The Harvest Is So Now
Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! John 4:35 NKJV
In this New Year—a word of advice: be careful about what you hear and how you hear it, and be careful about what you see and how you see it. Your blessings and prosperity depends on it.
In the parable of the Candle under a Basket (Mark 4:21-24), Jesus said, “take heed what you hear and how you hear it.” In the above text, His disciples heard a natural truth while ignoring a spiritual truth. Even with a multitude of Samaritans who had come out of their city and gathered at Jacob’s well to see and hear Jesus, The disciples didn’t see or hear. Their problem wasn’t a lack of intelligence but one of limited attention. You can’t learn when you’re not paying attention. One reason why so many people are experts, focusing on their problems, is because they spend so much time giving problems their attention.
But Jesus said to His disciples, “lift up your eyes and see the fields are already [ripe] for harvest now” (text). The disciples weren’t thinking about the past or the present nut the future. You can easily get stuck on the past or starry-eyed about the future. But you must have both spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear that the harvest (vision) is so now! Are you living in the past, present or the future? Lift up your eyes and see the fields are already ripe for harvest now. You need to know the harvest “is” before you know it is plentiful (Luke 10:2). Our difficulty is that we are saying “yet four more months” and it’s coming, but Jesus said, the harvest is so now!
Naturally speaking, harvest is gathering in a crop, but what does harvest mean to those that have ears to hear? It means that the fullness of everything we need and/or desire is present here and now (2 Cor. 6:2; Heb. 11:1) and our “due season” is now (Gal. 6:9). Why? Because God is our inheritance (Rom. 8:17) and God is perfect everything, e.g., He doesn’t have love, joy, peace, health, wealth, etc.—God is! And, let’s not forget that God is omnipresent (Ps. 139:7-8). God is here and now. Wherever you are, God is. Since God is good, good is here, there, and everywhere. God promised to perfect everything that concerns us—now (Ps. 138:8). Happy New Year. Your harvest is so now!