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Daily Bread - August 10, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:31
Galatians 6:8 - If you sow to your flesh, you will reap corruption from the
flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap from the Spirit life

In the midst of this passage on giving into the Kingdom of God, we find
this definitive statement on sowing to the flesh and Spirit. The law of
sowing and reaping extends into every area of life -both natural and
spiritual. Everyday we enjoy the blessings of this law of sowing and
reaping. This law of God demands that everything that is sown will be
reaped, and there are no exceptions. We spend our money, time, thoughts,
and talents on something; but perhaps we do not think as seriously as we
should about what we are sowing into. If we accept the truth of God's Word
that seeking first the Kingdom of God will result in all of God's provision
and blessings in our lives, then surely we will be mindful to sow into this
realm (Matthew 6:33; Philippians 4:19). If we do, we will discover a
continual increase in all that we possess, as well as health and strength
to accomplish even more (2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Psalms 112:3-9; Proverbs
3:9-10; Haggai 2:19). If we will only obey God and take care of the things
of the heavenly and eternal realm, He will take care of all our earthly
needs (this is an absolute; for God will not be cheated! Galatians 6:7).

The law that God blessed the earthly realm with was that: through sowing,
we would reap a harvest of enormous blessing. God has revealed to us that
this law is applicable to both the natural, as well as the spiritual realm.
Therefore, if you will sow into reading the Bible, you will reap the
revelation that it brings. If you sow into prayer you, will reap intimacy
and conversation with God. If you sow into the assembly of the saints, you
will reap the visitation of His glory for which Jesus established His
church. If you sow your finances that you gain through natural means, then
God will supernaturally multiply them beyond your human ability. In fact,
God has promised to cause every aspect of divine provision to abound toward
you when you sow into the things of the Spirit (2 Corinthians 9:8).

Now, we have escaped the corruption that is the result of lust and the
selfish life; but we must be mindful that we do not rebuild those things
which God has destroyed (2 Peter 1:3-11; Ephesians 4:17-24). We must not
allow our own selfish interest to dominate our lives! For the more we give
ourselves to selfish interests, the more those interests will dominate us
in every area. These things will choke the Word of God, and cause our lives
to become barren and stagnant (Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19). We could become
so self absorbed that we run the risk of being in the midst of the glory of
God and are unaware of anything but our own selfish interest. Furthermore,
if we give ourselves to the fleshly realm of human interest and human
ability -defined in Galatians chapters three and four- then something far
more sinister will ensnare us. Paul reveals in Galatians chapter five that
there is a spiritual realm of darkness that lurks behind the veil of
self-interest and human ability that would ultimately claim those who trust
in themselves (Galatians 5:13-21).

The realm of the Kingdom of God and the path of life that the Holy Spirit
desires to reveal to us is that of serving and giving (Matthew 20:25-28;
Luke 22:24-27; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 2 Corinthians 9:6). Let the Holy Spirit
unlock every blessing of God and benefit of Heaven by teaching you to give
yourself to the realms of the Spirit in every aspect of your life. In this
constant state of giving and serving, you will find no spiritual, or
physical, decay or lack; but rather a continual increase of everything that
pertains unto life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-11; 2 Corinthians 9:8-11; 1
Thessalonians 3:12-13; Mark 4:8-9)!

Sow only to the Spirit, and reap the abundant life God intends for you!
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