Isaiah 1:17; 17 Learn to do good, search for justice, discipline the violent, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow.
--> 331 times the Word Of God speaks IF I act (out of obedience), then the corresponding prescribed law will result.
Genesis 14:18-20; 18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High.
19 He pronounced this blessing: Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High for putting your enemies into your clutches. 20 And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
--> Act in accordance to how Melchizedek gave God what is his.
Deuteronomy 14:22-25; 22 'Every year, you must take a tithe of what your fields produce from what you have sown 23 and, in the presence of Yahweh your God, in the place where he chooses to give his name a home, you must eat the tithe of your wheat, of your new wine and of your oil, and the first-born of your herd and flock; and by so doing, you will learn always to fear Yahweh your God. 24 'If the road is too long for you, if you cannot bring your tithe because the place in which Yahweh chooses to make a home for his name is too far away, when Yahweh your God has blessed you, 25 you must convert it into money and, with the money clasped in your hand, you must go to the place chosen by Yahweh your God;
--> Your field is your income, your corners are your outgoing tithe. If you make your corners larger for God, then God will make your field larger.
Deuteronomy 26:14; 14 When in mourning, I have not eaten any of the tithe; when unclean, I have taken none of it away; I have given none of it for the dead. I have obeyed the voice of Yahweh my God and I have behaved in every way as you have commanded me.
--> Obey God, test him, and see what he will not do.
Malachi 3:10; 10 Bring the tithes in full to the treasury, so that there is food in my house; put me to the test now like this, says Yahweh Sabaoth, and see if I do not open the floodgates of heaven for you and pour out an abundant blessing for you.
--> Something that I have can be traded for something that I want. By sowing tithes and offerings with expectation that more will come back from God to prove that he is there.
Galatians 6:1-10; Life in the Community of Christ – 1 Brothers, even if a person is caught in some transgression, you who are spiritual should correct that one in a gentle spirit, looking to yourself, so that you also may not be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deluding himself. 4 Each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason to boast with regard to himself alone, and not with regard to someone else; 5 for each will bear his own load. 6 One who is being instructed in the word should share all good things with his instructor. 7 Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, 8 because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit. 9 Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. 10 So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.*
--> Oh Dear God: Time itself as we sense it is a gift from you, almighty and everlasting God. Every day, every hour, every minute that we sow and reap is a gift from you, help us to justly sow it in the spirit wrapped in many Mantles of our Expectation that you grow more and less of our flesh until faith, hope, and charity, our talents, and our treasures that we have sown with time have made us spirit and everlasting life in Lord Jesus Christ, ah men.
Ephesians 5:15-20; 15 Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, 16 making the most of the opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore, do not continue in ignorance, but try to understand what is the will of the Lord. 18 And do not get drunk on wine, in which lies debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another [in] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.*
--> We have a Duty to Live in the Light! This so we can truly experience the Maximum Potential for positive benefits in this life of this LAW of the SEED, TIME, and HARVEST in our walk with God.
Psalm 90:12; 12 Teach us to count our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart.
--> Through our efforts to redeem the time, Oh God, we will gain wisdom of heart. Empower us, Oh God, that through our redeeming of the time to follow the laws that you have given us. Of concerning the harvest, we focus on 1) We Reap Only What Has Been Sown, 2) We Reap the Same In Kind As We Sow, 3) We Reap in a Different Season than We Sow, 4) We Reap More Than We Sow, 5) We Reap In Proportion to What We Sow, 6) We Reap the Full Harvest of the Good Only if We Persevere; The Evil Comes to Harvest on Its Own, and 7) We Can’t do Anything About Last Year’s Harvest, But We Can About This Year’s!*
2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 1 We want you to know, brothers, of the grace of God that has been given to the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, the abundance of their joy and their profound poverty overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3 For according to their means, I can testify, and beyond their means, spontaneously, 4 they begged us insistently for the favor of taking part in the service to the holy ones, 5 and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and to us through the will of God.*
--> On reflecting over Harvest Law 5) We Reap In Proportion to What We Sow, “Our sowing is to be the result of faith from singleness of vision and devotion to God. We should give because we are trusting God for eternal treasures, trusting God both to supply our present needs, and increase our ability to give and be a blessing.” – 2015 bible.org*
2 Corinthians 9:6-13; 6 Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written: “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” 10 The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God, 12 for the administration of this public service is not only supplying the needs of the holy ones but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God. 13 Through the evidence of this service, you are glorifying God for your obedient confession of the gospel of Christ and the generosity of your contribution to them and to all others.
--> “A point of clarification is in order here: The analogy of sowing and reaping in 2 Corinthians 9:6 does not teach that you will get back ten fold or a hundred fold of your giving so you can live in greater and greater luxury or prosperity. In grace sowing, you give so that God is glorified and others receive a blessing. There is a promise of return, but it is to increase our seed for sowing, greater giving, and increase the harvest of our righteousness, spiritual fruit for the glory of God.” – 2015, bible.org* and also 2015, Brigham Young University, Hawaii**
Luke 6:38; 'Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap; because the standard you use will be the standard used for you.'
--> The seed offering you have will stay as it is unless you sow it, and allow it to die to bring about a harvest in your life.
Matthew 19:29; 29 And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or fathers or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.
--> Anything given up for God in this life and in his name will be given back in this life a hundred times more, and inherit eternal life after this life is done.
John 3:16; 16 For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
--> Belief in this single scripture professes that God never lies, period. Otherwise, all his promises and the entire bible, his word, is made false.
*Special thanks for this extremely important case study point to finish these Laws of the Harvest was provided by https://bible.org/article/seven-laws-harvest/ and with scripture passages provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops of the New American Bible, revised edition translation from http://usccb.org/bible/.
**Special thanks also to https://devotional.byuh.edu/media130108 who also makes the same point in their section titled “The Pervasive Impact of the Law of the Harvest” with respect to 2 Corinthians 9:6 and also Galatians 6:7.
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