And God said, Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind. And it was so. Genesis 1:24
Man does not think of himself as seed or the planting of the Lord but man was formed out of the dust of the earth and then God put him in the Garden of Eden. We may not understand why but in many ways the bible tells us about the seed principle. As a man of God we understand that the children we propagate is the only way that man bears seed after its own kind. Yet God planted man in the Garden of Eden as seed to harvest at the end of the age.
"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." Genesis 8:22
As it turns out the seedtime and harvest is a basic principle to Godís overall plan for mankind. By the same token Jesus spoke about himself of being a kernel of wheat. He became the kernel that died on the cross of Calvary to produce a harvestable crop of Christlike men and women.
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24
His death on the cross drew many to him asking for the forgiveness of sin that allowed them to become a child of God. Jesus was the firstborn seed of all those born by the fatherís choice as the saints of God. Those who believe sprout and grow into the image and likeness of Christ and they too will produce additional seed after their own kind. Jesus said his seed would grow among the seed of another kind but both would be harvested at the same time.
"The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. Matthew 13:37-43
Jesus is saying God will harvest the earth in the near future and man is the fruit of the earth. Itís no secret, God is building a kingdom of kings and priests and the future citizens of heaven will be filled by men and women found worthy of eternal life. Man may not think of himself as seed however God placed him in the Garden of Eden and as men we will produce both physical and spiritual seed after our own kind.
While itís not written in stone, the life we have here on earth is not only a testing ground but a place to mature for the coming age. God knew that mankind was determined to live life as he saw fit but his thoughts and ways were in opposition to the life God desired in his kingdom. To fulfill the needs of Godís kingdom God wants mankind to renew his mind so he may become the image and likeness of Christ.
By renewing our minds, we become able to test and approve Godís will to specifically learn how to live in the coming age. Once we learn to live according to the Spirit we begin to sow the seed for the kingdom of God. The question has been asked.
How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come? How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies 1 Corinthians 15:35-36
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:7-8
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44
Your seed produce from your thoughts and actions should produce a harvest our Lord and Savior desires. The bible reveals that we need to take part in the precious promises to avoid falling prey to the desires of our flesh. If we are to plant our body as seed, our life must be sown to please our father in heaven.
God created Adam and Eve without sin. Shouldnít God expect to harvest his fruit without sin? Everything God created was commanded to produce after its own kind. However, Adam sinned and God still wants his creation to escape the bondage of sin passed on to us through Adam.
That the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. Romans 8:21
The fall of mankind was a thoughtless act on the part of Adam and Eve But their act of disobedience created the seed of the sinful nature that man has to overcome. Thank God, God has a plan for mankind that will liberate him from sin. That plan requires for man to partner with God and work together taking part in Godís plan of salvation to reshape the way we think.
The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. Matthew 13:41
Since no sin will be tolerated in Heaven we must live our lives so we are found spotless, blameless and at peace with God on that day 2 Peter 3:14. Godís objective is to harvest mankind in the same condition as he created Adam Ė without sin.
To sin or not to sin is a choice that mankind makes every day of his life. Those who choose not to sin have to discipline their life to shun evil. When you think about what God expects of man God wants people who are willing to discipline their lives to love one another so they serve the best interest of God and his fellow man.
The only way you can discipline your life to avoid evil is to make Jesus Lord of your life. When you love and obey Jesus Christ as Lord, God will empower you to live an upright life before him. In the same way knowing God the father and Jesus Christ is the way to eternal life John 17:3 for Jesus said, blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it." Luke 11:28.
Look at your children and you will see something that resembles you and after a lifetime you will see the character you taught them. Devote your life to resemble Jesus Christ and your heavenly father will recognize your character and you as his son.