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Some people say, “Oh, God! I want to be blessed financially!” yet they never sow a seed—at least not the right kind of seed. Hence, they do not receive the right kind of harvest—certainly not the one they so desperately need and desire.


Consider the farmer. He wants to grow corn, but if the corn seed remains inside the bag in the barn, the farmer can shout in the fields about a corn crop from sunup to sundown, but until he plants actualcorn seed, he will never reap a corn harvest.


You can say, “Oh, God, I need money! The rent is due. The baby needs shoes. And what about my breakthrough?” But if you haven’t sown financial seed, how can you expect a financial harvest?


If you wanted to grow apples, would you plant cucumber seeds or pumpkin seeds? You would not! So why do people expect to receive financial increase when they purposely plant anything and everything but what is needed? They will plant hope seed, shout seed, dance seed, and even “claim it” seed! All of these are good things, but alone and without the appropriate seed, they are unproductive.


For reaping the most from sowing, we all can take advice from the farmer. He knows that if he plants a little seed, he will reap a little crop. Therefore, plant much seed—receive a BIG harvest. It is a law of nature.


This is no radical concept. Not only is this a natural law, but it is also a spiritual law. The Bible says that as long as the earth exists, seedtime and harvest time will remain. In fact, Genesis 8:22 (NIV) says, “seedtime and harvest … will never cease.” Another spiritual law is: give and receive (Acts 20:35). Perhaps, you’ve heard it said as, “Have a need? Sow a seed!” It is as simple as that!


Again, to reap a specific harvest, you must plant the corresponding seed. That means in order to receive a money crop—you guessed it—you must plant the “m” word. You must plant money seed! This is the missing link to financial breakthrough, and it is the reason why so many Christians remain in “hope so” stage concerning their finances.


Actually, for optimum results concerning your giving, you need to sow more than just money seed. You need to sow Word seed, too, by speaking it forth out of your mouth and into your heart. Without the Word of God, the money you sow does not have much of a future.


Also, recognize that the Bible is dynamic! Its words are relevant for every condition and experience known to man. The Bible is alive. The Bible is the Word of God, and the Word of God is Jesus (John 1:14)!


Imagine that the Bible is the ultimate feed store. The Bible is a book of seeds. Remember the corresponding seed law discussed earlier? Well, if you are in urgent need of a financial breakthrough, this is not the time to be confessing only healing scriptures, or healing seed. There are numerous verses throughout the Bible that relate to financial prosperity. One of my favorites is: “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10). Another is: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2).


Friend, it is not God’s will for you to live in poverty and experience shortage all the days of your life. It is also not God’s will for His agenda of promoting the Gospel throughout the earth to be hindered, because Christians are low on cash! However, none of this is going to change until we realize that as Believers, we must sow—give—plant! It is time to take authority over our finances and to not be ruled and dominated by lack. To make this happen, we must operate according to the rules that govern a harvest—the laws concerning giving and receiving.


Finally, let’s always ask God what he would have us to give, and be willing to obey Him. And in appreciation of God and all He has done for us through Christ, let’s sow to Him with thanksgiving. I believe, with all my heart, that when you sow into the kingdom of God, you WILL receive a multiplied return. Also, how you give WILL determine your harvest. And Jesus WILL change your financial circumstances, if you let Him. Just do it.

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