True sons bring in the harvest





“He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:6).

The song “Bringing in the Sheaves” was written by Knowles Shaw in 1874, and spoke about sowing seeds of kindness, ploughing and working the soil until harvest time. Sheaves are bundles of ripe grain, bound up and carried by the harvesters.

God is preparing a harvest for you, and you for the harvest. Jonah was prepared by our Heavenly Father for the message to Nineveh. He prepared Peter for the harvest of the Gentiles in Acts 10. There we see Cornelius who said, “Four days ago I was praying in my house and suddenly, a man in dazzling clothes was standing in front of me who said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard’… “Now we are all here, waiting before God to hear the message the Lord has given to you Peter.” We see Cornelius and his household receiving the word gladly.

In the parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:23, our Lord Jesus declares the same truth of fruitfulness when He says: “those who hear and understand God’s word produce a harvest of thirty, sixty and even a hundred-fold as much as had been planted.”

Again, in Matthew 21:28–32, Jesus delivers a parable about a man with two sons who were told to go and harvest in the vineyard. The first says no, but then does it. The second says yes and does nothing about it. As can be seen, ‘true sons’ are there to harvest, it’s part of our destiny.
The joy of the harvest is especially experienced when we harvest in teams. In April, the teams saw the amazing fruitfulness of the Gospel in Aminuis and at the Coast. This was also evident in towns in the South; Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund and Keetmanshoop.

Towards the end of this month, as ‘true sons’, we will again be ministering with teams in the North; in Otjiwarongo and Oshakati. We are expecting the Lord to bless us with an exceptional harvest, we shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves!