Seed Sown II Cor. 9:6-10 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
According to 2 Cor 9:10 it is God’s desire to multiply your seed sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness. In Matt 13:23 seed falls into good ground which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Good ground is a good and honest heart.
Wheat is gathered into the garner [a place for storing grain] at the harvest [Matt 3:12]. Until then it is to be growing in the field [Matt 13:24-30]. The wheat and the tares grow together in the field [world, Matt 13:38] until the time of the harvest. Then the wheat is gathered into the barn. According to Mk 4:26-29, concerning the Kingdom of God, the sickle is not put in until the time of the harvest. We see in Col 1:4-6 that the truth of the gospel brings forth fruit.
So, we see that the seed produces more seed when it is sown and that which is reaped is to be sown again. The seed is to keep multiplying until the time of the harvest, which hasn’t happened yet.
The question is, “How is the seed sown going to be multiplied in our lives?” The answer is found in Jn 12:24-26, “except a corn of wheat fall into ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” We have to follow the Lord Jesus in death. We have to die to:
The law – Rom 7:4. Doctrinally, at salvation we died to the law. We are dead to the law and married to him who is raised from the dead that we should bring forth fruit unto God. This explains why there are so many churches in the world where seed is not being sown and multiplied. The people in the pulpits and most of the people in the pews aren’t even saved in the first place. If you aren’t dead to the law by the body of Christ, you surely aren’t going to bring forth fruit unto God.
Life – Jn 12:24-25. In the context of an entire chapter on the resurrection and the rapture, Paul said, “I die daily,” [1 Cor 15:31]. He understood the “secret” to a fruitful life was his death to his life and his rising to walk in the newness of life. In Phil 1:20-24 Paul explains the fruit of his labor. He said, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” In Gal 2:20, Paul said, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live…”
Lust, cares and riches – Mk 4:19-20. Lust, cares and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word and it becometh unfruitful. You see, it is the seed that produces the fruit and it doesn’t multiply in a heart that is choked out with lust. In Lk 12:16-20 the farmer was ready to put his seed in the barn and take his ease. It’s not time for the seed to sit in the barn. Multiplied seed needs to be sown.
Conclusion: Charles Stanley ended a recent radio broadcast challenging his listeners to get out of the barn and to “die” in the field so that they could be fruitful. He said that it is cozy in the barn but you are all alone. You can get into the field and die and multiply. Pastor Rick Sowell said at Pastors’ School, “It’s not what you do that counts, but what you leave behind.”