Getting A Harvest!

Understanding Life From The Perspective Of The Kingdom Of God!  Jesus taught ten parables about the power of God’s Word!  In Mark 4:14 Jesus told us that the sower sows the word.  The word is spiritual seed that produces supernatural miracles in our ordinary lives.  We say we want the blessings of God, but refuse to use what He has given us!

You Reap What You Sow!  It really is a very simple concept.  If you don’t plant, then you don’t harvest!  If you really believe this is God’s Word, then plant it in your life!  The best way I know to plant it, is to meditate on it!  We need to know God’s Word.  We need to believe God’s Word.  We need to claim God’s Word.  We can’t know it, believe it and claim it, if we don’t take the time to meditate on and in it.  There are Kingdom Laws at work in each of our lives.  Just because you do not realize it or fail to pay attention, does not mean that they are not there and at work.  These laws are part of God’s natural design.  When you honor His design, it will honor you!

You Have To Do Your Part!  You do your part by Falling in love with his Word!  You do your part by taking and making the time to study, apply and obey His Word!  You do you part by knowing the promises of His Word, so that you can claim the promises!

In Mark 4:26-29 we learn how to get our harvest from the Word.  It says:  “26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” 

Getting Our Harvest!  The first thing you have to understand it that our HEART is the GROUND! (v. 26) (“He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.”)  Here is this sowing seed idea again.  If Jesus repeats it, then it has to be important.  Here are two things that I want you to mark as very important:  1.  Making sure we have the right seed – God’s Word!  2.  Making sure the ground is right – the soil of our heart!

Some Incredible Truths!  (v.27)  (“Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how…”)  The Word works even when you don’t!  It takes time! (You can’t go dig up the seed!)  But once the seed of God’s Word is planted in our hearts, then it begins the work of growing and producing a harvest!  Matthew 6:33-34 “33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  The good news is:  You don’t have to understand it for it to work!  It is faith in God’s Word that unleashes it’s power!

The Miracle Process! (vv. 28-29) (All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”)  There is a process of how God’s Word works in our lives!  This process has been designed by God so that it will bless us and glorify Him.  When the seed grows and produces its crop, when the crop is ripe, then we harvest!  Yes it’s simple, but powerful!  Do you believe God’s Word is powerful?

God Has Done His Part – Will You?  We have to plant the seed and leave it in our heart!  Plant it and trust it is working even when you can’t see it!  We don’t have to understand or explain it, just believe it!  Grow your faith and you will grow your harvest!  We need to trust the process!  Ask God for His help and you will live blessed!