It has been one of the many topics of conversation:
“how can I get deeper with God?”
For the Harvesters, the goal is not simply conversion. It is to bring each soul to the place where a fire ignites inside their hearts, the veil is removed, and Christ is revealed to them for the first time. There is a hunger for intimacy rising now more than ever before. When we understand the pattern of the tabernacle, we then are able to help bring others to the point where an unveiling takes place and the true image of Christ is revealed to them.
The pattern of the temple reflects the image of the Father. Yeshua says plainly that we are the temple (1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV). In each conversation we have, we need to be able to identify where they are in the temple in order for us to lead them through. Someone who does not know the Lord, but is desperately crying out for change, would be found at the altar of sacrifice. This is the first piece of furniture in the temple. While we know that the Lord never wanted burnt sacrifices (Hebrews 10:8 NKJV), it is symbolic of casting down every fleshly mindset, need, want, and desire in exchange for what the Father wants.
When we first give our lives to Christ, there is a fire we have to know the Lord. Suddenly, our whole life becomes telling people about Jesus. When you fall in love with someone, all you want to do is talk about that person. This is a parable of our relationship with the Lord when we fall in love with the word of God.
“The fire shall be burning continually on the altar; it shall not [be allowed to] go out.”
(Leviticus 6:13 AMP)
The sacrificial animals are all symbolic of how we die to ourselves. The early church taught that the sacrificial dove was symbolic of those who have fallen in love with the word of God, because when two doves find each other, they become mates for life.
We are leading people to a place of revelation or removal of the veil to spiritually see scripture like never before. Yeshua quotes Isaiah 6 in Matthew 13, when He speaks about eyes that don’t see. He is saying that they physically see with their eyes, but they don’t understand, and they can’t see what He is teaching because their hearts are dull and a veil remains on it.
Revelation in Greek means apokaluptō, meaning a removal, or destruction of the veil. When the veil is removed, we can truly see the Lord’s character in His Word.
There is a veil covering who God really is, and it is seen all throughout scripture. The High Priest was the only one who could go beyond the veil. When we can’t see something, that means a veil lies over it; but when the veil is removed, we can now see the character of God. The early church believed the true gospel to be teaching the deeper things of scripture. This is what truly sparks the flame inside our hearts and drives us to chase after Jesus.
We have seen many new faces over the past few weeks, and many have experienced the Lord for the first time. So many are looking to dive deeper into the Word of God. The Lord is doing quick work among us! As we step into this next season, let us stay focused and ready to share the Word like never before.