I believe this is the hardest scripture for a Christian to learn because it defies or completely goes against the world’s logic.

The devil has spent a lot of time and effort in developing a culture when it comes to money and they come into the church and try to import the world’s thinking into the church regarding money.

I think we all understand Genesis 8:22 where God spoke to Noah and said,

Genesis 8:22 (KJV) While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, …

That’s part of what God told him but let’s just major on this part.  So, as long as the earth is here, people will plant seed and get a harvest.

Proverbs 11:24 told us, “There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth.”  We understand that from the perspective of a farmer. If you have a farm you want increase, then you are going to have to sow some seed.  Is that a mental challenge to you?  No, you can figure that out.

Another example of sowing a seed is let’s say you want children.  There are two people, a man and a woman, who have to come together, and the man has to sow a seed.  A seed has to be used to produce a baby.  That is not difficult to understand.

We understand the farmer sowing a seed to get a harvest or a man sowing a seed in order to get a baby and sowing a seed to produce something anywhere else but when it comes church people and their money, they don’t understand when it is time to use the same principle for their own increase.  Somehow, we allow another voice to speak to us and try to rationalize us out of this principle, but it is the same principle.  Nothing changed.

This sowing and reaping thing is not a mystery.  It’s just the enemy had worked on an area of sowing seed in the Kingdom of God.

A businessperson who is wealthy always wants to keep investments going because they know that is the only way they can increase.

Proverbs 11:24-25 (KJV) There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth;…

In order for Christians to increase they have to keep sowing seeds. This is the hardest

principle for Christians to follow because logically it doesn’t make sense, but we just read from the Bible, “There is that scattereth and yet increases,” so if we do what the Bible tells us then we get the Bible result of increase.  God needs your seed to increase you.  Why does He want to increase you?  Because He promised it to Abraham and his seed, and you are Abraham’s seed.

Psalm 115:14 (KJV) The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

This is part of the Abrahamic covenant. When God was promising it to Abraham, He was promising it to me and your children as well.  Anything He said to Abraham He is saying to you.

Galatians 4:28 (KJV) Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

Genesis 26:12 (KJV) Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: …

A child of promise, Isaac had a need and he sowed seed in his land in the middle of famine and he got a harvest of a hundredfold.  As a child of promise also, God means for you to increase. He does not mean for you to live at the level of what your job is paying you.  That system pays you just enough to keep just one nostril above water.

Sowing and reaping is how I increased in my own life.  I couldn’t look at what I had but what I wanted.  Same with you.  If you keep looking at what you have, it will keep you from sowing because if you are being guided by the Holy Spirit, He is going to tell you to sow and sow when you don’t see how you can do it.  Holy Spirit is not going to tell you what you have.  Holy Spirit will tell you what to sow.  He will always disregard what you got.

So, here’s Peter, Luke 5

Luke 5:1-9 (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. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:

This is what I believe, Peter caught a one year’s catch in one hour. 

A man was in a meeting and they were receiving the offering and talking about sowing and reaping and the man didn’t have any money.  So, he pulled his shoes off and went up and gave his shoes as an offering. Somebody stuffed his shoes in the basket with the money and asked who the shoes belong to.  He went and picked his shoes up with the money inside them.  In this one meeting, this quick financial increase broke the power of poverty off his life.

I am telling you to keep sowing and believing for a harvest in no time because you don’t have to wait. Just hear what I am saying to you, release faith for it and then act on that faith.

My husband and I have experienced that kind of quick financial miracles several times and we have never quit sowing and reaping.

God tells us He is no respecter of persons.  What He did for Peter and others He is going to do for you.

Remember what I shared with you earlier?  Proverbs 11:24-25 (KJV) There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; …  I believe this is the hardest scripture for a Christian to learn because it defies or completely goes against the world’s logic; but this principle is a promise to you from the Lord and as you continue to act on it, it will increase you more and more.  I am believing the Lord you will no longer question this scripture but use it against the devil by acting on it and increase more and more.

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