2 Cor 9: 6 -8
6 ¶ But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Law of Harvest applies to everything. God’s laws of increase are many and we have seen many of them. The law of sowing and reaping is the all-important law of increase. In the NLT translation,
6 Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.
The bible talks about how God wants to multiply you using the law of multiplication! You may have heard that all truth is parallel: it means whatever works in agriculture is true in every realm. The 30-60-100 fold return the bible talks about is not limited only to the harvest of crops: God multiplies everything this way:
v 6 may be put thus in simpler terms: the amount of seed directly affects the amount of harvest you will have! This is a law of life: (this is God’s law whether we agree with it or not).
8. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
When a person gives, God is able to give back to them much more than what you have given: this is the law of harvest. You have to give God something for Him to multiply! You must have a seed for the increase to happen.
9 As the Scriptures say,
“They share freely and give generously to the poor.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”[b]
10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity[c] in you.
11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.
2. God gives seed to the farmer… Many Christians complain that they do not have anything to give: But the bible says God gives seed to the sower. Why do some have nothing to sow? The text does not say God gives seed to the Christian: he gives seed to the sower!
Are you a sower? God’s word is true: if you are not a sower, and get right with God and tell him you are a sower, and God will surely get a seed into your hand to sow!
Many Christians do not understand the law of harvest! I do not have anything to give: How can I? The real reason is they do not want to give; that they do not have is simply an excuse for them not to give! God guarantees that he will get seed to you if you are a giver:
You will see that when you make start giving; God will surely get seed into your hands! He has promised He will give seed to the sower!
Sower Christian. Many passages in the bible are similar to this and none of them talk about a Christian!
We have seen how
God will take the wealth of the sinners and give it to the hand of the righteous
Many interpret it to mean that God will take the wealth of the non Christian and give it to the hand of the Christian. No! God did not say that!
He will take it from the wicked( the one who will not use it for God’s purposes, who is not generous and will not give), and does not give it to a Christian just like this wicked man, but gives it to a man who is a giver who will generously distribute and sow!
Paul states these things since he believes the principles of God! He talks about money in ch 9 and that God will give whatever we give in return and much more!
3. A Sower will always have seed. If you are giver you will never lack anything, you will have always seed to give!
Seed faith is not something new! It is true Oral Roberts popularised it, but all truth comes to the fore when someone gets enlightened about it, and we rediscover this truth that was already in the bible! Seed faith means that we have faith that a seed will multiply. We have faith in the seed and in its ability to multiply! We call it seed faith! We believe that if we sow we will reap! We believe that a seed will multiply! We are challenged to see it this way right from the book of genesis through revelation!
All animal and plant life multiples by this principle! The very first recorded promise of the coming messiah, made in the Garden of Eden: Gen 3:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
God talks about a seed; the salvation and deliverance of humanity from the hand of sin and Satan is going to come in the form of a seed! The seed of a woman. He believes that if He gives a seed, that seed will grow up and all of humanity will reap the harvest of that seed. God believed in the seed of the woman!
Gen ch 1 records everything multiplies by a seed; if you want more, take the seed and plant it, there will be more! Man created a problem through sinning, but God answered that the solution will be salvation through another seed!
Gen 1 record how the church exists today in the form of a seed
11 And God said, Let the earth 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.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Seed is God’s Idea. God has put the seed within every plant and herb: you could start with it and literally fill the whole earth with the plants and trees and humans you want! Ch 3: 15 talks of the seed of the woman.
God was going to start again with the seed: redemption and salvation begins with a seed.
Gen 12: 1
1 ¶ Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Gal 3: 3
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
God desired that all the nations of the world shall be blessed through Abraham. How is that possible? V 29
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Christ is the seed, who came out of Abraham, and we are all part of the harvest; we are blessed with the blessing of Abraham through Christ! The church today is something that resulted from the seed faith principle. All the families of the world shall be blessed- through a seed. That seed is Jesus Christ. It proves how much God believes in the seed: He has absolute faith in it since it is He who began it! Even in finances, the seed faith principle is a better principle than anything else. The same applies to every other area as well- time, resources, relationships etc. However let us look at money a little since it can be understood easily.
