YOU AND YOUR HARVEST
It is very important for us to understand that our God is the God harvest. The bible says, pray ye the God of harvest… Now God being the God of harvest simply means that He knows the importance of harvest. He said, “…seed time and harvest shall not cease.”
The season of harvest is the season of blessing, abundance, joy, payback, reward, provision, etc. It is one of the seasons in a man’s life he ought not to miss. Now being a sensitive season, the devil will as well do everything within his powers to make sure that you miss such a season in your life.
Today, my prayer for you is that you won’t miss that harvest the Lord has prepared for you in the name of Jesus.
Text: 2 Sam 23:13-16
13: And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. 14: And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 15: And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! 16: And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord.
Harvest not prepared for before it comes is bound to waste.
This piece will equip you with the adequate knowledge you need for your harvest at every point in time.
2 Sam 23:13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam…
Now observe that it was during the harvest time that they came to David.
Also, observe where David was during that harvest time. It was very unfortunate that David was in the cave when he was supposed to be enjoying his harvest.
David in his might was pursued out of town into the cave. It really got me thinking because, this was during the harvest time. The bible says, Philistine troop pitched there. His enemies made his season of harvest to become a season of hiding for him.
There is no harvest without seed. The time of seed sowing is a time of pain, sacrifice, and suffering. Now, how can a man sow seeds and when it is time to reap and enjoy the harvest, the story will become different … that is an error.
SOUL SEARCHING QUESTIONS
Why should you labour in vain?
Why should you sow and another will enjoy?
Why should there always be stories when something good is about to come your way?
Why should you weep when you ought to be rejoicing?
Why should you be hiding when you are supposed to be seen?
Why should the devil pursue us in, when we are supposed to be harvesting some blessings from above.
That was the condition of David…They pursued David inside the cave
What was David doing in the cave when he was supposed to be in his harvest field?
This also is exactly the plans of the enemy for you and me.
You see, as he (David) remained in the cave, his harvest was now left at the mercy of his enemies and strangers.
I am talking about a young man who is supposed to be a top manager in one company, but is currently wasting in the prison.
I am talking about a young lady who ended up in accident just few days to her wedding.
I am talking about a man who has been diagnosed with one terminal illness in the season of his promotion.
The enemies of David conditioned him to be in pain when he was supposed to be in his harvest field.
A cave is not a comfortable place to dwell and this was the condition they put David into.
I pray for you, may your season of celebration not be turned into a season of weeping in the name of Jesus…
A particular man who was getting ready for his wedding, everything had been put in place, and the date was gradually approaching, but it was not long, the wicked rose against him, and it happened that, the Saturday that was supposed to be his wedding day ended up becoming his burial day. The enemy exchanged his harvest period with death…
- I prophesy into your life under God, you won’t be in the hospital when you are supposed to be reaping your harvest
- You won’t be in pains when you are supposed to be reaping your harvest
- They won’t send you to prison in the days of your rejoicing.
- They won’t kill any of yours in the days you are supposed to be reaping your harvest in the name of Jesus
The Case of the Children of Israel
A time came in the bible in Judges 6:3-6, that the children of Israel after sowing, the enemy will come and destroy the increase (harvest) of the land
- Now declare with me, my effort of seed sowing shall not be wasted by the enemy.
IN A HOLD
2 Sam 23:13-14: And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. 14: And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
We saw earlier that David was in the cave during the harvest
Verse 14 says, “Now David was then in an hold…”
This was another level of attack David had in the season of harvest.
These as well have been the pattern of attacks most of us face
There are so many people the enemy has held down their lives in one way or the other… Just the same way we saw that David was in a hold, that is the way the devil has a hold in some people’s life.
You must this moment make up your mind to pray as I start dishing out the prayer point…
- David was a king yet in an hold
- David was anointed yet in an hold
- David was a mighty man yet in an hold
- David was a son of covenant yet in an hold
It means that anybody can be in a hold in one way or the other irrespective of your spiritual status. Being in that hold may not necessarily be the big deal but staying in it is the one you must say no.
Under God this moment, trust God to break loose from every wicked hold of the devil in your destiny, marital life, family, academics, etc…
There are people in life, the reason why they are not enjoying their harvest the way it should is because the devil has kept them under the hold of alcohol. The spirit of alcohol is holding them…
Excuse me, don’t hide under the cloak of religion to behave as though you don’t know your own hold. Open up to God and tell Him that which is holding your life.
The reason why that marriage may have not occurred is because something is holding it. The reason why you may have not gotten that appointment is because there is a hold somewhere. The reason why that child has continued to be failing academically is because of a hold.
What is holding your conception?… This moment break it by the fire of the Holy Ghost. Don’t wait for me to give you prayer point… Start praying now
Deal with that hold in your life…
- Say O Lord let whatsoever that has put me on hold release me now
- O Lord let every witchcraft operation that is holding any part of my destiny be judged now
- In the name of Jesus, let every wicked hand holding my rising release me now
- Let every altar holding my family’s breakthrough be set ablaze
- Let every tree where libation has been poured against my life to hold me from shinning be uprooted
- I command that strongman holding the destinies of my loved ones be subdued in the name of Jesus
- In the name of Jesus let that hand holding my increase break now
- I declare over your life, it’s time for your total healing, so I stand against that altar holding it from being a reality to expire now
I forbid you from remaining in that hold
The devil can’t be holding you when you are supposed to be gathering your harvest. In order to make sure you forfeit your harvest, the enemy must find something to hold you with, but this moment, he has failed.
The bible says, “And David was then in an hold…” Doing what?
A whole king, and the enemy succeeded in keeping him in a hold, it will not be your portion.
Let that which is holding your business from not rising, break. Go try again, you will succeed this time around in the name of Jesus.
The Purpose of the Enemy for your Harvest
In order to make sure that your harvest doesn’t become a reality or that you miss it, the enemy will:
- pursue you into a cave ( that is, make you to be hidden in the spirit realm.)
- keep you in a hold ( that is make you incapacitated).
Let’s see the next point. See verse 14.
14: And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
Garrison means military post.
Bethlehem means, house of bread.
This is exactly how the devil cut people off from the source of their livelihood.
Of all places, why should it be Bethlehem?
Why should they mount their garrison in the house of bread of the people of God?
Your Bethlehem speaks of your place of provisions. It speaks of your financial capacity. Your Bethlehem speaks of that which gives you food.
Now know that the devil’s target is your “Bethlehem” (house of bread)
He wants to make sure that he disconnect you from the source of your provision… So you can live in lack
- O Lord position me in the path of my harvest
- O Lord arrest the enemies strategically positioned on the path of my harvest
- O Lord open the heavens of my harvest to release its rain upon me
- O Lord give me the wisdom required for the season of my harvest.
- Declare with me, O ye enemies of my harvest, be totally paralyzed in the name of Jesus…
- Say O God, let every cave the enemy has planned to pursue me into in the season of my harvest, catch fire
- O Lord, I uproot the tent of the wicked pitched in the field of my harvest
- O God, I scatter starting from the top to the bottom, all the gadgets set up against my harvest from becoming a reality.