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Sowing Seeds - You Will Either Reap A Good Or Bad Harvest


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Your job is to sow good seeds each day and leave the results to God as to how he wants to grow and prosper those seeds you have sown.

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Sowing Seeds - You Will Either Reap A Good Or Bad Harvest

  1. 1. They Reap Either A Good Or Bad Harvest
  2. 2. You Will Reap A Good Or Bad Harvest From What You Sow! ©2014 Cathy Deaton – Fan The Flame Ministries LLC #whogodisblog
  3. 3.  4. He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.  5. As you know not what is the way of the wind, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all.  6. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hands, for you know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, whether both alike will be good.
  4. 4.  Comes from the Greek word parabole, meaning comparison, illustration, analogy. The name given by Greek scholars to an illustration in the form of a brief fictional narrative.  According to the dictionary: 1. a parable is a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. 2. a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.
  5. 5.  But Solomon uses the agricultural theme of sowing and reaping to give an understanding of it in the spiritual sense.  Jesus used parables because He wanted to convey spiritual truths in a way that would make a lasting impression. He used everyday images and connections to help them understand what He was saying and begin to apply it to their lives.
  6. 6.  During His three years of ministry, what Jesus taught the people was radically different than anything they had known before.  He wanted to give them new understanding that would change their lives. He also wanted to prepare them for the time when He would return to His Father and the Holy Spirit would come to lead and guide them individually.
  7. 7.  Israel wanted God to send a physical deliverer to free them from oppression. He had done it before and they expected Him to work in the same way again.  BUT…God wanted to do something that would be much better than sending a person to deliver them once and only for a short amount of time.
  8. 8.  For verses 4-6: The images are connected chiefly with the occupation of an agricultural laborer: rain, the falling tree, and the direction of the wind are beyond his control. Unforeseen events come from God; and the man who is always gazing on the uncertain future will neither begin nor complete any useful work.
  9. 9.  He who neglects the necessary works of sowing and reaping, because the weather is not exactly suitable to his desires will lose the harvest.  In the morning – early and late, in all seasons and occasions; sow speedily and continually, be not weary of it.  Sow – do all good works  Withhold not – from working or giving
  10. 10.  Sow good seeds each day and leave it up to God which of the seeds He wants to prosper and how He will choose to do it.  Don’t put God in a box and expect Him to only act in a certain way to meet a need or solve a problem. Be open to whatever way He chooses to handle things.  Just because He has done things a certain way before does not mean He will choose to do the same thing this time.
  11. 11.  Don’t miss out on God’s Best because you refuse to be open to the way He desires to bless the good seeds you have sown.  The Holy Spirit will be your guide to make sure you can always discern the truth about any situation.  Let God radically change your life by giving Him total control over how He blesses the good seeds you have sown!
  12. 12.  If you would like to read this blog post please click on the link below: will-either-reap-a-good-or-bad-harvest Cathy Deaton Fan the Flame Ministries LLC ©2014 #whogodisblog
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