The Harvest Before the Harvest
                                                                                       Paulette Reed


The Dream

I recently had a dream encounter where I was sitting in a large university classroom. During what seemed like the final exam, the teacher was walking around the room with a book in his hand, reading it out loud to the class. As he did this, he would stop in front of different people, read for a bit, and then he would move on and do the same in front of another person. He was constantly smiling the entire time.

 As he got closer to where I was sitting, I realized that he was reading in another language, or perhaps he was reading parables, psalms, or poems. When he got to my desk, he stopped and read a portion of a passage that seemed difficult to understand; a mystery of sorts. He stopped reading and waited for the gentleman seated in the desk beside me to finish the passage. I waited a while for the gentleman to respond, then I looked at the teacher and finished the passage by saying, “And the harvest is white.” The teacher yelled, “Yes!” My hands flew up in the air, and I began to praise the Lord. Everyone in the room began cheering, shouting, and praising God, saying, “The harvest is white; the harvest is white.”

When I woke up, I was smiling. I realized that the Lord had used me to prophesy about the end-time harvest. The Holy Spirit is saying that no matter what language we speak or read, no matter how much revelation we have, “The harvest is white.” It is ready to be reaped. This is why Jesus told His disciples after meeting with the woman at the well, “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest” (John 4:35).

 The Seed

As we sow seeds into the heavens, God sows back into the earth. The prophet Hosea told the people of God, “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you” (10:12). Kingdom principles teach us that a seed going up always creates a harvest coming down. God not only reminds us about our seed today, but He also reminds us to keep our eyes and expectation ready for the harvest. The harvest is ripe. The harvest is ripe!

How often have we sown seeds of finances, giftings, time, anointing, and more, and yet we have not spent time focusing on receiving the harvest that those seeds produce? Practically speaking, how do we posture ourselves to receive the outpouring of God’s harvest as we continually sow into the heavens?

In order to receive God’s harvest, we must recognize and believe that our seeds have tremendous potential inherent within them. Every seed has the potential to produce a great harvest. Each tiny seed can cause a huge tree to grow. As we sow into what God is doing, we are not casually giving of our talents to the Lord without expectation. We are not only doing what God desires of us. Rather, we sow with an expectation to receive a harvest in return. Expectation is the greenhouse for miracles. If a farmer doesn’t have expectation and return to the field to reap a harvest, then he will miss the entire yield. A farmer expects that what he planted will be harvested in time.

God’s provides for all of our needs according to His riches in heaven. We know that His realm is full of provision. He is a God of abundance, a God who provides for His people. When we are convinced of this and when we act upon this truth, then we are no longer limited by natural circumstances. We step into the supernatural realm.

Our seed gives us access to the harvest. The Lord teaches us to pray so we know that what we have sown will manifest on earth as it is in heaven. In fact, sowing our seed proves that we believe that we reap what we sow. When we sow our seeds, we honor God and His generosity. He gave His only Son for us, so how can we not honor His sacrifice by refusing to give back to Him in return?

The Word

God places significant importance upon the seed of His Word. He even values the potential of a seed. In Galatians 6:7–8, for example, Paul writes, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” And Proverbs 11:24 tells us that God honors the power of the seed: “Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.” If you are struggling with a withholding spirit today, then give generously to break that stronghold in your heart.

God trusts you with a seed in order to trust you with the harvest: “For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you” (2 Corinthians 9:10). God is the one who gives us the seed to sow, and He is also the one who gives us bread to eat from those seeds we have sown. In other words, He gives us the seed to sow and He gives us the return on the seeds that we sow. And as we sow what God has graciously given to us, then he will “produce a great harvest of generosity” within us.

The Promise

Our seed is an investment in our future. Since God is our partner, we must think bigger than we ever thought before. When Jehovah-Jireh receives our seed, all fear disappears and supernatural provision takes over. The truth is that “impossible” seeds release “impossible” miracles. It is crucial that we have an expectation that a seed sown into the heavens always creates a harvest that comes back down.

For several years, I’ve been sharing about how the Lord showed me there will be a harvest before the harvest. We are here now! Believers in Christ will reap what they have sown so they can accommodate and bless the greatest harvest of souls the earth has ever seen. The harvest is ripe. It is time to expect that the seeds we have sown will begin to be reaped, positioning us for the coming end-time harvest. No matter what language we speak or how much revelation we have, the harvest is ripe. Let us join with the entire world, cheering, shouting, and praising God that it is time to reap what we have sown.

Reap, my friends. The harvest is white.