Theme: We reap what we sow!
Memory Verse: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Gal 6:7)
We thank God for JESUS, the power of God and the wisdom of God (1Cor 1:24). All things were created by him, and for him(Col 1:16). And verse 17 says: By him all things consist.
Brethren, believe you me the law of harvest is very powerful. It works for both the believer and the unbeliever! Some people call it the law of Karma. Some call it the law of retribution or retributive justice. You can call it whatever you like, but this law is as old as man. If we sow sparingly, we reap or harvest sparingly. If we sow weed we reap weed. If we sow junk, we reap junk. Prophet Obadiah in the old Testament says: As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head (Obadiah 1:15).
If we sow righteousness, we reap righteousness. If we sow mercy, we reap mercy, hence Jesus in one of his teachings, says: Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy (Matt 5:7).
Truly, the harvest is always greater than the seed. Brother Paul says: But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully (2Cor 9:6).
God himself is very much in obedience of this law. He relate to us according to how we relate to Him. Hence , the Psalmist says: With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself forward(Ps 18:25-26).
The word of God enables us to know that God himselfsowed Jesus to humanity so that He would have very many other sons. The Word says: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12).
Jesus says: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God (Matt 5:8). So if we desire to see God, we have to sow in purity. If you want God to forgive you, forgive others when they wrong you: But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses (Mark 11:26).
Unfortunately, many have reduced the concept of sowing only to money, even in the church today. Sowing can be physical (material things), mental (fruitfulness of the mind or mental ideas) and spiritual (things relating to the kingdom of God). We can sow in money, time, goodness, kindness, mercy, honesty, transparency, compassion, righteousness, integrity, purity, truth etc. We can sow even in our thoughts, words and deeds. We have to be diligent so that we do not sow both good seed and bad seed (tare) out of ignorance. Every true child of God has a good seed. Every one has got his oil, no matter how little.
So start sowing good seed and you will reap at harvest. What about your hands, legs, voice, your words etc. Jesus has given you a mouth and wisdom (Luk 21:15). If the word of God is a spiritual seed (Luk 8:11), then you word is a spiritual seed. You can use your words mightily to help others in need, hence Prophet Isaiah says: The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned (Isa 50:4). You can help that sick child by the words of your mouth. You can help, encourage and empower that frail elderly person by the words of your mouth. The Centurion said: Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed (Matt 8:8).
Beloved, in Christ Jesus, we have not been saved to sit down and be grumbling, murmuring, complaining or live a miserable life. Within every negative circumstance, there is something positive if you look divinely. We cannot be followers of Jesus Christ, and still nurture bitterness. Bitterness is a destroyer! We have been saved to go out and sow good seed into the lives of others increasing. You obtain a great reward for every soul you win to Christ, especially when you guide such soul to maturity. Believe me, no matter your present situation, you have got something to sow. What is that in your hand? What is that in your lip? What is that in your heart? What is that in your tongue? Always remember to sow in purity, hence, brother admonished Timothy: Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned (1Tim 1:5)
In Christ, God is against every form of sicknesses and diseases. Ignorance, poverty, loneliness, idleness, being lukewarm, distress of any kind etc are not glorifying to God in any way. God is against every form of oppression, bondage, hatred, injustice, deceits, lies etc.. Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee (Isa 60:1)
In Christ Jesus, you are the son of the Most high God: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High (Psalm 82:6).
Have a Spirit-filled month as you go about sowing increasingly.
,To have increasing spiritual knowledge, requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: ”Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace to sow good seed increasingly even in difficult times in Jesus name,. Amen!
In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.(Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to seek first the kingdom of God & his righteousness(Matt 6:33). Righteousness exaltsProv 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from bondage, and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus is the Truth(John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers ,kings and priests unto God and his FatherRev 1:6). In addition, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers, using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will exalt his holy name (Psalm 46:10). One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him (Gen 26:12).
All scriptures from KJV unless otherwise specified