Summary: This is a powerful sermon giving clear enforcement to the Biblical concept of sowing and reaping. The words enshrined in this sermon will help you to engender more trust in the word of God.
The Power of a Seed
By Bishop Dr. Perry E. Newton
This morning, each of us has expectations. There is or are some things which we would like to achieve or accomplish. This is our desire; it is our ambition to do some things; to get some things done; to see some things manifested in the real world. This morning this sermon is God inspired to give you the push that you need to get on with what is in your heart.
I hope I am not the first one to tell you, that not every desire we have are God centered or God ordained. Some things which we try to accomplish are not God centered, nor God ordained. God does not influence all of our thoughts: Some are influenced by Satan. Today, we shall focus on the God centered things which we want to accomplish, and these are marked by what the end result of their use will be.
God has implanted into each of us the desire to work, to achieve. From the creation God said to man: “Be fruitful; multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” Gen 1:28. Before giving this injunction, God blessed each of us: “And God blessed them…”
Let us see today, that we are blessed. No person on this earth is more blessed than you are. God blessed both men and women and gave them both the same ability to accomplish.
My task today is to speak to the born again believer; to say that everything starts with a seed. The thought in your mind to do something great is a seed. All you have begun to do or have done all started with a seed: a mere thought.
So the first question we could ask ourselves is what is a seed? Seeds are plant structures formed in the cones or flowers of plants. Once the female parts of plants are fertilized with the pollen produced by the male parts of plants, they form seeds. Although most seeds are very
small, they are capable of growing into new plants. Seeds may remain inactive for weeks,
Months, or even years, lying in wait for growing conditions to be just right for sprouting. When the temperature is favorable and the water supply is adequate, they become active and quickly begin to sprout and grow. Seeds come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many of them are edible, such as sunflower seeds, pinto beans, corn, and peas. Seeds contain stored food, intended to nourish the new plant as it begins to grow, and these proteins and carbohydrates are a rich source of nutrients for animals, including humans, as well. As a matter of fact, it is seeds that provide most of the people of the world with their staple foods—wheat, corn, and rice.
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That’s a wonderful definition of a seed. In our case, a seed is used to represent our thoughts, our desire and it also is used to represent what we used to symbolize as our seed, in order to get a harvest.
We must know that each of us has a seed or seeds. The Bible says: He that ministereth seed to the Sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness” (2Corinthians 9:10).
The next thing that we must know is that seed are used for sowing. Sowing is the action of planting seeds in the earth. When it comes to our lives sowing is the action that we take in pursuing something that God places in our heart. In other words as Christians we used the bible as our guide to show us how and what to sow.
The next thing that we must know is that there is a time of reaping. Reaping means: to gather the crop from the seed sown. The bible tells us that there is always a time of reaping. Providing the sowing was done properly. (The Bible says whatsoever a man sows that will he reap. This a principle. A principle is a law or rule that has to be, or usually is to be followed, or can be desirably followed, or is an inevitable consequence of something, such as the laws of nature or the way that a device is constructed (Wiki)
The next important thing to know is that there will be a harvest. Harvest is the crop that has ripped and is gathered in.
In summary, we may conclude that revolving around the word seed is preparation, seedtime, harvest, reaping.
It is to be noted the Bible makes it clear that as long as the earth remains, seed time and harvest will never cease. “While the earth remaineth, seedtime, and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall never cease” (Gen 8:22).