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Our King said, “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent Me, and from finishing His work. You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. They harvest the crop for eternal life.[1] What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike! You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true. I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.”[2]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the Kingdom of Heaven. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of His kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.”[3]

And, “This is what the Kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”[4]

The sons of the devil are only in the Kingdom of Heaven for the angels to harvest, but there are none in the Kingdom of God. Why is this? It is because the Kingdom of God comes upon us when demons are driven out,[5] and is raised up in its entirety when its King, Jesus, arrives to establish His kingdom.  The angels will have harvested all the sons of the devil before then. The rebels who appear during the Millennial reign are not the sons of the devil, because Satan will be locked up for the thousand years. However, the Kingdom of God is the kingdom that transcends time and space, for Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within us. So while the Kingdom of God is near and coming soon, it is also within us, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. And if your treasure is the Kingdom of God, then there your heart is. And out of the overflow of your heart, you will speak the language of the King and the kingdom that pre-existed all kingdoms for it is the kingdom that rules all kingdoms.

The Kingdom of God has the highest jurisdiction over the Kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of Man and the Kingdom of Darkness, for God created the Heavens, man and darkness. That is why we can say that the Kingdom of God has authority and dominion over any other kingdom.

It is not that we look down upon the Kingdom of Heaven, or see it as lowly because it is not. Nor do we judge those who long to go to Heaven. Does a soldier judge a civilian for being a civilian in times of war? And while, yes, we feel a degree of the grief, the pain of rejection and the frustration that Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit must be feeling, for out of this bears a love for God and deeper resolve to finish the work of which we are called into service (which is to facilitate the return of the Son of Man in accordance with Scripture and the Holy Spirit), there also has to be resolution that is as hard as flint, which comes with knowing and adhering to the purpose for which you were sent. When Jesus said to the Canaanite woman with the demon-possessed daughter, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel,[6] and about the poor, “The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have Me,[7] He demonstrated two points – purpose and focus on Him.

And if human compassion ever overwhelms you, especially regarding the fate of the people you know and love when the rejection of Jesus Christ reaches it full measure for the end to come, remember these words of Jesus, this truth, for this is the Law of Harvest, “Every plant that My Heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.”[8]

Does not our Father the Gardener deserve a garden that delights Him once again? The vineyard of the Lord Almighty was the house of Israel, and the men of Judah were the garden of His delight. And He looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.[9] So now, He has been watching the church of His Christ, and what does the Father have here? Is it a delight in the eyes of the Father? If it was, the world would have known through the church that Jesus loves the Father and that He does exactly what the Father commanded Him, for this knowledge, this truth, this way of the Son, is the true delight of this age and of the age to come. But how can the world know if the church still doesn’t know?

So understand that the angels have their work in the harvest, and so do the elect of the Holy Spirit, for both are fellow servants of the kingdoms.[10] The elect are to gather the harvest in this way: Gather the sons of God who are in the Kingdom of Heaven, but should be in the Kingdom of God, so that there is an abundant harvest of sons and daughters for the Kingdom of God. See the harvest of the Kingdom of Heaven as our field of work because when the Son of Man comes, He must find faith on this Earth and MANY with faith.

For if every plant that our Father has not planted will be uprooted, then every plant that the Father has planted can remain – remain alive to greet Jesus upon His return and during His reign on Earth. The plant that the Father has planted shows itself to be who he is through his obedience to the Father’s command to listen to Jesus, for only from this obedience do we bear fruit because all our fruitfulness comes from Jesus alone. That is why the first thing we do here at the Holy Spirit’s Workshop is to restore the Father’s command to listen to Jesus to each person who attends, for Matthew 17.5 is the law of the Kingdom of God. We also show them how we have been taught to listen to Jesus, which is the reading and highlighting of Jesus’ words, and then putting all His words into practice. Those who listen, obey, and delight in the command are the treasures hidden in the field – the pearl of great value. They are worth our time and effort to leaving the ninety-nine sheep to go and retrieve the one lost sheep. The ninety-nine sheep are safe in the Kingdom of Heaven, but the one sheep is lost because it should be in the Kingdom of God.

Jesus said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”[11] This means that our eyes have to be opened and our necks outstretched and our hearts opened like the father who was waiting for the wayward son to come home. It means that we cannot be like the brother who stayed at home counting the fattened calves for himself. We are looking for like-minded and same-hearted people who love the Lord Jesus so much that they too want to remain alive to greet Jesus upon His return, because we have this in common: We want to be with Jesus forever, wherever He is. So we inspire them by restoring the Father’s command to listen to Jesus and equip them with the power that we have received and practised, then we shall meet at Jerusalem.

When we have begun to have zeal of attitude and intense focus, like the quality displayed in Jesus, to go out and look for until you have found the one lost sheep, or sweep the whole house until you have that one lost coin, because the coin and the sheep belongs to your Father, then the Holy Spirit will be pleased to show us how to combine the wealth of the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven, and what the true wealth of those kingdoms are. For if we have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, why should the Holy Spirit trust us with true riches?[12] AMEN Holy Spirit.


[1] NIV

[2] John 4.35-38 NLT

[3] Matthew 13.24-30, 37-43

[4] Mark 4.26-29

[5] Matthew 12.28

[6] Matthew 15.24

[7] Mark 14.7

[8] Matthew 15.13

[9] Isaiah 5.7

[10] Note Luke 9.62: “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the Kingdom of God.”

[11] Matthew 13.44-50

[12] Luke 16.11

 

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