Revelation 13:15 (KJV) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

In chapter 13 it talks about the image of the beast and buying and selling and anybody who didn’t have the mark could not buy and sell.  This is a time before Jesus returns and this is what is going on in that short span of time.  We are not quite there yet, but I think this is what Jesus preached on in Matthew 6:24.

Matthew 6:25-26 (KJV) Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Mammon is the god of money.  Jesus was teaching on the fact that God takes care of the birds and they don’t have storehouses or bank accounts, something to fall back on.  He takes care of them.  He says, aren’t you better than a bird?  The answer is yes.

Matthew 6:27-33 (KJV) Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33 (AMP) But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

Jesus is saying to seek first the Kingdom of God, seek first God’s way of doing and being right.

A man wrote about these last days recorded in Revelations 13:15 and he said, “The only ones that will escape Satan’s economic oppressive, suffocating atmosphere will be the Christians who have discovered God’s laws of sowing and reaping.”  That makes sense because how else are you going to do it?  If Satan is controlling every natural system; you are going to have to go up above the natural and going up above the natural means you are going to have to do something God’s way. 

Now when you do sow, sowing and reaping is not a promise but a covenant and when you enter into that covenant by giving, God now has to give back to you.  That’s what Jesus preached.  He preached the same thing.

Luke 6:38 (KJV) Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

That was Jesus’ teaching.  The Apostle Paul preached the same thing. 

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (KJV) But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

In my opinion, I don’t really think a person is really ready to go out there and fight a giant if they have not learned sowing and reaping.  Sowing and reaping is basic, because the enemy’s job is to cut off your resources and to dry you up.  So, if you are in his system, that’s what he does if you are trying to establish some things and take some ground.  His job is to dry you up.  He will cause a problem with a family member who is in an emergency and they tell you they have to have that money right now.  That money will disappear as fast as you give it to them.  That’s Satan trying to dry you up through relatives.  He has many ways he can do it.  When you are not sowing and reaping God’s way and you try to get ahead Satan makes something happen; car breaks down, relative emergency etc.  God has a way Satan cannot touch your money and cannot stop it from coming.

We are not in the time where the people take the mark of beast, but you can prepare for anything Satan would put pressure on you to make you stay under his system.  To come out of his system you have to come out by faith.  Faith is not a feeling.  If it satisfies your logical mine, you are probably not in faith.  My point is, sowing and reaping is God’s way of meeting the needs of His people.  It is His economy.

If you want something other than some money manifestation and you want healing, you are going to have to sow the Word.  You are going to have to sow something because that’s God’s way and the enemy knows that’s God’s way.  That’s why he watches to see if God is going to do something for you without seed.  God is not going to do it anyway because He’s spoken in his Word, “Give and it shall be given unto you.”  He didn’t say it shall be given unto you and then you shall give.  God said to give first.

Luke 5, Peter is in a bind.  He has a fishing business and he needs money since he is not catching any fish.

Luke 5:1-6 (KJV) And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

Did Peter sow something?  Yes.  He sowed his boat, giving Jesus his boat to preach out of.  It was a sacrifice because he had worked the night shift trying to catch some fish for his business to sell fish for the next day.  Peter was tired, toiling all night, a twelve-hour shift; but he sacrificed.  A sacrifice seed will release harvest just like that.

The biggest reason why people don’t do this is, the first one is they just don’t know, and the second reason is fear, they fear it won’t work.  That’s why you have to be strong and be of good courage.  We have to let God’s thought be our thoughts and don’t try to get around God’s ways of doing things.  Satan is betting you don’t play by God’s rules and you are crying and trying to get it some other way.  You don’t have to do that.  You can sow a seed and watch God work.

In Jesus Name I pray that faith arises in you to believe and apply God’s principle of sowing and reaping and make it as a way of life.  I pray you start today and don’t let the enemy talk you out of it so he can control your money and stop your financial increase.  Be strong and of good courage to seek first God’s way of doing and being right so you increase and stop Satan’s control over you and stop him from keeping financial increase coming to you now.

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