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Being Faithful to the Harvest (3 of 10)
Series: Found Faithful
The second principle is you will reap later than you sow. You don't sow one day and go out and suddenly you have fruit on the vine the next day. You sow the seed and there is a time of cultivation, a time of prayer, a time of watering, and then finally the harvest comes in. But it is always later than you sow.
Not only do you reap what you sow and later than you sow, but you reap more than you sow. From one grain of wheat you get many, many grains of wheat back. From on grain of corn you get many grains of corn back. That is the whole idea of sowing and reaping. So just one, small seed can produce an enormous harvest.
Now I want to apply this principle in several areas of life this morning – the principle of the law of the harvest. And the first way I want to apply this principle is in sin. He says be not deceived God is not mocked. Some people think I am getting away with my sin. No, if you sow the seeds of sin you are going to reap the harvest of judgment. There is no doubt about it. Some people want to sow wild oats and then pray for a crop failure. It is not going to happen – whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.
In the book of Job the Bible says that if a man sows wickedness and he plows inequity he will reap the same. I have sown the wind, I have reaped the whirlwind. So it is true in sin, you reap what you sow.
You reap later than you sow. The Bible says there is pleasure in sin for a season, but it doesn't last. The judgment is going to come. With every kick there is going to come the kick back. And you reap later than you sow. People say well I guess I have gotten away with my sin, my sin has been hidden. I guess I am not going to have to pay for it. Nobody is going to find out. Well, my friend, you will pay for it. It will be later.
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