YOU WILL REAP THE HARVEST IF YOU ARE FAITHFUL: Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9) Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and the latter rain. (James 5:7) If you are faithful God has promised you will reap the harvest. Do not become weary in the task He has given you to do . IN ORDER TO REPRODUCE, THE SEED MUST DIE: A seed looks dead . There are no green leaves, no tender shoots or branches. grow it must be buried .
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This is a natural parallel of a great spiritual truth . Spiritual life depends on sacrificial death : Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life (germinating, springing up and growing) unless it dies first. (I Corinthians 15:36, The Amplified Bible) In order to bring forth life it was necessary for Jesus to die on the cross. His ministry seemed to be in vain because it ended in death. But it was His sowing time. What an abundant harvest has resulted from His death from that one kernel of wheat which fell into the ground. Through His death millions have found life. Spiritual life requires sacrificial death. desires and pleasures.
It requires death to sin.
It requires death to worldly
Jim Elliott, martyred for the cause of Christ in an attempt to reach the Auca Indians of Ecuador with the Gospel, wrote in his diary: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose ." In natural life , the ultimate contradiction is death because death brings eternal life to the believer. The only real death is when you do not have anything worth dying for. Be sure the thing you are living for is worth dying for. At times there will be no visible evidence of harvest. It may appear you are losing your life for a vision which is dying.
Becoming A Visionary Christian