Scripture Text Genesis 26: 12,13 “When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the Lord blessed him. He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow”.
Often, we pray for a double portion of blessing. How many of us know the Bible also talks about the hundred-fold blessing?
In Genesis 26 we see there was a great famine in the land. In the midst of the famine the Lord appeared to Isaac and said “Live in this land and I will be with you and bless you”.
Obviously, there was no rain and the land was dry and hard. Isaac did a thing that no men who live in the land of famine would dare to do. "In the midst of the famine, he sowed a seed in the land." We can imagine the people of the land saying, "Isaac, what are you doing? Don’t you know nothing is going to grow in a drought”?
Isaac kept on sowing in faith. He did not wait for the perfect climatic conditions to sow the seeds.
Isaac obeyed God and had unwavering faith in God.
What happened next was an amazing miracle. The scripture says, "In the same year, in the famine, he received a 100-fold return." We also see Isaac became rich and kept getting richer until he was very wealthy. The people of the land became jealous of him.
- How did Isaac's crops grow during the famine when nobody else's would?
- Did Lord cause it to rain only on Isaac's crops and nowhere else?
- Did the crops grow without rain at all?
We don’t have the answers but we know the Lord is perfectly capable of doing any kind of miracle.
God didn’t deliver him from the famine. He blessed him in the midst of famine.
When the situation seems unfavorable and God asks you to do something don’t make any excuses. Have bold obedience and faith like Isaac.
Maybe you are discouraged today due a failure, loss or defeat. Remember even in the midst of drought and hardships God’s children prosper.
Take heart. God is going to bless you in spite of your conditions, in spite of your jealous foes ,in spite of all the evil plans of the devil with New Beginnings and bless you Hundredfold.
Today believe God for a miracle of supernatural provision. If God can do it for Isaac, then He can do it for you.
I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(Jeremiah 29:11)