FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDER
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.
“Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say a shower is coming; and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow you say, there will be hot weather, and there is. HYPOCRITES! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time”, (or do not know how to tell time?) Luke 12:54 – 56 NKJV
Can a farmer harvest during the season of planting? Obviously the answer is “no”. If he does not plant in the season of sowing, he will not reap at the time of harvest. And planting at the correct time is crucial to his crop. If a farmer plants too early or too late, it will diminish his yield at harvest time. The seeds will not be in the proper position to receive what they need to flourish. The rain and heat, snow and cold will come before the seeds are ready. In order for his crop to benefit fully from God’s provision, a farmer must understand thoroughly his season of sowing.
Presently in the Church, we are in the process of preparing for the coming harvest. In order for us to benefit fully from God’s pruning and care, we must recognize the season. We cry out for harvest, yet it is not the season of harvest, but of pruning and grafting.
Jesus rebuked the multitudes because they looked for the wrong thing at the wrong time.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NJKV
It is my prayer and hope to share understanding of a particular season with a crucial purpose. It is the wilderness season; a time of pruning and grafting. Its purpose: preparation.
Please keep in mind – “There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.” Joshua 13:1