As I sat in on an Intercession and Warfare class taught by Heather Eschenbaum, author of the book, Fasting Is Not About Food, she made mention of her time growing up on a farm and spoke about a combine. It was like an arrow that was turned to lightning that flashed across my spirit as the word combine harvester was spoken. I studied this word out and the Lord began to minister to me about the combine harvesters that are coming and what they will do.
Combine harvesters are machines that harvest crops, combining three separate operations of harvesting into a single process. The three procedures include reaping, threshing and winnowing of the grain. It is one of the most economically important, labor saving, inventions of our time and God is making teams of people into combine harvesters.
Luke 10:1-3 “Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. And He was saying to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go, behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.’”
Combine harvesters will speak and their words will separate the grain, which is weighty, valuable, and portrayed as people in Scripture, from the stalk, which is light, weightless and which the Lord revealed to me as systems (political, religious, educational, worldly). The Lord is going to send in teams of people to harvest fields that are ripe but still connected to the stalk. Once the grain is separated from the stalk, the Lord will store the grain in places that it can be processed (discipled) and then sent out to produce more grain.
In John 12:24 Jesus says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” Jesus was the original grain that went into the ground and died, we are the much fruit, but there is more grain to be harvested. Many of us are like grain that has been hidden in the ground and has died, but the Lord says, your death to self and systems is going to produce much fruit. We are the combine harvesters.
God has hidden us in the secret place, while He created us into an invention that is economical and labor saving. As we are sent out into the harvest fields, it is to gather grain. Grain is people and people are the only thing that is eternal. Our job is to speak the TRUTH, which will set the people free from the world’s system, religion’s system and the other systems. I wish you could hear me shouting…The Combine Harvesters Are Coming!