Harvesting the Earth

Revelation 14:14-19

"Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.

"17 Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” 19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."

Harvest is not always a positive image in Scripture. For those outside of Christ, it is a time of awakening to the horrific truth that they are guilty before God, subject and sent to His deserved judgment. He will separate the wheat from the chaff, the sheep from the goats. You are the harvest, gathered into God’s barns for the feast. Not to be eaten, but to feast Yourself on God’s goodness. The way to that feast is through repentance.


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