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The Genesis Story: Part 30- Work versus works!


Bible Reading: Genesis 8

Memory Verse: Genesis 8: 22

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Hello ladies and gentlemen! Good morning! I hope you are all doing well? I was your day yesterday? Was it good, great or not good at all? Just know that no matter how your day was, just be reminded that God loves you and does not like to see in you hurt. All in all, I am saying that regardless of what kind of day you are having; everything works together for your good. So whether today is good or bad, give thanks and praises to Him always. Always remember, God feels what you and He doesn’t like us to go through pain or hurt.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are on Part 30 of the Genesis Story. We are slowly approaching the 100thmessage on Sammie’s Daily Dose. After the 100thmessage, I would like to share some of your testimonies to the world. How has Sammie’s Daily Dose helped you? Which message spoke to you and touched you? Why do you like Sammie’s Daily Dose? Kindly send me your messages, it does not necessarily have to be the answers to these questions. They could just be encouraging messages. Send a message to me, please don’t forget to add your emails. In the message, kindly indicate if you want to stay anonymous or not.

Today, we are going to look at Genesis 8:22, however, we would be focusing of just 3 parts of the verse. This says, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest…shall not cease.” Hallelujah! This is a very interesting verse that appears so many times in the Bible. This is to show how important the verse is. It is to show emphasis on it.

Here God is telling us that we need to work and not depend on our works to get results or become successful. This is what God is telling us, however nowadays we see a lot of people doing the opposite. They think that their works would give them the results because they want they want the world things (fame, power and money) at an early stage of their lives. It makes me wonder why? This is largely happening amongst Christians and it is very sad.

There are so many billionaires and millionaires around the world who are not Christians, why do you think this is so? These individuals are prepared to pay the price to work. Whenever you hear their stories, they always talk about their hard work and sacrifice. My brothers and sisters in Christ, we have been given this information for free, however, we do not want to use it. We want to become like them in the shortest amount of time. Bill Gates did not become who he is now in a year, it took years to be at the level he is now riding on. You too, work on yours so that you can achieve even more than what he has done.

I want us to focus on four words/ phrases from the memory verse. The first on is earth, the second, seedtime; the third, harvest and finally, shall not cease. Let us look at the word “earth.” This Word represents our place of residence. The land where you and I live in. This word is not only being used to represent the place we live but to remind us of the punishment gave Adam (man) that He has cursed the ground so man must suffer before it will yield. A lot of look at these verses plainly, however when you look at them critically they mean something else. Here, God is enforcing this punishment.

Let us look at the context of this verse, the flood had finished and the water had dried up; God had destroyed the human race. He was going to create a new human race. He knew that the sinful nature of humans would arise again because it is a part of them (now that the enemy sees that he can uses humans). The literal meaning of this is God punished us before we were born. He knew what was going to happen. He established this punishment once again.

Let us move on to the second word, “seedtime.” Seedtime, is the effort, the sacrifice, the energy that you use when you start something or you are yearning for something. During seedtime, you are buried. You are watered. The land is cleared. We go through these same processes. Whilst I was writing this, I was asking God why didn’t He say seedtime, germination and harvest. His response was that your germination period/ the plant growing period is excellent if you got the foundations correct. I was awed. So I began to think of this. I wondered, if you don’t bury the seed, water it and take care of it, the plant that will grow would not be strong or may not even grow. I just uttered “wow.” The wisdom that our Father has its amazing. Seedtime is very, very important. Works are equal to bad seedtime and bad germination; Work is equal to excellent seedtime and excellent germination. Which one of the two do you prefer?

Let us look at “harvest” now. Harvest is the results you get from the seedtime. We get larger yield when our seedtime is right. If you Work hard for what you want the results would tell of your hard work. This is because God blesses you for your hard work. If you use your Works, the result would be large but they would be temporary. You might use your land to plant things that are not suitable for your land, thus making it barren after the first harvest. Is this the life we want? But I see many of us engaged in this type of lifestyle. Is this the way we want to follow?

Please not when we use our works, it is going against God’s Word. That is disobedience. God honours those who obey Him and punishes those who disobey Him. Do you want to be on God’s good side or bad side? There are so many questions we must individually answer to assess our way of doing things. These are some of the things we do that tell people about Christ- you livelihood? Would God be pleased by the way you are living?

The last is “shall not cease.” This statement/ phrase tells a lot. It tells us that there is no running away from this. Whether you like it or yes, you would have to go through this process; unless you would like to be struck with poverty. Is this what you want? I don’t think any of you would like that. The earlier we embrace it the better for us. I was wondering to myself if the fact that we have all the answers and information to everything has made us lazy. In actual fact, it has. Christians have become lazy to do God’s will. They are looking out to others who use Biblical concepts to succeed. Why are we doing this? We have become so relaxed that we are letting go off a lot of things. All this is happening under the eyes and Noses of Christians. We are always blaming the church. The church is not doing one thing or another. We are always complaining and shifting the blame. If the church is not doing it, you as an individual can rise up and fight. You are exposed to the truth in the Bible. If the church is not performing, rise up; empower others to also rise up. Christians, we must wake up from our slumber.

If you have read this message and are touched by it, or you want to receive these life keys and you do not have Christ in you, kindly repeat this prayer.

I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you Lord. Amen.

If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board. You can now be exempted from the wrath of the enemy and of God. Not only do you experience this, but your whole family as well. Wow! Isn’t the God you serve so cool? He is. Not only do you enjoy this, but you enjoy other blessings God has in store for His children.

Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;

  1. Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.

  2. Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.

I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out. Hallelujah!

I would just like to end this message by saying that when you are following God, you must do it willingly and happily. If not, you might see everything you do for God as a chore. This would prevent you from having a great relationship with Him. Open you heart and experience Him. Hallelujah! God bless!

  • Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!

This is the end of the thirtieth Part of the Genesis Story. How did you find it? Please give us feedback on how this message (and previous messages) have spoken to you. Don’t forget to subscribe to get notifications once we post.

Always remember to show love to everyone, as this is one of the most important commandments God left for us – “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In every situation, before you take a decision, remember WWJD (What Would Jesus Do). Shalom.

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