Promises: Reaping What Jesus Sewn

Promises: Reaping What Jesus Sewn

To prevent confusion about the reasons why we are not seeing a natural manifestation of the promises of God due to Jesus's seeds, it's important to know which season of life we are in, what seeds we've sown, and whether or not we've sown into the territory God wants us to sow in. If as born-again believers we desire to be a disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ, then there are seasons that we will have to go through before we reap a harvest. It is important to mention that harvest will come, whether we sow good seeds or bad seeds, seeds of obedience or seeds of disobedience. If we refuse to be obedient to God, for example what is written in Galatians 5:22-23 then we shouldn't be surprised if we reap thorns (e.g. thorn finances, thorn kids, thorn relationships, thorn life etc.) Galatians 5:22-23 reads "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."  Our season of harvest is an indication of our obedience to the word, not the seasons of soil, and the seasons of sowing. In Matthew 7: 17-20 Jesus says "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them."

    The only reason why we have any of the promises of God is because we reaped what Jesus sewn. "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain."- John 12:24. One thing that I am very careful of as a pastor who teaches is to make sure that I never change (misinterpret) the word of God to fit my life experience(s).

    There are hundreds of promises in the word of God. I've categorized these hundreds of promises in 9 categories. The first 5 promises are promises that we are supposed to have despite the season of life we are in as a believer. However, what about the last 4? Side Note: I am thinking about adding the promise of trials & tribulations. However, it fits under greater workers.
    1. Righteousness 
    2. Eternal Life 
    3. Rest 
    4. Peace 
    5. Joy 
    6. Perfect Health 
    7. Provision (provision doesn't mean wealth)
    8. Protection 
    9. Greater Workers (spiritual growth in the Kingdom)

    Do we have the promises of God or nahhhh? This is a question I believe confuses a lot of believers. Jesus Christ already died, and I am a born-again believer how come I don't see a manifestation of all of these 9 promises? The answer is yes we have all 9 promises of God already, although all 9 promises may not have not manifested in our lives. What's the hold up you ask?

    Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. - 1 Thessalonians 5:22-24

    6. Perfect Health - When we read in 1 Peter 2:24 that Jesus bore our sins on the cross and by his strips we were (past tense) healed, we fail to read and adhere to the rest of the verse "so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness. What this is saying is that Jesus died for our healing so that we can die to sins and live for righteousness. Are we seeking to be healed and go back to our sinful habits? or Are we seeking to be healed and be freed from sin to live for righteousness?

    7. Provision - When we read Luke 6:37-38 we will notice that like other scriptures in the bible that speak about provision, provision falls under the sowing and reaping spiritual and natural law. There are spiritual and natural laws placed by God that cannot be broken by mankind (like.... gravity). If as born-again believers we desire to be a disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ, then there are seasons that we will have to go through before we reap a harvest. If we have tithed for 6 months and followed the biblical condition to tithing which is giving with a cheerful heart, and we hadn't seen a harvest, then we can be in the season of sowing.

    8. Protection - When read scriptures about protection, we often think protection means that the evil one will not form (the visible shape or configuration of something) a weapon against us. That's not what the bible says. Take for example when we read about the life of King David in the book of Saul, we know that many weapons was formed against him. However, none of them ever succeeded because King David for the most part was obedient to God's commandments. Under the Covenant of Grace, and the Law of the Spirit we have two commandments; Love God first, and love our neighbor. If we want to see the promise of protection manifest in our lives, we have to be in obedience to the word of God. Read the teaching series titled: Oppression, Possession, and Bondage.
    • Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
    • Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
    9. Greater Work - When we read John 14:12, we often do not realize that Jesus is speaking to those who believe in him.  Faith extends beyond salvation. Faith must be confessed, acted upon, and tested. Read the teaching series titled: Faith!

    To prevent confusion to why we are not seeing a natural manifestation of the promises of God due to Jesus's seeds, it's important to know which season of life we are in, what seeds we've sown, and whether or not we've sown into the territory God wants us to sow in. If as born-again believers we desire to be a disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ, then there are seasons that we will have to go through before we reap a harvest. It is important to mention that harvest will come, whether we sow good seeds or bad seeds, seeds of obedience or seeds of disobedience. If we refuse to be obedient to God, for example what is written in Galatians 5:22-23 then we shouldn't be surprised if we reap thorns (e.g. thorn finances, thorn kids, thorn relationships, thorn life etc.) Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Our season of harvest is an indication of our obedience to the word, not the seasons of soil, and the seasons of sowing. Matthew 7: 17-20 "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them."

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