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and scatter cummin [a seasoning], and put the wheat in rows, and barley in its intended place, and spelt [an inferior kind of wheat] as the border? And he trains each of them correctly, for his God instructs him correctly and teaches him. For the dill is not threshed with a sharp threshing instrument, nor is a cart wheel rolled over the cummin; but the dill is beat off with a staff and the cummin with a rod by hand. Does one crush bread grain? No, he does not grind it continuously, but when he has driven his cart wheel and his horses over it, he scatters it-tossing it up to the wind-without having crushed it. (Isaiah 28:24-28, The Amplified Bible) There are proper methods for preparing the ground and for planting the seed in the natural world. There are also various methods for harvesting depending on the crop. Fitches and cummin come out of the husk easily, so only a staff and rod is used. Bread corn requires more force so a threshing instrument must be used. When you are harvesting the lives of men and women for the Kingdom of God, some will come easily to knowledge of the Lord . Others will take more effort to harvest. Improper harvesting ruins the crop. Too much force bruises the tender plants . Too little effort fails to bring forth other crops . The same God who gives wisdom for reaping the natural harvest will provide wisdom to harvest spiritual crops. UNCULTIVATED GROUND: If the ground is not properly prepared, the harvest will be poor. Read the parable of the sower in Mark 4:1 2-2 0, Matthew 13:1-23, and Luke 8:4-15. In these parables the Word of God is compared to seed in the natural world. The Word is sown in the hearts of men and women. The thing that varies in these accounts is not the sower, the seed, or the method. The thing that affected the harvest was the condition of the soil . Some of the ground is not cultivated but is full of spiritual stones and weeds such as the cares of the world, riches, and lusts of other worldly things. The harvest from this uncultivated spiritual ground is poor. But some of the seed is sown on good ground which represents hearts spiritually prepared to receive it. The result is abundant harvest: And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an 47

Spiritual Harvest  

Becoming A Visionary Christian

Spiritual Harvest  

Becoming A Visionary Christian

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