When we are a sower, we qualify as a reaper. It is time for the reapers to cry out to receive what belongs to them. It is time for us to receive what belongs to us.
James 5:3 says that the rich “…have heaped together treasure for the last days” (AMP). Proverbs 13:22 says, “But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.” Wealth is made to be handled by the righteous. We can begin to apply this to the sowing we have done over the years.
Harvest does not come out of the field on its own. We must bring the harvest into the barns. When the reapers cry out, something different begins to happen. The seed sown, the wages withheld, and the increase that is due begins to witness to the Father God that harvest must come into the reapers’ hands.
Our enemy will steal from us and hold our goods as long as we allow. We are the ones who can cry out to the Lord of the harvest and begin to reap where we have sown.
Galatians 6:7 tells us how far-reaching this sowing and reaping can go: “A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows” (Phillips). Every aspect of life is affected by the seed we sow.
We can begin to harvest in every possible area if we will sow, determine to reap, and not tolerate our enemy stealing our harvest.
Some do not receive their harvest because they do not sow. But to be a reaper something must first be sown. Some do not receive because they leave their increase in the field. We must put in the sickle and reap. There is power in a decision. When we decide to press in and receive our harvest, there is power released to receive. Reaping is not automatic. Mark 4:27-29 tells how the sower sows:
“…and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come” (NKJV).
We may not know how God will cause our harvest to come, but He makes our seed grow, and we put in the sickle to reap. We must lay claim to our harvest with the words of our mouth. Declare that harvest is ours. We have sown the seed and the harvest is ours for the reaping. We must stir ourselves up to receive it.