November 14, 2023 – 11/14/2023
11 – Heroes Rising
14 – Generational Promises and the Fear of the Lord

Mark 11:14 (NKJV) – In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.

There are some things that just have to be dealt with. Not every seed sowed will produce a great harvest. Some won’t even sprout! Others will reach a point of maturity, and against nature and purpose, be non-fruit-bearing. May God Almighty give us the wisdom to know when to stand in hope for a coming harvest, and when to uproot to give place for a better seed!

Declaration: I will uproot the things I need to uproot, and nurture the things I need to nurture in my own heart by the leading of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord of the harvest send me into the fields so that I may present to Him a harvest! In Jesus’ name, Amen!


I don’t think it’s foolish for us all to pray and hope that like Isaac, we sow and reap 100-fold, even in a time of famine! However, any farmer will tell you that Isaac’s experience was a divine exception, and problems are almost guaranteed to arise. There are seasons to deal with, weeds, pests, weather, and a host of other things to take into consideration when planting a crop in hopes of a harvest.


Jesus used many examples from an agrarian culture to teach us. Look at the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, followed by the parable of the Wheat and Tares later in the chapter. In this instance, the parable of the sower isn’t necessarily about the seeds planted, but the different types of soils that received the seeds. The soils represent different heart postures and their ability to receive and reproduce the word of God in their lives!


Then the Wheat and the Tares goes on to show us how in the midst of God’s good planting in our lives, the enemy comes along to plant a bad crop–but we can trust our Father to burn up the worthless crop and preserve the good crop. God Almighty honors and preserves the good in our lives; our decisions for righteousness instead of giving place to sin, kindness in the face of those who would treat us harshly, and remaining faithful to Him in a faithless generation. The things we’re ashamed of, the places where we’ve failed or fallen short, those things don’t last, those things are tossed to the fire never to rise again!


Friends, when we stand before the throne of God, we will give an account of our lives. Because He is the Lord of the harvest (Matthew 9:37-38), He will expect us to have produced fruit. He has not called us to be successful in all things, however, He does trust that we will be fruitful in all things.


You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
– John 15:16 NKJV