Text: Isaiah 65:21-23
Eating – (dictionary meaning) Feeding or the act of consuming food
Bread – ( in context) The finished product, the end result, the goal, the conclusion, the reward
Increase of the earth….. ( in context) Value added
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORDING
- a) Increase of the earth…A certainty, a forgone conclusion, No controversy. Genesis 8:22.
The increase of the earth is constant, continuous but the eating of the bread is periodic and in most people non existent.
Eating the bread is the issue of contention. While the earth is continuously bringing an increase, (Bread) Not everybody succeeds in eating the bread which is the final product of increase.The reason for this seminar is the realization of this fact and the desire that every member of HAC must as a necessity Eat the bread of increase of the earth. The bread of increase is another phrase for harvest.
How to turn eating which is a periodic or non existent activity in many to a continuous one and a permanent feature of someone’s life is the goal of this seminar
For those who likes a punchy heading something you can easily remember, we can turn this around and say PARTAKING IN THE HARVEST
INCREASE OF THE EARTH / HARVEST IS IN 2 DIMENSIONS
- a) Spiritual Dimension….. Harvest of souls
- B) Physical Dimension …. ( Harvest of good things)
PLAN OF GOD
All should eat the bread of the increase of the land or all should partake in the harvest…
This is God’s desire. In reality, is it so? NO!
BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF SOME WHO PARTOOK IN THE HARVEST
Genesis 26:12-14 – Isaac
DID NOT PARTAKE IN THE HARVEST
2 Kings 7:18-20….. Chief of staff to the king
Luke 12:16-20…… The rich fool
2 FAMOUS EXAMPLES OF FAITH
Let us equate their labours/desires to tilling the ground in anticipation of an end result( Harvest and enjoyment of the harvest)
Psalms 27:4 One thing have I desired of The Lord …….To dwell in His house.
David greatest ambition is building the temple and worshiping inside. Who enjoyed David’s labours? Who ate the harvest?
Who planted the seed?
THE WORLD IS REPLETE WITH PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY PLANTED THE SEED AND OTHERS COMING TO EAT THE INCREASE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THEIRS BY RIGHT
( John 4:38)
PROPHESY…… You will eat the increase of your land.
All he labored for is to take his people from the land of bondage to the promised land. He was willing to kill for that goal.
40 years in the Wilderness University , learning leadership
40 years of leading a stiff necked people
Now, this is the promised land, You can see it, you can not step in. AH!
You will not labour for another to eat.
The man who did all the rough work did not not eat from the harvest of the land of Canan
May you work for the harvest; May you eat from the harvest in Jesus name.
In Genesis 26, Isaac ate from the increase of the earth. He partook out of the harvest
Genesis 41 Joseph partook from his harvest
In Luke 12 The rich fool did not.
It’s possible for one’s land to bring plentiful harvest but not partake out of it.
That will not be your portion in Jesus name
Spiritual Dimension……. Harvest of Souls
John 4:35…. Harvest time is not later. It’s now. Is it true the field ripe? How come there are empty seats here when there are thousands of sinners in FESTAC , Amuwo and mile 2 bus stop?
Because we have not been eating or not eating enough from the abundant increase of the earth
That must change and that is changing
The church launched operation REAP so HAC can become partakers in the harvest for souls.
TO EAT THE BREAD OF THE INCREASE OF THE EARTH BY HAC FROM A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE IS TO HAVE HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF UNBELIEVERS RUSHING TO OUR CENTERS TO GIVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST AND PERMANENTLY BE PART OF US.
Football team Who played all the ball while someone just managed one goal
Abiola vs Obasanjo
SOME FACTORS MILITATING AGAINST EATING THE BREAD OF THE INCREASE OF THE EARTH
1) Unbelief in the Harvest…2 Kings 7:2
2) Laziness concerning the harvest… Matthew 25:14-18
3) Lack of planning for the harvest…..Matthew 14: 28-32
4) Spiritual robbers and harvest devourers …Judges 6:3&4
HOW TO PARTAKE IN THE HARVEST
1) Believe in the harvest…. God said it, I believe it and that settles it for me.
2) Pray for the harvest
3) Plan for the harvest
4) Work for the harvest
5) War against spiritual robbers and harvest devourers.