Sunday, January 4, 2015

Seven Laws of the Harvest - Law 2

We Reap the Same in Kind as we Sow

Galatians 6:7-10
God set up a system where everything reproduces after its kind.  It doesn’t really matter how hard we try, we can never plant apple seeds and get collard greens. Neither can we sow hatred and reap love. This second Law of the Harvest reminds us that every seed sown produces results, and every result tends to be of the kind that was sowed.  It is a universal law. 

I. It Began in the BeginningGenesis 1:11-12

Genesis 1:11-25 "after their kind."“whose seed is within itself    

The laws of creation permeate the created.  I will reap “in kind” with what I sow and I cannot sow one thing and reap another.

Key Words to Consider

sow - to implant, seek to propagate or extend; to plant something to continue its kind

seed - programmed to enable the continuing replication of that same organism

kind - species - indicates the limitation of variation; organism reproduces after its kind, not some other kind

reap - to obtain as a result of effort

The Absoluteness of This Law - "Be not deceived; God is not mocked.”
It’s All About Cause and Effect - Matthew 7:16-18
Two Truths from the Second Law:

1.     The life you have now is the result of seeds you have previously sown.

2.     The seeds planted today are the harvests of tomorrow.

II. Sow with the End in Mind - James 3:18

1. We must plant what we desire to reap.

2. We must envision the end result of our sowing and consider if it is worth planting

3. We must understand that the true nature of the seed we have scattered will surely be revealed.

This is more than a law of consequence; it is more than a law of reciprocation; it is a law of nature.  “in kind”

III. We Reap the Same in Our Kids As We Sow

Often our strengths or weaknesses are enlarged in the fields where we sow our seed.
“Children Learn What They Live

IV. Sowing to Body, Soul or Spirit  Galatians 6:8

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6

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