This Is God's Purpose for You on Earth
Planet earth is God's university for mankind. Each person is given the same
university course. This course could be called Growing Up into the Fullness of
Christ. Depending on how well you pass your tests in the course, conforming
to the image of Christ, determines the level of your success in this earth
realm and the rewards you will receive in God's kingdom in heaven. You see,
the more of Christ's deity is manifested through you, the greater success
you will experience in this life and the greater rewards you will receive in
the life hereafter. It's Christ in you, the Hope of Glory!
So, you being enrolled in God's university course to graduate as a mature
Christian, a manifested son of God, is most important to Him. It is His
divine purpose for you on earth to grow up into the fullness of Jesus Christ.
Your vocational calling or ministry and your accumulation of wealth is
second in importance to God. But, putting God first place in your life and
endeavoring to grow up into the fullness of Christ qualifies you to become
a money magnet as you learn and apply God's economic system of sowing and
Deuteronomy 8:18 declares God's purpose for you to have the power
to get wealth. It is to establish His covenant in the earth, resulting
in the salvation of souls and your own needs, wants and desires met.
How do you enter God's university? You enter God's university the moment
you are born on earth. And as a university student, you are
automatically enrolled in His course to grow up into the fullness of
Christ. To graduate, you must pass the divine curriculum tests created
What is the most important thing you should do once you discover you must pass
God's curriculum tests to fulfill your purpose on earth to grow up into the
fullness of Christ? Hunger, thirst, pray, fast, strive, do whatever the Lord
leads you to do to be baptized in the fire of God. Why the fire? The fire of
God burns out the fear, the timidity, the sin, the selfishness, the
apathy and anything else that would hinder you from walking in the power,
love and perfect will of God.
Yes, you should get plugged into a local church. Yes, you should be
baptized in water. Yes, you should have a daily prayer time with God. Yes,
you should daily read and study God’s Word. Yes, you should be a witness for
Christ. But most important, be baptized in the fire, power and love of God.
John the Baptist put it like this, “He (Jesus) shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost, and with fire” (Matthew 3:11b).
You want to please God? Want to do great exploits for the King of Kings.
You want to be an effective soul winner for Jesus? You want abundance and
no lack? You want to grow up into the fullness of Christ and graduate with
honors? Get the fire!
"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to
the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren"
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the
faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and
not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing"
(2 Timothy 4:7-8).
"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the
stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more
children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind
of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness,
whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in
love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head,
even Christ" (Ephesians 4:13-15).
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To enter God's financial abundance system you must be saved. If you are not saved, click Saved and then come back here to enter your wealthy place.
The Holy Life
If you are a Christian, God's Word tells you to live a holy life. That means no more living in sin. No more living in unforgiveness, grumbling and complaining, hate, lust, adultery, fornication, idolatry, greed, lying, stealing or any unholy thing. If you don't think unrepented sin can send a Christian to hell, then you need to read the teachings of Jesus and Apostle Paul.
God must be first place in your life for Him to release all the blessings and destiny He has for you. He wants you rich because He needs you to help finance His endtime harvest of souls. And being your Heavenly Father, He wants you to dress the best, drive the best, fly the best and live the best. He wants you on such a high financial plateau that the price of an item is never an issue, you're loaded. But slim chance this is going to happen if you're still living in sin. Repent, turn away from any sin and seek God's perfect will for your life and let's get you operating in the right financial system and bring you into your "wealthy place."
A Sower Went Forth
Understanding Sowing and Reaping
by Philip C Jones
Sowing and Reaping - Sowing is giving. Acts 20:35 says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Why? Because if you don't give (sow) then you will not receive (reap) a harvest. You live to give instead of work to live. Jesus came to give us an abundant life as spoken in John 10:10. This abundant life includes peace, joy, love, wisdom, success, health, weight loss, confidence, having children, spouse, money making ideas, inventions, freedom from sin, freedom from fear, holiness, super intelligence, financial abundance and anything else that would be a blessing. I focus here on just one of those blessings, financial abundance and how to obtain it for a purpose, but the sowing and reaping principle will work for any of the above mentioned blessings.
Compared to the rich in the world, most of the Church has been broke for hundreds of years because of a failure to name their financial seed. Without a proper understanding of sowing and reaping, the finances of even the best money manager come far short of the financial abundance of an anointed instructed sower. Sowing and reaping is God's economic system for the Body of Christ. The world's economic system is failing, God's economic system is succeeding.
