.My covenant sister/partner/friend/homegirl/confidant/rider, Natosha sent me a meme after I taught about our annual Ezra Financial Fast in August, “Whenever you have a need, plant a seed.” She sent this meme as it confirmed the seed that she had planted before our Bible Study for the fast. By the end of our Friday Bible Study she had harvested her seed back plus additional in her CashApp account. Her seed was harvested within two hours to meet her need! The power of the seed is mind blowing.
In the Book of The Beginning, we are given the first glimpse in the power of a seed. Genesis 1:9 that on the 3rd day that God brought the earth together in one place and the waters together in one place and He spoke that, “The earth would bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so." (Genesis 1:11) And the earth did exactly what He commanded, Genesis 1:29-30 says, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant that grows throughout the earth, along with every tree that grows seed-bearing fruit. They will produce your food. I have given all green plants as food…” Then on the 6th day, he made man and then gave man every seed-bearing plant. These passages of scriptures have really resonated with me as I have been believing God will allow me to manifest a seed of life, as well as a harvest from seeds that have been sown for our family, ministry and business, and I have been expecting that harvest with every ounce of faith I have. Moreover, this expectation has brought such deep thought that has harvested rich revelation. A true revelation of God’s Word is the single most important element of a triumphal Christian life.
Both of my grandfathers were farmers. I spent a great amount of time with my paternal grandfather watching him farm our family land in South Carolina. My mother loves plants and flowers; our homes were always overflowing with plants and vegetation growing up. Today at her ministry Beauty for Ashes in Charlotte, NC she has grown fruits, vegetables and plants from the soil of broken bottles and trash. I was exposed to the power of a seed and how our hands can produce literal life or death my entire life! As I have matured in my walk-in life I have grown to be quite the gardener and have learned to appreciate the wisdom and knowledge acquired from my elders and ancestors about seed sowing. The physical act of planting a seed opens your mind and spirit to the power of the Spiritual act of seed sowing. Every action we take in life is a seed. The Word of God often refers to itself as a seed. There are a total of forty-four verses in the New Testament that refers to the Word of God as a seed. The Lord uses these agricultural references to compare His Word as this is a natural law that is unchangeable, not an institution of man. Its immutable. It can't be changed.
I constantly meet people who pray and believe for God’s intervention in their lives but remain frustrated with the results of the Harvest. It’s because they are missing the seeds of conception; they just don’t know the power of the seed. To conceive and give birth the Blessings you need, you must first plant God’s Word like a seed in your heart. Conception cannot take place without first planting the seed in the right season. And the seed must be planted in good soil. This is a valuable lesson I learned from my earthly father, you must open your spiritual eyes and be mindful as to where you sow your seeds if you expect to yield a major return on your investment. The soil of The Sanctuary has been the place that I sow in my time, talent and treasures and I have and like many that are a part of this ministry has yielded an amazing crop.
This system of reaping and sowing cannot be manipulated. You can cheat or manipulate nearly all systems that men have created. The legal system can be beaten, letting the guilty go free. Our educational system can be beaten, passing students who haven’t really learned the material. But you can’t change seedtime and harvest. What you reap you will sow. If you haven’t sown, regardless of how sincere you are or justify not sowing seeds at the proper time, you will not reap a crop. Case in point, NaTosha sowed in the right season, in the right soil and in the right teaching and she received an immediate harvest. Today, I want to encourage those who haven’t been faithful in sowing. If you want to see a need met, sow a seed. And this is just not for finances, I am referring to relationships, heart needs and desires in your life. In need of kindness, sow kindness. In need of goodness, sow goodness. The law of seedtime and harvest cannot be violated.
Then for those who have been faithful in sowing seeds, that have been diligent in nurturing, watering and fertilizing them in the natural and spiritual - especially in the last 8 months it has NOT been for naught or in vain. All of the hard preparation, long waiting have brought us here to the season we have been anticipating - the season of fruitful fulfillment. Finally, the season of fruitfulness is here for those who were faithful in the prior seasons. The expectation of a thousand-fold harvest stands ready to be reaped. This is the season of the manifestation of the seeds of prophetic Word rooted in our Father’s Words that “if you faint not you will reap a harvest” is here! You will become a blessing to others because you sowed out of obedience. This is the season where His Hand and faithfulness will shine forth on your good work even in bad soil. This is a season of thankfulness because you are able to witness the fruit of your labor. I pray for endurance, faithfulness and that you maintain an attitude of gratitude as you walk into your season of epic reciprocity and compensation! What you have sown shall return back to you in GOOD MEASURE.
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