Human System is driven by selfishness. Today the whole financial world is in turmoil; even big companies have been found to be cheating- insider trading, scams, buying and selling according to inside information, some make a lot of money, others lose a lot of money. Banks have found themselves lending money to those who are unable to pay back the loan and are unable to collect back. Crises abound because the human system has gone wrong despite education and controls in place! Why is the system in the world a failure?
It fails because the system is driven by selfishness! All men are sinners; the world is a sinful world: any system devised by the world will have a trace of sinfulness and selfishness in it! We do not mean to say everything is bad: there are traces of good too! Whatever good there is is because man is made in the image and likeness of God. Accordingly, a lot of business houses are noble and philanthropic too.
But somehow somewhere selfishness gets in; in the business of making money selfishness is unavoidable because it is man’s nature as part of sin. When we talk about prosperity we do not talk of it in the world’s terms; we do not bank on the world’s system! Some banks have even closed down in Indonesia a few years ago; customers who deposited five lakhs found it had reduced to 50,000! The 401 K pension scheme that people in the US find it has coming to nothing! Some have lost everything. After working and saving all their lives, they find they have to continue to work hourly wages after retiring, since their savings have come to nil value! It is because their belief has been on the world’s system and not on God’ system. However, here we are teaching God’s system and God’s principles! God’s principles are so superior: Banks and financial institutions have failed, but God has not failed so far!
God’s system is based on the miracle of the seed. Why does God’s system never fail? It is because God’s system is fundamentally based upon, the system of sowing and reaping! Nothing can go wrong here: the farmer cannot multiply his seed through insider information! No, he cannot manipulate it: whatever you sow, that you will rep! You will reap in proportion to what you sow: (you may wish it was some other proportion but, the law of sowing and reaping cannot be manipulated or tweaked despite your needs being so great!)
No one can cook the books in this system! (Income tax officials have released information that some have paid taxes on money they never earned!) No manipulation is possible in God’s system of sowing and reaping! Is it worth putting money where the manipulation being done is unknown to us? When you sign up, the rates of interest are pronounced higher; a few months later, the rates are reduced in a letter that has that information in small size font! You need magnifying glasses to read them.
Clauses that are in fine print that prevent you from doing anything if they do not honour their word! The court or police or grievance cell can do little: since the inside manipulation is so much! But God’s system is so straightforward! I believe that if I give, I will never lack anything! Lu 6: 38
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
God’s methods are higher than Man’s methods. This system is not according to human mind or invention, but according to God’s superior mind and thinking.
Is 55: 8
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
The system of God is aimed at blessing and increasing us: it cannot be manipulated! No farmer can sow onions and fancy to reap potatoes! His harvest is in proportion to his sowing. There is no room for manipulation: god must do a miracle of multiplication for the farmer to reap.
Keep-your-money-safe Scheme. Will my investment / seed bring an increase? The human institution guarantees this or that much, but nothing can be guaranteed. We ought to be wary of those who promise too much: (gold schemes and money schemes) It is written on the wall: they promise what they cannot do! However when you sow the seed in the sowing and reaping principle, nothing can be done with it unless God causes a miracle within every seed and bring an increase. Guarantees by banks and financial institutions boast of “keeping your money safe” or “guaranteeing a good return”. If everything works out good it is alright; after putting in the money, you will be wise to read the fine print:
But God has no small small small small small letters! I even have bold letter bible with the words of Jesus in red! Jesus says I said it. When His claim seems incredible: He even says “Verily, verily I say unto you…”
Verily, Verily; God’s Guarantee. And I verily verily believe it! I believe Him more than any financial institution. I believe that God will supply all my needs; I believe that God will never do me wrong! I believe that if I give to Him he will never let me down. It shall be given because He said so! Running over. I have chosen to believe in God’s system:
I testify to the fact; so far so good!
God’s system works; it has worked so far!
Whatever God has given is better to be used as seed; and I am increasing. There is no reason why it will not work for you: Let us trust the red letters, the bold letters, and the plain writings the bible; the promises of God!
Bring in the tithes to the storehouse… room not enough to contain.
Neon Light schemes. People do not believe the bible but fall for the financial institution with big neon lights saying
They fall for the stainless steel vessel and free tote bag more! They are pressured into investing today: tomorrow you will not get the vessel, the next day no suitcase, no gold the next!
