Four Principles of Your Seed

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Mark 4:26 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. 28 For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.

Four Principles from Mark 4:26-28:

1. The kingdom of God, and your life, operates on the principle of Seedtime and harvest. 
  • Gen. 8:22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night shall not cease.”
  • “ if a man should scatter [sow] seed...”
  • Gal. 6:7, Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
  • The harvest, or results, we get from life come from the seeds of action that we plant, or of what others have planted into us.
2. A seed, once planted, gains the power to produce and increase. 
  • We don’t know how seeds grow even after many years on a shelf. It is not necessary to understand how seeds and the seed principle works. Just know that God designed seeds to produce after it is planted.
  • One thing is certain: If you do not sow a seed, you will never have a harvest.
3. Increase comes in stages. “For the earth yields crops by itself, first the blade, then...” Expect a harvest and look for signs of increase. When you see the “blade,“ or first evidence God's blessing, make your plans for continued growth and increase. Start sowing for the next harvest while reaping the current harvest.
  • Don't fret over the process or the timing of the harvest stages. Be thankful that God is honoring your obedience and keep sowing!
4. Our goal for reaping a harvest is not just to have success and more stuff, but to have “good success” (success God's way) and to establish God’s covenant in the earth
  • Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
  • We want to use our blessings to help establish God's work and the New Covenant for which Jesus gave His life.
  • Deuteronomy 8:17 then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’ 18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.