Sowing and reaping is it biblical? It is hard to find a Christian TV network or Christian radio station that does not have some type of teaching on this subject. Since seed time and harvest is so prevalently taught within most Christian circles it must be truth. This could not be further from the truth. The blind have been leading the way on this heresy. Sowing and reaping is biblical truth but the teachings that have been at the forefront on the church is not based in truth. A “line in the sand” is being drawn, and we must decide for ourselves which side we are on. This “line” was drawn in the days of Moses and Joshua…
And in these last days a “line” is being draw once again as the Lord brings back the revelation of the cross to his people. Since the Apostle John’s death the true message of the cross has gone unknown. Most churches understand and partake of the salvation part of the cross, but in days of the latter rain the full understanding of the cross is being brought back. We must choose which path we will walk down either the path of self will or the path of the Lord’s cross. We must humble ourselves and put aside our ego’s and commit our path to the straight and narrow i.e. the cross.
Galatians 6:7-8 (KJV)
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption (Strong’s number 5356: decay i.e. ruin); but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Things sowed after the flesh will always lead to corruption. Flesh represents our ability, strength, wisdom, etc… We then must understand that the definition of corruption means “decay,” and that when something dies or becomes dead that it will consequently begin to decay and thus, become corrupted.
Acts 2:29-31 (KJV)
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
The above verse most clearly explains how all seeds of men are corrupted when buried, but Christ, being the true seed when buried, did not become corrupted.
1 Peter 1:18-19 (KJV)
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver (strong’s number 694: money or cash) and gold (Strong’s number 5553: coin) , …
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Gold and silver are corruptible items used for money. If money is being sown for the purpose of gaining a harvest, then corruption will be what is reaped, and to teach that money represents the seed is heresy. When money becomes the object and not Christ then it is not real but is part of the “strong delusion” spoken of by Paul in 2 Thessalonians.
1 Peter 1:23 (KJV)
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
The incorruptible SEED is the word of God. If the bible is correct, and we know that it is, then this tells us that every other seed, no matter what label we put on it, is a corruptible seed.
Luke 8:5-11 (KJV)
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; …
6 And some fell upon a rock; …
7 And some fell among thorns; …
8 And other fell on good ground, … And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
10 And he said, …
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Jesus tells a parable about a sower that went out to sow seed. We must notice that “seed” is singular and not plural, meaning that the “seed” is something specific and not something random. Furthermore, “seed” would be something singular rather than many different types of seeds. When Christ gives the interpretation of this parable, he plainly tells the disciples that “THE SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD.” This is what the bible tells us, but the carnal mind believes that seeds can be anything.
John 1:14 (KJV)
And the Word was made flesh, …
The incorruptible seed which is the word of God was made flesh.
Galatians 3:16 (KJV)
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
The promises of God is given to ONE SEED i.e. Christ. This verse is further proof that the only seed that man can sow that will give a harvest without corruption is Christ. “He saith not, And to seeds, as of many…” means that it is not many types of seeds, and “but as of one” shows us that the seed is singular and specific, being Christ.
Matthew 18:16 (KJV)
… that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Through Luke, Galatians, and 1 Peter the seed is the word of God i.e. Christ and nothing else. Now that we finally know what the true seed is we can begin to understand other scriptures that teach sowing and reaping.
2 Corinthians 9:6-10 (KJV)
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly (He which soweth the word of God sparingly shall reap the word of God sparingly); and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth (men have their own purpose, but redeemed men are called according to HIS purpose; Romans 8:28 (KJV) ) in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly (reluctant), or of necessity (need): for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace (Grace can only come to a believer through the cross of Christ) abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor (Matthew 5:3 (KJV) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.): his (Christ’s) righteousness remaineth for ever.
10 Now he that ministereth seed (Christ) to the sower (minister of the gospel i.e. cross of Christ) both minister bread (John 6:51 “the bread that I will give is my flesh”) for your food, and multiply your seed (Christ) sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness (true righteousness is Christ’s alone which can only be given to a believer through faith in the cross);)
How long will the church be lead through carnal teachings? Mankind’s personal intellectualism cannot receive the revelation of God’s mysteries if we continue on the path that we are on at this very moment. We must not single out one scripture and try to comprehend it because the scriptures work together. By isolating scripture it is easily misunderstood, and what we think is a “revelation” from God is nothing more than our own carnal “revelation.” Our adversary wants nothing more than to keep us from the true path of enlightenment. The true mystery of God is Jesus Christ and him crucified. We have tried to obtain the things of God by means of worldly ways just as the Gentiles did in the time of Christ. It is time to repent from what “I” think and turn back to the way of the cross!