TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I require a harvest from you. The harvest you bring me depends on you. Listen to and partner with the Holy Spirit. He will guide you into all truth and equip you to be a 100-fold farmer.
There’s a big difference between 30-fold, 60-fold and 100-fold Christians. The labor of a 30-fold harvest might look something like a farmer plowing with a single blade behind a single mule. Picture one guy, by himself, with the tamest animal he can find. Less maintenance, one blade in the ground, that’s it.
Most of Christianity looks exactly like that. Let me tell you something, there’s no shame in this because this is hard work and this guy is going to produce a crop, just not a big one.
A 60-fold Christian might look like a farmer plowing with several blades behind a pair of Clydesdales. He’s going to have mastery over those animals and they are bad motor scooters. That farmer is going to deal with complicated things and he’s going to have to gain mastery over them.
Those multiple blades? That means he’s having multiple conversations with God about several different things in his life. He’s making sure there’s going to be a harvest out of more than one row in his life.
This might be what a 100-fold Christian looks like: A farmer in multi-million dollar tractor with countless blades digging up the ground behind it. This tractor has the capacity to plow thousands of acres. Think about your own life and the legacy you’re going to leave. Think about the difference in the price you have to pay to go from 30 to 60 fold, then from 60-fold to 100-fold.
A good tractor that is going to plow thousands of acres costs a couple million dollars as opposed to one ol’ docile mule that’s not going to do anything big but hey, it will pull your blade part of the time and you can only handle that.
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. – Matthew 7:2
Are you going to use a half-cup to measure your commitment to God’s Kingdom or you gonna bust out the 5-gallon bucket? Yes, this will require sacrifice, dedication and perseverance for sure. Jesus set the perfect example of each of these qualities.
This good ol’ boy from Johnson County is going to bring God a 100-fold harvest. I’m invested. How about you? You ready to go all out and invest yourself in Kingdom work? Sell out for the tractor. Use the 5-gallon bucket. You’ll never regret it.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES LORD OF THE HARVEST