This devotional was emailed to me today from Charisma +On-line:
Hour of Harvest
Today’s message is from John Arnott.
The scriptures clearly teach that a massive harvest will indeed come in supernaturally during the end times.
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Luke 10:2, NIV). Jesus is saying here that the harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. The saints of God, the born-again church, are the ones called as harvesters, and we are to pray that God will raise us up.
Some do not hold in faith the expectation for this harvest. They are expecting things to get worse and worse. They have a “hold the fort” mentality in which the small remnant of the church is to hang on until rescued by the Rapture.
A lady in Switzerland asked me about this very issue. “Doesn’t the Bible teach that there will be a great falling away?” I assured her it did, but asked her, “Don’t you think we are in that time right now?”
The once “Christian” West is now almost totally secular-humanist in its beliefs. If that’s not a great falling away, then I don’t know what is. We’ve had the great falling away. We’re in it.
But God has promised us a harvest. I believe that in the last days there will be a glorious, overcoming church that will be on the job to bring in the harvest. He will find faith on the earth when He returns! The gates of hell will not prevail!
Lord, this is indeed the hour of harvest. Send me into the fields and empower me to declare Your gospel to my generation.
Response: The Lord literally spoke to me about a coming world-wide Harvest more that 30 years ago. At the time, I was really looking and waiting for the rapture which I was convinced would happen any second.
The voice was loud and penetrating, the earth shook beneath me as He spoke and I couldn’t get low enough on the floor. Really did think that I was going to die right then! He did get my attention and I have been watching for signs of a great Harvest and world revival ever since!
Now, there are places in the world where a significant harvest is already in progress. Come Holy Spirit, and bring it across the face of North America and then as a tidal wave let it wash up on the shores of the UK and Europe. In Jesus name, Amen.