Seedtime and harvest

Written by Adeolu Oluade







Seedtime and harvest Gen.8:22(KJV) "Whilerepparttar earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

Luke 8:4-8(KJV) "And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell byrepparttar 148369 way side; and it was trodden down, andrepparttar 148370 fowls ofrepparttar 148371 air devoured it.

And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

And some fell among thorns; andrepparttar 148372 thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.

And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."

Luke 8:11-15(KJV) "Nowrepparttar 148373 parable is this: The seed isrepparttar 148374 word of God.

Those byrepparttar 148375 way side are they that hear; then comethrepparttar 148376 devil, and taketh awayrepparttar 148377 word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

They onrepparttar 148378 rock are they, which, when they hear, receiverepparttar 148379 word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

But that onrepparttar 148380 good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heardrepparttar 148381 word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience."

The Lord Jesus Christ outlinedrepparttar 148382 parable ofrepparttar 148383 sower inrepparttar 148384 second set of scriptures and his interpretation of it inrepparttar 148385 third set of scriptures. The seed isrepparttar 148386 word of God(Luke 8:11). The word of God isrepparttar 148387 word ofrepparttar 148388 kingdom(Matt. 13:19). God himself isrepparttar 148389 King ofrepparttar 148390 kingdom. God isrepparttar 148391 sower ofrepparttar 148392 seed. The seed is good,havingrepparttar 148393 full potential to become a harvest forrepparttar 148394 sower(Gen.8:22;Isa 55:11). There are several challenges that a natural seed has to face and overcome before it becomes a fruitful tree to be harvested. The sower hasrepparttar 148395 obligation to aidrepparttar 148396 seed to overcome those challenges and become his harvest! Examples of such challenges with respect to destiny have been discussed briefly in 'An open door' and more elaborately in 'The viral war'. The word of God contains both his commands and his promises to mankind,and then classical examples of persons and nations that either received his word or rejected it. The greatest example for us in all generations is Jesus Christ:- Luke 24:44(KJV) "And he said unto them, These arerepparttar 148397 words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written inrepparttar 148398 law of Moses, and inrepparttar 148399 prophets, and inrepparttar 148400 psalms, concerning me."

All Knowledge and Wisdom Comes Direct From God

Written by Michael Bradley

These next set of verses arerepparttar heart and soul of this entire subject matter. All of these verses are telling us that all knowledge and all wisdom come direct from God and Jesus. The first verse will tell you that allrepparttar 148285 "treasures" of wisdom and knowledge are "hidden" in Godrepparttar 148286 Father and Jesus Christ. Notice that God is comparing knowledge and wisdom with "treasures" and that this treasure is hidden within Himself.

This means that God and Jesus arerepparttar 148287 source of all Godly knowledge, and we have to first seek afterrepparttar 148288 source in order to get this knowledge to be released to us. Here are some ofrepparttar 148289 most profound verses in all of Scripture showing us that not only is Godrepparttar 148290 source of all Godly knowledge and wisdom - but that He wants to release this knowledge to us!

  1. "... both ofrepparttar 148291 Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden allrepparttar 148292 treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:2)
  2. "Oh,repparttar 148293 depth ofrepparttar 148294 riches both ofrepparttar 148295 wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! ... For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen." (Romans 11:33,36)
  3. "Forrepparttar 148296 Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom forrepparttar 148297 upright ..." (Proverbs 2:6) 
  4. Daniel answered and said: "Blessed berepparttar 148298 name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changesrepparttar 148299 times andrepparttar 148300 seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom torepparttar 148301 wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is inrepparttar 148302 darkness, and light dwells with Him." (Daniel 2:20) 
  5. "Can you search outrepparttar 148303 deep things of God? Can you find outrepparttar 148304 limits ofrepparttar 148305 Almighty? They are higher than heaven - what can you do? Deeper than Sheol - what can you know? Their measure is longer thanrepparttar 148306 earth and broader thanrepparttar 148307 sea." (Job 11:7)  
  6. 'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' (Jeremiah 33:3)  
  7. "Because it has been given to you to knowrepparttar 148308 mysteries ofrepparttar 148309 kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given." (Matthew 13:11)  
  8. "... thatrepparttar 148310 God of our Lord Jesus Christ,repparttar 148311 Father of glory, may give to yourepparttar 148312 spirit of wisdom and revelation inrepparttar 148313 knowledge of Him,repparttar 148314 eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what isrepparttar 148315 hope of His calling, what arerepparttar 148316 riches ofrepparttar 148317 glory of His inheritance inrepparttar 148318 saints, and what isrepparttar 148319 exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe ..." (Ephesians 1:17)
  9. "Surelyrepparttar 148320 Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servantsrepparttar 148321 prophets." (Amos 3:7)  
  10. "But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets." (Daniel 2:28)  
  11. "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall knowrepparttar 148322 truth andrepparttar 148323 truth shall make you free." (John 8:31)
All of these verses are telling us that all things - including all knowledge and all wisdom comes direct from Godrepparttar 148324 Father. These verses are showing us that not only is Godrepparttar 148325 source of all knowledge and wisdom - but that He wants to release this knowledge to us. He wants to show and reveal great and mighty things to us. He wants to tell us deep and secret things thatrepparttar 148326 average person will not have access to.

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