PENTECOST (HARVEST) TO TRUMPETS (RAPTURE)
By: Moses Lushiku Of Dominican Republic Congo 37
The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
The Lord Jesus has appeared to me and told me about the doctrine that leaders are supposed to impose on the Church at the end of time, I saw that this doctrine went along with the End Times prophecy. The Church must be accustomed to End Times dispensation.
When Moses died, Joshua took over immediately, and the people were supposed to adjust themselves to the new leader. Moses means drawn out of the water (Exodus 2:10). Yet the Bible says in Revelation 17:15 that the waters are the peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
Moses means humanity. Joshua means Yeshua the Lord of our salvation.
At a certain point, humanity must disappear so that the Lord would take over and lead our lives to the Promised Land.
This transition between the two leaders is prophetic. We as leaders are supposed to let the Lord lead His people and we must be simply instruments. When you are an instrument you don’t act on your own; you are simply used by the One who owns you.
In my longest dream, I saw that I was speaking to the different delegations. In the meantime, the Lord stood by my side, inspiring me and telling me what to say.
And I was saying to leaders, “Dear pastors, you must make sure that you are keeping the prophecy of the children of Israel that had many feasts. One of them was the Feast of Pentecost, which was a commemoration. This feast is called Pentecost because it is celebrated after 50 days. And we know that the Holy Spirit descended on the day of Pentecost.”
Actually, four months after the Feast of Pentecost, the children of Israel were supposed to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
The children of Israel celebrated the Feast of Pentecost on the 15th day of the third month and then they observed a period of four months, which was concluded with a celebration of the Feast of Trumpets in the seventh month.
The leaders must consider the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost as the starting point for the Church, and what must follow the coming of the Spirit of God on the day of Pentecost must be the observance of the 4 months leading to the Feast of Trumpets.
The coming of the Spirit of God has set in motion the Seven Ages of the Church. The Seven Ages of the Church is depicted in the diagram below.
The Spirit of God also inaugurated the Time of Grace and the time of Gentiles. What happened in the day of Pentecost when the Spirit of God came set in motion harvest time. Thus after celebrating the Feast of Pentecost on the 50 days, the children of Israel were waiting for four months in order to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets.
And after the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, the Church is in the wait and preparation in order to celebrate in the sound of the trumpet. The trumpet will sound and the dead in Christ will rise.
Four months after the feast of the Pentecost, the children of Israel celebrated the Feast of Trumpets. And the Church that began in the day of Pentecost is in observance for the trumpet is about to resonate. The Church has an expectation of the Feast of Trumpets.
In John 4:35-36, the Lord said, Do you not say, It is yet four months, and the harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white to harvest already. 36 And he who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit to life eternal, so that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
In this passage, the Lord prophesied the duration for the maturing of the field for harvest, which is four months and the maturing of the field is celebrated through the Feast of Harvest to the Feast of Trumpets.
The lapse of time for the growth and preparation of the Church for the sound of the trumpet is four months. This is just an image of the ending Time of Grace. Yet we know that at the end of the four months, the children of Israel celebrate the Feast of Trumpets, which is the Rapture of the Church.
The Lord said, “Lift up your eyes and look at the field. They are ripe for harvest.”
The four months prior to the Feast of Trumpets is the duration of the time for the growth, development, and preparation of the Church for the blast of the trumpet, which is the rapture of the Church in the Feast of Trumpets. And the Church is maturing and preparing in anticipation of the Feast of Trumpets. It takes four months for the field to be ready for harvest.
When the Holy Spirit came down in the day of Pentecost, it was for the sake of field of God, which is the Church and the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:9, You are the field of God.
The Holy Spirit came with the unique mission of making the field ready for the harvest. The Holy Spirit came down to accomplish the mission of the Church before the blast of the trumpet and the Feast of Trumpets.
Over here, the four months is the Time of Grace, the time of the Gentiles and the Seven Ages of the Church where the field which is the Church must be worked upon and cultivated. The ministers in the Church have received the spirit of labor, the spirit of the cultivator, the spirit of agriculture, in order to work in the field which is the Church of Jesus.
We must prepare the field for the harvest, we must get the field ripe and the Holy Spirit came down in the day of Pentecost for the laboring of the field, which is the Church.
1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase. 8 Now he that plants and he that waters are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God’s husbandry, you are God’s building.
Given that the duration of the harvest is four months, the field must be cultivated for harvest. And the Lord said, “Lift up your eyes and look up, the field is ready for harvest.”
The Holy Spirit came to work in us so that the Church will become mature and ready for the trumpet. He is working in us so that the fields can be ready for the Feast of Trumpets. And when the Church which is the field is ripe and ready, the Lord shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: (Matthew 24:31-32)
First and foremost, the Church must mature. And this is the work of the Holy Spirit and pastors who have to work on the Church as the trumpet is to resonate for the Feast of Trumpets.
Matthew 9:37-38 Then said He to His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; 38 Pray you, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.
From the day of Pentecost to the Rapture of the Church, that period of grace is all about the work in the field. This dispensation is the Time of Grace, the time of the Gentiles, and the Seven Ages of the Church.
Leaders, we have received the Spirit of labor in order to work in the field, which is the Church of Jesus Christ, who said lift up your eyes and see the field is ripe for the harvest.
The Bible says in Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17 that your sons and daughters shall have visions. The vision here is about the field and what a minister must sow in the field of God is the Word. They must preach sound doctrine, which is the good seed.
1 Timothy 4:16 Hold on to yourself and to the doctrine; continue in them, for doing this you shall both save yourself and those who hear you.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3: 6, I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
The message to pastors and ministers is simple. You got to preach the Word. The Church is not only for miracles and spectacles. You got to speak the Word in the people of God and the Holy Spirit will water the Biblical Word you have sown, but the rain that is to water the field is God’s responsibility. It is the task of the Spirit of God.
Very recently, I heard a pastor telling people not to believe my message and the end time message is boring and making people sleep. People prefer the gospel of prosperity.
I was stunned to hear that, for even now I am feeling goosebumps and my heart is on fire over this prophetic message.
Leaders must be careful with what they are sowing in the field, for the Holy Spirit will come to water the seed they have sown, but will the Holy Spirit water the message of prosperity that you have sown? Will the Holy Spirit water the material gospel? The Holy Spirit will water sound doctrine you have sown in the field.
Titus 1:9 holding fast the faithful Word according to the doctrine, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and to convict the gainsayers.
The Feast of Trumpets is coming. You got to sow the right seed, not prosperity gospel.
In Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
The harvest is the end of the world and the Reapers are angels.
Beloved leaders, we must lift up our eyes to see the harvest. Whoever can’t see the harvest is out of vision. We are waiting for the sound of the trumpet in order to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets.
When the Feast of Trumpets approaches, the people of Israel were using the shofar in order to sound the trumpet.
Genesis 22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar off.
It is on this mount that Abraham was shown the substitute sacrifice of Isaac.
Abraham walked for three days. Then he saw the place where the death of Isaac was canceled.
We shall walk the earth for three days and then we shall be taken up in the Rapture and we will die no more.
The prophet Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
On the third day, we must be on top of the mountain where the believers are at the Third Millennium. Every leader must take his flock there.