The most abundant harvest the world has ever seen is in the fields right now. It’s time for us to lay claim to our harvest. This is the time we can discover how to reap all that we have sown and see the multiplying impact of God’s laws for harvest. It is time to put in the sickle and reap abundantly.
First we must understand what this harvest is all about. The biblical principle of harvest primarily refers to people knowing Jesus and becoming His disciples. But there are other aspects of harvest, and those who reap will be those who understand the rules for reaping. One of the basic conditions for reaping is that if we sow, we can reap.
The problem is that many times people are sowing their seeds with their tithes and offerings, but they are not reaping. To see the increase become a reality, we must allow the same Word that stirs us up to sow to also stir us up to reap.
We must understand how to sow in faith and reap in faith as well. Proverbs 8:21 says, “That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries” (NKJV).
God’s desire is clear; He wants us to increase in wealth. His way to our increase is through His wisdom, and His way to wisdom is through His Word. By walking in it, we find the wisdom to bring wealth and increase into our lives.
According to God’s Word, we are to reap things which we have been defrauded from us—things withheld from our possession. James 5:1-4 gives an open rebuke to those who are rich whose priorities are ungodly:
“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.
“Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth” (NJKV).
Notice what is crying out: the wages that are not paid. Money cries out! When we have earned wages and are not paid those wages, the money is still ours. Though it is not in our hands, it is part of our harvest and it cries out.
The laws of God recognize what should have come to us but was withheld from us. That money owed us becomes a witness against whoever holds it wrongfully.
Part of our personal harvest is the money and things that have been kept back from us by the kingdom of darkness. The seed we have sown in the Kingdom of God that has not brought increase is still our seed, and the harvest remains ours. It is time to get our harvest out of the grasp of the enemy and into our hands.
If we have been defrauded, it may feel like we have been beaten. But even the courts of the land are not our final word. We have the High Court in Heaven and our Heavenly Father as the Judge. The money itself is a witness in that court. We can still win and see God restore anything that has been defrauded from us.