Harvest Means Wholeness
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat,Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22 NKJV
After the great flood, God told that Noah that certain blessings would be permanently and universally enjoyed as long as the earth remained. The first was seedtime and harvest. Jesus used sowing and reaping a harvest to illustrate a powerful spiritual truth when He said: “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 [ripe] for harvest!” (John 4:35).
Harvest isn’t looking and living in the past or the distant future, nor is it making excuses after you have sown seeds of faith into God’s promise. Harvest means the fullness of everything you need and/or desire, it is present here and now, according to God’s promise and His plan and purpose for your life. So, harvest means wholeness, i.e., healthy, sound, well physically and emotionally. For example, there was a certain man which had an infirmity for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him, and knew that he had been in that condition a long time, Jesus said unto him, “Will you be made whole?” The impotent man answered making one excuse after another, then Jesus said unto him, “Rise, take up your bed, and walk” and immediately the man was made whole (John 5:2-9).So, harvest is the recognition that, to accept the lack of anything is to practice the absence of God because “harvest” means wholeness, and the harvest is here and now.
The Gospel says that while we were enemies and hostile to God, through Jesus Christ, we were reconciled and forgiven—no strings attached (Rom. 5:10). Because we’re reconciled, we’re forgiven; because we’re forgiven, God’s life is now our life, and our life is God’s life. God can’t be weak, sick, or die. God’s wholeness is our “harvest.” We have the life of God now and eternal life (2 Peter 1:2-4). So, act as though it is so. “Rise, take up your bed, and walk.” Harvest means wholeness now!