TRUST HIM FOR A HARVEST
The harvest is the fulfillment of God’s heart toward us. We need to see what God wants done in our lives. We can’t leave it up to the world, our financial status, friends or someone’s opinion. No matter, what we’re going to partner with God to see a harvest.
“But Pastor Troy, the Bible says if God wants it, done it’ll get done.” To this lie from the pit of religious control, I say that is baloney! That is what the Pharisees say. Jesus does not say that. He says,
When you pray, pray like this, Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. – Luke 11:2
God doesn’t get His way on this earth. If He did, we would all love and worship Him. Remember, He says in 1 Corinthians 13 that love…does not demand its own way. God is a gentleman. He may want you to believe in His Son and follow Him, but He’s never going to force you to love Jesus.
I want Jesus to have His heart done in my life the way it is in heaven. To do that, I have to partner with God in diverse ways to see His will done in me. God’s will is sovereign, but our free will is not. He allows us to partner with Him for Kingdom outcomes because He is good and He loves us.
The harvest doesn’t just happen. It is not guaranteed, yet it is expected by God. You’re supposed to guarantee the harvest. It’s not God’s job, it’s yours. Here’s how you do that: repeat after me, “I will not bail. You can trust me to steward this thing. I’m going to see it happen. I’m going to do everything I can to partner with You.
I’m going to remove weeds, I will not sow among thorns. I will break up the fallow ground and sow good seed. I will run the devil out of this battlefield in the name of Jesus Christ and I’m turning this into a vineyard. God, I’m guaranteeing You a harvest out of this.”
Therefore do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the world. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) – Ephesians 5:7-9
This is a clear warning not to partner with sons of disobedience. The word warns us repeatedly to watch out for who we partner with because bad company will keep you from your harvest. Partner with God. You can trust Him for a harvest.
From my book Lord of the Harvest
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I am Yahweh. I have never changed and I never will. Place your trust in Me. I will be with you until the end of time. You may not see the big picture, but I do. Partner with Me, for My ways are higher than your ways.