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The Plowman shall overtake the Reaper
One thing I have learn that had kept me in the time of famine is to give.
Because of the many gimmicks and games that are being played, people have become very mistrustful in the area of giving and sowing. The false prophets and lying preachers have cause many people to withhold seeds and have made many to miss the opportunity to obtain a financial harvest.
Sowing seeds into the correct ground and trusting God for the growth is never wrong but what is wrong is when the people manipulate the people through lies and deceit and causes the person to then develop a hard heart toward giving into the Kingdom of God. It’s this hardness that causes them to miss the timing and season of seed time & harvest.
I shall not forget when I was in Virginia with Dr. Marietta Brown how God begin to demonstrate through the people the heart of a cheerful giver. I watched as the people begin to worship God and receive the word that promise us that God can’t lie. I watched people sow without being manipulated to give they gave as God moved upon their heart during different times in the service.
People feel when there is a pureness in the atmosphere when the word spoken is sowed in love when they see the power of God in action. It’s the manipulation and greed of man that has caused people now to stop giving into visions missions ministries and churches thereby blocking one of the greatest ways to see a harvest.
I often think about Issac, how He sowed in the time of famine in the midst of even His enemies and how God blessed him one hundredfold. I think about how the people sowed so much for the building of the temple, until they had to ask them to stop giving. I think about how the church in Macedonia gave to Paul out of their little, but it helped supply needs to others.
They gave because of the love of God and the love for the work Paul was doing in the Kingdom.
I looked at the heart of the people and how they didn’t allow anything to stop them from sowing. I learn a valuable lesson in my early walk with Christ. I learn how to listen to the voice of God when it came to sowing.
Many times I would already have my seed ready cause God would speak and tell me what to sow. My leader taught me not to hear the voice of man but God. My obedience many times produce a on time miracle a blessing for a loved one or met a need in the ministry.
I refuse to allow the tricksters the gamers to interrupt my assignment to sow into the Kingdom. Do He give seeds to the sower from experience I can say yes! I’m concern about the people, because I don’t want them to become so hard hearted toward sowing that they stop giving because of some unrighteous preacher.
As you pray God will provide the ground to sow in so that you can continue to walk in the seedtime harvest mandate. I keep hearing Amos 9:13 in my ear for those that have been faithful in your sowing get ready it’s about to come to pass!
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it” Amos 9:13 (NKJV).
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT CONCERNING RELATIONSHIPS: Sometimes a person’s heart (soul where the emotions are) has to catch up many times with what the mind and spirit are in agreement with.
The mind and spirit accepts and receives love within them, but the soul has to go through a process of acceptance because it carries the emotional bondage many times of pass hurts that are attached to it because it open up to receive a love that afflicted it.
A person can comprehend love in their mind and yet not release it’s soul to receive love.
That’s why sometimes you will hear people say I know they love me (mind) but my feelings (soul/emotions) say this can’t be real or they going to hurt me. They will reject love base on the negative emotions they have.
It is so important to be healed in your emotions before you go into any relationship because a hurt and afflicted soul can not receive the strength or power or trust of a pure uncontaminated love.
In my relationship classes, I have a deliverance section and sometimes it can get real intense because God deals with me about the open doors how they were open how long they been open where they originated from and then we close them.
Deliverance sometimes is very intense because people have secrets that should had been dealt with sometimes from childhood. We have to get to the root dug it up and get free so that our love can flow freely to our spouse without limitations!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas