“You have lifted Me up. Now I will draw all men to Myself.”

During my prayer time on February 23, I believe God revealed to me a most amazing word,  “You have lifted Me up. Now I will draw all men to Myself.”

I saw a great harvest of souls coming into God’s kingdom as the result of seeds sown by His righteous ones, but I was amazed to see how it was happening because these seeds did not look like what we usually think about when we talk about bringing souls into God’s kingdom because they were not seeds of evangelism or witnessing, but just simple acts of faith.

Surely evangelism and witnessing play important roles in bringing in the harvest, but the amazing thing was it did not start there. It started with simple acts of faith performed by multitudes of His righteous ones, doing things they didn’t even realize were making a difference, but they were.

I saw multitudes of God’s people all across the earth as they were daily persevering, enduring many trials, many of them walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but instead of falling away, they were persevering in faith day after day, crying out to God for help, giving Him thanks and praise, even when their circumstances gave them no reason for hope. They were releasing their faith through their actions and through their words, sowing them like seeds into God’s hands.

Then I saw God receiving every seed and causing them to increase and multiply. Then He returned them back into the earth, producing a great harvest of life. I then saw He was doing this in fulfillment of His own promise, that if we would lift Him up, He would draw all men to Himself.

32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
33 But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die. (John 12:32-33)

Even though this prophecy was given to indicate the kind of death the Lord Jesus would die, I saw it still remains in effect and still applies to us today. God is still honoring His promise.

It reminded me of the word He spoke to Fiorella Giordano when He told her, “You have demonstrated your commitment to Me. Now I will demonstrate My commitment to you.”

God is honoring the faith of His people and responding by releasing manifestations of life into the earth, drawing all men to Himself. As this process repeats itself day after day among many thousands of His righteous ones all across the earth, it is making a great impact, producing a great harvest of souls.

It’s easy for us to get so focused on our own circumstances, but I believe God wants us to know our acts of faith are having a great impact, changing the eternal destiny of other people all around the world. We might feel all alone in our trials, like no one else is going through what we are, but we are not alone. We are part of a large army covering the whole earth. We have been walking through the same valley at the same time as one body. Although we don’t see the other members, we are unified by our faith as co-laborers working together, all sowing our seeds into God’s kingdom.

Now we have reached the time when every seed we have sown is about to manifest. The harvest season has arrived and God wants us to know what He has been doing with our seeds. We are going to be amazed when we see how He has multiplied them and brought them to maturity and even more amazed when we realize these things are happening as the direct result of our simple acts of faith when we persevered and refused to back down.

Scripture References:

Isaiah saw this end-time harvest and described it here:

1 “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 “For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you.
3 “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes round about and see; they all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from afar, and your daughters will be carried in the arms.
5 “Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, the wealth of the nations will come to you. (Isaiah 60:1-5)

Amos described it here:

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; when the mountains will drip sweet wine and all the hills will be dissolved.” (Amos 9:13)

Jesus referred to it here:

“Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.’” (Matthew 13:30)

James Bailey

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Ben Girod
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February 25, 2018 1:51 PM

I have walked through 70 years of sickness, trials, rejection, misunderstanding, even while serving others over a span of many years receiving little notice from others–seemingly, nor from God.

Yet, I always understood, a day would come where God would bring all things to light.

Your message has profoundly confirmed that….Bless God!!

Carolanne
Carolanne
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February 26, 2018 9:54 AM

Ben Girod, I know eternal rewards sounds like an abstract idea, but the Lord has unfathomable rewards for his SERVANTS, those like you who humbly do his service without expectation of applause or recognition from man. Those who get this recognition on earth get a fleeting reward, but your humility and sacrifice will receive the greater thing, and I don’t think we can comprehend in these bodies what we will receive in our glorified bodies.

Linda Beth
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February 25, 2018 5:04 AM

Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? Ps 56:8
Upon reading this post I had a picture of God, in turn, using those tears to water the seeds. Our tears are not for naught.

Lorna Graham
Lorna Graham
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February 25, 2018 9:02 AM

Years ago, the Holy Spirit dropped these words into my spirit (when I was going through a difficult time): ” The PLACE of PAIN: — where all our HURTS and EXPERIENCES are turned into BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS for Jesus; and they are watered by our TEARS…”

Thomas NoDoubt
Thomas NoDoubt
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February 25, 2018 7:52 AM

Beautiful and poetic!!! That’s just like our Father to take what was meant for our hurt and turn it into a watered garden full of life.

Martin
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February 25, 2018 3:23 PM

Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj saw the LORD pick up George Washington’s tears that fell on the ground as the president cried for America.

Christopher Harris
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February 25, 2018 4:12 AM

Thank you brother for this great post. I’ve always felt that what we do, especially what we do in faith has ramifications beyond our understanding! Praise the Lord!

