Thursday, August 28, 2008

Reap What You Sow

This blog is about making money. If you find that offensive don't read it.

Interestingly enough Jesus endorsed the idea that we are to make money. In Matthew 25 he was pleased with the guy who went from 5 talents to 10. This would have been a very rich dude in the time of Jesus. Jesus literally attributed this making of more money as one aspect of proving oneself to be faithful.

It also should be a building block of discipling others. If people are going to do what is in their heart to do, wouldn't it be nice if they had their own resources to do it?

Perhaps people have seen too many preachers taking up too many offerings for themselves and their agendas and think this is how "sowing and reaping" works in the kingdom of God. HINT: It's NOT.

A better approach would be offering to help someone else increase their finances. I want to focus on one aspect of kingdom life that Jesus wants his people to be free in and teach how we can help others to have that same freedom.


This is an old phrase that is jam packed full of truth. However, some people misunderstand this principle, thinking that sowing and reaping are equal. But as any good farmer will tell you, the reaping part should be at least 30 times what you sow. Jesus said it this way almost 2,000 years ago:

"Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears, let him hear."
The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?"
He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. This is why I speak to them in parables:
"Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. Matthew 8:8-14

Reaping more than you sow is the only reason a farmer is willing to get up at dawn to work the land. If he thought for one second that the seed he planted in the ground would only return one more seed he would have gone fishing instead. Furthermore, there would be no life on earth if reaping wasn’t greater than sowing.

Imagine starting out as a single celled egg that couldn’t be seen without the aid of a microscope, beginning to multiply through the simple process of doubling. A human being is estimated to have over 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000) cells.

Can this principle be applied at a fundamental level of the way we earn money to support our families and be salt and light to our world?


Please allow me to introduce you to the world of network marketing. The bedrock principle behind network marketing is the kingdom principle of reaping more than you sow and can be simply understood through the power of doubling.

Let me illustrate how doubling works.

The key is for people to understand that all they need to do to become successful is to get 2 people to invest $100 a month into healthy products. As this is repeated and they get 2 people who get 2 people who get 2 people…, the potential reaping is astronomical.

REMEMBER: It’s not about personally recruiting tons of people. It’s about understanding doubling.

L0 1 +
L1 2 + +
L2 4 ++++
L3 8 ++++++++
L4 16 ++++++++++++++++
L5 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
L6 64 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Total people = 127

The first person only enrolled two people and yet they are able to reap the benefits of over 120 people. At an average return of about 5% per person, that’s over $1,000 month from an investment of just $100 per month.

To be fair though, there is an even more powerful and yet simple way of maximizing our efforts. Let’s modify the principle of doubling ever so slightly and include just one more person each. This is the power of tripling.

L0 1
L1 3
L2 9
L3 27
L4 81
L5 243
L6 729

In the same number of steps you would have gone from 100 people, to over an astounding 1,000 people.

Potential monthly income is over $5,000 per month.

As my father always said, “That’s better than a kick in the pants with a frozen boot.”

How many people did you personally get to understand and apply this life changing principle?

Is there something that can kill this principle? Yes. It’s called “do nothing”.

Nothing sowed = nothing reaped.

Are you one of those people who are willing to tap into the unlimited potential of reaping more than you sow?

Doubling or tripling: it’s up to you.

Let me help you unleash the power of reaping more than you sow. In the process you will also learn how simple discipleship really is.

Looking forward to your success.

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