One night I lay in bed ready to read my nightly scripture reading.
Jesus spoke to me so clearly; “I have a message for you in the second chapter of Haggai near the last of the chapter.”
I thought I knew the passage as this book because it has some of my favorite scriptures in it. I opened my Bible and began to read the chapter on and on past powerful words and promises…then I read, “Why is the seed still in the Barn?”
These words leaped out at me and stirred my heart and I felt Jesus asking me this question.
I realized that in the context of this chapter and the promises of God. The seed was not supposed to be in the barn but it should be sown in the fields. I then remembered that in the Gospel of Luke Jesus said, “The Seed is the Word”.
I felt Jesus speaking to me that I was to give it ‘All’. When my journey on this earth is finished my barn should be empty. All my treasure should be in heaven.
This rocked me. I have given it my all in carrying the cross around the world but now I must give it all in relationship to the book and movie “The Cross”. No holding back anything. Give it all.
I then began to thing of anything I might have in ‘my barn’.
Do you have a song that you have not written; it’s still in your barn?
Do you have a book that you have not written; it’s still in your barn?
Do you have money in the bank or investments that need to be given for the mission of Jesus; it’s still in your barn?
Do you have love to be shared but fears have bound you; it’s still in your barn?
Do you have a call on your life and a mission and destiny; it’s still in your barn?
Could it be that the reason you have not seen the harvest is that you have not planted? You have horded your seed and not sown it.
Could it be that you think your call is too minor to perform? Do you think your past sins and failures have caused you to disqualify yourself from God’s call and blessings.
Have you shared Jesus with other and helped lead the lost to Jesus and salvation or is the ‘seed’ Word of God still in your barn?
Oh, be free! Don’t keep the seed in the barn.
Look at the promises in these scriptures:
18‘Consider now from this day forward,
from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the Lord’S temple was laid—consider it
Is the seed still in the barn?
As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.’”
And again the word of the Lord came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying, 21“Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying:
‘I will shake heaven and earth.
I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms;
I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms.
I will overthrow the chariots
And those who ride in them;
The horses and their riders shall come down,
Every one by the sword of his brother.
‘In that day,’ says the Lord of hosts,
‘I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the Lord,
‘and will make you like a signet ring;
for I have chosen you,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
God Almighty, The Lord of Host wants to bless you. From this day! From the moment you even intend in your heart to get your seed out of the barn God will start blessing! Then you must perform by casting out the seed!
Read the entire second chapter. It is about the Glory of God being poured out in all the earth. The second Temple or House…Jesus.
Are you sharing Jesus and leading the lost to salvation? Now is the time!
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt