Scripture: Zechariah 8:12 “The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.”
“Cast your bread upon the waters, after many days you will find it again” (Ecclesiastes 11:1, NIV)
Truth: You must plant your send in order to receive a harvest.
We all have needs and surely God knows all about them according to Matthew 6:25. Jesus reminds us not to worry about our life. Unfortunately, many of us have not adhered to Jesus’ command and we worry about various life needs and begin to depend on our petition to Lord in prayer to address our need request. May I suggest the next time you find yourself in need, inventory the seeds you have planted.
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest…will never cease (Genesis 8:22). As long as you plant your seeds, your needs will be meet! Let’s look deeper into why this is true for a believer. According to Wikipedia, a seed is small embryonic plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants. When a seed is sown, the reproduction process begins in which caused the seed to multiply.
We have to understand that we are seeds of Abraham (Genesis 3:29) and throughout generations, God’s law is established to bless us because the seeds planted are still in motion.
The Prophet Zechariah reminded Jerusalem the Lord will return to Zion and the Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth.
Jerusalem is God’s seed for his children. Jerusalem is known as the City of God or the Holy place.
Jerusalem was a seed for the birthing of the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It’s in Jerusalem, the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth was born.
It’s in Jerusalem the crucifixion of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ to pay for the sins of the whole world.
It’s in Jerusalem King Solomon built the first temple of God
It’s in Jerusalem God set aside a remnant to return home.
It’s the prophet Zechariah who prophesied that God will return to Jerusalem…
Whenever you pray for Jerusalem, you are planting seeds for a return blessing.
After, the Jews return back to Jerusalem during Zechariah’s time, they did not have temple to seek God’s help. They did not have the means to rebuild the city; but good news was on the way through the prophet Zechariah.
When you plant your seeds of righteousness, God will prosper you. He is going to enlarge your territory (Zechariah 2:1-5). God took his measuring tape to measure Jerusalem to enlarge her, to prosper her. When you plant your seed, God will make it grow.
Your seed is the spark of extraordinary and supernatural blessings. Whenever you find yourself needing something, pause and remind God of the seeds you have planted in prayer.
Often times when a boy scout walks an unfamiliar trail, he drops popcorn seeds along the trail as markers to find his way back. Along your path to abundant living, drop your seeds of love, giving, helps and service along the way. And surely, you will be able to find your way to the hand of the Lord, prepared to bless you during harvest time.
Zechariah announced good news to the children of God to encourage them that their seeds of love, labor and longing for a coming kings was time to spring up because of God’s unfailing kindness and mercy.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 16:58 KJV).