Have you ever thought about when the word harvest was first used in the Bible and by who? Maybe you already know? I have to admit I was a little surprised. I would have thought it would have been sooner. The first time the word harvest is used, was by God, just after Noah came out of the Ark. Noah built an altar, offered burnt offerings on it. It says ...And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. 'While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And winter and summer, And day and night, Shall not cease.' Genesis 8:21-22 From here God makes His covenant and gives us the sign of the rainbow but first, before that, in this moment, He speaks these words, 'While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest...shall not cease.
Did you catch what He said? Do you understand the importance of what is being said? WHILE the earth remains there IS GOING TO BE a seedtime and harvest! AS long AS there is an earth there WILL BE a seedtime and a harvest! Seedtime and harvest are as natural to the everyday scheme of things as the rest of the things He put them along side of like cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night; all the things we just expect to happen and that we don't control.
This is God Himself talking, declaring it and what it means is that every single day until the earth ceases to be, there are seeds being planted. Every single day there is harvesting going on and the question remains, what kind? Whatever God sets in order in the natural happens in the spiritual realm. So, what kind of seeds are being planted and harvested in your life, here, now, today? Are they seeds of faith, hope, love, salvation, etc. or are they seeds of doubt, fear, hopelessness, despair, etc?
Seedtime is happening. Harvesting is happening. Whether we are aware of it or not seeds are being planted and harvested in our lives. So, what does the fruit look like in our lives? Do we even really understand that every spoken word is a seed that brings forth life or death? Do we understand that our choices and our actions bring forth fruit? They bring about a result or a harvest in our lives. Do we understand that seeding and harvesting is going to happen, period. God said so, and the thing is, in the natural, we can pick and choose the kind of seed we want to plant. We can choose to plant apples trees, or flowers, or wheat, rice, and or barley seeds. We make a choice on what we would like to reap. What we want harvested into our storehouses. We can choose in the natural and we can definitely choose in the spiritual. We can and must choose to seed our lives with His Word and with His presence.
Read it! Read through the word and you will see that everywhere, throughout the whole thing there are seeds being planted. His word is being spoken, taught, and proclaimed. People believe it and allow it to grow or they don't. Over and over you see the word spoken and people turning to God; sometimes even a whole nation at once. Look at Jonah, Daniel, Elijah, David, etc. Check out the book of Acts were thousands are being added daily. You reap what you sow and if His word is at work in your life; You reap God! You reap God stuff like signs, wonders, and miracles. You reap His promises and you reap souls for the kingdom because the thing is; if you plant seeds more seeds will come because seedtime and harvest are the order of things! Its the rule! If you plant apple seeds you get apples. If you plant wheat you get wheat. It is what it is, period! A seed planted will always produce more of its kind. After all, its His rule and that is why seedtime and harvest work. That is also why seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night will not cease as long as the earth remains. It is the 'rule' He set in place.