14. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud One sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
15. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in Thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. KJV.
This is right after Babylon has fallen. Then we have scriptures about the patience of the saints and resting from their labors. I used to think that meant I would not have to pray so much. But I have learned that the Lord wants me to rest in Him by keeping my eyes on Him and His promises to me and His power instead of my own weakness and circumstances.
Patience means enduring suffering and bearing the trials we are sent and not walking around them. We must believe that He is speaking to His people whom He has chosen to bring in the last great harvest. We must be enduring our trials with our eyes on Him. As this becomes part of our spiritual schedule just like prayer and worship, we will become dependent upon the Lord for all we need. We will be ready to reap the harvest.
If you look at the scriptures in Revelation 14, it seems to have a timeline. Many will be expecting the rapture to take them away. These are not seriously fighting spiritual battles every day and now the bottom falls out of their life. They know the times and are afraid. Their pastors have not prepared them for what they are seeing and are now seeking answers. Who do they turn to?
So many will turn to the Last Days Army of Saints who have been preparing for this day. They will be the young, the middle aged, and elderly who have been alone in the secret place prepared by the Lord for this day. It will be a great reward to be chosen to bring in the harvest that Jesus is reaping from His white cloud.
This is unprecedented territory, not seen before. All we can do is learn to be led by the Holy Spirit and not the flesh. We need to hear His voice to receive His plan for each of us. He wants to speak to us. We must give Him the opportunity to do so. This is the time to learn as it does take time. But it is one of the most wonderful of duties that we have.
After the last harvest comes the last outpouring of the wrath of God. I believe after the last harvest His angels will come and gather His elect as it says in Matthew 24:31. Then the end will come, and we will get to be with Lord forever and ever. That is a great ending don’t you agree?