Heart Sight: Seeing With the Heart
Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. 2 And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. Joshua 6:1-2 NKJV
Jericho was an obstacle that prevented Israel from entering into Canaan—the Promise Land according to God‘s promise made to His people. The city of Jericho was a fortified, walled, and as some believed at the time, an impenetrable city. But the Word of the Lord spoken to Joshua was “See! I have given Jericho into your hand . . .” This was a vantage point that God gave to Joshua to see victory (harvest) with his heart.
The vantage point of harvest eliminates the time element between seedtime and harvest—the promise spoken and the promise fulfilled. If you are tried of waiting for your harvest, then you must remove the time factor because you are the one who put it there. Harvest is now; harvest is knowing that you are forgiven and reconciled; harvest is acting as though it is so; and, harvest is having the both mind of Christ and heart sight, i.e., seeing with the “third eye.” God challenged Joshua to see victory with the “third eye.”
Harvest is about heart sight, not about a time interval (Gen. 1:3; Ps. 33:9). Your harvest exists the instant that the Word, the promise, and vision are spoken. Before you see it with your eyes, you must see it with your heart. Hebrews 4:1-2 instructs us to take faith and mix it, i.e., assimilate, commingle, unite, with what you hear and act as thought it is so. Verse 7 of Hebrews 4 suggests that the key to success in the Kingdom of God is living in the present moment: this year, this month, this day, right now, acting as though it is already so (2 Cor. 6:2).
Harvest also requires one having the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:5). The natural mind has no concept of past or future. Think about it! Whatever you are now thinking and feeling, you’re doing it in the present moment. So, having the mind of Christ is critical to thinking like Christ who saw a harvest when His disciples saw nothing with their physical eyes (John 4:35). What you accept, you authorize it to come into your experience. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Think sickness and sickness will come; think failure and failure will come, etc. Like in Joseph’s life (Gen. 37-50), the Word of the Lord shall came to pass. Never think nothing is happening. Just as in the case of Joseph, God maybe refining you. A delay is not a denial. Your harvest is so now. Just think it in your mind, see it with your heart, rejoice and be glad (John 8:56-58).