By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the Lord has done marvelous things! Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil." Joel 2: 21-24 (NKJV)
Bible Passages: Joel 2: 25-27, Ecc 9: 12, 2Corinthians 8: 9, Isaiah 60: 2, Leviticus 26: 10, Psalms 126: 1, Ruth 3: 2, Leviticus 26:5, Genesis 13:2.
Fear is one of the biggest challenges we face in our society today. The spirit of fear has caused many to behave irrationally but God wants us to fear not. He does not want us to be afraid and worried. For this reason, he blesses us.
We need the blessings of God to spread the gospel. To make strides as a church, money is needed. God has promised we will not lack and we should live in that promise. It is a promise of financial harvest. God is the true source of your income. He adds value to your life.
For believers, we can rest in the promise of a financial harvest. No matter how depressed and fearful our societies may be, we are safe and covered in Christ. If you are not in Christ, you are in crisis.
There is a threshing floor where your harvest has been prepared. It is full of wheat, wine and oil. Wheat stands for wealth, wine stands for healing to your soul and oil stands for the Holy Ghost. To receive your finanical harvest, you must go to your threshing floor.
Your threshing floor is in the presence of God.