In the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting the word ‘summer.’
You set all the boundaries of the earth; You made the summer and winter.
These two seasons are connected to the literal ‘farming’ seasons and the spiritual seasons. Often, the summer season is connected with the sun and harvesting/gathering, while the winter season is associated with the rain & cultivation. Yet, they have boundaries. That means they have: borders, a limit, landmarks, a time of descending/subduing (as in ‘yarad’), a language/speech, and or a deliverance or exit.
Technically, the Bible only really focuses on these two seasons as being the ones to really look at. One (summer), being a time of harvesting/reaping. And, the other (winter) a time of nourishing the seed that’s been planted (whether good or bad), and its cultivation—that time of ‘tilling the soil’, destroying weeds, IN ORDER TO PROMOTE GROWTH.
However, there’s something to pay close attention to. It all depends on what type of seed that’s been planted, whether it’s a seed of disobedience or obedience unto the Lord. God gives consequences of both in Deuteronomy 28. It’s very important what kind of seed that which is planted, whether God told you to do certain things, or whether you listened to the flesh. Then as those seeds ‘sit within you,’ what is going to happen in the ‘winter’ months? If it’s a seed of disobedience, then there won’t be much growth. The rain will come for both, but the question is, what will be the product, or fruit in the following season (Matt. 5:45)?
If there isn’t much obedience in that ‘winter’ season spiritually, then there will be no spiritual (or little) nourishment. And, there will be no real tilling or destruction of what is not right within which causes us to disobey the Lord and walk in His ways. Therefore, the result would be no fruit or in gathering, just destruction (Gal. 6:8). On the other hand, if there are seeds of obedience and there’s rain, then one would be tilled rightly, so that new growth can occur AND the root system can be strengthened.
These seasons are alternated naturally and spiritually. God ALLOWS THEM for His purposes, for: allowing borders ( or bringing us to an edge or part of something else, to limit us (so that things are sequentially according to His plan), to allow for landmarks (either an event, discovery, or change to mark an important stage/turning points in one’s walk or the spiritual turning points), a time of subduing (this is both for the obedient & the disobedient, however He does so), there’s also a language (meaning, this can go both ways—counsel, oracles, signs, reports, provision, work, scoffing, strange language, utterances, talk, vain words), and a deliverance/exit (this can go both ways as well—yielding (fruit either bad/good), division, song, rescue, victory, or remnant).
I am seeing a summer season approaching very quickly. There will be a transitional time of expediting for both sides (whether wickedness or in righteousness). This will be a summer season like no other. Any ‘missed’ growth in previous ‘winter’ seasons will cause many to be behind in things, due to disobedience (Jer. 33:20; Amos 4:7; Hag. 1:9-11). However, those that have continuously obeyed as these seasons have progressed, they will be set in place at the proper time. It’s interesting, the word ‘harvest’ also means ‘gathering.’ This gathering will bring forth the greatest ‘shamah.’ Shamah in Hebrew is: to hear intelligently with attention/obedience, to discern, give ear, perceive, proclaim, report, WITNESS. It will also bring forth the greatest consuming (Matt. 3:12). The Lord of the harvest is bringing forth what is needed at this time. He sees the harassment and helplessness, that’s among the people (Matt. 9:35-38).
I also see the days of Elijah at hand:
THESE WITNESSES HAVE THE POWER TO SHUT UP THE SKY SO THAT NO RAIN WILL FALL DURING THE DAYS OF THEIR PROPHECY , and power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they wish.
Elijah was A MAN JUST LIKE US. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
What I am referencing is what all occurred during Elijah’s days (1Kings 17-22). Elijah announced a famine on the land. This is crucial to grasp. Whatever has been done in the seasons prior to this famine coming WILL DETERMINE where one stands before the Lord. Whatever has been ‘stored up in heaven’ due to obedience WILL BE SATISFIED for those that have been truly faithful (Matt. 6:19-21; Mal. 3:10), but those that have lacked or fall behind, or have done nothing at all in obedience WILL be wanting (Dan. 5:27). Their times will not be aligned accordingly, for the necessary famine.
17 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, I STAND BEFORE HIM, AND THERE WILL BE NO DEW OR RAIN DURING THESE YEARS EXCEPT BY MY COMMAND!”
If one hasn’t grown in this last ‘winter season’ this upcoming summer season will show for it, along with the days ahead. In this summer season, the ‘widows’ will be tested (1Kings 17:8-24). This is the desolate houses (Matt. 23:37-39). There will be many…
25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.
Ahab will be overcome by losses due to his allegiance to Jezebel. The Baal prophets will be destroyed and the people bewitched by them will need decide who they will serve. The time of the rebuild will begin through the remnant that obey the voice of the Lord AND FEAR HIM (Hag. 1:14-15).
Summer, the Lord of the harvest is at the door…prepare for quick transitions, shifting, and maneuvering in May. The sons of disobedience will fall behind and sorrow will not leave them, but the sons of obedience will be singing and crowned with everlasting joy. Gladness will overtake them and sorrow will flee (Isa. 35:8-10).