Jesus spoke of a spiritual harvest waiting to be reaped. As Jesus traveled, “he saw the crowds, [and] he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shapherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:36-38). Here, Jesus referred to the many souls needing to be brought to repentance and faith as a harvest waiting to be realized.


Jesus used the same metaphor of a spiritual harvest in Samaria. After talking to the woman at the well, Jesus told His disciples, “Don’t you have a saying, ‘Its’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” (John 4:35). In the days following this statement, many of the Samaritans became believers in Christ (verse 41). Jesus saw the spiritual harvest of souls awaiting in that village.


Similarly, in Celestial Church of Christ, it is part of our spiritual assignment within our core doctrine to perform the functionary act of harvest thanksgiving twice every year. The junior harvest and the adult harvest. On each occasion, we present ourselves before God thanking him for every moment of our life from each year to the next. We do this by feasting together as members in the body of Christ, inviting our friends and family, neighbors, windows, homeless, clergies, Levies and wanderers as well as members from other churches. We do this by sharing of food, wine, fruits, and lots more. Thou, it is a time to celebration, but largely it is an act of presenting ourselves be God just as in the days of the children of Israel (Deuteronomy 16:16-17) and Exodus 23:14-17). We do this because it serves as a reminder to us, knowing that at the end of age, when the last trumpet shall sound when Christ would come to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe, then you can be assured of been harvest as well.