The Kingdom of God has a Culture of Sowing and Reaping. 'The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, "He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever."' 2 Corinthians 9:6-9
How Much You Plant Will Be How Much You Reap
If you sow a few seeds you will get a small crop, if you plant generously, you will get a generous crop! So its not just what you plant is what you reap, or what others plant is what you reap, Agriculture 303 teaches that it is also: HOW MUCH you plant is HOW MUCH YOU REAP! Agriculture 303 teaches I reap the amount I sow!
Jesus taught, 'give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; ' Luke 6:37-38
If you're sowing unforgiveness, judgement, and condemnation in bundles, don't be surprised if you reap judgment, condemnation and unforgiveness in bundles!
Your Attitude Effects Your Crop
'Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. ' Haggai 1:5-6
Life and death are in the power of your tongue! God is giving us a clue of why you may be giving a lot, but not reaping a lot. Some of your giving has been out of reluctance.
Your Leftover Crop Will Be Remembered Forever
Generosity may be one of the most powerful forces on the earth so much so, that vs 9 says that when someone gives generously, they will be remembered forever! That’s what Agriculture 303 is all about. We have been blessed with crop to share with others!
Jesus gave his life not grudgingly so that we can reap the harvest of salvation.
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