Sow And Reap Prosperity

6Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
7Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
9As it is written:
“He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.”
10Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11(NIV)

One of the favourite propaganda by the religious groups against believing christians is to ridicule the principle of sowing and reaping. They tried to make us look silly for believing that we can reap what we sow. Yet, the above passage is clear on God’s principle of sowing and reaping. Therefore, the principle sowing and reaping is not an invention of the faith preachers but a law given by God.

In fact this is a natural law (independent from Moses’s Law) and it works in every situation.

“What does that mean?”

Think of the law of gravity. It works every time as long as you are on earth regardless of your religious affiliation, level of faith or even the condition of your heart. Gravity works on you regardless on whether you believe in Jesus or not. This is why even non christians can get rich if they know how to take advantage of this principle of sowing and reaping.

“Is this law good or bad?”

The answer is entirely up to the user. Use it correctly it will be good. Use it wrongly, it will be bad. God will not kill you if you jump from the roof of a 50-storey building. Gravity will. In this case the law of gravity will kill you not because it has a mind of its own but it is because you use it wrongly.

Likewise, before you decide what to sow, you should make up your mind what type of harvest you want to reap. If you want to reap evil, sow evil. If you want to reap goodness, sow goodness.

Here is an example:

If you want to have a lot of money, sow money. Give your money to the poor or ministries that do the works of God. The more effective the ministry in proclaiming the Gospel and changing lives, the more fertile the field is and consequently the greater the harvest.

As for me, I sow in Jerry Savelle Ministries International (JSMI) in which I am also its partner. I trust in it because I have benefited from it. I would not have been the person I am today if not for the messages from Jerry Savelle. I have his messages in my MP3 in which I am listening every day. I find my faith increasing, gaining greater confidence and developing a no-quit faith. No matter how many times I have been knocked down by the devil, I now have the strength stand back up and fight again. I have the courage to keep fighting until I win.

So, if JSMI can change me, I am sure it can change million others. This gives me the confidence that this ministry is a very fertile ground. Sowing to this ministry will surely yield me a great harvest.

Please note that I am not saying JSMI is only fertile ground. There are many others that preach the faith of God that results in prosperity to many people. The rule of the thumb is, if a ministry can help you, it can help others. Then it is a candidate for sowing.

This principle is not limited to money alone. It can work on anything you want.

If you are sick and want good health, start sowing health.

How?

Look for people who are sick and pray for them. Offer to pay part of their medical cost. In other words, do what you can to help other sick people to get well. You will receive a harvest of good health.

If you want a new car and don’t have the money for it, find others who are saving money for their new car. Contribute some of your money to their “car fund”. In this way you are sowing cars. Your harvest will be cars.

“How much should I sow?”

6Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
2 Corinthians 9:6(NIV)

There are 2 laws to remember:
1. The harvest is proportional to the seeds sown.
2. The harvest is always more than the seeds sown.

For example, 100 times of $1 is $100. 100 times of $100 is $10,000. 100 times of $10,000 is $1,000,000.

Ask yourself this question, how much do I want to reap? This also explains why generous people are rich. Knowing the above laws makes us cheerful givers. We don’t give reluctantly as though we are robbed. We can give cheerfully and generously because we are convinced that God is faithful. He will return all our seeds in a harvest that are many times more than what we have sown.

Does this encourage you to sow more?

“What if I don’t have seeds to sow?”

10Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11(NIV)

According to the above verses, God has provided the seed. It can be in any form or any amount. After a farmer reaps his harvest, he will not eat and sell all of it. He will select the best seeds to sow for the next harvest. In this way, his crops will improve in quality and quantity every harvest.

Likewise, when you receive your salary, don’t spend all of it. Leave some, no matter how little for sowing if you are really serious on prosperity. If you don’t have income, sow whatever you have. You can offer to help your neighbours to carry their bags, throw their trash or walk their dogs. These are your seeds.

Verse 11 above tells us that God wants us to be rich so that we can be generous in every occasion. Doing so will result in thanksgiving for God. God is glorified through us being rich and generous. Do you want to glorify God today? As for me, YES!

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One Response to “Sow And Reap Prosperity”

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