July 24, 2017

There has never been a season where we need to be ready like this season. It will be very exciting and very terrible all at the same time.

Jesus said “the Kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while the man slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat” His servants said “do you want us to dig up the tares?” But the farmer said “No least while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them” Let them grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers; “Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the tares and burn them and to put the wheat in the barn.” Based on Matt 13:24-30

This is a season of great harvest

A season when the Lord of the harvest is asking for his barns to be filled with the wheat. Millions & millions of souls are being called into his house. Such will be this move of soul harvest that no one will miss the sight of it. Gods glory will be seen and the knowledge of his glory will be known.

Habakkuk 2:14
For the time will come when all the earth will be filled, as the waters fill the sea, with an awareness of the glory of the Lord.

It will be exciting and amazing to see this harvest unfold before us in this season of change.

We need to be aware also that in this season of harvest on the earth the reapers are required to gather the tares in bundles for burning.

That which is not of God or is birthed through unjust means or has become an idol in the earth will also give up a great harvest. The only place of safety in this season of harvest is in the Lord himself.

The harvest of tares is forgotten I think when we quote Habakkuk 2:14 ; we just want to see the great harvest of Wheat, But in bundling up the tares the Lord is proving that he is God and in doing so His glory is revealed in all the earth. Before we look at what the tares might be we should look at Hab 2:4-13

Hab 2:4 Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked; but the righteous will live by their faith. Wealth is treacherous, and the arrogant are never at rest. They range far and wide, with their mouths opened as wide as death, but they are never satisfied. In their greed they have gathered up many nations and peoples. But the time is coming when all their captives will taunt them, saying, ‘You thieves! At last justice has caught up with you! Now you will get what you deserve for your oppression and extortion!’ Suddenly, your debtors will rise up in anger. They will turn on you and take all you have, while you stand trembling and helpless. You have plundered many nations; now they will plunder you. You murderers! You have filled the countryside with violence and all the cities, too. “How terrible it will be for you who get rich by unjust means! You believe your wealth will buy security, putting your families beyond the reach of danger. But by the murders you committed, you have shamed your name and forfeited your lives. The very stones in the walls of your houses cry out against you, and the beams in the ceilings echo the complaint. “How terrible it will be for you who build cities with money gained by murder and corruption! Has not the Lord Almighty promised that the wealth of nations will turn to ashes? They work so hard, but all in vain! Hab 2:4-13

I’ve heard a lot of messages in the Church over the years about the Tares. Always its about condemnation and the body of Christ being very hard on itself and its members.

But remember Jesus said “The kingdom of Heaven” So this harvest is in the whole Kingdom not just the part called the Church.

The harvest of the Tares then is about systems and idols and the demonic that has so intertwined itself in the kingdoms of this world. Remember they were sown by an enemy not your brother. In many cases these systems are embraced by the Church.

Joel 3:13-14 Now let the sickle do its work, for the harvest is ripe. Come; tread the winepress because it is full. The storage vats are overflowing with the wickedness of these people.” Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. It is there that the day of the Lord will soon arrive.

The problem we have right now is that as the harvest begins we need to determine what is wheat and what are tares. For instance the corrupt world financial system is full of tares. So to defend a system that is full of tares in this season is not wise. It must be harvested and bundled up. Revelation 18 tells us “come out of her my people” The Church is full of the principles of the worlds financial systems, especially in the west. The Church in the 3rd world don’t have the luxury of big bank balances and faith pledges to fall back on. They just have to push into daddy. Perhaps they are more prepared for this harvest that the west.

The days of the earth hang in the balance; the Lord of the harvest is calling forth his inheritance. Awake my bride the harvest of all harvests is at hand.

To them that hear this call stir the bride and call her to the field to witness a harvest.

This will be the most exciting and most troubling of days; for the Lord will have his harvest. Both tares and wheat are ready and their number is full.

The harvest will challenge our world views. I say this because I want you to think about a field of Wheat, just see it standing tall and waving in the wind. If this is the only way you have experienced wheat, then what is about to happen in the earth will frighten you. Because the harvesters are about to enter the field. The wheat will never look the same again. The tares will be dealt with as well.

There has never been a season where we need to be ready like this season. It will be very exciting and very terrible all at the same time.

When a farmer plants a crop he first tills the soil and prepares the ground, he then plants seeds and waters the ground. The seeds germinate and push through into the light. With sun & water they grow and mature into all they are meant to be. A skilled farmer knows when the harvest is truly ready. At day break on the morning of the beginning of harvest much activity is witnessed in the farmer’s compound many become aware that the harvest is at hand. Finally the Lord of the harvest gives the order and the great harvest begins.

All day I’ve heard the sound of harvest from heaven, and all day the Lord has asked me to tell his Children about the tares.


I feel something very significant is about to happen in the Earth. The beginning of the financial crisis signalled the arrival of the harvest of the tares. It is only a beginning. The harvest will soon be in full swing. Today is 31st October 2008. My soul is stirred to the point I can no longer be silent. The world is about to change forever. The harvest of tares has begun.

The good news is that the harvest of souls is also in full swing. The Lord says keep your eyes fixed firmly on the Lord of the Harvest. There has never been a time when men will be looking for answers like the season that is upon us. In great darkness it easier to see the light

Isaiah 9:2-3 The people who walk in darkness will see a great light—a light that will shine on all who live in the land where death casts its shadow. Israel will again be great, and its people will rejoice as people rejoice at harvest time.

A storm will rise against Jerusalem But the harvest is at hand and the Lord will have his harvest. He will refresh her as a river in the desert and as the cool shadow of a large rock in a hot and weary land. Then everyone who can see will be looking for God, and those who can hear will listen to his voice. Even the hotheads among them will be full of sense and understanding. Those who stammer in uncertainty will speak out plainly.This is Harvest time.

John 4:35-38 Do you think the work of harvesting will not begin until the summer ends four months from now? Look around you! Vast fields are ripening all around us and are ready now for the harvest.

Listen carefully for the sound of the wings of angels and the voice of the Lord of the harvest. New commissions are being handed out now. No time to hold back, no time to be at ease. “For the harvest is at hand”

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Ian Johnson is an itinerant Prophetic Revelator and Revivalist from Auckland New Zealand. Along with His wife Joye they minister encouraging the body of Christ to move into revival and the Glory realm.Ian Johnson is a conference & Prophetic speaker, Author and Prophetic leader. With his wife Joye they are founders and directors of His Amazing Glory Ministries based in Auckland New Zealand. Ian & Joye have been pioneers and leaders of Churches in Auckland for over 25 years and itinerant since 2007 ministering in NZ, Australia & the Nations. They take regular tours to Israel as part of their ministry.Ian & Joye are committed members and part of the leadership team at Horizon Church in Auckland NZ

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