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“It is Time to Thresh, O Daughter of Zion!” — 3 Comments

  1. 2 Kings 6:8-18
    Amplified Bible (AMP)
    8 When the king of Syria was warring against Israel, after counseling with his servants, he said, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
    9 Then the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that you pass not such a place, for the Syrians are coming down there.
    10 Then the king of Israel sent to the place of which [Elisha] told and warned him; and thus he protected and saved himself there repeatedly.
    11 Therefore the mind of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing. He called his servants and said, Will you show me who of us is for the king of Israel?
    12 One of his servants said, None, my lord O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber.
    13 He said, Go and see where he is, that I may send and seize him. And it was told him, He is in Dothan.
    14 So [the Syrian king] sent there horses, chariots, and a great army. They came by night and surrounded the city.
    15 When the servant of the man of God rose early and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. Elisha’s servant said to him, Alas, my master! What shall we do?
    16 [Elisha] answered, Fear not; for those with us are more than those with them.
    17 Then Elisha prayed, Lord, I pray You, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
    18 And when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, Smite this people with blindness, I pray You. And God smote them with blindness, as Elisha asked.

  2. Thank you Father. I know you are with me and I will do as you say. Thank you for allowing your son to dwell with me, teaching me the way. I have been guilty of backsliding but no longer. I will arise with you and thresh!! Thank you for leading me to this post! May my Father in Heaven bless the vessel

  3. Years ago one of the scriptures that the Lord gave me was that he would make me a sharp threshing instrument. Recently the Lord again said that he had been sharpening the teeth of that threshing instrument as it was about time to thresh the harvest.  I was reminded at the time, that the grain has to be on the “threshing floor” before it is threshed. Cutting it in the fields is the first step and bringing it “into the threshing floor.”  Was the first time I really began to understand the threshing instrument which is to separate the grain head from the stalk to make it usable. We don’t think much about this today because of the machines in the field that are multipurpose and it often gets cut and threshed and the grain spit out into a wagon or truck all in a single process.

    I read this:

    Threshing is the process of loosening the edible part of cereal grain (or other crop) from the scaly, inedible chaff that surrounds it. It is the step in grain preparation after harvesting and before winnowing, which separates the loosened chaff from the grain. Threshing does not remove the bran from the grain.[1]
    Threshing may be done by beating the grain using a flail on a threshing floor. Another traditional method of threshing is to make donkeys or oxen walk in circles on the grain on a hard surface. A modern version of this in some areas is to spread the grain on the surface of a country road so the grain may be threshed by the wheels of passing vehicles.[2]

    So threshing is just a part of what comes “after the initial harvest.” And after the threshing, comes the winnowing…and even then it is another process for the grain to be made usuable for “bread.” Bread corn is often run over with cart wheels in bible days, pulled by horses….only to thresh it, only to make the bread corn usuable. however, this is only the way bread corn is threshed. Fennel and other grains are threshed very differently and we so need the wisdom to know what kind of grain we are dealing with, which means in part we who are threshing instruments need to know the harvester and what kind of fields they are working and the purpose for the grain. Great wisdom and knowledge is needed for it isn’t “mechanical” like the great combine machines that we have today.