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Revelation 7 to 9
We can be sure in life that 'stuff happens'. The ripples from Eden are still spreading out and impacting on our lives, like the tsunami from some deep under sea earthquake. Those ripples have not been diminished by time but still today bring death and destruction in their wake.
Hos 8:7 Indeed, they sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. HCSB
When we initiate even more trouble by our actions or words, then is there any wonder that the 'wind' we sow becomes a fully grown whirlwind or hurricane when we receive the harvest?
Hos 8:7 Look at them! Planting wind-seeds, they'll harvest tornadoes. MESSAGE
As much as we would like to believe that there are no consequences to our actions – our deeds or misdeeds, there are!
Gal 6:7 Don't be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap, 8 because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. HCSB
Not only will we reap what we sow, but we will reap after it's kind – if we sow to the Spirit we will reap of the same.
It is doubly interesting then that the word in Hebrew for 'wind' is also the word for 'spirit'. Whereas the scripture here is referring to a natural wind, it could just as reasonably be applied to a spiritual one. God's Spirit is the breath or wind of God – when we sow to the Spirit we will reap according to Him too!
When we sow to the Spirit we receive back a greater anointing, a more evident touch of God!
It seems to me that here in Hosea we have a simple choice placed before us – we either sow our thoughts, attitudes and deeds to the basic elemental forces of this world, or we submit everything to God's Spirit and sow for the Kingdom of God. If we choose the former then eventually we will encounter a harvest in our lives that will throw us around and may rip us apart. If we choose the latter we will encounter an even stronger wind that will blow away that which is of this present age and empower us to change the world in which we live – instead of being changed by it!
Which wind do you choose to sow today?