The Hammer of Harvest
By Chad Taylor
“Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jer 23:29)
The Hammer of Harvest will break the chains of division and doubt says the Lord. The weight of My glory upon harvest will crush the walls of segregation and denomination. It will make a hi-way in the wilderness for My people. It will make a bi-way in the desert for the prodigal. It will break down the doors of division that stand locked and shut keeping My people in the outer courts. The hammer of harvest will pound out the prejudice that taints and spoils the river of My presence. It will drive out the moneychangers and Pharisees making way for a chosen generation and a royal priesthood.
My Hammer of Harvest will penetrate the veil of religion rending it in two. Like the garment of Elisha it will be torn in half giving way to a double portion. These are the days of the double portion. My people will begin to walk in a greater anointing than previous generations of revivalists, healers and priests. They will eclipse the icons of former movements and rivers. The monuments of yesterday will give way to the champions of today. This river will swell the banks of tradition and flood the land with My saving grace and power. I will give a hammer of revival in the hands of this present generation and it will pummel and shatter the fetters of tradition and religion. The books written about revivalists of old will give way to the chapters of the present and the new.
New pages of print will record these exploits. Documentaries will be created to capture the signs and wonders that this new breed will create. They will graduate from a former glory to a new. I say this day that 2002 marks a transition from an old guard and dispensation to a new day of glory and power. These are the days of the first and latter rain, the days of salvation and redemption. More will be saved in the next five years says the Lord than the last five hundred years. The hammer of harvest will crush the longitude and latitude lines that have kept My people from the uttermost parts of the earth.
Bridges of revival will be built with this hammer of harvest and anointing. These bridges of revival will span oceans or prejudice bridging the gap between generations of division. They will create a hi-way of vision in the deserts of moral decay and the people will not perish. I will open the pages of the impossible to this generation and time and space will have no boundaries as they translate from one place to the next. The hammer of harvest and the glory of revival will remove the grave clothes of idolatry from the nations, preparing an end time harvest unprecedented and undefined by modern history. Now is the hour of the greater works says the Lord. Now is the time of exploits.
From the backdrop of the old and dying a Philip generation will arise. In their hand is a hammer of harvest that will break down the walls of witchcraft and deceit. They will invade the dark places with a glory that hell trembles and flees from. As the strongman of tradition gives way to a generation of salvation the spoils and souls of nations will surrender their hearts to Me. The cisterns of former glory and revivals will lie broken and shattered as the hammer of harvest makes way for the new. Like the vessels of Gideon a greater light will shine, breaking out of the pots and vestiges of history. From the grave of yesterday a Lazarus generation will appear. Willing to give their lives again.
“They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?” (Joel 2:7-11).