The Word That Always Brings a Return
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11)
Some of the greatest commodities in today’s world are the resources that bring a reliable and ongoing return on investment. Companies and organizations consistently look at ROI to determine whether or not they will continue a certain type of production or initiative.
Within God’s Kingdom, the Word of God holds the distinct place as the greatest resource in the world – one that ALWAYS brings a return.
God compares His own Word to the seasons of the earth which continually come, bringing rainfall and snow, each in its own time. As the watering of the earth brings forth fruitfulness year after year, God promises that His Word will always bring a return, or a harvest, when it is sown.
Not only does the Word of God bring forth fruit, but it brings forth multiplied fruit continually. Isaiah 55:10 speaks of the multiplying effect of the Word of God in that it is like the growth of natural fruits that bring forth seeds for future harvests. Those seeds become the catalyst for exponential growth to the second generation and beyond.
Whether or not you realize it, God has put in your hands the opportunity to activate a multi-generational harvest. The Word of God does not depend on your intellect, emotions, or leadership qualities; it only requires your decision to speak it out into the atmosphere of your life. Are you willing to be God’s mouthpiece through whom He can speak life?
In Mark 4:26-29, Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground, and while he sleeps at night and works by day, “the earth yields crops by itself” (verse 28, emphasis added). The seed is the picture of the Word of God, which contains life within its very own reproductive nature. The sower is the person who adds faith and diligence by planting the seed of the Word. Verse 27 says that the sower does not even know how the growth happens – all that he knows is that he must simply sow and tend the seed, giving it a place to grow on its own.
Because there is life contained within the very seed of the Word, God says that it will not return to Him void. He says that His Word will achieve the purposes for which it was sent, prospering and growing whatever it touches. We can be assured that the return will come; it might take a number of weeks, months, or even years, but the outcome of fruitfulness is secure.
If you have become weary in the midst of a battle you are currently facing, continue to sow the seed of the Word of God, by your words and by your daily actions and decisions. You may not know how or when, but the harvest time will come.
Psalm 126:6 reminds us: “He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
You hold within your hands the seed of the Word that always brings a return. As you are faithful to sow, your children and grandchildren, and their children after them, will reap the benefits. Your harvest time is coming – keep sowing and keep believing!