Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Prosperity Special. Part 14. The Golden Rule-God’s laws of sowing and reaping.
Sunday, October 24, 2004
JOB 3:25 “For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me.”
PRO 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is.
When we work diligently at meditating in God’s Word or thinking in the realm of divine viewpoint, this will change every aspect of our lives.
PRO 13:13 The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who respects the doctrines of the Lord will be rewarded.
PRO 16:20 He who gives attention to the word shall find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
The rain represents the constant continual problems that haunt so many believers and the sorrows which accompany them.
The floods represent the adversities and opposition that come upon us suddenly.
The winds represent the adverse conditions which arise out of nowhere.
ISA 4:6 And there will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, [times of anger, bitterness and hatred]and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.
Obedience is the key to receiving God’s blessings and different systems of prosperity.
LUK 11:28 “Blessed or blessings to those who hear the word of God, and keep it.”
Strong faith demands action.
JAM 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.
JAM 1:25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does.
JOB 36:11 If they hear and serve Him, They shall end their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.
PRO 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my doctrine, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and years of life, and prosperity they will add to you.
God’s Word tells us that we can actually put ourselves in a position where His blessings will “come upon us”and “overtake” us.
DEU 28:1-2 Now it shall be, if you will diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commands which I command you today, all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you will obey the Lord your God.
Geographical blessings; DEU 28:3.
Family blessings; DEU 28:4.
Occupational blessings; DEU 28:4.
Domestic blessings; DEU 28:5.
Social blessing; DEU 28:6.
Protection from enemies; DEU 28:7.
Materialistic blessings; DEU 28:8.
Spiritual blessings; DEU 28:9.
Blessings of status; DEU 28:11.
Financial blessings; DEU 28:12.
“Will you have enough faith to put into operation God’s guidelines and instructions to prosper?”
We will be tested constantly in this life and the result will be based, not upon what we think we know, but on what we actually say and do during these tests of life.
Everything depends upon what you receive and how you apply God’s laws of sowing and reaping.
“Do you believe it and are you willing to put it into operation and do it?”
MAT 7:12 “Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law.”
King James Bible –
PRO 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:
MAT 17:20 – if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
MAT 7:20 “So then, you will know them by their fruits.”
OBA 1:15 “As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head.”
Whatever we want to receive more of, we first of all need to “sow” more of that very thing.
Whatever you desire to reap you must sow.
Whatever you desire to gather you must scatter.
Whatever you desire to acquire you must disperse.
Whatever you desire to get you must give.
God’s laws of sowing and reaping work exactly the same in the giving realm as they do in the agricultural realm and in the realm of human relations.
God’s Word tells us that whatever good thing we do for others, He will give back to us.
EPH 6:8 knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord,
Whenever we give our time, talent, or treasure, what we are really giving is a portion of ourselves.
2CO 9:8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need,
1JO 3:17 “But whoever has the world’s goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?”
PRO 14:31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
PRO 19:17 He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He [the Lord] will repay him for his good deed.
PRO 21:13 He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.
PRO 22:9 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.