Christians, when we think of sowing and reaping, we all too often think of it like traditional farming in America today. Everyone has their “own” field, people reap only what they have specifically sown, and everyone is responsible for “their” own crops. I received a revelation from God about how He sees it.
I realized that Jesus reaped believers, converts, followers, Christians, who the PROPHETS sowed the seeds for. You see these people believed Jesus was “The Christ” because the prophet’s first taught or “sowed” the revelation that “A Messiah” was coming. I feel that we need to be aware and ready to sow and reap more freely.
We need not worry about sowing in our own fields (Churches, communities, neighborhoods). We also do not need to worry about reaping in those same fields. You might be needed to sow seeds that someone else will reap and you may be required to reap what someone else has sown. In older times (and in current communal societies), sowing and reaping is more of a community event. We sow together, we reap together, we share the harvest and share giving glory to God. The reason we need to come together as the Body of Christ is to facilitate much more efficient, fruitful, and productive reaping and sowing.
The enemy is busy polarizing us by denominations, small nuances in doctrine, and old religious mindsets. Christians we need to put aside petty differences and work together in the mighty task that we are charged with: ‘Bringing Christ to the Lost’. If we could start focusing on the common good we would be able to reach areas of fullness that God has waiting for us.
So grab the seed – the Word of God – and go on sowing everywhere you go, and be ready to reap what others have sown. Remember the fields are God’s and He will make sure they are tended, you must simply be available for the work he sets before you, sowing or reaping. I encourage you on your way that God sees all you do all the time, so be blessed in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)
Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the Church as embodiment and proof of fellowship] for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 (AMP)
Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground for it is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and showers His righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 (NIV)
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endure forever.” II Corinthians 9:6,9 (NIV)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2019