An Unusual Seed Provokes An Unusual Harvest. The Word of God tells us that the God we serve is moved when He sees His children do the unusual in faith. In fact, the Bible is filled with accounts of men and women who did the unusual to move the hand of God. An unusual seed provokes an unusual harvest. Show me an unusually prosperous person in the Bible and I will show you an unusual seed sower.
Think of Job!
Job 1:1-10 King James Version (KJV)
1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
The Bible clearly shows that Job wasn’t just a giver but an unusual seed sower who called forth an unusual harvest.
Job 29:11-17 (NIV)
11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me,
and those who saw me commended me,
12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help,
and the fatherless who had none to assist them.
13 The one who was dying blessed me;
I made the widow’s heart sing.
14 I put on righteousness as my clothing;
justice was my robe and my turban.
15 I was eyes to the blind
and feet to the lame.
16 I was a father to the needy;
I took up the case of the stranger.
17 I broke the fangs of the wicked
and snatched the victims from their teeth.
The Unusual Seed
The Unusual Seed Brings Prosperity in Austerity
Noah, for example, lived on the earth at a time when there was absolutely no rain. None! Since the day God created the earth, it had not rained, nor had there been any floods. Yet the time came when God told Noah that it was going to rain and that He was going to destroy the wicked with a flood. Noah, at that moment, did the unusual. In obedience to God, he and his sons began building the ark, even as the wicked mocked and ridiculed them. The usual would have been to ignore God’s command, since rain had not been seen since creation. But Noah did the unusual and, as a result, brought salvation to his household. David is another example. When facing Goliath, he did the unusual. The army of Israel had been defied by the giant. Thousands of men stood in fear of Goliath. None knew what to do. That is the usual response. But David came, obeying the Lord, never doubting for one moment that God would give him the victory.
He defeated Goliath because he was willing to do the unusual. How about Mary, the mother of our Lord? She was told by the angel Gabriel that she would become the mother of the Son of God. The usual would have been not to believe. The usual would have been to worry about what Joseph would think. What would the neighbors think? What would they do to her? By law, they would have had to stone her. But she did the unusual. She believed God. What about the apostles who did the unusual in disobeying the rulers of Israel? After the Day of Pentecost, as they began preaching the Gospel, they were commanded by the authorities not to preach in the name of Jesus. Preaching in His name would have meant prison—would have meant persecution and maybe even death. But the apostles did the unusual and obeyed God instead.
God Is Calling Us to Do the Unusual
I am more convinced than ever that a very unusual, prophetic hour is near. We are already seeing this in our Miracle Healing Services. We are simply getting out of the way and letting God move mightily. As a result, lives are being changed dramatically! God is also calling believers into an unusual time of harvest. Truly,
“the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just” (Proverbs 13:22).