Simply said, seeding is the planting of what you want to receive.
This is the one that Jesus did. Do you want to know the occasion he did it? The multiplication of the fish and loaves is one of the greatest demonstrations of seeding. And what happened when it was all done? They had baskets full of what was left over — surplus — more than what people could eat, more than what was necessary.
Seeding is for a future-effect and is done beforehand. It works in the same sense as when you pray over your food and say, “Thank you, God, for what I am about to receive.” With seeding, you are saying, “Before I receive this, I am acknowledging the presence of it.”
Seeding is the idea of going to a field with wheat in your hand and casting it on the land as they did in biblical times. The implication is that there’s an attitude of gratitude for having the opportunity of owning the land, seeding, and reaping. In modern times, when you’re seeding for something in the future, it is not as clearly defined how that future event will be returned to you. This is in contrast to tithing, where you know exactly how it is returned because you have already received it.
Seeding comes under grace as a future existence, and it’s one of the most profound, best-kept secrets in the Bible. It has been called faith tithing, and we could also call it pre-tithing, except it’s not based upon 10 percent of what you’ve received; it’s based upon the amount you want to receive, and there’s no limit to how it can come in. Still another name for it is the tenfold increase. For the bigger thinkers, it’s called the hundredfold increase, and for the gigantic thinkers, it’s called a millionfold increase.
Seeding says, “I know this future event will come through God’s bounty.” That could be money, better health, a change in job, and so on. How does God bring that to you? However God does it. And rarely does it come just exactly the way you expect it.
This idea of casting forward through seeding must include an act that commits you to it as a mental focus. You need a clear vision, a clear idea of how you want it to be, and you seed for that. Then you wait for the harvest — not in terms of sitting down but in terms of watering and fertilizing the ground so that there’s something for it to grow out of. You make sure it’s watered and fertilized by keeping your mind on what you want; you water and fertilize it out of your mental desires. It’s an attitude or vision.
Faith seeding is powerful. The faith is claiming that you will receive prior to it coming to you. Faith is also basking in gratefulness for the grace of Divinity showered on you because you have seeded. And you did it joyfully.
More simply said, seeding is the planting of what you want to receive, and tithing is the harvest. It’s very hard for people to shake you loose from your Spirit if you’ve done both tithing and seeding because, in this process, God is giving to you and you’re just giving back and saying, “Here, God. Here’s some more.” It’s a phenomenal experience, but you may not know it until you try it. If you just take my word for it, you may never know. You have to do it for yourself.
Take the message of what I’ve told you here and tell it to other people. The more people who are sowing for the harvest, the richer the valley will be. The storehouses will burst open, and a lot of people will benefit from what we’re doing.