Revised May 2020
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Apostle James, directed under spirit power, explained "Exercise
patience brothers until the
presence of the Lord. Look! The farmer is receiving
the precious fruit of the earth, exercising patience over it
until he gets the early rain (spring) and then the
late rain (autumn )" James 5:7.
These words were written by James to his spirit anointed family
of brothers about 60AD, revealing a
progressive understanding of God's harvesting work. The
first century 'presence' period of Jesus, in association with
anointed ones was coming close to an end.
words of James were penned to encourage his 'brothers' and
remind them of their position in the overall plan of the
harvesting selected fruits from mankind, of which they formed a
part. To examine the various aspects referred to in these
few loaded words of James, a bible review of the various aspects
of harvesting referred to in the gospel accounts reveals:-
The farmer is God who receives the harvest
of precious human fruit from the earth.
The Farm is the growing
fields of the earth, the earth's population of mankind, "The
field is the world" Matthew13:38.
The Farmer owns the world of mankind by right of creating it,
although the issue is contested by those in opposition.
The hired farm worker sent
out to sow the fields is Jesus. "The sower is the Son of a
man" Matthew 13:37.
The Seeds are provided by
the farmer to the farm worker. The seeds are information
about the Kingdom "The kingdom of the heavens has become
like a man that sowed fine seed in his field" Matthew 13:24. This
information, like seeds was to be distributed or sown by the
sower Jesus, at the appointed planting time. The sowing
period was directed and detailed by God in Jesus' scripted
ministry performed between 29 and 33AD.
The precious fruit of the
Earth is the Kingdom good seed that grows to full
maturity. The 144,000 sons of the Kingdom will all be
harvested from the earth "Fruit gathered together for
everlasting life" John 4:36 "The
fine seeds are the Sons of the Kingdom" Matthew
Harvest times, we are told,
are conclusion periods of earthly administrations or systems of
things, "The harvest is a conclusion of a system of
things, and the reapers are angels" Matthew 13:39.
In Israel, the yearly growing cycle had two harvest periods; the
first in the spring, the second in the summer.
early rain referred to in James 5:7 was the power of the
spirit administered through a special arrangement. It
watered the seed that had fallen on good receptive soil.
Enabling the seed sown in a receptive good heart to understand
and grow in knowledge and to full spiritual maturity "Whoever
drinks of the water that I
will give him will never get thirsty at all ... it
will become a stream of water out of him giving everlasting
life" John 4:14. "Neither is the one who
plants anything nor is the one who waters, but God who
makes it grow.
first harvest from the earth were the anointed sons of the
Kingdom, which took place during the generation before the
Jewish system ended. These first fruit anointed disciples
were gathered between 33 and 70, when the Jewish system finally
ended "(God) gave us a birth by the word of truth to enable
us to be some of his first
fruit creatures," for the Kingdom. Once
they sacrificially surrendered their lives, they sleep in death
until their resurrection and time for them to take up their
promised positions in the Kingdom government.
"Because he willed it, he brought us forth by the word of truth, for us to be certain firstfruits of his creatures" James 1:18 .
"...We ourselves also who have the firstfruits, namely, the spirit, yes, we ourselves groan within ourselves, while we are earnestly waiting for adoption as sons, the release from our bodies by ransom" Romans 8:23 .
"However, now Christ has
been raised up from the dead, the firstfruits of those who
have fallen asleep in death" 1 Cor 15:20.
The farmer waits for the 'late rains' to
fall in order to produce a second harvest or second
fruits. After the first century generation period ended
with the destruction of the Jewish nation by the Romans in 70,
there would be no more special rain (spirit) to cause seeds to
ripen into fruits for nearly 2000 years, until another
"conclusion of a system of things" Matthew
13:39 gets close.
the (second) presence of the Lord" The writer
James personally experienced Jesu's presence with them during
the first century generation. The fact that James used the
future tense for this 'presence' indicates he is referring to
Jesus' second returning presence which, according to parallel
chronology, starts in 2029 (29 + 2000 years). When once
again, God turns His attention toward the earth in order to
recruit the final members of the 144,000, completing the temple
arrangement of living stones. Seeds sown in receptive
hearts may lay dormant until this time.
Late Rain" James 5:7. According to
the Kingdom timetable, from 2029, God will again power up these
seeds of knowledge by watering them with spirit power.
This will again cause these seeds to soften with this 'new rain'
water, sprout and grow in the hearts of certain selected
individuals, enabling them to grow in understanding and
knowledge. Some will grow into mature candidates for
selection as Sons of God, providing 'second fruits' for the
empowering and revealing spirit rain in the first century
produced an early harvest of thousands of gathered in first
fruits. To be followed by a second later harvest of fruits
in the twenty first century, to complete the required number of
144,000, making up the Kingdom administration. It is only
when this Late Rain starts to fall that the information
seeds fully sprout and grow in men's hearts again.
evidence indicating that the recruiting
of these living stones would take place in two separate
collection periods, is found at Revelation 6:11.
It refers to those of the first group who were
collected in during the first century. When they are
resurrected in 2029, it says "And a white robe was
given to each of them; and they were told to rest a little while longer, until
the number was filled also of their fellow slaves and
their brothers who were about to be killed as they also had
head count is taken and the number required to bring the total
up to 144,000 is calculated. This short fall is then
filled by a recruiting a group of second fruits.ďDo not harm
the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed
the slaves of our God in their foreheads.Ē 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed,
a hundred and forty-four thousand," Revelation 7:3-4.
"Exercise patience brothers until the
presence of the Lord. Look! The farmer is receiving the
precious fruit of the earth, exercising patience over it
until he gets the early rain (spring) and then the late rain
(autumn )" James 5:7.
This reveals God's harvesting of human fruits from the
earth for Kingdom rule takes place in two parts. The
first part of the harvest during the first century 'presence'
period of Jesus in association with anointed first
fruits. The second part during Jesus' second 'presence'
period in association with anointed second fruits soon to
For further information see; The Kingdom of God.