Preparing for The Harvest — Pt. 2
See also: Preparing for The Harvest — Pt. 1
A Wayward Generation
When we look at this present generation of young people, we often see them as a drug-ridden, immoral, rebellious age group.
Of course, not all are like that, but a great proportion are.
In the seventies, we saw a very real harvest of young people who were caught up in the prevailing youth
culture of the day, which imbibed the hip philosophy of ‘make love not war’.
Their disdain for the current establishment, though in many ways well founded, led them into drugs, sex and rebellion.
God poured out His spirit, and thousands of these wayward young people came to The LORD and are still serving Him today.
These days, we face a generation that has tasted everything that their culture and the world can offer.
However, this same generation is ripe for another great outpouring of The Holy Spirit.
God views this generation of young people as His special secret weapon. They are the Jesus 42 Generation, and they shall ascend The Hill of The LORD.
Countless millions of young people are on the brink of the greatest Revival The Church has ever seen.
The LORD’s ability to save and transform the youth of today, must not be underestimated.
God’s Secret Weapon
The wave of God’s Spirit that swept across the earth, known as The Jesus Revolution or The Charismatic
Movement, was just a token of what is upon us now.
God’s ability to save and purify the harvest is about to be demonstrated to The Church in a remarkable way.
Satan’s accusation has always been that Jesus can save people, but He can’t deliver them from sin! That is about to change in a dramatic way.
This generation — God’s secret weapon will very quickly come to the fullness of the stature of Christ and will help to reap The Final Harvest.
The Prophet Malachi prophesied about this generation:
“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith The LORD of hosts.” Malachi 1:11
God was saying that there will come a time when in every nation, tribe and tongue there will be people who worship God with pure hearts, and God’s name will be great in every nation of the world.
“But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto The LORD an offering in righteousness.” Malachi 3:2-3
“But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.” Psalm 102:12-13
The Son of Righteousness is about to rise with healing in His wings to heal, restore and purify this generation of young people.
This generation will go forth across the earth as a new missionary force, leading countless millions to The LORD.
Your sons and daughters are about to be the recipients of a massive move of God, who will rescue a whole generation, which in turn will become ambassadors of the goodness, power and the mercy of God to a dying world.
Both good and evil will be harvested:
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,” Matthew 13:47-49
Two harvests are becoming ripe: the good and the evil, and these two harvests are ripening together.
Sinners are getting more proficient at sinning, and the righteous are becoming more righteous. Good and evil are maturing; darkness is increasing along with the light.
The fragile empires of men are beginning to be shaken as the economy stumbles along from one crisis to another.
In preparing for the coming harvests, it is vital that we also prepare for both.
The Ostrich Culture
There is a culture that prevails in many Churches today that is similar in behaviour to the ostrich, which
hides its head in the sand when danger approaches, pretending that the threat does not exist.
This culture is one of the most dangerous and harmful attitudes of our times. Many people want preachers to tell them only positive things, and many preachers today criticize those who speak of the approaching times of difficulty, branding them as negative.
How foolish can we be? Many times, Jesus would speak about impending disasters, judgment and frightening things that are coming in our day.
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places … and this Gospel of The Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” Matthew 24:7, 14-22
The forces of light and the forces of darkness are headed for the fiercest clash that the world has ever seen.
Darkness is encroaching across our planet, and most Christians don’t want to think about it, let alone admit it.
The two harvests are maturing: the harvest of good and the harvest of evil, and we cannot ignore these facts.
At evening time it shall be light
“But it shall be one day which shall be known to The LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.” Zechariah 14:7
As we approach the end of this age, darkness shall increase, but light shall also increase. The greatest Revival will occur at a time when the greatest darkness covers the earth.
We must prepare for the two harvests of good and evil. Although we do not focus on the darkness, we must not hide our heads in the sand, pretending that it won’t happen.
God said everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The kingdoms of men will fall, but the Kingdom of God will stand forever (Hebrews 12:26-28).
Recently, we have again seen how fragile the economic systems of the world are. The stock market acts as a thermometer, monitoring the temperature of the economy. The economic crash in 1987 was soon forgotten as the world continued on its path of destruction.
When asked about the turmoil caused by the 1987 crash, Roger Smith, the Chairman of General Motors declared,
“We didn’t just have a tummy ache here in our country; we had a genuine, certified heart attack! A nd if we don’t recognize it as a heart attack and get on a diet and start doing exercises, we could have another one and it could be terminal.”
Here we are in 2008, and nothing has changed. The economy is again on the brink of major catastrophe.
We need to remember that the great stock market crash of 1929 appeared to slowly recover until the underlying effects of the crash surfaced three years later in the form of the Great Depression.
We have heard it all before
As I write this, I can hear the words, “We have heard it all before and nothing happened….”
That’s what the people said in the days of Noah!
“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking,marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:38
There are two floods coming across the face of the earth: a flood of evil and darkness and a flood of light and righteousness. Two harvests will be reaped simultaneously.
Dark days lie ahead, and light days lie ahead. Millions will be swept into the Kingdom of Heaven during a time of great tribulation. We must prepare in the natural and in the spiritual for these two harvests.
We must be in a place where we can clearly hear God speaking to us. There must be no confusion in hearing the voice of The LORD when He speaks to us.
We need to get out of debt and streamline our lives in such a way that we will be able to move and follow The LORD no matter what it takes. We must stay very flexible and ready to follow The LORD.
