Seeking Jesus First - May 12, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - May 12, 2023
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“LET” - Part Seven

LET is access, invitation, permission, instruction and authority. LET can be used to restrict or to grant. Today, let’s see our permission to prosper and increase…

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7, NKJV)

Give according to the purpose of your heart. Set your faith on God and give as you believe you should and according to The Word.

Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:6–7, NKJV)

Especially, share of what God has given you with those who teach His Word. Don’t forget and don’t let anyone deceive you, because a man always reaps what he plants - even if what he is planting is out of all the good things that he has. Yes, this verse is specifically talking about the money you give to the people who teach God’s Word to you. The money you give to those who teach the word is seed planted in good ground that will produce a like return some 30, some 60, and some 100 times what is planted.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9–10, NKJV)

This is a continuation of the previous verse and it reassures the giver to be faithful between planting time and harvest time. Sharing of our good things is not limited to sharing with teachers, but it includes sharing with the household of faith - the church and church family.

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,” (Philippians 2:1–6, NKJV)

Remember to think about who you are and what you have I. The same manner that Christ thought about who He is and what He has. Esteem others better than self (the flesh) and serve them.

Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—” (Matthew 20:26–27, NKJV)

But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:4–8, NKJV)

Be patient between seedtime and harvest. Don’t question the planting and dig it back up or leave it behind. Trust in Our Father who invented sowing and reaping. He said it works on both physical and spiritual things.

God’s very own wisdom is available to you if you keep trusting in Him.

Let the one who asks, ask in faith without wavering or doubting in his heart. Ask and you shall receive.

We don’t need to be double minded about the will of God. His word is His will. His promises are His words as much as His instructions are His words. And His words are His will. What He said, we can believe and plant and harvest, because words are seeds too.

We have permission to increase in whatever we are willing to plant and patiently “husband” until harvest time.


  • The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture.
  • The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding.
  • Careful management or conservation of resources; economy.