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It's Time To Plow!

By: Bill Yount



"Behold, the days come," saith the Lord, "that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt." Amos 9:13 (KJ)



There is so much talk of a great harvest these days that I fear many have put the plow away. I received a great revelation as I ministered in these farmlands that are well acquainted with the plow... "It's time to plow!" As I ministered there were moments when I felt the plow digging deep with resistance. But the Lord spoke, "Son, I am anointing plows in My fields of harvest, so whatever the amount of opposition coming from people, the tip of My plow is piercing their hearts. So, when you plow you are reaping! In this land where crops grow large because of the fertile soil, so are the hearts of this people because of their great hunger for Me. Their stomachs growl loudly.”



One of the messages I sensed the Lord wanted me to share was when He first called me to blow the shofar into families. The family ties are so tight in the Amish and Mennonite community that it's difficult for some who hunger for more of the Lord to step forward and go farther on to know Him. As many are doing that, they often are misunderstood and even excommunicated from family and loved ones. But as they are moving forward because of their obedience, I saw a chain reaction like dominoes falling, confirming the scripture: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household" Acts 16:31 (NIV).



Harvest Angels

I also shared a recent word I received for all of us... "Love God and love people, and don't mess that up!" Love will move us forward and open the heavens over our loved ones and even our enemies. As I blew the shofar into families and they shouted Jubilee, I saw harvest angels activated in the rafters of Amish barns and they began swinging from the rafters and descended upon that region far and near.



The next day, on Fathers Day, I sensed the Lord wanted to release an earthly father's blessing for those who seemed to miss the affirmation and blessing of an earthly father. I stood in proxy of their earthly fathers and spoke an earthly father's blessing over them. The Lord used this to open the heavens to release the Father's perfect love upon them, casting out fear and restoring their identity in Christ with His words... "You are My beloved son in whom I am well pleased. You are My beloved daughter, you are Daddy's favorite little girl in the whole world. And that is what you are!" This spoken blessing was being downloaded to a thousand generations, breaking generational curses and an orphan spirit. Of course, I shared the importance of forgiving our earthly fathers, who for some reason, only God knows, why they didn't show love or know how to say it. Usually, there was a generational hindrance in their own lives.



I will never forget a brother who came up to me after this message. He shared how he went to see his father who was about to die and hoped that his father would bless him and say that he loved him before he passed away. While he waited he felt the urge to hug his father anyway and say, "I love you Dad!" His father showed no response. He left his father's side and never saw him alive again. Later, someone from the hospital told him, "After you left your father's room, I never heard any man bawl that loud like he did." This testimony taught me that many times we must step out first and do what we want people to do to us before they respond.


Latest comments

09.09 | 06:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,

17.03 | 07:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 22:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

12.01 | 04:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.