Category Archives: Seed & Harvest
John 15:16 “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”
John 15:1 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.” In yesterday’s devotional, Jesus showed us everything about our walk with God from this verse. Jesus says, He is dependent on The Father and we are dependent on Him. Anyone that thinks they are not dependent on Jesus, anyone that thinks they can stand on their own will wither, it is just a function of time. Not only is the grapevine dependent on the vinedresser for propping, the grapevine is also dependent on the vinedresser for pruning. Pruning is a process whereby a fruitful branch is trimmed so that it can be more fruitful. The grapevine also needs the vinedresser for cutting. Read the rest of this entry
Ps.39:4-5 (Voice) “Eternal One, let me understand my end and how brief my earthly existence is; help me realize my life is fleeting. You have determined the length of my days, and my life is nothing compared to You. Even the longest life is only a breath.”
Eph.6:5-9 (NRSV) “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, Read the rest of this entry
John 6:63 “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life”.
The soil facilitates three things – death, stability and continuous nourishment. The soil is a place of continuous nourishment. The water and nutrients that the plants need reach the plant through the root via the soil. When you tell children to water a plant, most often, they pour the water on the leaves of the plant. And it is because they do not know that the water actually goes in through the root. No root, no nourishment. No nourishment, no fruit. No fruit, no harvest. That is not the place to be.
Jn.12:24 “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel (seed) of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels–a plentiful harvest of new lives” [with emphasis].
Every thing you see today is as a result of the seed somebody gave. However, it is possible to leave that seed on the table. But guess what? In five years, it will still be just a seed. The reason is because the table is not the Right Soil for the seed. If you put that seed in your wardrobe among your clothes, nothing will happen no matter how much time passes. Meanwhile, that same seed could have produced forest upon forest. Read the rest of this entry
2 Cor. 9:10 “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” [NKJV]
Gal.6:7-8 “Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God! harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.” May you not harvest a crop of weeds! Some people are selfish to themselves, not to even talk of their spouses. If you want to know a selfish man, ask his wife.
Gen.8:22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest …will never cease.”
God says, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest …will never cease”. This is not a theory that will expire. This is the Old Testament versus New Testament. I know that sometimes it can be painful to sow because some seeds are precious seeds. God acknowledges that some seeds are precious but this is what He promises concerning such seeds; Ps.126:6 “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” [KJV, with emphasis]. Read the rest of this entry
Eccl.11:1 “Don’t be afraid to release your bread upon the waters, for in due time you will find it…4 Those who watch and wait for favorable winds never plant, and those who watch and fret over every cloud never harvest” [Voice]. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect; that is what God says in His Word. Start from where you are. When there is famine, the rational thing to do is to hoard resources, ration things and set up structural adjustment programs. But the Bible says in that same year Isaac sowed, I mean that is huge! If Isaac observed the wind and watched every cloud, he would not have sown. Read the rest of this entry
Mark 4:24 “Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more”
This ordinance of “Right seed, Right soil and Right condition” is key to the Kingdom. And if can you understand it, if you get it, you will stop struggling. Things will not just be by accident in your life because you will know what to do and how to make things happen. This formula is applicable to whatever area you are looking to God for abundant harvest. In spiritual growth, in finances, in matrimonial harmony, in career, in your business, and even in the supernatural; it is the same formula – right seed + right soil + right condition = Abundant harvest. Read the rest of this entry
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine” Pr.3:9-10 [NIV]
John D Rockefeller, in his biography stated that, one of the secrets of his wealth is his “ten-ten-eighty” rule. And he explained the rule to be, he tithes the first ten percent of all his income. He pays himself with the second ten percent, then budgets the last eighty percent. Someone asked me to explain why the tithe is ten percent. And I said, I do not know why it is ten percent but I know that nine percent or five percent is not tithe.
“Money that comes easily disappears quickly, but money that is gathered little by little will grow.” Pr. 13:11 [NCV, emphasis added].
If you do not have savings, you cannot invest and you will not be able to take opportunities when they come. If you do not have a savings even God cannot use you financially because you do not have leverage. God cannot demand a seed from you because you have eaten everything. God asked the children of Israel to give part of the gold they had collected from Egypt to build the temple. The people that had given theirs to the building of the golden calf had nothing to give. Read the rest of this entry