You see, although Christians named their tithes (one tenth of your income) which took care of the operating expenses of their local church and subsequently took care of their own house expenses, they failed to name their offerings which are above the tithe. Result, Satan stole the harvests they would have received through their offerings and left the Church with a paycheck to paycheck broke existence. But that is all changing. God is restoring to the Church an understanding of how to properly sow and reap abundant financial harvests, miracle harvests. He is fulfilling Proverbs 13:22b in these last days:
“The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”
So let me show you how to experience financial miracle abundance through the biblical principle of sowing and reaping.
Jesus taught sowing and reaping. Remember the crowd on the Galilean shore in Luke 5:3 where Jesus preached to them from Peter‘s boat. By loaning his boat to Jesus, Peter had activated the sowing and reaping principle. As a result of sowing his seed (boat loan) into Jesus‘ ministry, Peter got a harvest. A miracle boatload of fish. Look at Luke 5:4-6:
“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon (Peter), Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.”
Just as a farmer expects a harvest when he sows his seed into the soil, you are to expect (have faith for) a harvest when you sow your money into a ministry (good ministry soil) the Holy Spirit has prompted you to support. That ministry (ministry soil where you plant your financial seed) could be your local church or some other ministry that is advancing the kingdom of God, reaching souls for Jesus. And make sure you give your seed an assignment by naming your seed when you sow it. You could name it “financial breakthrough,” or “financial miracle harvest.” If you are a writing a check, write the name of your seed, “financial breakthrough” somewhere on your check. And of course if you were wanting healing for your body, wisdom to solve a problem or whatever, you would do the same thing. Name your seed and expect a harvest of healing, wisdom or whatever.
Important - Sowing is to be a lifestyle, not a one shot thing. You don’t name your financial seed, plant it and never sow again. No, continue to sow consistently, naming your seed until your money harvest comes in. After your first financial harvest comes in, keep sowing for another financial harvest. The bigger the financial seed you sow, the bigger the harvest. And the bigger the harvest, the bigger the seed you can sow, producing bigger and bigger harvests ushering you into your wealthy place.
It may be a day, a week, a month or a year before your first money harvest comes in, but your harvests will manifest in due season. Once they start coming in, you’re on your way to living the abundant lifestyle promised you by Jesus Himself.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”(Galatians 6:7-9).
The Sowing and Reaping Steps to Reap Your Harvests
Step 1. Know God Is Your Source of Supply - Don’t try to figure out how He is going to do it.
Step 2. Pray for What You Desire - What do you desire? Let's say you would like a financial breakthrough. Okay. You need a scripture to base your faith on. John 16:23 will work. "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you , Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." So, ask your Heavenly Father in Jesus’ name according John 16:23 to give you an abundant financial breakthrough harvest on your financial seed sown. When do you believe you have your harvest? The moment you pray. You must believe God heard your prayer and granted your petition the instant you prayed. If you believe you have received your financial harvest the moment you prayed then you must act like you have it. Your actions are called works. You release your faith by your works.
The Bible says in James 2:17 that faith without works is dead. What are works? Let me illustrate to you what works are. Let’s say a very rich person you know and trust hands you a check for thirty million dollars. What would you do? Jump, shout and celebrate. Right? Those actions (works) show that you believe you have the thirty million dollars. When your bank sends your bank statement saying you have thirty million dollars in your account would you start jumping, shouting and celebrating again? No. You did your celebrating the moment your rich friend handed you the check. Same way when you pray and ask God for something. You celebrate the moment you finish asking God for what you desire. Your words, celebration, joy and your financial seed sown are your works that show you believe you have received your harvest the moment you prayed. So you release your faith by your actions (works showing you believe you've got your harvest now). Your works give life to your faith. Your works release your faith. Your works complete your faith.
"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, BELIEVE THAT YE RECEIVE THEM (the instant you pray), and ye shall have them" (Mark 11:24).
Step 3. Name Your Seed - Naming your seed gives it an assignment. What do you want from your harvest? Healing, finances, peace, a spouse? Whatever it is you want, name your seed. And make sure the name of your seed corresponds to your prayer. If you prayed for a financial breakthrough, then name your financial seed "financial breakthrough." If you prayed for healing for your body, then name your seed "healing." If you prayed for God to give you the grace to lose weight, then name your seed "lose weight."
Step 4. Sow Your Seed - Ask God the Father in Jesus’ name how much to sow and where to sow your money seed. The Holy Spirit will direct you to sow your seed in good soil (a church or ministry doing the will of God - winning souls, teaching healing, sowing and reaping etc.). Bad soil is where God's will is not being obeyed. Your seed (works) is the evidence that you have faith in God's promise (John 16:23) to grant your prayer request for an abundant financial harvest.
Step 5. Sow as an Act of Love, Worship and Obedience - Sow your seed as an act of love, worship and obedience to God. You are obeying God’s command to give when you sow and out of your abundance you can bless others as the Holy Spirit directs.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” ( Luke 6:38).
