Pastor Segun Obadje affirms

June10: Sowing and Reaping

Galatians 6:7

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.”

Genesis 8:22

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

 

Life is ruled by the principle of sowing and reaping. Nothing works without it. Everything must produce after its kind. God inaugurated this principle in the beginning of creation. Every harvest has a seed, and every seed must produce after its kind. To expect a harvest without sowing a seed is to be deluded.

Our opening verse tells us to not be deceived or self-deluded in thinking that harvest will show up having not sown seeds. God is not mocked by expecting a harvest without seed sowing, the one with expectation is mocked – he is deceived and deluded. Every expectation of the heart answers to seed. There is a kind of seed required to produce every expectation of the heart. Genesis 8:22 tells us that seedtime and harvest will not cease, so long the earth remains. This is a universal principle that must be respected to command every harvest that is in your heart. Don’t despise it. Let your heart open up to sowing and reaping. Make the Word work for you in every sphere of your life.

Luke 8:11 tells us that the seed is the Word of God. That means the Word comes to us as the chief Seed of all, and it names the seeds required to be sown for our expected harvests. 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 reveals to us how the Holy Spirit likened giving as an act of benevolence and liberality to sowing. The apostle Paul by the Holy Spirit tells the Church at Corinth to sow their seeds of material resources to be a blessing to the Church at Jerusalem. He said they could either sow sparingly or bountifully; and then he said everyone should give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. He referred to giving as seed sowing.

Then He said God ministers seed to the sower. What seed? The Word? No! Material things. But He does it by the Word. How? Through the ministry of the Word, He reveals what to sow – the seed. Then he said, God is able to make all grace abound towards them that they having all sufficiency in all things, may abound unto every good work. Every need requires a seed to be met, and the seed is always tied to giving service to others, material blessings, favour, etc. But it is always giving and receiving: Sowing and reaping. Hallelujah!

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am a giver; I give in faith, responding to the principle of seedtime and harvest; sowing and reaping; giving and receiving, and all my expectations leap into being for me in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Meditation: 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9.

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