Perhaps you are already aware of God's foundation law, Seedtime and Harvest. But for those who are not, it behooves us to start with an explanation: Seedtime and Harvest is the basis or foundation principle of all that God has done, created, is doing, or will ever do. It is without exception, the fundamental law or principle that He operates within, and all other laws of God operate within. In other words, no other law or principle operates outside of the law or principle of seedtime and harvest.
Now would be a good time to note that God always operates within laws or principles. There is a very good reason for this. For every time God speaks or makes a statement, it does two things, it becomes fact and it becomes law. It can be said that every time God speaks, He creates. For instance, if it is Tuesday and God said it was Thursday, then it becomes Thursday! God's spoken word is the creative force of the universe, but this is another subject. Suffice to say, that when God says something is so, it becomes a law.
It would therefore also behoove us to know something more about laws, or what a law is before we go any further. The most important thing to know about a law is that it is changeless. It is not a probability, something that happens sometimes. It is repeatable and finite. If a law is really a law, it is always so every single time, without fail. In other words, if it is a law, it will always be true. It is also appropriate to say that all truth, if it is in fact the truth, will be found and substantiated in God's Word. If it cannot be found and verified in God's Word, then it is not of God and therefore not true.
Let's listen to what God has to say about seedtime and harvest in His Word:
"While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease."
(New American Standard Bible)
What God is saying here is: "Here is my foundation principle and law within which I operate. It will remain in force as long as the earth remains." One could logically deduce that the reason He is telling us this is He wants us to be about the business of learning what this principle is about and operating within it. He doesn't want us to even contemplate a time when we would not consider this law, or to consider the remote possibility that we could operate outside of this law, which we can't.
It's a fact that everything we think, say, and do is a seed. It's a sobering thought that you cannot operate outside of this law of seedtime and harvest. (By the way, even the ungodly who are not a part of God's kingdom operate within the confines of seedtime and harvest. Seedtime and harvest affects everyone). So what do we know about this process and law, seedtime and harvest?
The Multiplication Factor
First, seeds grow up, they mature. But that's not all they do, they also multiply. Think about it: Did you ever see a corn plant grow up and produce just one more corn seed? Of course not, it grows up and produces ears with rows and rows more corn seeds. Now, if you haven't made the connection yet with what this has to do with your life, let me help you. For if all that we think, say, or do is a seed, and seeds grow up and multiply, that is, produce many more of their own kind, then we'd better like the seeds we're planting, and make no mistake about it, like it or not, we're all planting. So we are all operating within this process of seedtime and harvest weather we like it or not!
Sowing Seeds Intentionally
But how does God want His process of seedtime and harvest used or applied? He wants us to use this process and law, with its multiplication factor, of sowing and reaping intentionally, for the good of His kingdom. He wants us to sow seeds according to His will. " But how do we know we are sowing according to His will" you may be asking? The answer is in the book of John:
"The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly." (John 10:10) This scripture verse tells us how to identify our seed. Does the seed we are sowing come under the heading of killing, stealing, or destroying? Or does it come under the heading of life and life more abundantly? Let me give you an example: A seed of love (and God is love [I John 4:8]) is obviously a "life more abundantly" seed. It is a fact that love produces abundant life. Now a seed of hate conversely, destroys and is of the enemy.
Let's think of some other examples: If you are a Christian, what seed did you sow to get saved? You got saved by sowing a seed of faith, obviously a godly seed. If you've been a Christian for a while, you may have sown monetary seeds into the
So first we must become aware of this process and law of seedtime and harvest. The next step we need to take is to start to sow seeds intentionally according to God's will. The beauty of this law and process God calls seedtime and harvest, is the multiplication factor. For where good seeds are sown for and into the
Look how Jesus depicted the kingdom of heaven in the 13th chapter of Matthew:
(31) "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
(32) and this is smaller than all other seeds; but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches." (Matthew 13:31-32)
Be aware of the seeds you sow, are they godly seeds? Sow seeds according to God's will, and you'll be pleased with the harvest. And if you're not sure what seeds He wants you to sow? Just ask Him, He'll tell you.
For Jesus' Sake