An End-Time Strategy
Over the last few months the Lord has been emphasizing a progressive revelation involving the cooperation between Heaven and earth in the fulfillment of end-time mandates. We will not achieve our highest purpose in God without the supernatural arena of the Spirit. This can be emphatically proven throughout the Bible and in particular the book of Acts.
Presently, there is a revelation coming from the Holy Spirit involving the assignment of “angels that gather” as depicted in Matthew 13. They will not only gather the wheat into the barn but also extract stumbling blocks that keep us from our ultimate destiny.
In Matthew 13 the Lord gives the following insight involving the latter-day generation saying,
And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. “So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age.
“The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.” Matthew 13:37-43
The Bible plainly articulates that the field in which the Lord has sown good seed is the world. The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The seed that He imparts are the children of the Kingdom.
The Ministry of Gathering
Unfortunately, unholy seeds were also sown into the same field by Satan. These seeds are called tares or sons of the evil one. Some translations use the word darnel which is a weed closely resembling wheat but without a seed of life to produce wheat.
Generally, the only time a distinction can be made between the two is at the time of harvest. This differentiation can primarily be identified when the wheat becomes mature and carries seeds of life causing it to bow over while the tares remain stiff and unyielding.
The harvest is designated as the closure or consummation of the ages in which reapers or angels will be released to labor in the fields for the ingathering. Not only will the wheat be gathered into the barn but the darnel will also be gathered so as to be burned. At the closure of the age the Lord will send angels who cooperate in this responsibility.
Winds and Fire
The “angels” are a consolidation of messengers of the Kingdom who are ministers of fire working cooperatively with ministering spirits who are as winds. (Hebrews 1:7) The consolidation of fire with wind causes a great blaze. That is the desired effect of the spiritual host of Heaven assigned to labor with this generation in the consummation of Gods Heavenly blueprint.
Furthermore, the “angels that gather” will also be empowered to extract out of His kingdom all causes of offense or persons by whom others are drawn into error or sin.
When this transpires then the prophecy of Daniel will begin to be fulfilled. (Daniel 12:3) The righteous, those who are upright and in right standing with God, will shine with the brilliance of the sun/son in the Kingdom of their Father. That day is upon us!
A Kingdom Portrait
To more fully understand these principles we must consolidate the various parables spoken in the following verses which paint a portrait of His heart for this fulfillment. The Lord stated that the Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto something precious buried in a field. The precious treasures are the sons of the Kingdom who have been sown in the world. Upon finding them, He sold all that He had in order to purchase for the sake of the Kingdom the field and the priceless treasures within. He gave up everything to become sin for us in order to purchase for God, men and women from every nation, tongue, tribe and kingdom. (Revelations 5:9)
After having articulated various parables related to the Kingdom, the Lord questioned His disciples. He asked, “have you understood all these things taken together? They replied, “yes.” He then went on to announce that every teacher or interpreter of the sacred writings of Scripture who has been instructed about and trained for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven and has become a disciple is like a householder who brings forth out of his storehouse both things old and new.
A Strategy of Heaven
It is the strategy of Heaven to identify storehouses and appoint overseers with spiritual authority. (Genesis 41:34-36) This is applied both individually and corporately. We can individually bring forth from the storehouse of our souls, revelations of truth that are foundational while at the same time articulating the fresh and unprecedented. Furthermore, there are corporate bodies that are being commissioned as a storehouse and delegated the authority to function as a gathering place for a first-fruits harvest that will constitute laborers in the great harvest. It will be a harvest of harvesters.
The storehouses will be responsible for gathering wheat in the surrounding region while the overseers are charged with the responsibility of “gathering” and “guarding” the wheat until the appointed time. The wheat portrays the sons of the Kingdom who are being groomed and prepared for the great harvest that is to come.
Both Things Old and New
The treasures that will be delegated from these spiritual storehouses will be revelatory truth that is both new and old. We will bring forward the delegation of truth imparted to prior generations and also release the mysteries and secrets of the Kingdom set apart for this age. This will be the consolidation of the fresh mingled with the familiar.
The important aspect of these revelations is their current application to where we are in church history. We are promised a generation who will do the “greater works.” (John 14:12) These will be the sons of the Kingdom who carry the Sevenfold Spirit of God that rested upon the Lord Himself in His perfect example of a Son of the Kingdom.
The Lord once told Nathanael that he would witness far greater demonstrations of His power and authority when the heavens opened with angels ascending and descending upon the Son of Man. We should likewise be so familiar with the spiritual arena that we observe the angelic host ascending and descending upon the sons of the Kingdom in the fulfillment of Gods redemptive plan.