I know God is calling many of you to take Promised Lands and some of these are filled with giants. But God did not give us a spirit of fear.
Be encouraged that if God called you to it, He will back you up! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
A Vision of the Harvest
Since we entered the new Hebrew year 5779 (2019) in early September, the Lord has continually spoken to me and given very clear instructions regarding this new season. As we have heard from many prophetic voices around the world, I believe this season depicts "The Harvest."
The Lord gave me a vision of this harvest. In this vision I saw the earth covered with large harvesting machines in every nation. The fields were white. I had a knowing these machines were working day and night. When I looked closer into the picture, each harvester was made up of people from every tribe, tongue and nation. It was hard to tell them apart. Everyone became one, all working together.
2019—a Season of Reaping
"The only way creation can be set free is by speaking to it."
"Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so, the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field." (Zechariah 10:1)
We have been crying out many years for the former and latter rain, like so many of God's people covering the earth. The Lord says, "I am that rain you are crying out for, I am coming for My harvest. You are the harvesters."
"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." (Hosea 6:3)
The Lord spoke to me and said, "The former and latter rain have one purpose: to bring forth the harvest. Many have asked Me for this as if it were to fill a room, but this rain will not be contained in a building." Then the Lord expounded by saying, "All of creation is groaning for the sons of God to rise up and speak to the land, and command an increase."
God's DNA in the Earth
I strongly sensed that this is not a season to go back and lay the rudimentary foundations over and over, repenting for dead works. This season which the Lord has been showing me is one that is locked into a forward momentum. We can accelerate this momentum with our words. The earth's atmosphere is filled with God's DNA, charged with creative power. The earth's DNA is structured to respond to the voice of the sons and daughters of God.
A Time of Pressure and Preparation
2018 was a year of pressure and preparation, where hidden things were brought to light in our lives, ministries and nations for us to deal with in preparation of the harvest. Our Father has had many people on this journey over the past few years. The Lord released a greater dimension of understanding about the courts of Heaven to the Body at large, so we could see the things that have been blocking our blessings; so that we could repent on behalf of ourselves and our forefathers, asking the Lord to remove the legal rights satan had held.
The Father has prepared a mighty army of harvesters; mostly of unknown names. They are about to come out fighting! Those who survived adversity, schemes and strategies of the enemy for many decades—who have fought for their families, regions and nations. Although weary, their voices are filled with relational authority and a determination in their hearts, knowing that they have not come this far for nothing, and that no one will stop the harvest. They have sown in tears and shall reap in joy.
There is Increase in the Land
I have been asking the Lord, like many others, for blueprints for the harvest. He has given me many Scriptures over the last few months. I will share a couple, along with what was downloaded to me about commanding a harvest to come forth. (Photo via Unsplash)
"Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us." (Psalm 67:6)
"Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their land. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them." (Ezekiel 34:27)
"Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase." (Psalm 85:12)
What do these Scriptures mean? Just good crops, rivers flowing and deserts blooming? No, it's so much more. Interestingly, they are saying there are promises attached to the earth yielding (bringing forth, birthing, yielding increase). It is a gift relaying God's goodness, His blessing, and it's for people to know Him. The land yielding increase will bring freedom and it will bring deliverance. He will break the yokes and deliver us from the hand of the enemy. There are so many promises connected to the land "bringing forth" in the Word of God.
To Subdue and Rule Over
Why has there been a cry in the land for reformation over these last few decades—fathers returning to the children, children returning to fathers? So that sons and daughters could be birthed with relational authority. Orphans don't have dominion. Sons have dominion. Orphans don't know they have an inheritance. The harvest is our inheritance.
"The earth's DNA is structured to respond to the voice of the sons and daughters of God."
I heard the Lord say, "You are to command a harvest in your families, regions, cities and nations. Speak to the land and command it to yield an increase."
He went on to explain that the earth is waiting for the sons and daughters of God to come forth and to start using the dominion God gave them in the garden. Mankind is to subdue things, to rule over them. It's not OK that whole regions are under demonic strongholds and principalities. It is time to see these kingdoms fall and for powers to be dethroned. This is the time to see God's Kingdom rule in the earth.
Setting Creation Free
"For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God." (Romans 8:19-21)
Here we read that creation is in bondage. When God is not ruling in an area it puts everything into captivity; including the seed sown in the soil of the area. If God's dominion is not in an area, then satan's will take over that territory. Where the Spirit of the Lord is in the land, there is freedom. Where there is freedom, there is blessing and prosperity.
This passage also talks about glory being revealed when the sons of God are revealed. Creation is set free to create. The only way creation can be set free is by speaking to it. We are hard-wired to create the way our Father does. He spoke, and it was. When the land yields its increase, it is God's power dominating in an area. It releases freedom to create whatever is needed. We all know of regions that have strongholds over them, that seem trapped in death cycles. We will see the opposite as we start commanding the land to yield its increase. We will see blessing, abundance, overflow, excess, and goodness.
Demand, Decree and Declare
The Lord also spoke to me, literally, about seeing the visions of families, regions, cities and nations fulfilled in this season. There has been a yearning in the land of hopelessness and despair. Will the prophetic promises ever come to pass? (Photo via Unsplash)
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'? Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.' Say to them, 'The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.'" (Ezekiel 12:22-23)
The Lord is saying in 2019: "Demand, decree, declare that every vision will be fulfilled." Our Father is the husbandman waiting for the precious fruit if the earth. We are the harvesters.
"Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains." (James 5:7)
The Lord says, "The nations are ripe for the harvest!" (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Pastor Danielle Dixon has a passion to see the "captives set free." Having overcome obstacles and bondages in her own life, she shares her life experiences to encourage others to believe that with God all things are possible. Danielle and her husband Massey Dixon are senior pastors of ARK Ministries, a church they planted 19 years ago in Queensland, Australia. Their vision is to embrace people with love, hope and the goodness of God. God has used her prophetic gift to encourage many people in church settings and the marketplace over the past 25 years of ministry.
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