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Revival Harvest – Fallow

August 4, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

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! Fallow

! fal-low

adj.

1. Plowed but left unseeded during a growing season: fallow farmland

2. Characterized by inactivity: a fallow gold market

3. (Agriculture) (of land) left unseeded after being ploughed and harrowed to regain

fertility for a crop.

4. (of an idea, state of mind, etc) undeveloped or inactive, but potentially useful.

n.

1. Land left unseeded during a growing season.

2. The act of plowing land and leaving it unseeded.

3. The condition or period of being unseeded.

tr. v. fal-lowed, fal-lowing, fal-lows

1. To plow (land) without seeding it afterward.

2. To plow and till (land), especially to eradicate or reduce weeds.

3. (Agriculture)(tr) to leave (land) unseeded after ploughing and harrowing it.

Proverbs 13:23 NAS

! food [is in] the fallow ground of the poor,

Proverbs 21:4 ESV

! Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

Jeremiah 4:3 ESV

! For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem:

! “Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

! Circumcise yourselves to the LORD; remove the foreskin of your hearts,

! O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem;

! Lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it,

! because of the evil of your deeds.”

Hosea 10:12 ESV

! Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up fallow

! ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain

! righteousness upon you.

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Shmita

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The sabbath year (shmita Hebrew: שמיטה , literally “release”) also called the

sabbatical year or sheviit (Hebrew: שביעית , literally “seventh”) is the seventh year of

the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel,[1] and

still observed in contemporary Judaism.

During shmita, the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity, including plowing,

planting, pruning and harvesting, is forbidden by halakha (Jewish law). Other cultivation

techniques (such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, spraying, trimming and mowing) may

be performed as a preventative measure only, not to improve the growth of trees or

other plants. Additionally, any fruits which grow of their own accord are deemed hefker

(ownerless) and may be picked by anyone. A variety of laws also apply to the sale,

consumption and disposal of shmita produce. All debts, except those of foreigners, were

to be remitted.[2]

Chapter 25 of the Book of Leviticus promises bountiful harvests to those who observe

the shmita, and describes its observance as a test of religious faith. There is little notice

of the observance of this year in Biblical history and it appears to have been much

neglected.[3]

! So, why all the definitions and scripture? In keeping with the promise of

continuing this series of Godʼs words in my heart, here we go! Godʼs been talking to me

about the Shmita for quite some time but, in this walk God first plowed my heart. The

deep, deep furrows that He placed in my heart earlier in the year have been resting as

He has been teaching me about the fallowed ground. Or the ground at rest. Specifically

my heart at rest is healing like the ground after He went in and did some major tilling

with His plow. As my fallowed heart has rested in this season, I have given Him all my

attention and focus. Jesus and I have been communing in a way I never felt possible.

Iʼm assuming that Iʼm not alone in this season either, for I believe that there are many of

you that are experiencing this now. I believe that He began or has begun a seventh year

rest period that is quickly coming to an end. I could go into all that has happened, but I

want to respect your time!

! Now more on the end of the Shmita cycle thatʼs stirring in my heart. As stated

above the seventh year is a year that the ground is suppose to rest. Jewish law forbid

any activity to cease pertaining to the growing of crops or preparation of the land in

hopes to sow seed and harvest anything in the seventh year. With that being said, my

question was, “Ok, Father what did your people do in the Seventh year?” He said, “Well

Son, my people poured into me! They prayed and they sought me, they read about me!

They rested with Me! They rested with each other! They loved Me and each other! The

harvest of the sixth year I blessed and it produced more than enough to carry them

through the Seventh! Itʼs awesome because I blessed them and just want them (you) to

be like Me(with Me)!! “

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! Throughout this conversation of the heart Father allowed me to see how He has

been plowing, seeding and harvesting His next move in His people for I believe the last

few years. Now He has brought His people into a time of rest where we are able to go

after Him. In this season of rest we are learning how to hear Him, Love Him, and

minister to Him.

! Hearing Him in our daily lives, as I have watched and heard from many who are

strapped with work and home schedules and finding it difficult but persevering. Yearning

for more, all day as we seek and meditate upon Him and His word. His Zeal thatʼs

placed in us for Himself is so overwhelming! I know for me I just canʼt get enough of

Him.

! Loving Him intentionally through this time He has afforded us is so critical and so

fun. He loves us so much that He is actually creating the space we so long for, for us so

that we may exact our Zealous Love for Him. He himself worked six days then rested on

the seventh. Itʼs His blueprint that we have ignored but, He loves us so much that He is

restoring this blueprint.

! Finally, Ministering to Him! I asked what this looks like to Him and how I may best

minister to His heart. He simply said,”Love one another as I have loved you.”

Specifically, GO! Find your brothers and sisters, look for them with me. They are lost

and they need my love that I am pouring out through you. You will minister to my heart if

you minister to my children, your brothers and sisters who are far from me. Notice that

He said, “ your brothers and sisters who are far from me.”, He did not say that He was

far from them. The truth is that He is never far from any of us. Especially the broken and

lost, He is right there with them, in their pain, in their suffering, in their confusion, in their

fear, in their abandonment, in their cynicism, in their loss, in their bondage and so much

more. Waiting for us to find them and to love them and to tell them about their true

Daddy. Waiting for us to open the gates of their captivity with the keys Heʼs given us.

His heart pounds furiously for His children. Our response is the same pounding for our

brothers and sisters.

! In conclusion, I believe this great year of rest will produce a ground so fertile that

when Abba begins plowing for the next planting season the growth and harvest will be

supernatural! Unlike anything we have ever seen! HEʼS COMING FOR US!!!!!! The

fertile ground of our hearts will produce in us a likeness of Him weʼve not even fathomed

or been able to comprehend a thought of!! The reality of, “ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN!!!”, BE ZEALOUS FOR HIM!!

Amen

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