For several weeks I have had burden in my heart for those who are on the front-lines, the chosen officers of and for the Lord. Many have heard and obeyed HIS voice to REST in HIM, yet have been experiencing heavy attacks of deep discouragement, exhaustion and a depletion of resources brought on by the enemy. You are dry and thirsty yet you have continued forging ahead, battling through, as giving up for HIS mission and purpose has not been an option!
You have committed to the plans of the LORD and have been severely pruned, especially in this past season. Many days you have wept and travailed intensely until tears could no longer flow… but the sweat of your labor is very evident in the eyes of the Lord.
As this past season has brought intense pressure…. you have pressed into Him as never before, for you are a TRUE servant of the Lord and your thirst can not be satisfied until you see Jesus… face to face. Oh, servants of the Most High… the JOY of the Lord has been your strength… and you are at the end of the DRY and you will VERY QUICKLY be crossing over the threshold into a NEW season of incredible, abundant, jubilant JOY unspeakable. A personal and corporate harvest is in “RESERVE” just for you.
As I lingered in HIS presence, He took me into a vision in which I saw a front-liner / officer travelling in an obscure military / utility vehicle through a desert. He was moving through a season while looking ahead for and to the next. There was an intense heat in the atmosphere and desert winds were swirling around him, attempting to hinder his course and natural vision. His guide and compass was that of the Holy Spirit who brought him to this place at this moment…. married with the obedience of this officer of the Lord.
Suddenly the front-liner was taken by complete surprise, as his vehicle stopped abruptly. He exited the vehicle, looking to his right and left, he saw the past season of a vineyard that had been growing in the middle of a desert. The land was dry and almost barren. Vines were severely pruned with little remaining fruit. While surveying the scene; the dust settled and there in front of him the landscape drastically changed!
There before him, a heavy line was drawn in the sand, resembling a threshold. Separating one season to another. On the other side of this threshold was the most glorious, abundant, flourishing grape vineyard; which held the richest soil and produced a massive bounty of the lushest grapes ever to behold. Mesmerized and overcome with gratitude at the splendor and promise laid out before him; the front-liner began to weep with the realization of just how BIG and GOOD GOD is! He also repented for the doubt, discouragement and lack of complete joy that he had allowed to creep into his life. He had never dreamed this BIG, nor could he contain the JOY of what he was witnessing, the incredible fullness was something truly incredible!
As he was rejoicing and thanking the Father; a voice called out to him; “Come, taste and see what My hand holds for you!” As the front-liner looked ahead… there standing just few yards away was Jesus holding a grape, an offering of the first fruit of this particular harvest! This single grape was intoxicating just to behold, as it was overflowing with juice and was being supernaturally replenished as it was in the hand of Jesus.
I saw a sign hanging above the entrance to the vineyard… it read; “RESERVE”. The front-liner asked Jesus, “What does this mean?” Jesus answered back, saying:
“Beloved, I have “RESERVED” this for you! This is a “PRIVATE RESERVE” that I have planted for you! Come NOW, as I want you to taste of the first fruits, I want you to drink from the cup that I hold. It is our time, just you and I.
For this vineyard was planted long ago, for such a time as this, it holds a divine harvest in rows of mysteries, miracles, revelations, souls and provision. The fruits of your clean heart, hands, love, tears, obedience, that which you have sown and Kingdom labor also grow here. I have GRACED, cultivated, perfected, watched over and RESERVED it… for such a time as this.
Come and taste and see that I am GOOD, for I AM a MIRACLE WORKER! Come, drink from MY hand..a wine which was created from a place of intimacy of you and I, from your love and belief in ME and from the water of your tears and the sweat from your brow… it has married with the fruit in which I hold. It is MIRACLE WINE, a wine without spoil or fermentation.
There is MUCH to HARVEST, MUCH work to do… but FIRST I want to replenish you and FILL YOU in EVERY AREA, where the dryness of your bones will dance and sing a NEW song of JOY. Come Beloved, come! Let me nourish you from my Body, drink from MY cup…. for the Harvest ahead will require living in MY supernatural… you must be FULL of everything ME to BE AS ME!”
The frontliner / officer then crossed over the threshold, entering a NEW level and NEW place of intimacy within JESUS; while drinking from the grape in Jesus hand. The door was shut to the past… and the vehicle of the desert was no more…. left where is shall always remain… in the past. For this harvest will be one that can ONLY be navigated through the footprints of Jesus… step by step upon the fertile soil of HIS HOLY ground! For this is a NEW season!
A time of ABUNDANT HARVEST, supernatural filling of the cups… barrels of NEW wine that do no cease… a harvest of miracles that are LARGER than your BIGGEST DREAM!! A time in which HE will fill you up in every area that you have had lack, where you are overflowing and BURSTING with JOY…. yet you shall remain SOBER, DILIGENT and HUMBLE. For it is through the wisdom of the HOLY SPIRIT that will guide your hand and baskets in and of the harvest and that which you are to STEWARD! DO NOT BE OVERWHELMED BY THE MAGNITUDE AND RESPONSIBILITY…. but rather DANCE IN THE AWE, SPLENDOR, ABUNDANCE, FAVOR and JOY that HE has provided!! HE DELIGHTS IN YOUR RESPONSE TO HOW HE OVERWHELMS YOU WITH HIS GOODNESS…SO SMILE, LAUGH, CRY WITH RIVERS OF JOY FILLED TEARS! For this harvest…. is FAR GREATER than we have anticipated! This is a SEASON and HARVEST of JOY!!
