Contributor: Isekhua Evborokhai
In last week’s study we considered the topic “Our source of supply” we learnt that the problem today was that we were looking in the wrong places as our source of supply; we learnt how to unlock the channels to our source of supply and that selfishness and our motives are the reasons we don’t enjoy the benefits of God as our source. In today’s study we will consider an interesting topic: The Hundredfold Return.
“Peter said to him, See, we have given up everything, and come after you. Jesus said, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has given up house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or land, because of me and the good news, who will not get a hundred times as much now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and land—though with great troubles; and, in the world to come, eternal life.”
The whole kingdom of God operates according to the principles of planting, seedtime and harvest. The hundredfold return is God’s principle of return on your giving. What are you planting into the kingdom of God? Expect a hundredfold return on whatever you give, whether it is words, faith, money or any other seed you plant.
SO, HOW MUCH IS A HUNDREDFOLD EXACTLY?
We often think of it as 100 times the original seed sown, but in reality it can be much greater than that. More accurately, the hundredfold return is simply the greatest possible return on any particular seed sown. For example, a hundredfold return on an apple seed would be a strong, healthy tree that produces an abundance of high quality apples every year. When we believe God for the hundredfold return in our lives, we believe for the greatest possible return on every seed we sow!
We can discover what the greatest possible return on our seeds sown by spending time with God in worship and prayer. After we tithe and sow seed, our role is to let Him reveal to us what we should believe for in regard to our harvest.
The Kingdom is the greatest place of investment. Because there’s nowhere in the natural world one can be offered the return of 100 times their investment? At best they can double your money. If for some reason you receive 10 times your investment, it will be classed as a marvellous deal! But no one ever talks in terms of receiving 100 times your investment; only in the Kingdom!
RECEIVING A HUNDREDFOLD
1. Ask God where you need to sow then go ahead and sow!
Genesis 26:12 says: “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.” Emphasis mine
Isaac sowed in a particular land; the bible says he sowed in “that land”. We should ask God where we need to sow; not only to make it through this tough financial time the world is facing, but to increase in it! There can never be a recession in Heaven, and God is not a respecter of persons. What He did for Isaac, He will do for you! The world tells us that can't happen! But, we, as Christians, should be rising above all of this mess in the world! Like the children of Israel when they were held captive by the Egyptians, we can boldly tell the world the answer, and show them that while it may be dark in Egypt, there is light in Goshen! We have the answer out of this mess! It’s giving! Sowing and reaping!
So let’s obediently go out like the farmer and sow our seeds on good soils and trust God for them to yield a hundredfold!
2. Keep Your Faith Active All the Time
To receive our hundredfold return we need to keep our faith active all the time; not just some of the time. None of the blessings of God work automatically, even though they belong to us. They become manifested in our lives as we exercise our faith to receive them.” For instance, healing belongs to every believer, but that great blessing is enjoyed only by those who exercise their faith to receive it. In the same way, the hundredfold return is a powerful force in the believer’s financial blessing, but you have to release your faith to receive all that the Word offers you. The force of faith for the hundredfold return must be applied by the Word of God in your heart and by the confession of your mouth.”
3. After Sowing, Confess Positively
Make this confession: “Thank you, Father, for the hundredfold return offered in Your Word. It is such a generous return and it belongs to me.”
Thanking God keeps our faith active and operative to receive.
4. Put Your Prosperity Angels to Work
Hebrews 1:14 [AMP] says: “Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?”
Galatians 3:29 says: “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.”
We are heirs of salvation—deliverance, preservation, soundness and prosperity. The angels of God have been sent to perform whatever is necessary to establish God’s covenant in the earth.
1 Kings 19:5-6: “As [Elijah] lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink….”
The Hundred Fold return is still working today if we believe. We should not be afraid to sow in difficult times when the Lord asks us to. Isaac sowed in a time of famine, and received the same year a hundredfold! We must act in faith because it is the currency of heaven, speak and stay positive and put your prosperity angels to work. The God we serve can do exceedingly abundantly beyond what we can ask or imagine!