Our theme this month is All Things New—a new season, new harvest, even a new president. All of this change represents newness of life—so aptly described in God’s Word.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).
I am so thankful for the Spirit of God that resides in me, making me a new creation in Him.
In October, I had the blessed opportunity to once again visit Israel (Y’israel) during the Feast of Sukkot also known as the Feast of the Harvest. As my feet walked upon the rich historical soil I felt my spirit being re-ignited and renewed. I was overjoyed to press in to the presence of God and connect to the familiar stories of the Bible. However, there was one day while visiting the Old City that I sensed despair and agitation. It saddened me to feel this God-opposing religious spirit, full of anger and hate that had been unleashed on the City where God has written His Name.
Unfortunately, I have recently recognized this same spirit of hate operating among many of my own fellow countrymen as our new president-elect prepares to take office this January. Why has there been such division—such dissension among Americans? We know from the Word of God that before Yeshua comes back, evil will become more evil. But take heed—this does not mean God is losing the battle. Prophecy says that this increase in evil must happen before He comes to bring His government to planet Earth. The question then becomes, what side of prophecy are we going to be on? We must ask ourselves if we are promoting the right spirit or a spirit of religious hate? Are we a nurturing stalk of wheat or a combative weed?
We must realize that man, in his carnality will be unable to overcome the spirit that challenges the very Sovereignty of God. But through a new covenant with God’s Messiah, we can walk in His love and His wisdom. Until Yeshua comes and defeats the evil one, we have a function and a mandate—and that is to advance His Kingdom by declaring “He is God.”
Referring to the lost souls of man, Yeshua said, “…behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest (John 4:35 KJV).
We, as Christians, are to obey the Lord when He says to declare to all the nations the good news of Salvation. We are the workers of the harvest. We are His witnesses. So then, how do we become a witness for the Lord? That’s easy—a witness testifies! Simply tell people what Yeshua has done in your life, and let the Holy Spirit do the convicting. You may reap a harvest or you may plant a seed for someone else to reap at a later date—either way, you become part of His plans and purposes—and not part of the problem.