Amos 9:13 – “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills will be dissolved”.
The Bible is filled with prophetic proclamations of things that will happen at the end of this world as we know it. It speaks of everything from famines to earthquakes, it describes the deterioration of human decency as well as all sorts of catastrophic wars and natural disasters. Today’s verse is also a prophesy from one of the ancient Hebrew prophets by the name of Amos. Amos was unique in that he was not a priest or a king but he was a simple farmer that the Lord chose to speak through. This particular prophesy from Amos is not about tragic events from natural disasters and is not even talking about wars. This prophesy of Amos describes the most incredible spiritual season this world will ever know. From his knowledge of farming he says the most unlikely thing, “the plowman will overtake the reaper”. That is absolutely unthinkable but Amos believed it was true. He said a day of harvest that is so out of the box would come that the harvesters will not be finished gathering the crops in when the planters already are planting in anticipation of another future harvest. Of course Amos is speaking of the last day harvest of the souls of the earth. Here is how Barnes describes this verse.
“The harvest should be so copious that it should not be threshed out until the vintage: the vintage so large, that, instead of ending, as usual, in the middle of the 7th month, it should continue on to the seed-time in November…..He describes what is wholly beyond nature, in order that it might the more appear that he was speaking of no mere gifts of nature, but, under natural emblems, of the abundance of gifts of grace. ” The plowman,” who breaks up the fallow ground, ” shall overtake,” or ” throng, the reaper. The ” plowman” might ” throng,” or ” join on to the reaper,” either following upon him, or being followed by him; either preparing the soil for the harvest which the reaper gathers in, or breaking it up anew for fresh harvest after the in-gathering.”
So I say its time for everything to speed up. I feel the power of supernatural acceleration beginning to happen all around us. Get involved in the work of God, I think its time for the reapers to run.