The Law Of Prosperity - Part 3
It's Harvest Time!
by Jeanniene Lee
The law of prosperity, which was designed by God for us, is the greatest financial investment plan in history and yields the greatest return. The law of prosperity consists of seedtime and harvest, sowing and reaping, tithes and offerings.
There are certain conditions (regulations) which govern this law. The Word of God contains every regulation which governs the law of prosperity.
We have learned that in order to reap the abundance of benefits promised to us in God's Word, where prosperity is concerned, we must adhere to and obey the Word of God consistently in the area of tithing and giving of offerings.
After we have consistently obeyed God's Word concerning the laws governing prosperity, we MUST NOT become weary and faint as we wait for the manifestation of the harvest promised to us.
9 And let us NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
II Thessalonians 3:13
13 But ye, brethren, BE NOT WEARY IN WELL DOING.
God's Word exhorts us not to become weary in well doing. Well doing means to do what is good as outlined in the Word of God. On the subject of the law of prosperity, beloved, we are not to become impatient, to the point of giving up. As we wait for the manifestation of our harvest, we must continue to tithe and give offerings consistently.
Oftentimes we are tempted to quit tithing and giving offerings when we've done it for a period of time and haven't seen any results. Beloved, just before your harvest comes forth is when you'll be pressured the most by the devil to give up and lose heart. The Amplified version of Galatians 6:9 further clarifies the importance of not becoming weary.
Galatians 6:9 (Amplified)
9 And let us NOT LOSE HEART AND GROW WEARY AND FAINT in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, IF WE DO NOT LOOSEN AND RELAX OUR COURAGE AND FAINT.
Remember, beloved, you MUST STAND GUARD OVER YOUR HARVEST if you want it to come forth. It is not automatic! You MUST NOT faint and give up, because if you do you WILL NOT reap your harvest!
You must become more aggressive about receiving your harvest of return. Every farmer realizes that harvest time IS NOT a passive time, it is an active time. It is a time when sweat, muscle and hard work is required to gather the harvest out of the field that has come forth from the seeds sown.
Galatians 6:9 says there is a "due time" and an "appointed season" when we will reap! Now when it's time to gather your harvest, you must be ready to really exert some muscles and gather that harvest. Faith muscles that is.
Beloved, it's that time. It's harvest time and we must exert our faith muscles and get violent about gathering what already belongs to us!
Matthew 11:12 declares that "from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE." What is being said here is that we must take action, violent, aggressive action, in order to reap what rightfully belongs to us.
SO HOW DO YOU TAKE IT BY FORCE? Turn up the pressure on the devil. Increase your time of praise and worship to God thanking Him for your harvest! Increase the fervency of your prayers! Increase the number of times per day that you confess the scriptures concerning your specific harvest!
If God has began to speak to you concerning starting a business, get busy and go DO IT! Start where you are! Don't look at what you can't do and don't have. Take some kind of action! Taking action in some area will open doors in others areas.
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings. . . .
3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business. . . .
Stop expecting your harvest some where in the distant, distant future-years from now. Expect it this year.
If you've sown seed this year, expect your harvest to come forth this year. There are many crops that are harvested in the same year that the seed is sown. God's Word confirms this. There are also many seeds that take years to produce a crop. Don't give up on those crops, and don't miss gathering your harvest that has already produced a return. Beloved, it doesn't matter if the economy is bad and no one else around you is prospering, God will allow you to prosper when there is a famine in the land just like He did for Isaac as recorded in Genesis 26.
Genesis 26:1, 12
1 And there was a famine in the land. . . .
12 Then Isaac SOWED IN THAT LAND [the land where there was a famine], and received in THE SAME YEAR AN HUNDREDFOLD: and the Lord blessed Him.
Expect your return this year, and expect a hundredfold! If you have given for the sake of the Gospel-to further the Gospel in the earth, you have a right to believe for a hundredfold return on your gift (Mark 10:29-30).
Have you given for the sake of the Gospel? Have you sown into good soil! This is of utmost importance!
Every natural farmer realizes the importance of the soil that his seed is sown into. Have you been sowing into good ground? If not, stop sowing there! Only good ground will produce a harvest. Ask God to direct you by the Holy Spirit where to sow your seed!
Are you sowing where God has directed you to sow or where you feel obligated or pressured to sow? Are you joyful about giving or do you feel that it's just a duty that you dread doing? You must have the right attitude when giving if you want to be blessed (II Corinthians 9:7).
Have you been consistent in tithing and sowing offerings where God has instructed you to? Are you reading and confessing God's Word day and night (Joshua 1:8) to feed your faith concerning prosperity and to starve your doubts to death? What are you waiting for? Take action! Faith without works (corresponding actions) is dead alone.
Go start that new business! Go ask your boss for that promotion and raise! Go test drive that new car so you can see yourself with it! Call your attorney or insurance company about that settlement due you! Go shopping for that new house you've been believing for! Go out there and gather your harvest!
Beloved, 1996 is our year of SUPERNATURAL INCREASE AND RESTORATION! Stand firm, faint not and receive the fullness of your harvest! Don't settle for a return of 99% when God promised you a 100-fold return!