The Harvest

June 07:2018

Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians 9:10 (NJKV)

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The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus are the best examples of a harvest. Before Jesus died, there was only one Son of God. When Jesus arose, He became the firstborn of several other sons. For a harvest, a farmer goes out to the field, tills the ground and disperses the seed in his hand into the soil that has been prepared to receive; he buries the seed and covers it with a heap of soil. As the sun rises and warms the earth, the seed dries up and soon after begins to wither.

The farmer expects that, soon enough, the rains will pour and cause the earth to release its nutrients trapped within the layers of the earth. If the rains delay, the farmer is at liberty to water and irrigate the field. He sprinkles essential fertiliser to give the soil a nutrient boost. If necessary, the farmer will spray his field with pesticides to keep insects and rodents at bay. And then, he remains watchful for weeks on end to determine what will be the outcome of that seed. He will wait in earnest for a harvest.

The farmer has no control over how the seed will eventually germinate – from a state of being dead, to coming alive in multiples of the initial seed. The seed eventually ceases to exist as a seed and grows, becoming alive for harvest. It is almost ironic that the harvest is not released until the seed is dead, but that's a natural law.

Beloved, like a seed, you are waiting to germinate. You will be immune to the subtle and grievous enticements of the world and come alive to the things of the Kingdom of God. The Lord of the harvest is faithful to increase the fruits of your righteousness. Remain blessed!


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Romans 12:2 Matthew 9:35-38

Prayer & Confession of Faith

May He who has called me into His fold cause me to increase in great multiples. May every soil into which my seed is sown be fertile for a great harvest. May I bask in the abundance of God's riches and glory, through Jesus Christ. Amen!

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