(KJV.) HOSEA 10:12
(10) Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
GET YOURSELVES READY!
Brethren, Prophet Hosea is calling all people into repentance, salvation and to receive blessings from our Father; saying; (i) Sow to yourselves in righteousness, in other words, we are to cultivate justifiable characters of our Father; therefore, as followers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, let us have love, mercy and compassion on others, trust and believe in him, that he is the only way to salvation and life everlasting; for there is no other way to be righteous in him than to follow after his attributes; (ii) let us exemplify ourselves as followers of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous lights; shine our touch lights among the darkness of this world, for the world to see that we are called by the name of Jesus Christ, not only that, but to enlighten ways of unbelievers into salvation, and life everlasting; (iii) also, let us pray for souls, who are still lingering around in world of darkness, buying time everyday, do not know what decisions to make regarding their salvation and are walking in ungodliness to have awakening spirits, that time is running out; Jesus is coming sooner than we anticipated, so they may come unto him and receive salvation and life everlasting; today the voice of Prophet Hosea is calling; repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and receive blessings of the Holy Spirit, salvation, free grace and life everlasting;
Brethren, Prophet Hosea, went on to say, reap in mercy; if we sow seeds of righteousness, we will definitely harvest abundance of mercies from our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; and as believers, we are already in his righteousness; therefore, let us be merciful to others, for our Father is also merciful; walk in his attributes, be kind to one another, show compassion, help those who are suffering, and prove ourselves as worthy servants of the Most High Father; for it is written, "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;..Forbearing one another; and forgiving one another, if any man have quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."(Colossians 3:12-13); friends, every act of kindness we show unto others, are not done in vain, but recorded against our names in heaven book of records; someday, we will receive rewards for our kind gestures, both on earth and heavenly places forevermore;
Case in point, again Prophet Hosea is saying; in other for us to receive abundance of harvest, from the seeds we sow in righteousness and in mercies; we ought to, (a) break up your fallow ground; yes! every farmer first of all will loosen the soil of his plantains, turn over the soil, remove all pieces of stones sticks and unwanted objects out of the soil, then mixed up his soil with fertilizers or natural manures to be certain that when seeds are planted, they will not die permanently, but will germinate and bear good fruits; however, on faith grounds, the righteousness of our Father; after we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, our faith journeys begins immediately; but, to be a follower of Jesus Christ is not easy; first of all, we have to break our fallow grounds by resisting the old man, shake of our past behaviors, drop some unhealthy packages that are detrimental to our faith journeys into eternity, so we can have more rooms to bear good fruits in the righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; it is only when we yield ourselves to the will of the Holy Spirit that we receive transformations from who we are to who we ought to be in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; therefore, it alright; if we have been broken down by hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; it is for our own good; and we are in hands of the potter, he is still working, to make us all good, and beautiful again; so we can be more useful, bear good fruits for his purposes in the faith of his righteousness and receive multiple blessings and life everlasting.
Brethren, if we are still waiting, procrastinating; Prophet Hosea is saying, the time is ripe to seek the LORD, he is waiting to come and rain his righteousness upon us; therefore, let us not waist time any longer in this world, but come to Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of all races of life; seek things that are eternal, and not earthly possessions; for it is written, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthews 6:33); therefore, let us get our priorities in rightful perspectives, we are parts of the body of Christ now, let us put on the new man, which is created after the righteousness of our Father in trustfulness and in holiness, and, press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ; for it is written, "And, Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his works shall be....I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." (Revelation 22:12-13).
Dearly beloved, we are saved by the blood of Jesus; let us continue to walk in his righteousness, be merciful to others, prepare ourselves for the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to receive justifications, crown of glories, and blessings forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.