“He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing bringing his sheaves with him” (Psalms 126:6).
Are you weeping? Are you bearing the precious seed? Are you sowing that seed in good ground? Are you praying, crying, interceding over that seed, that good ground, that fertile field?
We are in just such a time. We are in a season of weeping, prayer, fasting, intercession, travail. We weep for souls, for nations, for peoples, tribes of every tongue known to man. We weep for souls who without salvation will be lost eternally. We weep for nations, who without the light of the Gospel will descend into darkness, chains, bondage and oppression. We weep for peoples and tribes who need to break from the bondage of idols, false religion, and traditions of men whose end is destruction.
Are you weeping? Do you discern the season? The times? The winds of change from one era to another? Are you weeping for our children, the next generation who need hope, light and promise? Are you weeping for those abused, oppressed, and down-trodden who need healing, rescue, and provision for the body, soul and spirit?
“For His anger endures but a moment; in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalms 30:5). People need to hear this. People need hope of a new day, a brighter day, a day of favor, blessing and love. Are you bearing this precious seed and sowing it into those who need to hear, need to know, need to understand; so they can move forward into the light of a new day?
The Prophets bore the burden of the word of the LORD. Jeremiah wept often over the burden given to him concerning Israel, Judah and the Nations. Jesus wept over Jerusalem, and over the people (cp. Matthew 23:27;John 11:35). David wept for Absalom, and Samuel for Saul.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which was planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep; and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. . .” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4).
Now is the time to sow, to plant. Now is the time to weep.
Are you weeping? Pleurez-vous? Oui?
You will doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing in your sheaves.