I’m grateful to UK Awakening for this Prophetic Word for 2014 from Dr Sharon Stone, inspired by Jane Hamon. Please note this is not meant to downgrade or belittle the loss of homes and livelihoods, as well as life, many have faced since mid-December:
THERE IS A THRESHING FLOOR INVITATION FOR US FROM GOD
In Ezra 4 we see a resistance to the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. We have been in that “season of hindrance”. Thank God we are now coming out!
There is a New Generation that is now leaving captivity into ruling with the manifestation of the power of God (signs and wonders). Abraham, Issac and Jacob are the generations leaving captivity. This is not just one age group.
They are fulfilling 1 Cor 4:20 ‘The kingdom of God is not in word but in power’.
…rejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you —
The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
That is, a double anointing the latter and former at the same time. In England it will be known for its rain in this season. The flooding will be a spiritual sign of the dry and parched land entering their spiritual rain.
The rain causes the threshing floors to be full. God is meeting us at the Threshing Floor even before there is much to thresh. God calls this a Threshing Floor/Harvest Season.
One of the most important places to be in harvest time is the Threshing Floor and this is a tremendous time of Harvest. God is thrusting in His sickle and reaping in ways we have never seen before. How is that possible?
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the ploughman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.”
1. God has brought us to the threshing floor to gather from the natural and spiritual realm what was grown in the last season.
Some of us must put the pressure of Holy Spirit upon any dormant seeds or delayed harvest. That we might be aligned accurately.
2. The Threshing Floor has always been a symbol of separation and sanctification.
A place of spiritually separating the good from the bad. A place of separating the useful from that which is no longer beneficial.
This season will measure us by a Baptism of Fire, from the Refiner’s Fire, bringing us to another level of Holiness. Why now? I believe history will record this time as; “The Age of Righteousness”. Thank God as darkness increases in the earth, so does His glorious Light.
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil its lusts.
The Lord is the master purifier. He is cleansing His temple so His kingdom can come through you. God wants His Church to function with all the resources of heaven, but He also wants His people to function with His character. That is why He said; “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh…”.
This season is not about you (sic) great ability to discipline yourselves into holiness.
This will be a joyous time as the Spirit of Holiness invades you.
There are promises to the righteous (those who put holiness into operation).
The Bible tells us during the last days shaking of the world things get worse. There are more wars and young men’s hearts fail for fear, but these are just the birth pains. Yes, there is a shaking going on, but the Lord wants you to know this: “The righteous will never be shaken”.
3. The Threshing Floor is a place of forceful activity.
Winnowing demands purposeful and forceful activity.
The Kingdom is forcefully advancing and the forceful lay hold of it. You are going to catch the advancing Kingdom of God mentality.
A Threshing Floor is built upon a hill or open plain that it might catch the wind. We are catching the thrust or the wind of Holy Spirit.
4. The increase of the threshing floor…(Numbers 18:30)
This is a season of abundant blessing. This is not just supply to pay past debts, but the harvest is also resources for the future season.
God is giving us the ability to project vision not just to survive.
5.The Threshing Floor is a place of sacrifice and a place for curses to be broken.
David bought the Threshing Floor of Ornan the Jebusite to offer a sacrifice, in order to break the curse upon Israel. He said; “I will not give The Lord that which costs me nothing”.
We will have opportunity to give the largest offerings of our life. We will also see curses of ‘Generational Sins’ and the sins of the fathers that have been passed down upon the children fully broken over our families.
6. The Threshing Floor is a place of connections for destiny.
Ruth and Boaz found each other at the Threshing Floor. For some that will be a place of literal fulfilment.
For all of us it will be a time for our Kinsman Redeemer. Jesus will have encounters and connections with us His bride bringing us into greater destiny and intimacy.
7. Biblical History often speaks of enemies who sought to rob the harvest at the Threshing Floor. We must know the wiles of our enemy.
The enemy seeks to steal the harvest where he did none of the investment or labour. This will be a time when the enemy will not only attack our weak places but our strengths as well. Then enemy seeks to attack your harvest not just your barren places.
We already read Joel 2:24 The former and Latter Rain in the same month. Continuing with that scripture;
The Threshing Floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
The New Wine is already flowing! The New Wine is available to you right now!
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame.”
8. At the Threshing Floor when the thief has been exposed, that is when he has to make restitution.
We have entered a time of Restitution! In Luke chapter 15, we see restitution. The recovery of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. The sheep speak of those who will come to salvation. The coin represents recovery of your finances and wealth that has been lost. The prodigal son promises many Christians who have walked away from Jesus, will return.
We have been invited to the Threshing Floor for a season of recovery and breakthrough. We will walk out of limitations for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God. We are leaving the place of lack and restriction in order to experience the abundant provision of the Kingdom of God
9. The Threshing Floor will separate us from our past to our present and future destiny.
This will get rid of our old baggage that has anchored us to past failures and delay. We will be aligned to this present season and to our destiny.
10. The Threshing Floor will separate the church from her past successes and failures.
This will offer a positional readiness for the church.