[anzac] "RIPE Unto HARVEST"

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 18:31:54 -0500
NOTE:  A number of people have been sensing lately that we
are coming into a 'HARVEST' season in the West - which is a
window that we CANNOT afford to miss. On this List you may 
begin to notice more articles about aggressive evangelism, bringing
in the harvest, street armies, etc. This is because of the hour we
are in. As I said last week, we are currently re-orienting our whole
ministry because of this. Hopefully you will find the simple parable
below both challenging and insightful.  -God bless.  -Andrew Strom.
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"RIPE Unto HARVEST"
-by Cynthia Nichols. 

Last July, during our Camp Meeting week I drove by a grain field 
while on my job as a bus driver.  I was startled to see that this 
field which I drove by nearly everyday was ripe and ready to be 
harvested.  I said to one of my passengers, "Look at that!  It's ripe 
already.  When did that happen?  It's too soon."  No sooner had I 
spoken those words, I heard the Holy Spirit tell me, "Ripe unto
harvest..."  

The next day I drove by the field again and what I saw stunned me. 
That beautiful, ripe field had been hit by wind and rain. The devastation 
was everywhere, wheat laying flat on the ground, where the combine 
would never be able to reach or gather it.  Lost.  And then, the Holy 
Spirit spoke to me again, "I told you- ripe unto harvest."  The finality 
of that statement broke my heart and I understood that the fallen 
wheat represents those in our "harvest fields", our unsaved friends, 
family, co-workers, etc...  

We each have a "field" that we are responsible for.  If we do not 
reach and "harvest" them, they will be lost, never to be gathered into 
God's Kingdom.  I believe that God will soon send His Son back for 
His people.  We do not have much time left to harvest the fields.  
We must gather them in before it is too late.
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