In this second module of this teaching series, we shall begin to take a look at some natural laws God has set in place which directly reflect God’s reward system.
Many earthly things revealed to us are reflections of heavenly or Spiritual things.
God told Moses to build the Tabernacle according to the heavenly pattern God showed to him.
4. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
5 Who serve unto the example and SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the PATTERN shewed to thee in the mount.
Jesus also used earthly parables to describe the heavenly things he was talking about.
We can see Him repeatedly using the phrase ‘The kingdom of heaven is like…. The Kingdom of God is like…’
He described heavenly things he was talking about using earthly things.
In Jesus’ discussion with Nicodemus in John chapter 3, we also see him using earthly things to discuss heavenly things.
7. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
Having set this foundation, we shall now begin to look at some natural laws God set in place that directly reflect God’s reward system.
We are focusing first on the natural seed of plants and the laws that guide their growth and productivity.
We shall look at other aspects and applications of seeds we can sow (like our lifestyle of diligence or hard work, commitment to capacity building and planning, love, words we speak, etc.) and their physical and spiritual implications in subsequent modules.
So let’s begin.
1. Every seed sown into the ground has capacity to grow and in time produce a harvest.
We mentioned this law briefly in the first module of this teaching series.
God put the ability or capacity to grow and produce a harvest in every seed.
However, that a seed has capacity to grow and produce fruits at maturity doesn’t necessarily mean it will do so.
Certain processes and conditions must be in place for that to happen.
2. Every seed must be sowed into the earth signifying a death before it can grow.
A death or a painful experience is a prerequisite for a seed that must reproduce.
You must lose your seed to the ground before it can grow and multiply by producing fruits.
John 12: 24-25
24. 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.
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
We don’t expect a seed we didn’t sow to grow.
If you leave your seed in the store, it will not grow rather in time it can become bad.
In a few cases the seed may attempt to grow in the store because it received some degree of moisture there, but because it wasn’t sowed into the right atmosphere, its growth will be distorted.
If it is not quickly transplanted to the right environment, it dies and that seed is wasted.
3. Every seed produces a harvest after it’s kind.
A mango seed when sowed will in time grow to produce a mango tree which then produces mango fruits with seeds every particular fruiting season for mangoes.
This is why we are told that whatever a man sows, that will he also reap (Gal 6:7).
We shall continue with this list of natural laws that guide our seeds and their productivity in the next module.