Sunday 9/26/10 Pastor Alex’s sermon-Back to the Basics Genesis 8:22, Job 4:8, Galatians 6:7-9, Romans 13:11
Gen 8:22 There is the principle of seed time and harvest time. As long as the sun/moon rise and set, the principle of seed time and harvest time will be there. You reap what you sow!
Gal 6:7-8 There seems to be a mental gap between real life stuff and Christian spiritual stuff. People just don’t connect it properly. Its like when we plan an apple seed in the ground, we expect an apple tree to eventually grow there. The principle of reaping and sowing is reality. We need to have this principle in our spiritual life/physical life. If we want to be successful Christians, we need to get a grip on this and understand the principle.
We need to sow Good Seed.
1) There is a Greatness in Us:
God wants us to prosper. He is not against us but is for us! If we Hear the Word and Do the Word, we will prosper. We need to get this into our hearts and minds. We need to live life believing that there is a greatness in us.
Romans 13:11 Its time to wake up! Our salvation is near to us! The greatness in us is asleep and we need to wake it up. There is a sleeping giant inside of us that God wants to use for His kingdom. We need to get rid of our stinking thinking!!
2) We All Have a Destiny in Christ Jesus:
We were not born to take up space and suck up oxygen! We were born to be an Ambassador for Christ and a person of destiny. Satan knows this and has been trying to kill us and rob us since we were born. Satan knows God will mold us, make us and use us for His kingdom. So Satan tries to destroy us.
We need to say it out loud “We have a destiny”!!!
If we are in Christ Jesus, we all have a destiny. The bible says in Colossians that we are the “called out” ones. Things don’t have to be status quo or stay the same. God heals EVERYTHING!
Gal 6:7-8 Sow good, reap good and sow bad, reap bad. Don’t be deceived because God is not mocked. The only things that matter is whats going into the spiritual realm - the eternal realm. The sowing into the flesh stuff doesn’t last cause the flesh doesn’t last and is NOT eternal. Many of here today will be dead in forty years because the flesh doesn’t last.
When we sow into the flesh, it is what Satan wants us to do. We are sowing seed into the devil’s business. We are going against God by doing this.
Gal 6:9 We should not get tired of well doing because we will reap what we sow if we don’t give up. We will harvest what we plant. If we want Joy in our lives then we need to think good thoughts about God, Jesus, the victory and our eternal life in Heaven.
3) God Honors Our Faithfulness:
We must continue to sow to the things of the spirit. We will eventually reap what we sow. We need to WAIT on the Lord and STAY faithful!
In due season, at the right time, the Lord will bless us. We are not done.
God is NOT done with us. In due season we will reap a harvest.!