Seed Time and Harvest
God has ordered all creation to live after the law of sowing and reaping
Key Scripture: Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
In the beginning God set the laws of life in motion.
One of these laws is the law of ‘after it’s kind’
Genesis 1 KJV
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
God’s pattern of creation is
‘Seed in itself bearing fruit after it’s kind’
This is true with both man and animal, plants and trees, fish and sea creatures.
God created all living things to increase and reproduce by the seed sowing principles of His Kingdom.
After the flood, God restated His commitment to this law of life.
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
So far tonight we see this law of life confirmed by three separate and very credible witnesses.
1. The creation story
3. The New
Let’s look at a familiar story in the Bible which confirms this law in a practical, yet miraculous way.
1 Kings 17 NKJV
1 ¶ And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD God of
2 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
3 "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the
4 "And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
5 So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the
6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
7 And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
8 ¶ Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
9 "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to
10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, "Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink."
11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."
12 So she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
13 And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son.
14 "For thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’"
15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days.
16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah.
One can imagine that this was quite a stretch for this woman to sow in her time of famine. In her desperate need, God made a way for her when He first created the world.
God’s law of sowing and reaping demanded that she participate in her miracle.
God demands that we participate in our miracle.
When God needs someone to be blessed, He often finds someone who needs a blessing to bless them.
This perpetuates the miracle and keeps the blessings flowing.
From the life sustaining body heat shared in the desperate cold of an artic winter to the forgiveness we give after we have been terribly wronged ---
We get when we give.
Just like this woman in Elijah’s day,
We have what we need to sow a seed.
For as long as the earth remains, this law of life will not cease.
Do you or someone you know need a blessing or a miracle from God?
Sow! Despite what we may think: We have seed for our need.
Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.