Theme scripture: Luke 6:38, Acts 20:35, 2 Cor. 9:6
RECAP OF THE PAST MESSAGES ON THIS SERIES (10MINS)
In the last 2 Sundays we looked at the “Seed Faith” Principle and Your Seed is your Insurance (Gen 8:22, Psalm 126:5-6)
And in those services we established that
1. The seed has the life-giving ability in it that causes it to reproduce.
2. It also has the ability of reproducing after its own kind.
Therefore whatever the need in your life, you can operate this principle to have that need met. The seed is the main factor in the situation you’re in.
That means as long as you are on the earth, when you sow any seed, you have every right to expect a harvest from it; it’s a law.
3. You are always going to have seeds with you but what you do with them is what really matters.
4. Seeds are valuable objects that have the inherent ability to multiply when placed in the right environment. So it matters the environment you sow your seeds.
When you sow into the advancement of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, you can be sure everything about you will be top on God’s priority list. What a sure way to walk in increase and prosperity!
THE POWER OF YOUR SEED
The Lord Jesus, teaching in Luke 6:38 said “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom….”
He thus established a spiritual principle which implies the more you give, the more you’d receive. This principle makes giving (sowing) a channel through which God blesses you materially (and not to collect from you).
God already took the responsibility to supply all your need; not through the labor of your hands, but according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
So it would be wrong to rely on the income from your job for your life’s sustenance. There are people who say the reason they work is to make a living, but that’s not what the Word teaches: “Let him that stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth” (Ephesians 4:28).
THE ROMAN CENTURION
Giving is so important to God, and givers are very special to Him. He always responds to givers. Take for example the account of the Roman centurion in Luke 7:3-10. The Bible records that the elders of the Jews pleaded with Jesus to heal his sick servant. Jesus responded and healed the Centurion’s servantafter they informed Him of how he had built them a synagogue.
The Centurion’s giving in building the Lord’s house earned him an immediate response from Jesus when he his servant was sick!
Givers will always move the heart of God. Let’s look at the story of King Solomon (1 Kings 3:3-5). God appeared to Solomon and gave him a “blank cheque,”only after Solomon offered to the Lord one thousand (1000) burnt offerings. Never let opportunities to give pass you by unutilized. As you give, not only will the Lord multiply your seeds sown, He’ll also increase your capacity to give, so that you can have more. So for the giver it’s always a win-win situation. Hallelujah!
1. Get God’s attention through your giving for the advancement of the gospel/kingdom. There are several projects this Month of May to sow your seeds (The Seed Initiative; ROR Sponsorship to celebrate our Nation’s Democracy day, the Children’s Day celebration, Bible distribution etc.)