The law of sowing and reaping works for believers and unbelievers alike. As long as the earth remains, seed time and harvest shall not cease. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” Gal. 6:7. Some might say but we are no longer under the law but under grace. Every believer is subject to at least two laws:
- The law of sowing and reaping. The law of sowing and reaping is a universal law.
- The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus – Rom. 8:1-2, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”. Sickness is a seed of death. There is a law operating it called the law of sin and death
Phil. 4:16-19, “For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” A lot of Christians love to quote verse 19 leaving the responsibility part. Whenever you study the word of God, endeavour to look at the technical part of it because it is the one that involves you. A lot of people leave the technical part and jump to start appropriating the blessing part. Apostle Paul was very purposeful and very deep. He didn’t cheapen ministry unlike what we see today where a lot of ministers of the gospel make a mess of the call of God. He was completely sold out to the service of God not because of personal aggrandizement. He knew how to prioritize. He left everything behind to answer the call of God not even knowing where the next meal will come from. He never canvassed for anything; he didn’t need to cajole anyone. The one who has called you will not let you down. If God has given you the vision, he will make the provision. Paul said he never asked for a gift from the people, they took it upon themselves to supply. He was not even expecting it. But he said it showed how much love they had for him. What he was expecting from the people was fruits. The moment you start expecting money from people as a minister of the gospel, you have degraded ministry like Balaam who was divining for money, and before long you will be like Aaron, ‘give me your gold and I will make you a god’. When Jesus watched how people were dropping their offering in the temple, he saw a widow who gave a mite and said that she gave the best. This is not in terms of the value but in terms of the sacrifice. What you give in God’s kingdom is measured in terms of your sacrifice. The widow gave her Isaac and heaven took note. Sacrificial giving provokes divine acknowledgement and endorsement.
2 Cor. 9:8-12, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgiving unto God.”
- Lord, from today, let your grace abound in my life that I will always have all sufficiency in the name of Jesus.
- Terminate every trace of lack. Let your all sufficiency terminate every trace of scarcity and every trace of lack in my life, in my finances, in my businesses, in my ministry, in my family and in my relationships in Jesus name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED…..