Front-liner, God’s Elect, Officer of the LORD; You have walked miles with Jesus, and have harvested in the hard to reach places, you have served your Lord well! You have fought hard for HIS TRUTH, and now HE is bringing you out of the desert to cross over into a vineyard of plenty! Clean up, dust yourselves off, wipe the sweat from your brow… for many are beginning to arrive soon you will be arriving at the place of HIS choosing, a special RESERVE for you! The place where the old vehicle that has served you in the past will be replaced for divine footsteps in Jesus imprints… where you hand pluck a good fruit… and HE shows you just how to feed the multitudes and turn water into wine… this is HOLY ground… and a place where miracles flourish, astound and abound!! For this is a fruit from harvest that will combine with the fruits of previous harvests to produce a NEW wine, a MIRACLE wine that one day we will partake of at the wedding feast with Jesus in the KINGDOM!
As the landscape is changing around us, both in the natural and spiritual… go forward unafraid and meet Him in the BUBBLING vineyard of JOY filled wine. Continue to press into Him… and be infused by the pressing of HIS wine.. HIS blood into yours. Eat of HIS bread. Everything you need will be provided for! Prepare yourself as the HOLY SPIRIT is giving you checks in your spirit right now! When the SUDDENLY of a NEW HORIZON is upon you, go at once… taste and see that the LORD is VERY GOOD, collect a HARVEST worthy of HIS lips! This FALL will have you FALLING head over heels in LOVE all the MORE with JESUS… moving through a harvest of JOY!
TIMING: HIS TIMING is KEY to this HARVEST
HEARING HIS VOICE for each step is CRUCIAL in this time. We MUST walk in the footprints of JESUS! For it is the LORD who orchestrated this bounty.. just for you and those who will come up beside and behind you… as you are a pioneer for the LORD, advancing for HIS KINGDOM PURPOSES! The vines are loaded with fruit of miracles, provision, grace, safety, souls and tremendous JOY; though to OBSERVE, PROCRASTINATE or be SINGULAR in this harvest.. will be considered blasphemous! We MUST be as JESUS and be gracious participators with Thanksgiving in our hearts, maintaining the pace of the Holy Spirit. When He says move quickly…we must respond with diligent obedience. When He says rest under this vine… we must be still without questioning. For HE is our provider and our protector!
I then saw; the sun passing the heat of the day. Jesus and the front-liner were deep in the vineyard. I then saw more servants harvesting fruit and offering a drink to those who were in need of a miracle, deliverance and healing… in a mirror image, just as Jesus! Jesus then called to them saying; “Beloved, we must move quickly… for there is still MUCH to do!” I then saw a slight dust fall upon a portion of the vines, covering with a layer of deception. The enemy had released a subtle spoil to the grape, fermenting the wine. Although it will have a “taste and appearance” of Jesus PURE wine, it will be tainted and spoiled! As the pestilence lingers for a time, there will raise up a resistance crop who will “appear” as though they have come from the vineyard of the Lord…. but Jesus said, “you will know them by their fruits!” “STAY CLOSE TO ME!”
DO NOT GROW WEARY in the harvest months. For many will delight in the first fruits, filling themselves FULL of drunkeness, folly, gluttony and foolish entitlements and beliefs… but this is not KINGDOM stewardship! Do not be alarmed or your steps hindered as you will see many fall away… as the rows between the harvest become very, very narrow. Eat and drink only from HIS hand… for HE has planted this “RESERVE” vineyard for such a time as this!
How blessed we are to be provided and partake that which HE holds. We are covered by HIS blood, nourished by HIS body!
In this time from August through September, continue in HIS rest, abiding in HIM, full of praise and worship. May we unite together as ONE in the Spirit, participating in INTIMATE, HOLY COMMUNION, remembering the ONE who sacrificed HIS life for you and I.
There is a tremendous significance to what HE is showing His people in this time and through this vision marrying with the timing of the Feast of the Tabernacles (September 27-October 5 2015).
Be prayerful with ears to hear and eyes to see! May we JOYFULLY give to HIM our first fruits, and may HE find our offering from our hand a refreshing, worthy drink upon HIS lips. What an honor and privilege to have been created and destined to participate in these days; and how incredible are HIS ways… as HE has “RESERVED” the BEST wine for last. REJOICE IN THIS DAY FOR HE IS A GOOD AND MIGHTY GOD! GLORY!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new,”2 Corinthians 5:17.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid,”John 14:27.
“and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him,” John 2:10-11.
“The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness. “Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines, And go forth to the dances of the merrymakers. “Again you will plant vineyards On the hills of Samaria; The planters will plant And will enjoy them,” Jeremiah 31:3-5.
“They will live in it securely; and they will build houses, plant vineyards and live securely when I execute judgments upon all who scorn them round about them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.”Ezekiel 28:26.
“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest,”Luke 10:2.
“As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty,” Matthew 13:23.
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God,” .Leviticus 19:9-10.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing,” John 15:1-11.
“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest,” Exodus 34:21.
“You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil,” Isaiah 9:3.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up,” Galatians 6:9.
“Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together,” John 4:36.
“He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,”Matthew 13:37.
“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it,” Amos 9:13.
“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water,” John 7:37-39.
“appear before the Lord your God in the place which He shall choose,”Deuteronomy 16:16.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth,”John 1:14.
“Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”Acts 1:6.
“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you,”Matthew 6:33.
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits,” Matthew 7:15-17.
~ Angela Hollenbeck