Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it much grain.” John 12:24
It’s a fact that Jesus died for our sins, but there are a few more things to learn from His experiences: one of them is the power of death.
Jesus, when He was about to die, compared Himself with a seed, and He explained that He had to die for there to be multiplication, the same way a seed must be buried/ sown for it to germinate and yield much more of its kind. When a seed is planted it’s not seen as a loss, it’s seen as an investment. God knew exactly what He was doing: through the death of His Son He was able to produce many more sons!
Learn the power of sacrifice, seed, giving and investment. A person who refuses to sow will have no harvest; a person who refuses to give will not receive; a person who refuses to invest will not see prosperity and multiplication; and a person who doesn’t make the necessary sacrifices will not experience success. Not every “death” is a loss, sometimes it’s only a process. “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.” Amen.