Step 6. Believe You Have Your Harvest Now - Release your faith by daily thanking, praising and worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ because God has heard your prayer and seen your seed (works) planted and has granted your harvest. That's faith when you act like you have your harvest even before you actually see it with your physical eyes. Visualize your harvest. Use your God-given imagination and see yourself with your harvest. See yourself dressing the best, driving the best, flying the best and always having abundance of finances. See yourself as a blessing and money magnet.
Why is it vitally important to believe you have it (your harvest) before you can see it? Because if you do not believe you have your harvest the moment you pray and plant your seed, you are not in faith. Faith says, "I have it now." Doubt says, "I will not believe I have my harvest until I see it." Secret: A key to accelerate (speed up) the manifestation of your harvest is to daily rejoice that you've got it (harvest) now before you see it with your physical eyes.
Step 7. Speak God’s Promises over Your Seed - As you daily release your faith through thanksgiving, praise and worship for your harvest to manifest, speak God’s promises over your financial seed sown. For instance, if you named your seed “financial miracle,“ speak financial prosperity scriptures over your seed like Psalm 1:1-3, Psalm 35:27, Luke 6:38 and Philippians 4:19. If you named your seed "healing for my body," daily speak healing scriptures over your seed like Isaiah 53:4-5 and 1 Peter 2:24.
Step 8. Keep a Record of Your Seed Planted and When Your Harvests are Manifested - This way you can focus on your seed planted as you release your faith for your harvests through thanking, praising and worshiping Jesus Christ and declaring God‘s promises over your seed sown. By keeping a record of when your harvests come in, are manifested ( you actually have them in your hands or in your life), will give you a great opportunity to testify how God blessed you through your sowing and reaping. This will encourage others to serve God and obey His economic system of abundance and no lack through sowing and reaping.
Step 9. Be a Conduit (channel) for God’s Finances - You are blessed to be a blessing. Yes, because you are to be God’s representative, an ambassador for Christ, you are to dress the best, drive the best, fly the best, live the best, but always on God's call to sow your financial seed wherever He directs. His agenda is to become your agenda. And His agenda is for souls to be saved, delivered, discipled, serving in a local church, walking in His glory, virtue, perfect will and bearing fruit.
Very, Very, Very Important!
There are two things that will hinder you from receiving your harvest. Disobedience and lack of faith. I will explain. Disobedience: If you fail to ask God how much you should give and you give an amount He is not pleased with, then you are being disobedient. If you fail to ask God where to sow (plant) your seed and you sow your seed in the wrong soil (ministry), then you are being disobedient. Don’t expect God to give you the harvest you desire if you have been disobedient. To avoid being disobedient, you will have to spend time listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit who will guide you into all truth, helping you make wise sowing decisions.
I know I mentioned faith in step six, but I want to drive this faith principle home. Lack of faith is a big no no. When you sow your financial seed, you must believe (expect) your harvest to manifest, to come in. Don’t just drop your money in the bucket and not expect God to multiply your giving and bless you with a bountiful harvest. If you don't expect a harvest, you're not going to get a harvest. Faith is what moves the hand of God to multiply your seed sown.
One more thing. I repeat myself. The moment you plant your financial seed and pray and ask God to give you the harvest you have asked for, you must believe you have the harvest at that moment. That's faith. If you say you will believe you have your harvest when you see it, that is not faith. You must believe your harvest has come in before you see it. That's faith. "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them" (Mark 11:24). The moment you believe you have it before you see it, that is the moment you have entered into faith. And your faith will give substance to what you have hoped for according to Hebrews 11:1.
As I mentioned before, this sowing and reaping principle I have shared with you will work in every area of your life, not just for finances. You can sow for a miracle abundance of peace, joy, love, wisdom, success, health, weight loss, confidence, having children, spouse, money making ideas, inventions, freedom from sin, freedom from fear, holiness, super intelligence, financial abundance and anything else that would be a blessing. There is miracle power in the seed. Release your faith for the abundant life through sowing and reaping.
And remember to be patient after you name and plant your seed(s). Your harvest(s) will come if you stay in faith:
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9).
Remember, your financial seed sown shows God you believe He heard your prayer for whatever you wanted; financial abundance, healing, wisdom, restored marriage, money making idea or whatever. Your financial seed sown is what will help bring in your harvest of financial abundance or healing or whatever you desired. In other words, your financial seed sown shows God you believe he has granted your petition. Your harvest is forthcoming. Just expect the harvest to manifest.
Make sure God is always first place in your life.
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Sowing and Reaping Scriptures to Keep Harvest on Your Mind
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22).