Martin
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February 25, 2018 10:54 AM

I have been asking the LORD that those who have been in my house might “get saved”. Indeed as I love to talk to strangers ( to the annoyance of my spouse) I have also prayed that the LORD would pour out HIS spirit on every one have talked to . Interestingly enough several years ago someone rang my doorbell (we live in an acreage subdivision with many homes outside of Sherwood Park), and it was a former Grade 9 student who I recognized and called her by her maiden name. She was now a Christian (and married)! (She asked how I remembered her and I said, ” I lent you a dollar” 🙂 ). Anyhow, one never knows when or how much later one’s seed will bear fruit. I pray for the people at my new place of employment (as I did for my old one).

Martin
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February 25, 2018 3:28 PM

I forgot to mention that my former student was looking for an address (as many others have stopped by for the same reason). Last “lost person” was a few months ago, 3 Chinese students were looking for an auto repair place (GPS) as they had a badly leaking tire (no spare). Their tire got fixed and we had a long conversation. (They didn’t leave until they had a selfie with me).

Yawchal
Yawchal
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February 25, 2018 11:37 AM
Hallelujah Well, we are going to be doing a free, gospel music,evangelistic concert in the town Square of Ajo, Arizona on Tuesday, the 27th. It’ll be outside in the open air. The weather report shows sun and warmer weather for days, all around, except for Tuesday the 27th–the ONLY day where it shows cooler temperatures and 80% chance of rain in the later part of the day. The concert will be from 5:30-7:30 I do believe this event is ordained of God for many reasons: 1) Since November I’ve had it on my heart to go to the square and play my guitar and sing, but I couldn’t get the timing for it. Then this amazing opportunity shows up 2) one of the other artists has a God given song that she and her late father wrote. She has never sung it in public before. The date on the song was February 27th (although 16 yrs ago) The same day of our concert! 3) it’s amazing to me that a Nashville recording artist/award winning music evangelist will be coming to this humble little town in the desert and doing a free concert 4) the date for this event was bounced around for a while but landed securely on Tuesday, February 27th There are a number of other confirmations that this event is of the Lord, but I think you get the picture Soooo, in spite of the weather report… I know that when God wants something to happen, He makes a way, where there seems to be no way!!! This is an extreme test of our faith, because of all the electrical equipment that’ll be used, but also for the turnout; as many will not come if the weather is too cool, never mind rain!!! Hallelujah I am declaring that… Read more »
Yawchal
Yawchal
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February 25, 2018 12:28 PM

I wanted to share a further FAITH praise report

Some years ago I was in a town with a new believer. I wanted to harvest some plants that I desperately needed ( I pick wild plants and make medicine for a living). Well the sky was darkening all over the city. The rain was coming. So I declared to her that I will go ahead to the field and God will keep the rain away until I pick my plants. I could tell she didn’t think that was going to happen, but I went anyway.
When she arrived about forty minutes to an hour later, I was just finishing picking the last of my harvest. She was totally in awe. The sky was dark and rain was everywhere else, but on me and my little field. Then it started to rain. 🙂 But I was all done by then
It is nothing for God to hold back the rain
or to calm the storms
Or to rain fire from heaven if He so desires
He made all things and is above all things and we are His body, here on the earth
Hallelujah

Heather C-littledove
Heather C-littledove
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February 25, 2018 12:32 PM

I stand in agreement with your beautiful prayer Yawchal ! Lord let your Sons Light shine down as glory and praise is lifted up– thank you for the praise reports -it encourages me much

Yawchal
Yawchal
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February 25, 2018 10:02 PM

Hallelujah
Bless you sister

john_nz
john_nz
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February 25, 2018 1:04 AM

Thank you James for this word. Also wanted to compliment you on your posted graphics – they are exceptional.

Mark Shipowick
Mark Shipowick
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February 25, 2018 8:43 AM

Great word James. One of the most inspiring to date. I’m blessed.

Rebecca Bonnell
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February 25, 2018 8:23 AM

Very Encouraging Post Dear James GOD Bless You X

Brother Steven
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February 25, 2018 1:34 AM

When I first began to read this message, I was a little uneasy because of the title. But as I read and concentrated on this word and message, it really resonated with me and gave me great hope and encouragement that all of our works and or suffering has not be in vain or overlooked. Thank you much James

Matt NZ
Matt NZ
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February 26, 2018 12:54 PM

Important word from Byron Searle,

“…My son, the plans for the North Korean war have now been finalized and approved by the king. After My servant’s body is placed in the ground, the war can start. War will erupt in Israel during this same time frame, as the enemies of Israel will be opposed to the embassy move. This will be a distraction to take the eyes of the world off of the true threat – Russia/Iran/Turkey. The Bear will be on the prowl because the Star and Eagle will appear to be strong after victorious battles. Beware the Bear, for he is strong and will surprise everyone!…”

http://whistleblowerjeff.holyspiritwind.net/2018/02/25/plans-of-war-have-been-made-byron-searle/#more-7668

Rev. Graham will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Billy Graham Library on March 2. His body will be laid to rest beside his late wife.

http://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/billy-graham/rev-billy-graham-to-be-buried-with-bible-in-casket-built-by-inmates/275-522546645

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