Good Morning Biblejournal family,
This may not be the name you first thought of when you think of the names for Jesus. Reaper. Yes, at first maybe you would think about the outfits that appear at our seasonal Halloween spaces when describing the grim reaper. The image today includes a sickle but in the sense of a heavenly harvest by our Lord.
Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” (Revelation 14:15)
One day Jesus will stand upon the clouds, angels will be present, and it will be a Great Harvest. Some may believe that this day may come sooner than later based on worldly implications and social media impact. I can only imagine Jesus standing above in the clouds with all His glory and brightness holding his hand out. According to Revelation 14, It will be a time of judgment that only our Lord will make. The question will be answered. Faithful or unfaithful? No standing lines where we wait and wonder if we have done enough. It’s a reminder its not about what we have done. (2 Timothy 1:9) It’s a matter of do we believe that Jesus was born, lived a sinless life, died for our sins, and rose again. He is seated next to God waiting once again for His call to say, It’s time. Go Harvest. Have we been faithful or not? Do you believe it? As Christians, we will not have to fear but have the joy of our eternal reward at this time.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come in condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24)
Take time to read Revelation 14:14-19. The harvest of the earth. The first harvest will be one of the believers. The second harvest is considered the winepress of God’s wrath.
The time of harvest will come. (Jeremiah 51:33) (Matthew 13:37-43)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your many images that are a reminder of who you are. Thank you for your words that can transform our lives through faith in you. Lord we know one day you will return, please remind us of your harvest and of the love you have for us. Please help us to be obedient to your words and be ripe when your time comes.