WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Insights on the Power of a Seed

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Click here to listen to message, "The Seed Principle."

Genesis 8:22
"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease."

MAR 4:30
And He said, "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade." And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it
. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.

The mustard seed represents something small that has the potential to grow much bigger than normal. What makes something as small as a seed have the ability to become proportionally larger that most other plants? God made it that way. The kingdom produces that way.

We were created to be produce superabundantly.
The problem is that we have been trained and conditioned to think otherwise.
The seed DNA contains all the instructions needed to grow in what is was designed by God to become. Every seed is a parable of God's miraculous power. Mankind has never produced a seed. We can only cultivate, nourish, and manipulate it.

A seed is a life container.
Full of potential waiting to be released, like a firelog. The plant is already in the seed in embryo form.

A seed is always the beginning point of something new.
Genesis 1:11, Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so.

There is a principle here that says: People and most living things were created with the ability to produce seed for the purpose of propagation.
This is obvious in people, but we don't consider it in other areas because we don't farm. We discard seeds, we never plant them. We're in the habit of discarding seeds since we can always go to the store and buy ripe fruits and vegetables.

Abraham had to choose Isaac over Ishmael because the "seed" had to be propagated through Issac, according to God promise.
Genesis 21:12-13, But God said to Abraham, "Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called. Yet I will also make a nation of the son of the bondwoman, because he is your seed."

A seed has singular purpose.
Deuteronomy 22:9, "You shall not sow your vineyard with different kinds of seed, lest the yield of the seed which you have sown and the fruit of your vineyard be defiled.

Seed is meant for sowing:
Ecclesiastes 11:6, In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike will be good.

Because of the Seed Principle, We can act on the promise of God:
Haggai 2:18-20 (NLT) "Think about this eighteenth day of December, the day[a] when the foundation of the Lord's Temple was laid. Think carefully. 19 I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn.[b] You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day onward I will bless you."

The seeds we sow include:
Words, Time, Finance, Labors, Human life and faith:
Luke 17:6, So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

Sowing brings a great harvest!
Psalm 85:12 (NLT) Yes, the Lord pours down his blessings. Our land will yield its bountiful harvest.