Most of the church believes the same thing about healing. It’s up to God. They believe the same thing about being filled with the Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. It’s up to God.
THIS IS NOT TRUE!
Think about it. God created the heavens and earth.
HE CREATED EVERYTHING ON THE PRINCIPLE OF SEEDTIME AND HARVEST.
HOW TO HARVEST (Part 5)
Is there nothing we are supposed to do? Of course there is!
WE MUST SOW BY FAITH then
WE MUST WAIT BY FAITH then at the proper time and season and place,
WE MUST REAP BY FAITH!
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD! (James 2:20).
If you are slack and won’t do anything but give offerings, lay on the couch and make confessions, there is scripture that says, you will be poor.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
However, if we will learn how to be led by the Spirit of God, the Lord of the Harvest, whether it is in our natural things or whether it’s for souls to be reaped, He will cause us to know. Maybe we have sowed seeds for weeks, months, or even years, but we wake up one morning and the Lords says, “It’s time to reap on that. That’s when it’s time for the farmer to change the oil in the tractor, put new plugs in, air pressure in the tires, get his hat out and make sure that everything is ready to go.
Then He will deal with you, “Go over there today!” Do this. Do that, do the other. That’s when it’s time, not to lay around and make confessions. It’s time for your hand to be diligent. There is something you will have to do. And when you do it, it won’t just be successful, it will be supernaturally successful. You will get more in than you ever tried to get by your work or your efforts alone.
Because THE BLESSING of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:22).
You will be able to say, “This was a harvest!” Yes, I was involved in it, but it was a harvest. This was supernatural. Look how much came in. Look how much we got paid for this. This didn’t all come in while you sat at the house making confessions.
Is it possible to sleep through a harvest? Yes, it is.
Is it possible to be looking at the wrong things and not plant? In the same way, be looking at the wrong things and not reap? Yes. He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. (Ecclesiastes 11:4).
The NCV says, Those who wait for perfect weather will never plant seeds; those who look at every cloud will never harvest crops.
The Message Bible says, Don’t sit there watching the wind. Do your own work. Don’t stare at the clouds. Get on with your life.
You are waiting for the perfect time in your life. Everything is paid for, you got everything you want, and there is nothing else to do but give in this offering. It won’t happen! The enemy will see to it that enough stuff will come up that you are always waiting for some better condition.
You don’t realize it, but you are putting off your prosperity. You are delaying it another week, or another month or another year. It’s like one more night with the frogs. When the Lord asks you when do you want to be delivered from the frogs? You don’t say tomorrow, you say NOW!
When the Lord directs you, “sow this, believe this, step out on this… You don’t say, “Well, let’s pray about it”. That’s like saying, “I want to be poor another year.” “No I’m in no rush to get out of debt.” “I just want to live from hand to mouth a little while longer.”
How many think you ought to obey the Lord quickly! Promptly! That’s how you get results quickly! Promptly!
Think about this.
The Law of Seedtime and Harvest works in this area too.
Consider, if somebody is believing for something and the Lord deals with you to sow it to him. You meander around for a week and two weeks and three weeks and they are standing and believing. The Lord has a plan that He wants you to be the one involved, for numerous reasons you don’t even know. Among which is setting yourself up for a harvest down the road. It could involve relationships, ministry, and eternal rewards that you don’t even know about.
God will wait as long as He can to keep the original plan as a responsibility to that person. But He can’t let him go under because you won’t obey Him. So if it gets to that point, He will use somebody else and you will miss out.
Let’s say you are standing and believing for something, and you need it this morning. The Lord is dealing with somebody to bring it over to you. What do you want them to do? Bring it to you. Right? Then you ought to sow the way you want to reap. Sow and obey and give in the manner you want people to respond when it’s your time to receive something.
(Story: God tells you to sow something you like…You shouldn’t want it anymore. It belongs to someone else. You got what you need. So you don’t need to be slack, but be diligent to get it to them.) If you’ve been standing and believing for something for years, do you want somebody to delay for no reason at all? No you don’t! Sow and obey in the manner in which you want to reap.