In the natural, we need to become as self-sufficient as we can, possessed by an unshakeable faith in God’s ability to take us through whatever darkness sweeps across the earth.
“But keep on the alert at all times, praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of The LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but The LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” Isaiah 60:1-5
On the 28 March, 2008, The LORD gave me a Dream which had profound implications regarding the coming Harvest.
In the Dream, I found myself standing on a beach. The tide was almost full and somehow that seemed
The atmosphere was crisp yet warm. Waves gently lapped the sandy shoreline and a light-colored mist hung over the water a few hundred meters offshore.
Suddenly, a boat appeared through the haze, heading towards me. A man was standing on deck, holding a tiller and cheerfully called out, “Do you want to come fishing?” I hesitated for a moment then replied, “Okay”.
I pushed the boat out and jumped in. The man’s face emanated a glow that was not of this world. He had a rugged yet refined look and seemed very focused and determined.
I had the strange feeling that I had been here before but could not quite put my finger on it. The boat quickly moved out into deep water and stopped. The sea was teeming with fish, and it seemed almost as if the fish wanted to be caught.
This man looked at me and said, “My name is Peter.” With that, he threw the net out. In what seemed like no time at all, he pulled it in again, and it was teeming with fish.
As soon as the fish hit the deck, they turned into people of all ages. I was struggling to get my mind around this unusual phenomenon when Peter said, “The final harvest must be reaped, but it can only be reaped by those who have crossed the River Jordan.”
Suddenly, it dawned on me that in my Dream I was talking to Peter the Apostle!
Before I could speak, Peter continued, “Jesus was involved in two fishing trips while He walked this earth: one at the beginning of His ministry and one towards the end.” (Luke 5:4-10; John 21:6-8)
Peter resumed, “On the first fishing trip the net broke, but on the second trip the net held. So shall it be in this final harvest: the net will hold. The net had broken in the early Church, and much was lost, but it will not be so in your day.
Those who have left the wilderness behind and have crossed over into the promised land are those who have one goal and motive, which is to build the Kingdom of God.
Jealousy, anger and selfish ambition will no longer hinder them nor spoil the Harvest. Pride no longer motivates them, and they have come into rest.
The final harvest has begun and will increase in intensity until the end. The end is now in sight; the finishing line is in view. What begun at Pentecost will finish in your day.
The great cloud of witnesses watches with great joy and anticipation for the final consummation. Just as the harvest began with one generation in my day, so it will finish with this present generation in your day.
My generation saw the foundations laid; your generation will see will see the building completed.
There will be many in your generation who will overcome all things, even death. Your generation saw tares sown into the harvest field, your generation will see all the tares removed.
The harvest wave is upon you. You will accomplish in one generation what hundreds of generations have longed to see. The Feast of Pentecost must give way to the Feast of Tabernacles.
Your generation will accomplish that which The Church could not over the past two thousand years. The glorious shadow that emanated from the early church was just that: a shadow.
You will see the fullness of the glory of God in one generation manifested in such a way that nothing will be impossible. The miracles we saw were just a foretaste of what was to come.”
Peter paused, looking at the people in the boat. “See how the boat has now grown.”
I was amazed that the boat was now huge and accommodated so many people that it was impossible to estimate how many it contained.
Peter continued, “The seed of the early Church Martyrs will blossom in your generation. One seed will produce countless multitudes in the Harvest of your day.
These Martyrs will watch, grateful to The LORD for allowing them to be a part of what you will experience.
Their seed will explode into continuing, ever-increasing harvests until The LORD returns. These witnesses have waited to see this day.”
Peter looked at me and said, “Tell the Christian leaders of your day that if they seek to profit from this harvest and build their own kingdoms, they will be destroyed.
This Harvest is Holy; its fruit is precious. If you cause any to stumble you will surely be destroyed.”
I felt the force and gravity of what Peter had just said. It hit me like a hammer blow, and I had to steady myself somewhat in order not to miss anything else that he had to say.
Peter went on, “Purity of heart is required for those who are to be involved in gathering this harvest.
It is The LORD’s Harvest, not your harvest. He has waited for this with great longing and anticipation.”
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of The LORD. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of The LORD draweth nigh.” James 5:7-8
Finally, Peter counselled, “Don’t be impetuous like I was. Follow The LORD of the Harvest. True sons of God are led by the Spirit of God.”
I began to feel a holy fear that triggered a determination never to hurt or hinder the harvest — never to use it for my own ends and purposes.
Peter looked at me and said, “Great grace will be given to your generation, but great accountability will also be required.”
With that he was gone, and I woke up.
Preparing for The Harvest — Pt. 1
~ Neville Johnson ©
Neville Johnson – The Academy of Light. Neville has been in full time ministry for over 40 years. During this time he has founded two Bible schools training ministers and missionaries who are now serving The LORD in fifteen nations. He is Director of Living Word Academy of Light in Australia. With great effect he has preached the Gospel and taught the Word of God in over thirty nations and has ministered in countless ministers seminars around the world. He has a burden for the lost and an apostolic calling to the nations.
This is a great Word. But do you have Part 1? Also it should be said that Neville has passed away , but this Word was released before his passing.
See: Preparing for The Harvest — Pt. 1
Amazing dream! I love that a scriptural truth was opened, so precious!