Harvest During the Famine

“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father” (Genesis 26:3).

Isaac was the son of Abraham’s promise, whom God said he would bless and multiply. Now after Abraham’s death, there was a famine in the land where Isaac lived. The custom at that time, was to travel to Egypt to get supplies in the times of famine. This as Egypt was a great nation, which was able to sustain many people. But God’s instruction to Isaac was, to stay where he was and to trust that he would bless him despite the famine.

“And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The Lord blessed him” (Genesis 26:12). A hundredfold is defined as a hundred times as much. Not only did Isaac reap a harvest, during a time when everyone else was experiencing a famine, but the harvest was a hundred times what was expected.

God is the God of the harvest and God is not limited by the economy, by the stock market, by the interest rates of the bank, or the financial situation in your company. God owns the wealth of the world and he is the God of the supernatural, the omnipotent, omnipresent, all knowing and all powerful God. He knows the beginning and the end and his knowledge is beyond human understanding.

Our confidence and security is in God, as we serve him and trust in his promises. Isaac had a relationship with God, where he could hear God speak and discern his will. Isaac didn’t need to travel to Egypt, to ensure that he and his family were sustained. All Isaac needed to do, was to remain connected to God, believe his word and his promises and continue to sow and to reap the harvest.

“and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.” (Genesis 26:13)


9 thoughts on “Harvest During the Famine

  1. There is a dimension of receiving a hundredfold in God. Issac reaped a hundredfold when he sowed in a famine. Simon after toiling the whole night, launched into deep and had a net breaking breakthrough! The widow of Zarephath, she was getting ready to eat her last meal and die, BUT Jehovah Jireh, turned around her situation. Her obedience unlocked God’s supernatural provision.

    God is mindful of you. He knows your address. He knows your situation.
    Great post!

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    1. Amen 🙏🏾. Bless you so much Pastor and thanks for always stopping by to leave a Rhema word and a blessing. I receive your word and reminder that God has me in mind and thoughts and he knows my situation. Hallelujah!!


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