Natural Seed: All seeds have cycles or processes that they must go through before they germinate. They have a destiny (the harvest). The beginning is germination, the end (what we all want) is the harvest or increase. A flower, fruit, or vegetable produces a seed, but they die so that the seed can live. Yet, the seed has a death or dormant process too. (Jesus the Word who gave us God’s Word lived (flower – Lily of the valley, the Rose of Sharon) died, was buried (Seed) and resurrected (so we would be the harvest)
This can also be used in comparison to asking. What I want to discuss is the process where the seed enters the ground. The seed asks the ground to make it produce its harvest. We see the environment that causes the seed to germinate as beneficial to the seed. But to the seed, it is destructive. The very thing that is promising it life (soil or dirt) begins with destroying the outer cover of the seed. It is exposing it to the variableness of the elements that is in its environment.
Now, while this is taking place the seed is using all its stored up energy to push through its own seed coat. The seed coat has been weakened and destroyed by the outside elements (soil or dirt). The next interesting thing is that the plant grows down with its root system before it grows up.
That’s enough about plants. Here are the similarities when we ask God or use His Word, both of which are spiritual seeds sown into spiritual ground. The Word of God asks a question (‘will you make me produce a harvest’ or ‘will thy be made whole’ John 5:6, Mark 10:51 and we know that asking questions are seeds—spiritual seeds, but none the less seeds which follow the principles of physical or natural seeds.
Just like a physical seed, a spiritual seed only knows to do one thing …to produce a harvest! Yet, the seed asks a question from its physical environment ‘Will you make me produce a harvest?’ That’s why a natural seed will try to germinate any where it falls. But will its environment sustain and maintain it until it produces its destiny—the harvest.
Matt. 13:4-9, 18-30, gives the parable of the sower sowing the word and how it produce wherever it falls. The goal is not just to germinate (start) but to go further and make a harvest (the end or manifestation of the word).
The problem lies in the sustaining and maintaining of what you have just germinated by the spoken word seed or the asking seed. Remember the first direction is down (the root). Gal. 5:6 Faith worketh by Love. That’s why the Love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost! Romans 5:5 What sustains God’s Word is His Love. John 3:16 Yes, God Loved the world so much that He gave His only Son… His Son is the Word. God Loved His Son (the Word) which sustained and maintained Him (the Word). And his Son (the Word) knew He (the Word) was Loved.
Heb. 1:3 We, just like the natural flower must die to self (wanting to do it ourselves) because we believe and therefore speak (FAITH) the seed (the Word) germinates, (begins) sustains, and maintained through Love manifesting the harvest of my spoken Word. I will end this from where I started, that asking is just a spiritual seed.
Matthew 7:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.
Luke 8:11 King James Version (KJV)
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
GOD IS LOVE, LOVE CONQUERS ALL.
Much love, Pastor Harris
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