“Why is the seed still in the Barn?” Haggai 2:19
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 opened my Bible and began to read the chapter 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 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 sought to give my all in carrying the cross around the world and seeking to live in the way of Jesus since I was saved at the age of seven and now I’m an old man.
Jesus then said, “No holding back anything. Give it all.”
I then began to think 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 hoarded our 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
19Is 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.’”
20And 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.
22 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.
23‘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!
“For the seed will be prosperous, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will yield its produce, and the skies will give their dew. To the remnant of this people I will give all these things as an inheritance.” Zechariah 8:12
“Ask the Lord for rain in springtime; the Lord makes the storm clouds, and He will give everyone showers of rain and crops in the field.” Zechariah 8:12
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!
Jesus said in Luke 8:11 that the ‘Seed is the Word’! Then in Matthew 13:38 Jesus says, ‘The Field is the World’! So we need to sow the seed of witness and evangelism in the world. In the Name of Jesus we will see a mighty harvest of souls.
Some of you may look at your hearts and realize that you need forgiveness of your sins and cleansing from hate and bitterness. Jesus will forgive you, cleanse you and give you a new and pure heart. Ask Him now to save you. Praise the Lord.
God bless you, Pilgrim followers of Jesus, Arthur and Denise Blessitt, Luke 18:1 www.blessitt.com