The Law of The Harvest has been in effect since the time of creation to The Holy Bible.
However, when most of us think of the concept of reaping what we sow, we usually think of it in the negative sense. These laws are also positive, very positive, and stand as a promise of blessing for sowing that which is good and positive.
Key Principles From Sermon:
Harvest Law 1:
Your Harvest Begins With A Seed
Life is filled with important choices, choices that affect us on an everyday basis in everything we do. Our choices affect us and others in dramatic ways whether we see it immediately or not. Our life choices are the “seeds’ we sow in our lifetime. There are also times we reap a harvest for which we have not sown because some of us are in a relationship where we are reaping what others have sowed in their past good or bad.
Harvest Law 2:
You Must Reap the Same Kind of Things As You Sow
In the six days of creation, God ordered everything to produce “after their kind”. Adam was created after the image of God and he would reproduce that image from generation to generation.
Galatians 6:8 “… for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”
Whatever we sow, we reap, however, we will reap in-kind or in the same realm as what we have sown. If we sow anger, we cannot reap peace…
Harvest Law 3:
You Will Reap In A Different Season Than You Sow
What we sow, we reap, but the thing that is so deceptive is that we reap in a different season. Sometimes we sow bad things and because we don’t see any negative consequence right away, we think we have gotten away with it. Not so….keep living!
The harvest never comes immediately after planting, while the earth abides, there is seedtime, growth, weeding, rain, sun and then….harvest. There are seasons to life and the harvest never comes immediately after sowing.
Rome was not built in a day, plants don’t grow overnight, and athletes don’t become strong in a week, The bible reminds us in:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Sow what is good, because it will return to you in another season, just when you least expect it!
Harvest Law 4:
You Will Reap More Than You Sow
When you sow; you become subject to the Supernatural Law of Multiplication! When we sow good, we bountifully receive from the hand of God; for the harvest is always greater than the seed planted. If this were not the case, no farmer would ever plant a thing. If he only got back the seeds he planted, he would be on the losing end and spend his life with no bountiful harvest.
Reaping more than we sow is fundamental to the laws of the harvest and is also true for nearly every aspect of life: for the physical and the spiritual, for believers and unbelievers alike.
This law works in reverse as well. When we sow evil, we will generally reap more evil than we sowed as well.
Harvest Law 5:
Last Year’s Harvest Is Unchangeable
You Cannot Change Last Year’s Harvest, So Focus On This Year!
Life is full of consequences both good and bad. But how do we handle it when last year’s harvest is not so good, when we have fumbled the ball or failed? The tendency is to let our failure keep us from sowing positive seeds today for this year’s harvest!
What we must understand and act on is this final law of the harvest—we cannot do anything about last year’s harvest, but we can sow a positive harvest THIS year! We must learn to live with the consequences of our failures. We must commit ourselves to sowing righteous seed today in spite of a bad harvest in the past.
Paul’s idea here is to remind the Galatians and us of our options. We can get what we want or we can get what we do not want. It’s all in what you sow.
Don’t stop sowing. Do not get discouraged and down about your increase. Live a life of consistent and faithful sowing and God will see to it that you reap a harvest in the proper time.