The Power of Seed
Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim
July 20, 2017
A seed is defined as “the unit of reproduction of a flowering plant, capable of developing into another such plant.” Note: it is the unit of reproduction. Something through which more of a particular thing can be gotten.
Is sowing of seed scriptural? That’s very important to me because I would never teach or practice whatever I’m not convinced of according to the scriptures, in the light of the New Testament.
While meditating on the subject, the Lord led me to Philippians 4:17. Paul said to the believers at Philippi, “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.” That’s the KJV. The New Living and God’s Word translations say it clearly:
NLT – “I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.”
GWT – “It’s not that I’m looking for a gift. The opposite is true. I’m looking for your resources to increase.”
I think it explains the principle well. Paul was asking them to give to him so that they could be rewarded for their giving; so that their resources could increase!
The widow of Zarephath had just enough for one meal, and there was no hope of another; she gave Elijah a little, and because of her seed sown in faith, she got enough that lasted for three years! 1 Kings 17:8-16.
Everything is a seed. Whatever you have is a seed.
Your seed provides for your needs. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 GW says, “Remember this: The farmer who plants a few seeds will have a very small harvest. But the farmer who plants because he has received God’s blessings will receive a harvest of God’s blessings in return. Each of you should give whatever you have decided. You shouldn’t be sorry that you gave or feel forced to give, since God loves a cheerful giver. Besides, God will give you his constantly overflowing kindness. Then, when you always have everything you need, you can do more and more good things.”
Jesus Himself stated THE PRINCIPLE: “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38 NLT
God bless you. You’re free to share.