2 Corinthians: 9:6 “But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
God has ordained supernatural prosperity for His people – Yet in most cases the children of God are walking far below the level of prosperity God intends for them – and promised to them in His Word. The primary cause of this is because the body of Christ has yet to understand that the Kingdom of God operates according to spiritual laws set in motion by God and described in detail in His Word. And, if we are going to receive anything from God – it will always be in accordance with His Word. He will never break any of the spiritual laws He has decreed. Yet so often we have attempted to take ‘short-cuts’ or try to go around the spiritual laws that exist and try to obtain the promises even though we have failed to obey the spiritual laws that govern this planet and all of creation.
What are some ways that we can be sure to always be planting seed?
Have the right motive when sowing: 2 Corinthians 9:7 “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity”.
The purpose of planting money is not to meet your financial needs. God wants you to be concerned with your purpose in the Kingdom of God. We must have a purpose for the seed in our hearts before we sow it. If there isn’t, then stop and really pray and ask the Holy Spirit to direct you in your giving. Financial seeds must have an investment goal that will benefit the Kingdom of God. Even the world is good at doing this. Wealthy individuals and businesses don’t just give to any random charity, they study them and see which one more matches with their beliefs and values (purpose).
Has there ever been a delay in your harvest? How did you handle the situation?
Seedtime and Harvest: Genesis: 8:22 “As long as the earth exists seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
One such Law that so many fail to operate properly in is the Law of “Seedtime and Harvest”. God has set this law into motion – and if we are going to receive the results promised then we must operate according to the Law set forth by God. Sometimes financial seeds take time to mature and there are seasons where the harvest arrives, and seasons when we wait.
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Law of Sowing and Reaping:
2 Corinthians: 9:6 “He that sows little shall reap little; and he which sows generously shall reap also generously.”
Too many Christians are still trying to reap where they have never sown. Or, they are trying to reap a generous harvest when they have sown sparingly! Many who don’t understand why they only reap sporadically (every-now-and-then) – without realizing that it’s because they sow sporadically (every-now-and-then).
Yet the Word of God clearly states that if we want a continual and generous harvest – then we are going to have to sow continually and generously despite whatever state we are currently in, and we will never change our circumstances until we begin to operate according to the LAW of sowing and reaping. This is one of the main reasons why they never see the promises of God manifested in their life. Again and again they attempt to ‘stand in faith’ and ‘believe God’ for a generous harvest – yet they have never sown the amount of seed necessary to obtain that kind of harvest. Faith without works is dead. We cannot claim to have faith without doing our part.
Too often they will hear someone teaching or preaching on the blessings of prosperity as promised in the Word of God – and they endeavor to stand in faith and believe God for prosperity – yet they have never followed the instructions on how to obtain the prosperity by sowing faithfully and generously and continually. Most shrink back after giving once or twice and think to themselves “That didn’t work!” or “I can’t afford it” – and in doing so they ‘faint’ and the promise never manifests because they slipped back.
Galatians: 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Hebrews: 10:23 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that
What tactics have you seen the enemy use to try to get you to become weary or to waver?
Breaking the Law:
For some reason, many Christians wrongly believe that a message on prosperity, or a prophetic word cancels out the spiritual laws that govern creation. This is a deception that the enemy has taught so as to keep these dear brothers and sisters from obtaining their harvest.
There Are No Shortcuts:
The truth of the matter is simple and it is described in sufficient detail in these two passages:
Genesis: 8:22 As long as the earth exists seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
2 Corinthians: 9:6 “He that sows little shall reap little; and he which sows generously shall reap generously.”
There are no shortcuts to a harvest. Neither is there a substitute for sowing (planting seed). The ONLY way that we can ‘stand in faith’ for a harvest – is if we act in accordance with the Word of God and sow (plant seed)!
We have no right or claim to a financial increase (harvest) if we have not sown a seed.
The only way that we can possibly hope to see the prosperity (generous harvest) that the Lord promised – is if we act in accordance with His word (the spiritual Laws governing creation) and sow the seed necessary to obtain the promised harvest!
Many do not recognize a harvest when it does arrive.
Your life is full of harvests! Your harvests are coming toward you every moment! This lesson is a harvest! When you drove to work this morning was a harvest. Some people wish they had a job. The food you ate today was a harvest.
The entire world missed the harvest of Jesus. John 1:10-11 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
Spiritual leaders, such as the Pharisees failed to recognize Him! Politicians of His day failed to see Him as their Harvest. If you think you are in lack, take a moment to count your blessings. Much like the Israelites, it’s easy to overlook them and forget all the wonderful ways God is blessing us continually.