TOPIC: RESCUE FROM THE HARVEST OF EVIL SEEDS
TEXT: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,that shall he also reap.” GAL 6:7
Every act is a seed. Negative acts bring negative harvests, while positive acts generate positive harvests. What you sow is what you reap. “Even as I have seen ,they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same”. Job 4:8
“….neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”Gen 8:21-22. God was saying, I have dealt with everybody collectively, I destroyed all living, but no more from now on ,each one will get whatever he deserves. “Give them according to theirdeeds,and according to the wickedness of their endeavours:give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.” Ps 28:4.”But let everyman prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden.” Gal 6:4-5. In other words every one will prove himself,every one will bear his own burden. Gal 6:8-10. What you sow is what you reap, so make good use of any opportunity, because that will determine what you will find tomorrow. The ways of every man is before the eyes of the Lord to reward every one according to the fruit of his doings. Jere 32:19.,Pro24:12. Ezk 14:14. Many are stagnated today and many destinies have been destroyed because of the evil seed they have sown in time past, either with their tongues or their actions.Eccl 10:8.
SCRIPTURAL REALITIES : PETER openly rebuked Jesus.Mark8:31-32. He must have done this in his ignorance, never the less ,in his own time too Paul rebuked Peter openly for his hypocritical attitude.Gal2:11-12. What you sow is what you reap. Every act is a seed that earns you a harvest of either blessing or curse.
DAVID sent Uriah to the war front to be killed, and took his wife Bathsheba . 2Sam 11:1-27. Quiet, often many are quick at condemning others, but you will discover that in condemning others you have been condemning yourself.2Sam12:1-8.There will always be a reward for what you do.2Sam12:10-14. What sword is in your house?, How often has your actions brought shame to the name of the Lord?. There is always a harvest time. Rape was found in the house of David.2Sam13:14.Murder was a constant threat in the house of David.2Sam13:26-30,2Sam18:14-15,1Kings2:23-25.His household rebelled against him 2Sam15:13-14.His wives were given to another in public view.2Sam16:20-23.Evil advisers helped to destroy his household.2Sam13:4-5,2Sam20-21.What you sow is what you reap.
SAUL(Paul the Apostle), before his conversion put many Christians through a lot of suffering. Acts 8:1&3,Acts 9:1-2,so after his conversion ,his first calling was to suffering. Acts 9:10-16.Every act is a seed.it was a harvest time for Paul.
JACOB supplanted Esau, his elder brother, tricking him out of his birth right.Gen27:5-10.Before,they were born God had already chosen Jacob as the family leader.Gen25:23,So Jacob didn’t need to cheat to see it come to pass. It was his mother that organized the cheating, and he accepted it.She resorted to doing something wrong to try to bring about what God had already said would happen. For Rebekah, the end justified the means. No matter how good we think our goals are ,we should not attempt to achieve them by doing what is wrong. Would God approve of the methods you are using to accomplish your goals? Although Jacob got the blessing he wanted.Gen 27:27-29 but deceiving his father cost him dearly. He never saw his mother again, his brother wanted to kill him.Gen27:41,his family became torn by strife, he was exiled from his family for years.Gen27:42-45.he in turn was supplanted for 14 years.Gen31:41 and for six years suffered in the hands of Laban who changed his wages ten times.Gen31:7. Harvest of evil. What you sow is what you reap. Many people are under self-imposed curses, things they have brought upon themselves. Jacob suffered so much, he had to run away from Laban’s house, that’s why when he met the angel he said, “I will not let thee go ,except thou bless me”.Gen31:26.Because he had been under a curse all these years. The angel changed his name from Jacob to Israel to deliver him from the curse.
No matter how miserable guilt makes you feel or how terribly you have sinned, you can pour out your heart to God and seek His forgiveness as David did.
A father’s mistakes are often reflected in the lives of his children. In Absalom David saw a bitter replay and amplification of many of his own past sins. David’s sins took him away from God ,but repentance brought him back 2Sam12:13.During this incident David wrote Ps51 and to express the joy he felt after he was forgiven, he wrote Ps32. In contrast Absalom sinned and kept sinning. Absalom wasn’t able to say “I am wrong, I need forgiveness. “Can you identify with Absalom “Do you find your self on the fast track towards self-destruction?. What you do to your neighbor, what you do to your boss/leader, what you do to your subordinate, what you do to your spouse matters to God. There is a reward for everything you do Eccl 10:7-9.Rev22:12.
However the time of ignorance ,God has waved, but He commands every man everywhere to repent.Acts17:30.
Now go to God in prayer: “Lord every evil seed I have sowed into any man’s life at any time in the past, oh blood of Jesus rescue me from the bondage of that seed, rescue me from the harvest of evil, let no evil return upon me, for I did not know it was a seed, help me Lord in the name of Jesus.”
CONCLUSION: One by one we shall appear before the judgement seat of God.2Cor5:10,Rom14:10.Let us be careful therefore what we sow. either with our tongues or by our actions. Pro24:26-28. Always Remember the golden rule.Matt7:12.
Ask the Lord now: “Lord help me to sow good seeds all the days of my life in the name of Jesus”.