Christ Reaps His Human Harvest
“...He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of the world” - (Mt.13:37-40).
“And now the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire” - (Mt.3:10,12).
“And I looked, and behold a white cloud and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle... Thrust in thy sickle and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped” - (Rev.14:14-16).
In Eden, 6000 years ago, God took a piece of clay and created His human fruit whose seed was in himself, and God named him Adam. Later He created Eve as a wife for Adam out of his rib. And so the women upon the earth have been giving birth to human fruit since that time. Now we are living in the end times just before the Great Tribulation begins which is the time when Christ reaps His human harvest. God will reap what he has sown in the Garden of Eden; this whole earth is His garden and the harvest of the earth is now ripe. The Tribulation time, a time, times, and a half a time, is God’s reaping time. We are finishing the gleaning now. It’s not so easy to get people saved as in days gone by. We used to reap many souls and now only one here and there. The tribulation threshing time is soon to begin.
The good fruit that got saved and born again by faith in Christ and produced good Holy Spirit fruit will receive eternal life and rule and reign as kings and priests on the earth. All the unsaved tares and chaff will burn in the fiery nuclear Armageddon and then in the lake of fire which is the second death. Christ and His true born again saints have been sowing the spiritual see dof God’s Word in the field of the world and they shall reap a harvest. “The sower soweth the word” - (Mk.4:13) and “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” - (I Pet.1:23). Cyrus McCormick is not the reaper, but the God-man, the Lord Jesus Christ, the fruit of Mary’s womb and the Son of God, will be the reaper of the whole earth. He was the sower at His first coming and He is the reaper at His second coming.
Tribulation comes from the word for ’threshing’ and so means oppression and persecution and destruction and death. “...the king of Syria has destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing” - (2 King.13:7). Again - “...Babylon is fallen, is fallen... O my threshing and the corn of my floor...” - (Is.21:9,10). God threshed O.T. Babylon and Christ will thresh N.T. Babylon and burn her up like chaff in one hour - (Rev.18:9,10). Again - “...Babylon is like a threshing floor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come” - (Jer.51:33). This whole earth is destined for a soon coming tribulation threshing time. “The harvest is the end of the world.”
During the Tribulation, Israel will rebuild their temple in Jerusalem which originally was a threshing floor - “Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem in Mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite” - (2 Chr.3:1). At this time the two witnesses will preach for 3 1/2 years with the Bible in their hands, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth as faithful and true witnesses for the Lord Jesus - (Rev.11:1-12). God gives them the power to bring some of the Tribulation plagues upon the earth. Then you will know that the fiery wrath of God’s threshing at the end of His harvest time is imminent and hanging over the world’s head as a giant sword of the Lord - (Jer.25:14-33). And it may very well be man’s nuclear sword that God uses to prove what happens to man eating from the tree of knowledge - death of the whole world except for a remnant.
Christ our King of Kings comes back at Armageddon and the golden age begins, but first the wheat harvest and the reddened vintage must be trod. God’s wrath will fall upon all those who rejected the body of Christ (bread-wheat) and the blood of Christ (grapes) on the cross. They rejected the bread and the wine of God's perfect, supreme sacrifice of Christ and were not saved - “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” - (Rom.6:23). The chaff is the picture of men who refused to repent of their sins and be saved by Christ, who is the grace and mercy of God. So there is nothing left but God’s justice and judgment.
Joel also tells us about Christ’s harvest and the winnowing and the threshing of Armageddon. “Proclaim ye this among the gentiles: Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Let the heathen be wakened and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: ... Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision” - (Joel 3:9,10,12-14). But first Christ will take His saved wheat up to His garner in heaven in the rapture before God’s fire falls upon the tares and upon the fruitless trees - before Christ the grim reaper reaps.
The Tribulation will be a great valley of decision. The whole world must make a decision between Christ and Antichrist; whether they will be the wheat or the chaff; whether they will repent of their sins and receive Christ and be saved or whether they will reject Christ and receive the mark of the Antichrist-Beast and worship the Beast. Yes, multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision - six billion people must make the decision. There will be no middle ground. And that’s why Christ put this warning first in (Rev.14) just before Christ returns as the grim reaper in (Rev.14:14). “...If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation: and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night...” - (Rev.14:9-11). This will be the greatest valley of decision in the history of man. If you reject the cup of salvation of Christ on the cross, then you will receive the cup of God’s wrath.
A remnant of the earth, even though a great multitude, will be saved during the tribulation - (Rev.7:14). These are great Tribulation saints; the church having been raptured before time as the wheat taken up in God’s garner. O what plagues descend with Christ’s sharp sickle upon a world ripe for final judgment. The seven seal judgments, the seven trumpet judgments, and the final seven vial judgments. For - “ the harvest is the end of the world.” It ended the first time with water in Noah’s day, and it ends again finally with fire - (2 Pet.3:5-10). Christ will make a new earth when He comes - (2 Pet.3:13).
Daniel Interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s Emperor image dream and says - “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver and the gold, broken to pieces together, and become like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth” - (Dan.2:34,35). Daniel shows us the Tribulation threshing floor at the second coming of Christ at Armageddon when He crushes the final world emperor, the Antichrist, the feet of iron and clay. Christ comes back as the smiting stone cut out of Mount Zion and He shall rule over the whole earth from Mt. Zion as emperor forever and ever. (Is.2:2,3). Christ is the fulfillment of the emperor image dream, not Antichrist. The President-Antichrist will soon rule over the American Empire as the fulfillment of the American dream, but the dream turns into a nightmare when Christ returns at Armageddon and threshes His harvest - (Rev.19:11-21).
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to the flesh shall reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting” - (Gal.6:7,8). Are you saved and born again of the Holy Spirit? Are you sowing God’s Word and trying to win souls for Christ? If you're not saved, repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart and you will receive forgiveness of sins and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” - (2 Cor.5:17). Go to Christ on the tree cross and become a new tree bearing good Holy Spirit fruit. “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire” - (Mt.7:17,19). Are you a saved tree destined for heaven and eternal life or an evil unsaved tree destined for the second death in the lake of fire. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” - (Rev.20:15). Christ reaps His human harvest soon. Be one of the last gleanings of God’s harvest – be saved today.
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Pastor Mike Storti
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