Seeds (Wk 1): “Seed Mentality”

Genesis 1:11-12 NKJV

11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruitaccording to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yieldsseed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit,whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

 

  • On the 5th day God created the creatures in the water and birds in the air to reproduce themselves after their kind and seed was required to procreate

 

Genesis 1:22 NKJV

22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

 

  • On the 6th day God created all living creatures on the earth and they were created to reproduce themselves after their kind and seed was required for them to procreate.

 

Then the Father, Son and Holy Spirit created man, male and female, in Their image, according to Their likeness, and they were also created to reproduce themselves after their kind. Again, seed was required to procreate.

 

[John 7:42] NKJV

42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?”

 

[Acts 3:25] NKJV

And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

 

[Hebrews 11:11] NKJV

11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.

Then God blessed Adam and Eve and told them how He would provide for them and the rest of His creation.

 

Genesis 1:28-30 NKJV

28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.

30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food“; and it was so.

 

GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS TO HIS CREATION WAS “BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY”

Again and again, God blessed them by saying, “Be fruitful and multiply” – to the creatures in the water, the birds in the air, the animals on land and to His one creation that was made in His image according to His likeness.

 

  • After the flood, Noah and his family came off of the ark

Genesis 9:1 NKJV

So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth”.  

 

Then Noah built an altar and made sacrifices to God and the Lord promised him that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood and said,

 

Genesis 8:22 NKJV

22 “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.”

 

WE  MAY NOT BE CONCIOUS OF IT, BUT WE SOW SEEDS EVERY DAY

Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, financially, relationally

 

  • The Bible says that the seeds we sow will determine what kind of harvests we get

Galatians 6:7-9 NKJV

7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

 

That is a warning to those who are living in disobedience to God and His word, but it is a wonderful promise to everyone who honors God and His word with the life they live.

SOWING AND REAPING IS CLOSELY AKIN TO CAUSE AND EFFECT

And it is not as complicated as it may seem.

 

[2 Thessalonians 3:10] NKJV

If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

 

[Luke 6:31] NIV

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

 

[Proverbs 18:24] NKJV

24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly

 

[2 Corinthians 13:11] NKJV

Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

 

1 Peter 3:10-11 NKJV

10 For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.

11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seekpeace and pursue it.

 

CONCLUSION

Seeds have the power to give life and blessing, they also have the power to bring curses and death. We are responsible for the kinds of seed we are sowing and the kinds of seed we are allowing to be sown into our lives.  Over the next two weeks I’m going to share powerful biblical truths with you that can liberate you from damaging harvests and position you to receive incredible harvest blessings from God.

 

WHAT KIND OF SEEDS ARE YOU ALLOWING TO BE SOWN INTO YOUR LIFE?

 

WHAT KIND OF SEEDS ARE YOU SOWING?

 

WHAT KIND OF SOIL ARE YOU SOWING INTO?

 

WHAT KIND OF HARVESTS ARE YOU GETTING?

 

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