Recently I was praying about a particular personal need. After several weeks of praying…yes weeks, the Lord spoke to me and said ‘what is in your hands? Use that!’
I suddenly knew what God was showing me was I already had the seed I needed for my harvest, it was here all along, in my hands.
I am well familiar with this biblical principal and I don’t know why I didn’t see it before.
A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.” So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.” So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out. Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.” 2 Kings 4
This widow woman was in a dire situation. The debt collectors were coming to take her sons away because she couldn’t pay her debt – that is a hard place. Thankfully, she was connected to a prophet of God and knew to seek him for counsel.
His instruction was simple. You have something in your hands, literally in your house that will meet the need. She obeyed and paid her debt AND lived through a season of famine without lack, her and her entire household. That’s our God!
2 Corinthians 9:10 says; Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown…
This is the principal we see in the life of the widow. God gave seed to her…it was already in her hand and then He multiplied what she had.
I know of a Pastor who sat down and figured up what that seed yielded and found it to be a thousand-fold return.
A couple weeks ago, one of our partners and I were talking about this very thing. She shared with me how she once sowed a seed and received a thousand-fold return. She said her pastor asked God about it and God took him to this scripture in 2 Kings as well as to Deuteronomy 1:11.
God said what I have need of is already in my hand. That is good news. But the good news goes on. He will also multiply what is in my hand as I give it to Him.
I don’t know if this teaching speaks to you or not, but it certainly has to me. I am excited that what I need is already in my hand, perhaps it is the same for you…ask God, He will show you.
I thank God for the seed being in my hand, I will put that seed in the ground of His word and expect a thousand-fold return. That is my prayer for you today as well.
According to Deuteronomy 1:11; May our God bless you a thousand times more…just as He has promised.
Today, our deliverance has already come. It was complete at the cross. That is undeniable. When Jesus declared ‘it is finished’ it was indeed finished. And we are people of faith. We see it with our spiritual eyes before it happens. We hear the sound of the Lord coming with His promises before He arrives. Like the breeze of the wind, blowing through the woods, we hear Him coming in this season. Therefore the perfect thing for us to do is to praise Him before we see it with our natural eyes, don’t you think.