“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the Husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until He receive the early and the latter rain. Be ye therefore patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth night.” (James 5:7–8)



There are those moments, when one is conscious of being ‘in the sphere of the Spirit,’ that one sees more clearly the reality of that which lies before us, and there is an understanding, an inner knowledge that is quickened until it seems we are on the very threshold of His coming. Then that deeper consciousness is veiled over again, and one is more aware of the natural things about them, so that the time element is more vague and uncertain. How we yearn for that ultimate and complete union with Christ. We know He is in us, “Christ in you, the hope of glory,” (Col. 1:27) But we also know that we have just the “Earnest of our inheritance,” (Eph. 1:14) And so we wait for that “Grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, (I Pet. 1:13)



So it becomes a timely word also that we need to be patient, for all the processes must be brought to their conclusion, the early and latter rain, the growing season, the developing and discipline, until there is maturity and harvest time. Then shall the glory of the Lord be revealed and His elect shall be partakers of that glory, as the fullness of our redemption is made manifest. There are conditions existing at harvest time which are not found otherwise. Harvest time results cannot be produced at seed-sowing, or at growing time. We see the signs of the ending of this age upon us.



The precious fruit of the earth, the anointed firstfruits are coming to their maturity, prepared to be harvested. HIS LIFE IS WITHIN, not in the chaff that is being removed.



O precious fruit of the earth, the Husbandman waits to see

The glory of His life now fully revealed in thee.



















PRECIOUS FRUIT [Ray Prinzing]          1

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