If you have been following my blogs you’ve seen where Abraham planted the seed, by intending to sacrifice his only son for the forgiveness of his sins, that resulted in salvation to Israel and the world 2000 years later. It took that long to fulfill, because Abraham’s lineage had to multiply into a nation, that nation had to establish the worship of the One True God, and it had to be at the cusp of diaspora in order to be dispersed from Israel and to spread the good news of salvation to all the world.
Do you, also, realize that the prophets prophesied that the Messiah had to be despised, cursed, beaten and whipped (Isaiah chapter 53) Jesus planted the seed to these things happening to him just days before they happened. He cursed the priests, he used a whip to chase the money changers out of the temple, and he killed a fig tree because it bore no fruit. By the end of the week, he was cursed, whipped and killed as God’s sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus had, also, used the Golden Rule or Harvest Principle to bring it about.
Or did you realize that Jesus had planted the seed to his own resurrection just days before he was crucified, entombed and resurrected. Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that their brother was near death, and that he should hurry. Jesus chose to remain where he was for another two days, and then went to them. Upon arrival, the brother, Lazarus, had been in the tomb at least three days. Jesus ordered the stone removed from the entrance to the tomb, and ordered Lazarus to come forth. Lazarus was resurrected and came out of the tomb. Shortly, thereafter, Jesus lay in his tomb for three days before he, also, was resurrected., thereby defeating death and promising ever-lasting life to those who believed in him. Again he had used the Golden Rule or Harvest Principle to bring it about.
Naturally, we don’t have the spiritual power to do these things. We can’t kill a fig tree and reap death for ourselves. We can’t use a whip on inanimate objects and reap a horrible whipping for ourselves. We can’t resurrect someone, but because God can, we can expect to be resurrected into ever-lasting life.
For some reason, God maps out His plan for a particular harvest by planting a seed. We call it the Harvest Principle. And, although we don’t have the power to carry out this principle on the magnitude that God does, the law still works in our lives. Whatever we truly want for another person, or do to another person, is what we receive for ourselves. It’s the law. It is the Harvest Principle.