"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again" (Luke 6:38).
"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7).
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8).
"Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness" (2 Corinthians 9:10).
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Galatians 6:7)
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9).
"But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God" (Philippians 4:18).
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).
You'll Need Faith to Reap Your Harvests
Books on How to Develop and Use Your Faith
Faith and Confession by Charles Capps reveals how to activate faith and confession of God's Word in your life.
The Tongue, A Creative Force by Charles Capps will reveal to you the importance of the words you speak. It makes clear what should be coming out of your mouth for you to live the victorious life God has destined for you. I gave this book to my Christian dentist and he emailed me back and shared how much he appreciated this book. It is a classic.
Framing Your World with the Word of God by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.. "In this empowering book on the influence of the spoken Word, Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr. shares that the A B C's of Scripture are to "think, believe, and say", and that we must do them in that order to receive potent results. Giving Scripture memory a new meaning, Framing Your World With the Word of God will encourage readers to speak the Word of God in faith as they believe it in their hearts. The result? Readers will witness the power of God's promises through His Word to change their circumstances and shape their world!"
Doubtless: Faith That Overcomes the World by Jennifer LeClaire. "Stop doubt in its tracks and build faith that overcomes the world with practical teachings that wil give you a new perspective on how to walk out God's Word."
Exceedingly Growing Faith by Kenneth E. Hagin gives you revelation knowledge teaching on how to develop and use the God kind of faith.
Faith Extenders by John Avanzini. This kit includes (5) books and (3) audio cassette tapes. The books titles are: Faith Extenders- Everyday Ways to Increase Your Faith, What Jesus Taught About Manifesting Abundance, Paul's Thorn, Money Talks, and The Defeated Foe. The three audio cassette tapes are: Faith In God & Faith Of God, Manifesting Super Abundance, and The Financial Statement of Jesus. All of the items are pre-packaged in a plastic case.
DVD and Books on Sowing and Reaping
Releasing Your Faith in the Power of the Seed
Name Your Seed! Hey! That's My Harvest! by Dr. Jesse Duplantis teaches on this DVD the importance of naming your financial seed to reap your harvest. What kind of a harvest do you want? Healing, financial breakthrough, peace, joy, wisdom? Name your seed.
Anointed Sowing and Reaping Books by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr. to Help Usher You into Your Wealthy Place
Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr. has proved the success of the financial biblical truths he has received from God. He is a multi-millionaire.
His mission is to help the Body of Christ walk in financial abundance to finance God's end time harvest of souls. "Money with a mission!"
"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9
Money Cometh! by Dr. Leroy Thompson, Sr. reveals the revelation God gave to him about finances. The financial knowledge God has given to this man of God is a gift to the Body of Christ.
Money With A Mission by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.. "It is money with a destiny. It is money with a purpose. It is Money With a Mission! Learn how you can have financial prosperity by handling money Gods way. Discover Gods purpose for your money today!"
Becoming a Commander of Covenant Wealth by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.. "No More Asking! God Wants You to Become A Commader of Covenant Wealth!If you're in the Body of Christ, you are legally and positionally far above debt, lack, poverty and any works of the devil. But you have to know it and act like it's true for it to produce in your life. That's the bold declaration by Dr. Leroy Thompson in this remarkable new book. In this book, you will receive help to build your faith for finances and teach you how to get to the place where you're not asking but commanding wealth on behalf of the Father."
Money Thou Art Loosed by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.. "God desires for His children to live the abundant life financially, and there are things we can do to cooperate with God in faith to cause money to be loosed into our life."
I'll Never Be Broke Another Day in My Life by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr. will give you answers and insights "that will give you the courage to declare I'll Never Be Broke Another Day of My Life!"
No More Empty Hands by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.. "If you're desperate to experience the blessing of prosperity that God has provided, but you either don't know where to begin, or you "tried" the message and got nowhere fast, you don't need another quick fix, a get-rich-quick scheme, or even a good idea - you need a financial revolution! In Dr. Thompson's latest book, you will learn how you have full with plenty!"
You're Not Broke You Have a Seed by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.
"looks at the scriptural laws of seedtime and harvest and the importance of knowing and understanding the power of a financial seed to deliver you from any financial dilema."
Book on Destroying Mental Roadblocks to Receiving Your Harvests
Winning the Battle in Your Mind Joyce Meyer
Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. "Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds."
Sowing and Reaping Testimony to Encourage You to Sow in Faith and Believe for Your Harvest
Elijah, the Widow Woman and Her Son
"So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days" (1 Kings 17:10-15).
Comment on the above story: Notice how God honored the widow's seed sown (food given to Elijah) and gave her a bountiful harvest?
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