But God has no such scheme!
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
No Compelling. Is there any compelling in this passage? If there is any compelling, remember it is not the right Company! Even some Christians may use some manipulation, because they are ignorant of how God wants to have our needs met! A man said on the radio, “If you so not send in the money today, there will be no program tomorrow!
Do not pressurise me or manipulate me! Tell me the truth- let God lead me, let me whole heartedly with faith do it! However even many hearers are not impressed with this truth speaking: they fall for the neon lights, free suitcase… free steel vessel.
They sink in their money while falling for the suitcase! Giving away one hundred thousand for a suitcase is a steep price! You’d better keep the suitcase very safe! God will never sell you a suitcase for one lakh! God will meet you at whatever level you are, give you seed to sow, multiply your seed, so you will have more to sow!
God’s ways are much higher than man’s ways!
God’s system is better- Experience it. As we gain in experience, we can see how God’s system is better: Understanding farming is important since God deals with us in that way. The bible talks about way side, birds, weeds, thorns, and what they mean to a farmer; Jesus uses these things to teach us things regarding sowing and reaping. Therefore it is worth to learn those lessons.
Learn the Nuances of God’s system. We may not discard them as not relevant to our day; even the most hi-tech amongst us has to use farm produce to placate our r hunger and survive! All the high tech people are also born the same way the first farmer was born; people face the same problems today that past cultures and civilisations have faced. So it does not matter whether it is family or finances, these farming examples have a lot to do with our lives; only it’s embedded another type of language! Demystifying this language code is part of the preacher’s job!
God principles are not only higher, they also are enduring; they never change! Not one of God’s laws is dependent on our understanding it! Those laws do not operate because of your knowledge of them; they operate despite it!
I will not float down softly in the air if I jumped off a ten storey building just because I did not know about eh law of gravity! Ignorance does not suspend God’s laws from operating!
God is no respecter of persons!
The meaning of this verse is God does not bless someone because He likes their name or face! Neither does he go drawing lots whom to bless today!
Eenie meeni myni moe…
Catch the chicken by the toe…
How does He bless people? God operates so much by his laws, that there is no way He can act as a respecter of persons! If you jump of a 10 storey building and die, do not say “it is God’s will that I should die like this!”No! No! You jumped off the building; you did not care to know God’s Law or respect His law! If you abuse God’s law, it can hurt you!
A knife can cut onions or it may kill you! No one will ask you for a licence to sell a knife to you! They expect that you would use it for cooking! Don’t some use it to kill people? They use it wrongly; God is not a respecter of persons! God has set certain laws; if you understand, respect and follow them, they will work for you and you can have a great increase.
God can bless everybody.
That is why we can preach the bible! Otherwise, we may prophesy: God will bless you; not You, you with the red shirt! God did not tell me he would bless You… the blue shirt!
The reason I am doing this, is God will bless us! Ps 115
12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
He looks at h nation of Israel and wants to bless everyone: the small and great! He wants to bless the Aaron-ites (those doing ministry) I will bless the others also! To Abraham
All the families of the earth will be blessed through you! It is my belief and faith that God wants to bless every last one; you, you, you, you, you, you, you…
God is not partial; He has set forth laws fair and square! Grab those laws and work it; it will work for you! If you operate a switch to turn the light on, the switch does not say, I will not go on for you! It odes not matter whether it was a child or adult, male or female who worked the switch: it will burn. If it were programmed for finger scan security, it will work for anybody! You may say “I prayed for 3 hours today, please light switch come On!” I fasted 4 days, I have a big bible’ it still will not work! It will come on only for the right fingerprint!
Some say, I am such a good person; I have never smoked or drank; But Go has not blessed me! God never said you would be blessed if you never chewed or smoked! (It good for you do not do those things)
Use the Law. Because God’s laws are in operation, some good and sincere Christians do not get blessed since they do not follow God’s law! It does not say in the law that “much will be given because you do good”- it says “if you give little you will et little”! Use the law! It is the law of God and it will work for you and it will lift you; every need will be met, you can live a life where you can say
I shall not want!
It is not merely a quote from Ps 23: it will be a true statement from your experience; He has set a law so that nobody should want! Determine to use it!Share