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5 Reasons Why Your Seed Determines Your Income

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How much money do you make in a year?

Yes, it’s a personal question, but it’s only a blog! No one can hear you. You probably answered the amount your employer pays you, right? Most of us would. But here’s the real answer—the God answer.

How much money you make in a year—That’s your salary. Your income is unlimited.

Do tell, you may be thinking. Don’t mind if we do.


At the 2021 Washington, D.C. Victory Campaign, Jerry Savelle ministered to us about how your seed determines your income. He shared how God never intended for your vocation to be what you do only to earn a living; He also intended it to help you earn a giving. That’s because we were created to be a sower. Your income is designed to be harvested from the seed you plant. Your company might determine your salary, but you’re the one who has the legal right to determine your income. And it’s all based on seed.

Ready to learn more? Here are 5 Reasons Why Your Seed Determines Your Income.

1. Seed Was God’s Second Gift to Man

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth.” –Genesis 1:29 (KJV)

Have you ever noticed it?

There are two gifts God gave to man after Creation. We talk a lot (as we should) about God’s first gift to man—dominion and authority— which is found in Genesis 1:28, but we don’t always look beyond to the next verse where we find His second gift to man—seed.

Like anything with God, this is not a coincidence. Gift No. 1 was dominion and authority. Gift No. 2 was seed. God’s intention was that man would have dominion and authority to determine his income by the seed he sows. He put that power in our hands!

That means a man’s harvest in life depends entirely on the seed he sows—not the government, not the company he works for, not his ministry. We each determine our income by the seeds we sow.

When we realize that seed is a gift God intends for us to use to prosper, it changes everything! That’s why the devil has kept believers trapped in the idea that the safest thing to do is hold tightly to everything they have for fear of not having enough. As long as they’re holding seed in their hand, it can’t reproduce.

Everything that happens on earth—including the events in your life—revolves around seed. Let’s take another look at Genesis 1: 29 in the King James Version: “And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.’”

The word meat at the end of this verse is also translated as provision. God intended for seed to be for our provision. When we plant a natural seed, we receive a food-producing plant that provides for our physical needs. But it also works in every area of our lives. And that’s why your seed determines your income.

2. A Seed’s Assignment Is To Grow

“When it is sown, it grows up and becomes….” –Mark 4:32 (NKJV)

This is what God designed seeds to do—become. A seed produces more of its own kind—far more than what was originally planted.

A seed’s assignment is to grow. That’s what God designed it to do. So, the seed knows what to do, and the soil knows what to do. Do you know what to do?

Your job is to plant seeds and expect them to grow and become a harvest in your life.

Your seed determines your income when you learn that money isn’t your only seed.

Jerry Savelle says, “If we truly want to change our life and destiny, then we also need to take charge of our thoughts, our words and our attitudes. Only then will we be able to appropriate our finances and material goods in line with God’s will for our lives.”

Thoughts are seeds. Words are seeds. Time is seed; possessions are seed; and yes, money is absolutely seed. That’s why the Lord said this to Brother Savelle years ago:

“If you don’t get your thoughts, your words, your actions and your attitude in line with my Word, then the money seed you sow will have nothing but weeds around it, and it will be choked out.”

Find 7 Scripture-Backed Confessions To Speak Over Your Seed HERE.

You can be certain that when you plant seed, it will grow. When you sow financial seed into good soil—Kingdom soil—it will bring a harvest. So, don’t get caught up in the idea that you need to hold onto everything you have. Keep yourself in a continual state of sowing and reaping, and watch as your seed—not your job—determines your income. That’s why Jerry Savelle says, “My income always far exceeds what the board at my ministry pays me. Why? Because I’m a sower. I live to give.”

3. Seed Will Grow in Unusual Places

“Seedtime and harvest…shall not cease.”—Genesis 8:22, KJV

There’ something interesting about seeds. Seeds will grow in some of the most unusual places because that’s all they know to do.

That’s good news because the world says you have to have the right job, the right background, the right education and the right opportunity in front of you to increase. But that’s not true with seed. When you sow seed—even in the most unlikely places according to the world—God says you will receive a harvest.

Jerry Savelle saw this principle in action while riding his motorcycle through Colorado. As he drove the winding roads through the mountains, he noticed something interesting—trees growing on rocky mountains. With no soil in view, he wondered how that could be. But there they were. It was likely, he thought, that a bird had picked up a seed somewhere and dropped it where there was just enough soil and moisture that the seed knew to grow.

“Seeds will grow when you plant them,” he says. “Seeds that aren’t sown are seeds that aren’t growing.”

4. God Provides the Seed

“He…provides seed for the sower.” –2 Corinthians 9:10 (AMP)

God has never required from us what He does not enable us to do. So, when God calls us to sow, you can be sure that He provides the seed.

In his message, Jerry Savelle shared with us when this became revelation to him:

“We can’t talk about the law of seedtime and harvest without including our finances and material possessions. I saw in the Word that my money was seed. I saw in the Word that my clothes could become seed, and so could my car and my lawnmower. If I own it and it’s mine, it’s a seed. And because I am a sower, I can stand on the promise He made in His Word:

And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].

Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God (2 Corinthians 9:10–11, AMPC).

There are so many believers who can attest that God lives up to the two things He has promised sowers: (1) They will never be without seed, and (2) He will increase their resources for sowing.

When you make the decision to become a sower, you’ll take yourself on a lifetime adventure in faith, fully sustained by the greatest spiritual law: the law of seedtime and harvest. And one thing you can count on when you’re a giver—you’ll never be without seed. Today, ask God for more seed to sow!

5. The More You Sow, the More You Harvest

“A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows.” –Galatians 6:7 (PHILLIPS)

It’s counterintuitive, isn’t it? To just keep giving and giving, thinking you’ll end up with more and more?

Yet, it is spiritual law.

The Church has taught the Body of Christ to tithe, which is 10% of your income. And that’s an important principle.

Yet, Jesus said to give as you’ve been blessed: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38, ESV).

There’s an increase that comes when you give beyond the tithe—when you sow seed. In other words, the more you sow, the more you harvest. It works in the field, and it works in the spirit realm. And Luke 6:38 means your income is unlimited.

David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, is one of the wealthiest men in the world. Known for his extreme generosity, he says it has seemed that no matter how much he increased his giving, his income continued to increase.

On living a lifestyle of giving, he says: “My journey into generosity has shown me two important things, among others,” he said. “First, generosity has a starting point. You don’t just wake up one day and poof, you’re generous. It begins with a decision to steward your resources with a heavenly mindset. Second, generosity depends not on how much money we have but the posture of our hearts.”

Like Jerry Savelle, he has seen the power of sowing seed work in his life. The more they have sown, the more they have harvested. And the same is true for you. The more you sow, the greater your harvest will be. You just have to get into a giving mindset!

Needs are fulfilled by sowing seeds. No one can determine your outcome—or income—but you. If you’re withholding seed, you’re not going to experience what God has for you. But if you put your faith in God’s system of sowing and reaping, you’ll see results you never dreamed possible.

When you take the time to meditate on these 5 Reasons Why Your Seed Determines Your Income, you’ll never look at giving the same way again. Instead of feeling like you have to twist your own arm to sow a seed, you’ll be looking for places to sow and give, knowing that when you do so, you are increasing your income God’s way!

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