The Seed Principle – Part 3

When you give your tithe and offerings there is something that happens between you and your gift. Since you value your gift or offering the natural thing that you would want to do is to hold on to it. You naturally feel like you are losing that which you value. However, when you know that God is the source of everything you own the act of giving means that you are acknowledging God as your provider. Since you believe that God provides for you, your giving becomes a proclamation of God’s providence. This is what led Abraham to see God as Jehovah-Jireh and this name points to God as his provider.

There is a supernatural tipping point somewhere and it is a place where the supernatural begin to manifest. This is something Abraham experienced when he almost sacrificed his son Isaac, but a ram was provided. This word Jehovah Jireh means “The Lord will see” and it also means “Provide”. God provides for us. When the Hebrew people were about to be delivered in Egypt hard times were a sure sign of what God was about to do, but the manifestation of deliverance begun at a certain point in the process. This is a place where death to self really occurs before the miracle begins to manifest.

When you give to God you have to understand that you are not losing, but gaining. In Mark 8:35 Jesus Christ says, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it” (KJV). This is what also happens when you give your life to Jesus. It is like you are losing your life when in actual fact you are gaining everlasting life. The sense of loss that we experience is conditioned by the natural circumstances that we face in life, but when God is involved then the supernatural power of God can resurrect that which is dead.

This is exemplified by the way a seed is sown in the ground and in the process dies. Every seed is programmed to produce, but it first has to go through the process of separation called death. The separation process can be likened to what happened to Moses and his mother. It is also like that separation of Jesus Christ and the Father in Heaven when he became Sin on that cross so that we can be the righteousness of God.

Death is a mystery that does not seem to mean anything useful as far we can see, but in God provision it is a gate way to many blessings. In God, death has become an opportunity for God to manifest his resurrection power. Without death for us means there is no chance for God’s power to raise that which is dead. In John 12:24 the Lord says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit” (KJV). Death is being used here so that there can be continuity of life.

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