Seed Time and Harvest
Nancy Alcorn | November, 13, 2014 | by Nancy Alcorn 0 Comments

Today I’m on a mission to give you practical examples in nature to help you understand a law and principle of God that works in the spiritual realm as well as the natural realm.

In Genesis 1:26-28, God told Adam and Eve how to multiply mankind. He said “Let us make mankind in our image according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them. 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.”

If God wants to create another human being, there is a process by which a seed is planted in the womb of a woman and a child comes forth. If we want tomatoes, then we have to plant the tomato seed in the ground so that the harvest can come forth. We all understand this in nature, because we can see it with our physical eye. I am talking about the law of harvest, a principle of God, the laws of sowing and reaping.

Now people try to say, “Well God’s not doing that anymore; that was the Old Testament.” Well I have a scripture right here to refute that. In Genesis 8, God was making a promise to Noah (and us) that He would never destroy every living thing on the earth again “While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” Is the earth still here? Yes. So seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease. I have heard a lot of people teach on this, and I think there is an element to the part about “seed time and harvest.”

Has anyone besides me ever been involved in planting a garden? Like I told you all, I grew up on a farm. So you go out and prepare the soil, right? You put the seed into good soil, and then there’s a watering process and making sure the seed gets sunshine. It requires time before the fruit comes forth–seed time.

So there is an element of sowing that requires patience. Okay, that is probably not one of my stronger suits. But in this area of sowing and reaping, I really have learned that God is faithful. He IS faithful! And there is a scripture that says to keep on casting your bread on the water for soon it will come back on every wave.

There should be consistency in sowing. It’s not just going out and throwing seed. I told you, my dad was a farmer, and he was consistent. He planted; he reaped. Then he had resource to feed the cows, and that provided for the seven kids that my mother gave birth to.

So when I started learning about the seed time and harvest thing, I understood it from the perspective of farming because I had seen it. I had never experienced it before in the area of giving, but I started understanding it as it was being taught to me. So as long as the earth remains, there will be seed time and harvest. That means we should never stop sowing the seed, because God will always be faithful to provide the harvest.

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