In these last days all of the spiritual seeds that have
been sown by the
Lord will come to fulness and maturity. Surly none of His words will not
return to Him void but will return to Him bearing much fruit. It will be
in this last hour that we will see the fruit of seeds that were sown
hundreds, maybe thousands of years ago. Because of this, there is a
great danger in this last generation to be puffed up and think more
highly of ourselves because of the culmination of all things.
Matthew 13:16 But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see:
and your ears,
for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous [men]
have desired to see [those things] which ye see, and have not seen
[them]; and to hear [those things] which ye hear, and have not heard
We will reap a harvest of that which was sown by the Lord
throughout the ages. As the Lord has said:
Amos 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that
the plowman shall
overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and
the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
These RIGHTEOUS men and woman earnestly sought to see
the culmination of
all things but it was not to come to pass in their generation. They have
sown but in their generation they have not reaped. But in our generation
all these things will come to pass. Is it because of our righteousness?
Have they fallen short?
It wasn't TIME!
Deuteronomy 9: 3 Understand therefore this day, that the
LORD thy God
[is] he which goeth over before thee; [as] a consuming fire he shall
destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt
thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said
4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast
them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath
brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these
nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart,
dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these
nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that
he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob.
6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good
land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou [art] a stiffnecked
The Lord wants to remind us in this hour of the foundation
that we stand
upon and of His plans and purposes. That foundation is made up of all of
the saints who have preceded us up until this point and have paved a way
through the wilderness. They are referred to as the great cloud of
witnesses. These saints are a cloud because they are nameless and
faceless, indistinguishable if you will. You will never read about most
of them in a history book nor will their names ever be referred to in
conversation but it is through their faithfulness to complete their
course that the light of the gospel has been handed down from generation
to generation and added to.
Isaiah 28: 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall
he make to
understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk, [and] drawn
from the breasts.
10 For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon
line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little
For all that we have has been added to by each generation,
line, precept upon precept. These saints of God did not see those things
which we will see not because of their unrighteousness but because it
was not time. All that the Lord has sown was meant to come to maturity
right now for a specific purpose, which is to drive out of His kingdom
all things that offend while not loosing a single grain of wheat.
Amos 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the
house of Israel
among all nations, like as [corn] is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not
the least grain fall upon the earth.
Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.
said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also
the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest
I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind
them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
The Lord needs to bring all things to maturity first that
He may pass
full sentence upon all that was sown by the enemy so that through the
church He may confound the principalities and powers by having His
wisdom displayed through the church.
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities
in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus
This is extremely important, we must understand God's
ways, plans and purposes.
Say not within ourselves "it is because of our righteousness"
have crossed Jordan and entered into the promised land.
Say not within ourselves "it is because we prayed for
revival has come.
Say not within ourselves "it is because we earnestly sought
miracles are happening.
Say not within ourselves "we are the chosen generation"
when all of
these things come to pass.
We will see the culmination of all things come to pass
for one reason,
the Lord has brought it to pass. Not because we were special or more
righteous or we prayed it in or we had more faith but rather because it
is the season to see all these things come to pass. Do you pray for
revival, it is only because the Lord has called you to prayer and has
placed it in your heart. It is the Lord who places in us the desire both
to will and to do His good pleasure.
If our prayer for revival is answered it will be because
He has made us
active participants in what He has already destined to take place and
not because we have in some way caused Him to move. In this we will find
His sovereignty. Let us be wise and humble ourselves and consider the
foundation upon which the Lord is building His church in this hour. It
is not just for our sakes or those who went before us that the Lord is
about to do mighty things but rather it is that He may receive the
increase on all that he has sown and destroy all that He has not.
We pray that these messages are a blessing to you and
your family and that they help reveal the Father's Heart as you continue
to press into His kingdom.
Jim, Terri, and Joshua Rinker
1115 Fern Ave.
Kenhorst, Pa. 19607