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The Principle of the Harvest -- Part 2
Series: The Law of the Harvest
Genesis 26:1-4, 12 (CSV) -- "(1) There was another famine in the land in addition to the one that had occurred in Abraham's time. And Isaac to Abimelech, King of the philistines at Gerar. (2) The Lord appeared to him and said, do not go down to Egypt. Live in the land that I tell you about. (3) Stay in this land as a foreigner and I will be with you and bless you.
(4) for I will give all these lands to you and your offspring and I will confirm the oath that I swore to your father Abraham."
(12) "Isaac sowed seed in that land and in that year he reaped a hundred times what was sown."
If ever there was a time when people would have been reluctant to sow their seed, it was this time in the lie of Isaac. It was a time of severe and terrible famine. There had been drought and people were starving for food and water.
What most of us would have done is withhold the seed because we needed it so badly. When a time of famine comes people tend to hoard. It is so easy in the time of famine to close our fists and hang on to all we have.
But not Isaac. The scripture says here that Isaac obeyed God. God said, "Isaac I don't want you to go to Egypt for bread, I want you to look to your heavenly father with whom you have a blessing covenant."
God has entered into a blessing covenant with Abraham and his descendants. That blessing covenant had to do with faith. Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness.
Now Abraham was dead and gone but God's covenant of blessing was with Abraham and his seed. Now God says the covenant continues with Isaac who is the seed of Abraham and is a sign of his faith. Isaac takes the precious seed that he has left and he sows in time for famine and God multiplies it back to him a hundred fold the seed sown.
Just as God entered into a blessing covenant with Abraham and Isaac, He wants to enter into a blessing c ...
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