The Seed Is In Itself
Uncategorized | October, 13, 2014 | by Nancy Alcorn 0 Comments

I don’t know if any of you have ever heard of something called the law of first mention, but there are scriptural principles in the Word of God that we know are mentioned for the first time. They are foundational. For example, in Genesis 1:11, it says, “Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself on the earth; and it was so.”

Did you catch that? Whose seed is in it? No matter what it is you need— whether it’s love, whether it’s friendship, whether it’s finances—you sow, you give, because whatever you are sowing, the seed for what you need is in that for which you will sow. Proverbs is full of that. It says that if you want friends you have to show yourself friendly. If you feel lonely, you need to start reaching out to somebody.

It’s amazing to me over the years how I have seen the same people over and over and over again. I call them Christians on tour. They visit every church and all they can talk about is how unfriendly the people are in that church. And then you meet other people who have been going to all those other churches they have been touring, and they talk about how wonderful the people are, how friendly the people are, how they have so many wonderful friends that they have been blessed with in that church.

What’s the difference? What’s the uncommon denominator between the Christian on tour and the one who is planted? God said that everything in the earth—the seed for whatever that thing is—is in itself. He has established a seed sowing principle. We see it in nature. Have you ever seen how big an oak tree is? It comes from a little tiny acorn. How can that be? Because it’s it the way God set it up.

I grew up on a farm. Our dad would sow corn, soybeans, and wheat. He would sow, so that he would have something to reap in order to feed the cattle. There wasn’t one year I ever remember that my dad didn’t sow seed for those cattle to have something to eat. We sort of get how that works. Now what if my dad had been on the couch the whole winter and never did anything, never went out and sowed anything, never planted anything? And then when springtime and harvest come, he’s complaining, “Well these cows don’t have anything to eat.” I just wouldn’t have understood it. I would have thought my dad had lost his mind.

We think that is silly, but we do that to God. “You know, I just don’t have anything.”  Well what have you been giving? I am going to challenge you today, because I love you too much not to teach you what I have learned about this. And I am no expert in it, but I have set myself to be obedient to it, and I have set myself to learn more and more and more.

There is a scripture that says even faith is a seed. The Word of God says that faith comes by hearing the Word of God over and over and over again. Faith comes by hearing. Do you know that we are told in God’s Word that we are responsible for the truth that we hear? We are responsible to be a doer of it. So after today, you are going to be responsible to be a doer, to be a giver, to be a sower…to tithe and give offerings. If you choose not to do it, then you’re going to understand why there are issues in your life in which your needs being met are concerned. This wasn’t my idea, it was God’s idea. And He established it this way from the beginning.

In Genesis 1:12 it says “and the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

 


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