The Bible is our reference for Christian Economics and financial progress. The Word of God is full of revelations concerning prosperity waiting to be uncovered by every generous child of the Father. And it all starts with a seed.

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Spiritual Seeds

God’s Word is a seed.
The farmer sows the word. (Mark 4:14 GWT)

When we share the Gospel, the Holy Spirit uses the Bible verses that we have planted into people’s hearts to convict them of their need of a Savior. Sometimes, we reap a harvest of souls in just hours (or less). Other times, it takes days, weeks, months and years before these people surrender to the love of God. And there are also times when we will reap a harvest from other seed-planters. They heard the word of God somewhere, grew in their hearts, and now, with your ministry – they are ready to become disciples of Christ.

Faith is a seed.
“…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20 NIV)

We have all been given a measure of faith. With some people, that seed grows fast. With others, it takes a lot of cultivating of the Word and water of the Holy Spirit.

The Kingdom of God is a seed.
He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. {27} Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. (Mark 4:26-27 NIV) 

The influence of God in the hearts of men is growing all over the world. In some areas, this little seed may take time to grow. Other people might impede its growth, they may even uproot it, but God will always leave a stump as a testimony that the Gospel is or has been there.

Money sown into the Gospel is a seed.
Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. (2 Corinthians 9:6 NLT)

Money is not unspiritual. It is also something that the Bible teaches. Monetary resources, like a seed, though small and seemingly inadequate, can also grow. Money, like a seed, must be planted, in order for it to grow.

The Multiplying Power of Seeds

God will always honor seedtime and harvest
"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." (Genesis 8:22 NIV) 

A seed has the promise of a harvest. They always go together. When God declared this law, He was talking to Noah, who survived the global deluge together with his family. God promised that as long as the earth continue to spin and support life as a planet, then seedtime and harvest will just continue to happen.

Offerings, giving to the work of God, and seed-sowing are a Christian and Biblical routine. As long as we are alive, sowing our seed in godly ground and anticipating a harvest should always be a continual process.

God enables every seed to yield a harvest.
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. (Matthew 13:8 NIV) 

Each seed may bring forth more than itself, more than double. We could claim and believe God for a harvest of at least 30 times what was sown. A harvest is never a ‘harvest’ if the seed-planter just reap a breakeven return. One lone apple seed grows a tree. And one tree produces who-knows-how-many apples.

Sowing money-seed in the offering will also multiply.
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)

There’s a paradigm shift in offerings: Never ever mindlessly drop that money in the offering box. Give to God’s work with heartfelt gratitude and anticipation of a harvest. Apple seeds carelessly thrown onto a good backyard may grow on its own. How much more when we offer our gifts in the altar with all sincerity and expectation! The seed planter will reap a harvest.