The Lord is speaking today from Hosea and the apostase of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Open your eyes and ears, take heed!
The Lord says, You (my northern house of Israel, the diaspora) who I divorced, who I called "Not my loved one, and Not my people", I will show my love to you and I will say to you, "You are my people", and they will say, "You are my God."
Hosea 2 v 21-23:
"In that day I will respond," declares the Lord - "I will respond to the skies and they will respond to the earth; and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel (Hebrew for "Scattered of God")."
In the Bible olive oil was used for lighting lamps (Leviticus 24:2; Exodus 27:20).
Olive oil was also used for anointing oil (Exodus 30:23–25) and as part of the grain offerings (Leviticus 2:1–10). Kings were anointed with olive oil as a sign that they were chosen by God to rule (1 Samuel 16:1).
As an important ingredient in the recipe for anointing oil, olive oil was used to sanctify priests (Exodus 29:7) and the tabernacle and all its furnishings (Exodus 40:9).
Because of its centrality to much of Jewish life, olive oil was sometimes used as a symbol of richness, joy, and health (Jeremiah 31:12; Hebrews 1:9).
Times of judgment were described as a season when “the olive oil fails” (Joel 1:10).
Olive oil can also be seen as a symbol of the Holy Spirit (or possibly of faith) in Jesus’ parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1–13). The five wise virgins in the wedding party had made sure they had olive oil for their lamps as they waited for the bridegroom to come. The five foolish virgins did not think ahead and had brought no oil. As the bridegroom drew near, the five foolish virgins begged the wise ones for some of their oil. But the wise virgins could not spare any. While the foolish virgins knew they needed it before their Lord came and were out buying more oil, the bridegroom came, and their chance to join the wedding celebration was gone forever. Jesus gave the point of the parable:
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour” (Matthew 25:13).
At the end of the age, when Yeshua, our "Salvation", comes back, some will be ready for His arrival illustrated by the wise virgins who had olive oil; but others will not be ready, the foolish virgins who had no oil for their lamps.
Take heed of the Olive oil, the Holy Spirit, the One who sanctifies us, fills us, readies us to see Christ; The Holy Spirit oil, Who brings us light, joy, and spiritual health.
THE WINE AND THE GRAIN - THE GOOD OF LOVE AND THE GOOD OF FAITH:
The good of love is the threshing-floor, from which the grain and then the bread comes from; and
The good of faith is the winepress, the new wine, and the libation of wine.
Grain is the principle symbol for the Soul; numbering people as the number of grains of sand. The idea of a granary, and a harvest, denotes souls. Yeshua is our Bread of Life, the bread symbolises His body.
Genesis 41 and 42 tells of Joseph's authority, and he "stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure... v49" Before the famine, Joseph had two sons: first Manasseh (Hebrew Forgotten) and second Ephraim (Fruitful twice over despite suffering). In the time of famine, Joseph was to feed the whole world which was affected by the famine, as Egypt had the only storehouses. And his family, Jacob (Israel) was reconciled to him.
Following the Rider on the black horse, holding a pair of scales in his hand - Revelation 6 v6: A voice calls out, "Two pounds of wheat for a day's wages, and six pounds of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"
1 John 4: reminds us to test the spirits, and uncover false sonship, false prophets. I believe this is so important right now.
The Samaritan parable in Luke - where he bound up the wounds of the passed over and injured man, pouring in oil and wine (Luke 10 v33-34); Genesis 35 v14 also mentions the pouring of oil and wine to sanctify.
"I believe the Lord is saying there is coming a time of Great Need. Where souls will be ready for a Massive Harvest.
The combine harvesters will be halted in the fields. Men and women will be trying to start them, but they will not run. Instead, says the Lord, draw your sword, for the field of wheat is tall, and it is vast, beyond measure, and the Threshing Floor season is dawning.
Draw your sword and point it ahead of you and march, as to war, with the Word of the Lord on your tongue, and be directed by Him in your steps (in all your ways).
For you will be called to go this way, in a straight line, and then that way. And the wheat will lie fallen on its sides, and the combine harvesters and machines will all be exposed, but they have been rendered useless. Rusted, old, without oil and fuel and the time for them is past. The time now is for those of the ancients, and the Word of the Lord has prevailed, as it will for evermore.
And the vine surrounding the vast fields of the harvest will pour forth in lavish abundance, its wine in great urns: Jars that will never run dry, and the oil presses positioned beneath the olive trees scattered among the harvested fields, pour forth into pots of clay, and they too will never run dry. And the workers will work from before sunrise to well after sunset.
And my harvest is being 'called in'. The fires are blazing, there is no darkness during the night, because of My light. And the fruit of the vine and the fruit of the olive will pour forth over the harvested grain, and the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord will be known to all. And it will be for them, like coming home, and there will be great joy in the land! They will praise Me and I will rejoice over them with Singing."
He is everpresent, and He is saying to you He will direct your steps in the tall stalks of the harvest to come.
Sharpen your swords, Get prepared, For I believe the Spirit is saying "The season is soon upon us!"
God bless you heaps. Deborah Monro