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19 November 2013 Written by  Rev. Manson B. Johnson II

Harvesting The Seed Of Hope In You Matthew 13:1-9

Harvesting The Seed Of Hope In You
Matthew 13:1-9

                    Bible Fact: God is willing to keep those whose minds are stayed on Him in faith.

The Big Idea: Hope in God is always filled with strong confidence that God can handle any situation.

     There are two reasons that God made a seed:  1) God made the seed for provisions; and 2)  God made the seed for perpetuation.  God uses a seed to express these two performances.  Therefore, life is seed and life is in the seed.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  says,  “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” 

God calls us to seek a life of potential and purpose.  He expects us to recognize and to utilize the potential that He has locked up within us (Romans 12:3).  God therefore calls us to a life of service.  Our highest level of success comes from utilizing and recognizing the potential we have within us and to find ways to release those potentials. This can be called seeding time.  We often fail to identify seeding time in life because of desiring the fruit of the seed too soon.  Man is more concerned with consuming the fruit of today more than preserving the seed of life for his future fruitfulness.  LIFE IS SEED BECAUSE LIFE IS IN THE SEED.
Manson Johnson

I. What is a seed?
A. Any seed is a defining link to the original blueprint to what God made in His first creation.  (No other time period pre-dates the time of God’s creation; Genesis 1:1.) 
B. A seed is the road map of life for any procreation of any creation within every generation.
Within any seed is the possibility of replicating itself over and over and over.
II. How seeds perform their work:
A. All seeds need at le
ast three basic elements to become what God made them to be.
1. All seeds need light – Jesus Christ

2. All seeds need water – Holy Spirit
3. All seeds need food – Word of God

III. The potential of a seed must go through a discovery period before it is fully ready to be recognized;  John 12:24
A. It first dies to itself in order to find more of i
tself.  If a seed does not first die to itself it cannot discover the hidden values of reproduction of itself over and over again.  The sustaining joy of the seed is to achieve reproductions to satisfy its original blueprint as to why it was created in the first place.  Denying self is a way of dying to self (Matthew 16:24).  The natural man of the flesh will not seek the things of God and his only satisfaction is of the flesh (Romans 8:7; Galatians 6:8).