It’s Harvest Time: A Word for 2024!

“The greatest farmer the world has ever known is pursuing the greatest harvest the world has ever seen.”

Dutch Sheets

I ministered to a small farming community in southern Illinois some years ago. A few weeks before the event, a local pastor asked if I would pray for the farmers. The drought had been severe that season, and the sun was relentless, nearly ruining all corn and soybeans. A lot of farmers were preparing to lose their harvest. 

I arrived in Illinois and ended up staying with one of the farmers. They drove me through the drought-stricken farmland. I felt sad looking at the withered crops. I asked my friend, “What will happen to the harvest?” He responded, “Leif, we have been praying. It has been a brutal season, and we all thought we would lose the harvest. We prayed for rain whenever we saw a cloud in the sky.” 

My friend shared that when the rain finally came, it fell very hard and fast. They were so worried it would ruin whatever remaining crops they had. However, the farmers didn’t realize that the roots were going deeper into the ground during the drought in a desperate search for water. When the rain fell heavily, the deep roots could get a hold of the water and nutrients. Everything changed! The farmers were preparing for their best harvest yet! The crops looked rough on the outside, but on the inside, they were growing stronger every day. 

I woke up remembering this story during the first week of the New Year. It’s a prophetic picture for the season we’re living in. Especially as I reviewed the last three years and some of the processes we’ve been through–conflict, COVID-19, the political climate, and believers who deconstructed their faith. I realized God is raising up a remnant that has gone through a drought season that seemed fruitless. All the while, their roots have been diving deep in desperation for Him. Now, when the heavy rains come, it’s going to hit those deep roots, and it’s going to make harvesters come alive again. We’re going to see the greatest harvest the world has ever seen. 

Reflecting on the uncommon favor with God and men in 2023, I was excited about the season shift. We equipped, empowered, and released over 37,200 leaders last year to establish healthy fireplaces that steward the fire of God’s love and have a passion for God and compassion for a hurting and dying world. 

In the Philippines, Destiny Ministry International announced 2024 as the year of the Harvest. It was such a confirmation of what I was sensing and encouraged me to say “yes” to the Lord of the Harvest. 

God is calling a generation of Kingdom Ambassadors who immerse themselves in this glorious love and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to live and love like Jesus for such a time as this.

The scripture for 2024 for the Kingdom Family Movement is Ephesians 5:15-17:

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.”

In 2021, I received the International Peace Award as an Ambassador of Love by the President of Pakistan and the Grand Imam. It was the greatest honor. 

On the floor at the Voice of the Apostles conference in Brazil, I wept as I felt King Jesus asking me to equip, empower, and send a million Ambassadors of Love to bring Heaven to earth in the harvest fields. We are commissioned to announce, proclaim, and demonstrate the Kingdom as Jesus did. 

Ambassadors of Love know who they are (identity), where they are (intimacy), what they have (inheritance), and what they are called to do (destiny). 

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17

“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.” 1 John 4:16-17

We must love the world God Loves.

Becoming an Ambassador of Love who knows how to bring their best when the world is at its worst is a calling. Our bridegroom King is calling. Can you hear him? 

Our true fight is not against those who are hurting in the world; it is against the sinful and demonic forces of darkness. 

“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4

Every believer is called to be an Ambassador of Love. Jesus, our great King, called all His followers to be with Him, become like Him, and do everything He did. 

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” John 14:12.

If you still need to go through the foundational training to become an Ambassador of Love, I encourage you to do it! The Blueprint for Kingdom Identity Masterclass is a twelve-week revelation, impartation, and activation journey. 

Heaven’s call for Ambassadors of Love in business, government, media, arts, entertainment, education, the family, and religion is NOW!

May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33

The way of Jesus is irresistible. Just say yes! 

Leif Hetland

Ambassador of Love

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