The Vantage Point of Harvest
Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. NKJV Luke 10:2
There can be no harvest without laborers (workers). The Word of God is the seed sown, but the Word has to be worked. In the same way, “faith, if it has no work, is dead, being by itself” (Jas. 2:17). Also, “he who looks into the perfect law of liberty [the Word of God] and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer [worker] of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does (Jas. 1:25).
One of the keys to harvest is acting as though everything you need and/or desire is fulfilled in the present moment, here and now. Another key to harvest is to know that you are forgiven. Until you know that you are forgiven, you will continually be plagued with feelings of guilt and undeservedness. Because you are forgiven, reconciled, and a partaker of God’s divine life—this truth provides you a vantage point of harvest, i.e., it puts you in a position that gives you a strategic advantage or a commanding perspective to see that your harvest is so now, notwithstanding your problems or challenges.
The vantage point of harvest enables you to think and see negative appearances in a way that eliminate the time element for the desired manifestation; it helps you overcome the struggles of time and space (see Amos 9:13). If you’re tried of waiting for the promise to be fulfilled and tired of waiting to have your prayers answered, then you must remove the time factor because you’re the one who put it there—not God (2 Peter 3:8). The vantage point of seeing that your harvest is now brings thanksgiving and rejoicing in the present moment for the fulfillment of every desire.
Caveat: beware of religion. Religion can cause your seeds of harvest to be uprooted. Religion will always require you to keep the “law” in order to feel deserving of your harvest because religion is man’s attempt to get right with God. The Gospel says that God has made you right with Himself (2 Cor. 5:21). So, the vantage point of harvest enables you to look through appearances that seem to contradict the Gospel and see that your harvest is plentiful (text). Your harvest doesn’t need to be uprooted or delayed into the distant future based on myopic understanding or religious tradition (Ezek. 12:21-28). Open your eyes (eyes of faith) and see your vantage point of harvest. Your harvest is so now!