Hundredfold!

“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him” (Genesis 26:12).


If you will inherit this promise, the Lord will bless you perfectly and give you a hundredfold blessing. You will receive a hundred times benefit in all your efforts of your hands and in your deeds. Therefore, you will get the fullest and most perfect benefits.


Jesus Christ spoke of the parable of a sower in the 13th Chapter of the book of Mathews. The seeds which fell on the path while sowing did not give any benefits as they were eaten by the birds. Some seeds fell on the rocky places and they were scorched by the sun. The other seeds fell on good soil, where it produced the crop, a thirty , sixty or hundred times what was sown.  
I worked as a mathematics teacher in a high school for a year.  Though the children were taught in a uniform manner, some of them failed in the examination while some scored thirty per cent, some sixty and some hundred out of hundred.  I found that the scoring of marks varied on the basis of their concentration, understanding capacity and the interest they show.


Why did Jesus say that this parable is about the secrets of the heavenly Kingdom? (Mathew 13:11). Yes, the Heavenly Kingdom has three parts. Firstly the new heaven and it refers to those who receive thirty per cent of benefits. Second, comes the New Earth which refers to those who receive sixty per cent benefits.  New Jerusalem is the third one which refers to the saints who had dedicated themselves a one hundred per cent to God (Revelation 21:1, 2).


 If you had given only thirty per cent of your life to God, you will come to the New Heaven in the Heavenly Kingdom. If you give sixty per cent of your time to God and live for him, you will come to the New Earth. But some saints dedicate themselves to God one hundred per cent like Enoch and continue to dwell with God and serve. They will be perfected and dwell with God in the New Jerusalem.


Isaac was a man of meditation. He was the one to go to the fields in the evenings to meditate on God. In many respects, Isaac's life is said to be similar to that of Christ. He silently went to the mount Moriah like a lamb that was being taken for sacrifice by its own father. Since He was very perfect, the seeds he sowed gave benefits of not thirty times, not sixty times but one hundred times.


Jesus Christ said, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Mathew 5:48). “Of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of a resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgment” (Hebrews 6:2).


To meditate: “The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold” (Psalms 45:13).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai