3rd week - Jesus Works - SEED! Don’t make excuses – just repent and change. If you have done it in the wrong way before – well, repent and start doing it right from now on.
“And God said: Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, WHOSE SEED IS IN ITSELF, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, WHOSE SEED WAS IN ITSELF, AFTER HIS KIND: and God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:11-12 (KJV)
I would like you to focus on the phrase: “whose seed was in itself, after his kind”. The trees the Lord created had the seeds in them that would produce after their own kind. That was the Creative Purpose of God – He planted seeds in the ground, so the first trees can grow up and then, every tree would have in itself the ability to produce more and more of the same kind.
As the Creation, so the Redemption Purpose of the Lord is that we be called: “trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified” (Isaiah 61:1-3). When the Lord redeemed us through His blood, He planted seeds in our spirits. Those are seeds of His Creative and Redemption Purposes - seeds of His eternal salvation; seeds of the fruit of the Holy Spirit and seeds of the gifts, talents and abilities the Lord has planted on the inside of us.
All these seeds have a special purpose – first to transform us, and then we are to plant them into others, so they can be changed as well and become the Lord’s planting. Have you been born again by the seed of God’s Word? It’s not just for you – go sow that seed of eternal life in others. Have you been healed? Go sow healing! Have you been able to develop a certain part of the fruit of the Spirit? Do you have the ability to love, to bring joy, to be kind, to be an ambassador of peace, etc? Go sow it in others, because this is God’s multiplication process. Don’t be like the servant who hid his talent in the ground. Use it! Plant it! Increase it! Multiply it! In this way, your master and you yourself will reap the Harvest. That's the way the Jesus works! Also, you will surely hear the words: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” (Matthew 25:14-30).
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