Amos.9:13 – Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and all the hills shall melt [that is, everything heretofore barren and unfruitful shall overflow with spiritual blessing].

Words of the Lord are precious and powerful to us. Over the years I have literally lived off of several scriptures that the Lord gave to me. A word in season can empower and sustain us through anything. Like Dick Mills used to always say, “He spoke and I was strengthened. Today’s verse is from the Amplified Bible and drips with the promise of the supernatural. This word describes a Spirit empowered life and the promise of supernatural favor on everything we do. Like every other promise, they are not automatic. Our part is to believe them, embrace them, and walk in the provisions of the promise. Obviously this promise is for givers, sowers of seed, and laborers in God’s work. Here is how Adam Clarke describes the blessing of this verse.

“The ploughman shall overtake the reaper. All the seasons shall succeed in due and natural order: but the crops shall be so copious in the fields and in the vineyards, that a long time shall be employed in gathering and disposing of them; so that the seasons of ploughing, sowing, gathering the grapes, treading the wine-press, &c., shall press on the heels of each other; so vast will be the abundance, and so long the time necessary to gather and cure the grain and fruits. We are informed by travelers in the Holy Land… that the vintage lasts from the fifteenth of September to the middle of November; and that the sowing season begins at the close of October, and lasts through all November. Here, then, the ploughman, sower, grape-gatherer, and operator at the wine-press, not only succeed each other, but have parts of these operations going on at the same time. But great fertility in the land, abundance in the crops, and regularity of the seasons, seem to be the things which the prophet especially predicts.”

So let’s get on with it. We are sowers and reapers in the kingdom of God. Get your seed in the ground, pick up your harvesting tools, and walk in expectancy of the overtaking blessings of the Lord. As Oral Roberts used to say, “Something good is going to happen to you”.


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