I am writing a book at the moment and I wanted to give you an extract. In this section I’m talking about the future and the coming Harvest. It contains a large quote from Rick Joyner. I hope you enjoy it. It’s kind of mid-flow so just jump in!
Isaiah saw that the power of the Gospel- what Jesus has done in bringing a new order, would be so profound so powerful that eventually every nation will stop fighting wars, and peace will reign on the Earth, that people would live for extraordinary lengths of time.
Listen to what he says- it is bliss!
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah2.2-4
Imagine that! No war! Sound too good to be true? That’s why the Gospel means good news. This is really good news. Jesus won the match! All the ends of the Earth will remember and turn to the Lord (Psalm 22:27).
It’s time to filter the doom and gloom from our thinking with the blood of the Eternal One. Yes there are great challenges ahead. It’s not going to be easy. There are contractions and pain in the birth as Jesus said. But the baby is coming and the baby is inevitable. That baby is a new era altogether that has already begun in you and me. A brand new order birthed out of the death of the old.
Rick Joyner, a writer and strategic leader to the modern church had a profound experience in 1987 and 1988. Over a period of days at a time he was taken into visions and expanded spiritual states to see and understand great changes that are coming to Earth. He saw challenging times ahead including the rise of persecution and terrorism, the financial havoc in banking systems and more. But as part of this experience he also saw something glorious. He saw the best is yet to come!
I have been so impacted by Rick’s encounter. It has shaped my thinking for years. I’d like to share with you a small part of it. This is what he saw-
“The magnitude of this harvest will ultimately astonish even the most optimistic believers. Congregations of less than a hundred will be adding a thousand believers a week for periods of time. Meetings which begin spontaneously will stir entire cities, continuing until they fill the largest stadiums night after night. Previously popular sports events will be abandoned in many regions for lack of interest. Whole towns, with populations of thousands, will swarm upon neighbouring towns to evangelize them. The news media will be dominated by the harvest until they have fanned the flames throughout the world. News teams will follow apostles like national leaders, recording great miracles which will be shown with unabashed enthusiasm. Some of these individual broadcasts will result in more conversions than Christian networks have seen during their entire existence. This is not a negative reflection on the work Christian networks have accomplished, but a reflection of the magnitude of what is coming.
Large cities will experience periods of “zero crime” as their populations come under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the light of the church drives darkness from entire regions. Pornography, prostitution, illegal drugs, abortion and drunkenness will cease to exist in many areas without the passage of a single law. Large factories and businesses will shut down for days at a time so their employees can attend special meetings. Whole nations will give themselves to periods of prayer and fasting. The inflow of new believers will be so great in places that relatively new believers will find themselves leading large congregations. Some churches will be dividing every few months, not because of conflicts, but because their growth is so great they must keep the size down to what is manageable, with each split resulting in the birth of new congregations.
The Lord will continually be on the minds of the people. Coffee breaks, lunch breaks and siestas will become bible studies and prayer meetings. Cities will sponsor bonfires for burning pornography, witchcraft, witches, mediums and even mafia chieftains will be bowing the knee of Jesus and entering into salvation with great joy. Street gangs will be sending Bibles and gifts to one another and prisons will become churches which will give the Body of Christ some of its greatest teachers.
Miracles which exceed even some of the most spectacular Biblical marvels will cause whole nations to acknowledge Jesus. Leaders of some of the most powerful communist countries will be openly confessing the Lord and exhorting their people to follow Him. The visible glory of the Lord will appear upon some for periods of time and this glory will heal everyone it touches. The pillar of fire that led Israel will not even compare to the intense presence of the Lord in these days. The appearance of angels will be so common that they will cease to be related as significant events. The Lord himself will appear to councils of apostles and prophets to give them directives. This will impart a courage and peace which will astonish and gain the respect of even the most vehement opposers. Never has the Lord been as personal and intimate with His people as He will be in these days. Believers will be in awe continually, wondering each day what great new things they will see.
One of the most extraordinary characteristics of this harvest will be the youthfulness of the labourers. Teenagers will be the backbone of the revival and preteens will be some of its greatest evangelists. Young children will cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, and divert raging floods with a word. Some will actually take dominion over entire hospitals and mental institutions, healing every patient in them by laying hands on the buildings. During the harvest the world will understand that “…the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders” (Isaiah 8:18).” (from “The Harvest” by Rick Joyner)
That is good news vision! This is nothing less than a KAINOS (a new creation) invasion of Earth. This is something we are called not just to see from afar but to ignite, shape and be a part of. It has already started in our hearts at the cross. You dream it and speak it to life. You can and will shape the future.
The future is not like the past!