“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.”
As a Christian, do you ever wonder how all the things you are being taught fit together? In church, you can end up feeling confused about what to do next because there is no clarity.
The basics of living with God get lost because people want to focus on the lofty things, before they have even become established in the foundational truths.
In this scripture, we discover that the entire Kingdom of God, or in other words, our lifestyle as Christians, is to be as if we are farmers. That means we are not supposed to just learn about God and study Him, but we are supposed to be engaged with Him in such a way as to bring results. This is not an academic exercise; it is a relationship that flows.
First of all we need to understand that, under the New Covenant, our way of life and of getting results is entirely different from under the Old Covenant.
Under the Old Covenant, they were always looking for results to come to them from the outside. They were watching and waiting for God to come down and visit them.
Under the New Covenant, we aren’t required to wait for a “touch” from God. We are supposed to be busy every day with farming our own results, using the Word of God.
The primary seed is the Word.
The nature of a seed is that it isn’t simply what it looks like; it contains a possibility for something much greater.
The Word of God has the potential to do much more in our lives than teach and inspire us: it has the potential to grow the very thing that we are asking God to do for us.
If you are asking God to heal you and you are expecting something huge and dramatic to happen, don’t make that your first thought. First of all, think of growing your healing from some healing seed, contained in the Word of God.
If you are asking God for a breakthrough, or for an anointing, or for good character – or for anything at all that is on your heart as a need in your life, the answer is simple GROW IT!
As a pastor my assignment is to sow the Word into your heart. Your heart, in turn, is designed to believe the Word, and as your heart becomes full, your faith will spill out through your mouth and the words that you speak will be powerful.
As you release those faith-filled words, they have supernatural ability to create the thing that you desire, because God is already on board with your request. He provided the answer before you ever asked when he sent Jesus to die for you and me, so that blessing could flow freely from His throne.
Wherever you are right now, you are not stuck or stranded. You are not a victim with no options. You have seed; therefore you have the potential to obtain anything, regardless of your background and past life.
When you feel stuck, you panic and do desperate things; you act on fear and offense because you thought your back was up against the wall; but there is always a tomorrow. every problem has a solution. Don’t act hastily in your crisis – your answer is at hand. The question is, can you locate the seed?
Instead of locating their seed, people go where they will feel consoled, but feeling good is not the same as getting the solution.
Being dramatic and binding the devil, taking authority, dancing around and putting oil on everything in sight is all well and good, but if there is no seed in the ground, once the excitement has passed, there will be no harvest.
Instead of engaging in a lot of theatrical demonstrations, why don’t you just calmly put some seed into the ground? Get under the preached Word and let a rhema Word strike your spirit and fill your heart with faith.
From that point on, its not even a matter of “if,” the only question is “when” will your answer materialize. Speak it out and hold your stance while the seed you have planted grows. Trust God and the system He has put in place; you will have what you say.