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Mike Murdock notes this from his book Leadership Secrets of Jesus page 209:

i. He starts with scripture verse “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7.

ii. Everything begins with a seed to sow! Someone plants a small acorn. It becomes the mighty oak tree. A small kernel of corn is planted. It produces two cornstalks. Each stalk produces two ears of corn. Each ear of corn contains over seven hundred kernels of corn. From that one small kernel of corn, a seed, 2,800 more kernels are created. Look at seed as anything that can multiply and become more. Love is a seed. Money is a seed. Everything you possess can be planted back into the world as a seed.

iii. Your harvest is anything God gives back that benefits you, joy…peace of mind…a friend…finances. Sowing a seed of faith simply means to give something, having faith God will honor His Word and give you a harvest of what you have given to Him.

iv. Sowing a seed in faith is using what you have been given to obtain what God has promised.

v. Jesus taught that giving was the beginning of blessings. “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke...

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