how you felt and wanted to share with someone what Christ has done for you? Where is your excitement about sharing your faith with others? How many people do you know personally that are known for diligently seeking out the lost? How many are there in your local congregation who consistently witness to those who are lost or backslidden? I will tell you that it is a very small number compared to the ones who portray themselves as Christians. The angel warned the believers in Sardis to wake up, and strengthen the things that remain which are about to die. Scene one of this dream is a warning to the congregations to address their failure of falling asleep, becoming weak in sensing the unction of Holy Spirit for the lost. If you let it die it will be dead and will not come back to you.  

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. ‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. Rev 3:1-2 

Meaning Scene Two – 

Why did the field go without being harvested? Where were the farmers that planted it? 

At one time the farmers worked diligently as farmers. They plowed and prepared the fields and when it came time they planted the seeds so they could bring forth a nice harvest. That is the purpose of farming to bring forth the harvest. What happened to the field ready to be harvested? 

Years before, the farmers began getting together in their homes to having weekly meetings so they could support one another and discuss all the wonders of being a farmer. They had a special bond and excitement and wanted others to experience what they had discovered about farming.  The word spread about how great the meetings were and the attendance grew too large to meet in a home. So they decided to build a building devoted solely as a place for the local farmers to gather. 

By the time they had built and moved into their new building a few of the farmers had risen to prominence and taken charge of the meetings, drawing most of the attention to their selves. The other farmers were encouraged to unquestionably submit to their farming wisdom and counsel. They loved to talk and teach on farming techniques, programs, good farming practices as they pressed the other farmers to conform to their teachings.  

The other farmers like being taught as well as being part of such a unique organization. Eventually, they added farming school for children and a nursery for the little farmers. Then came seminaries for farmers, Farmers’ TV Network with weekly DVDs offers with titles like “10 Steps to Positive & Purposeful Farming”, “Captivating Farming”, “Farming With a Sense of Humus”, “How to Become Completely Committed to Farming” and “Joy in Farming” were just a few of the most popular teachings.  

The people learned how to dress, talk and act like farmers. Then more meetings were added to the week which kept the people very busy in the farmer’s organization. Over time attending, participating and belonging to the farmers’ group became more important than working and harvesting the fields even though the fields were abundantly ripe and ready for harvest. Each person’s attendance to the weekly meetings was closely monitored and should someone start missing meetings the organization would have another farmer contact them to find out why they were not at the meetings.  After all if you love farming you need to be a member of one of these local farming organizations.  

The end results of the farmers’ organization was that the farmers knew the practices and principals of farming, but no longer understood the principal of rolling up their sleeves and getting dirty working in the fields, laboring in the fields day and night, so they could bring in the harvest. The speakers at the farming organizations meetings never stressed the importance of bringing in the crops and eventually the farmers forgot what farming was all about which is the HARVEST! 

How ridiculous would it be for farmers to devote their lives to farming but never go work in the fields to gather in the harvest? If farmers acted like this would you not think the farmers were phonies, perhaps question their sanity? But today few Christians show any concern for lost souls and even fewer will share the gospel of Christ with a lost soul although their weekly attendance may be stellar. Is that not as ridiculous as the farmers abandoning the harvest?  

Remember the angels said in the dream, “A person only has a very small unction from Holy Spirit to evangelize and if they don’t heed the Spirit the desire will go away and not come back again.”  

Have you lost your desire for souls? God knows. Remember when you first got saved and how you felt and wanted to share with someone what Christ has done for you?  

Guard you desire for the lost by praying for the lost souls. Pray for those you encounter daily who have been blinded by sin. Pray for the Lord to send labors into the field and pray that he would use you to bring in the harvest. Don’t let the desire for the lost to pass from you if you still have it at all. If it dies in you it will not return.  

The final harvest awaits and the Lord is secretly preparing those who will listen to Holy Spirit and seek the Father’s heart for the lost. Pray that you may have the same compassion for the lost as Jesus displayed in His earthly ministry. He had COMPASSION for the PEOPLE.  

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Rev. 3:15-16 

The desire for lost souls has to be continually guarded like a small flame from the elements around you. Ask God for mercy to rekindle your desire for the lost before it completely goes out. Ultimately with God SALVATION is of the highest importance above everything else. He did send His Son so that man could be saved.  

“The time of the great harvest is now! The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Mat. 9:38 

Bro. Bill 

Scripture Reference: 

Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He  said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Mat. 9:35-38 

He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. Proverbs 10:5 

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls. Proverb 11:30 

Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, ” Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.” Rev. 14:14-15