SEEDTIME AND HARVEST (Part 1)
The law of seedtime and harvest is God’s way. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:11-12NKJV)
God made a promise to Noah in Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”
This is God’s commitment concerning our planet, and it will be that way as long as Earth is in existence.
Law of the Seed
The Law of Genesis is one of God’s laws, which governs the seed. Everything produces after its kind, and the ability of the seed is in itself even in the natural.
For instance, the seed of strife is in strife itself. If you get into strife with someone, it will create more strife. Yet if you speak kindness and love, it will produce the same. The harvest is inside the seed itself even before you choose to plant it. No matter who chooses the seed.
Faith-filled words produce more faith. Fear-filled words produce more fear. The heart, or the human spirit responds to the words (seeds) planted in the heart. Jesus in His Own Words reveals how the Kingdom of God works:
Mark 4:14 The sower sows the word.
The Parable of the Growing Seed
Mark 4:26-29 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.
For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
God furnishes the seeds, but we must choose to plant them and be patient for the harvest.
In Luke 17:6(AMP), Jesus tells us who will plant and how to plant.
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
That implies that if you don’t have faith as a seed, you won’t plant it by saying. But if you have faith as a seed, you will plant (speak) the Word of God in your heart, and it will produce after its kind.
The heart of man is the soil where the seed is planted. When you speak the Word of God, that seed becomes planted in your heart. There it begins to grow and produce after its kind.
Mark 4:15-20 “And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble. Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
Mark 4:28 For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.
Many give up before harvest time. They give up during the growth process. Then some try to reap the blade (too soon) and, therefore, destroy the harvest.
Jesus tells us the principle of the law of faith in:
Mark 11:23, For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
That is the way the God-kind of faith works.