Sowing in Tears
How does Sowing in Tears relate to the great tribulation? Let's examine.
SOWING SEED: FAITHFULNES TO THE WORD OF GOD (CHRIST)?
Ps 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Mr 4:14 The sower soweth the word.
Mt 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Mt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Mt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Ho 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Mt 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Joh 4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
Joh 4:37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
SOWING IN TEARS: ELECT IN TRIBULATION?
Ps 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Ps 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Jer 50:4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
Ps 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered ZION.
Isa 1:21 How is the FAITHFUL city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
La 1:1 How doth the CITY sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
Jer 13:17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’S flock is carried away captive.
Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
J1oh 16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Ps 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Jer 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
REAPING WHAT IS SOWED: DOES THE CHURCH REAP WHAT IT SOWS?
Ga 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Ga 6:8 For he that soweth to his FLESH shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the SPIRIT shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Ga 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Pr 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Jer 12:13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
Pr 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
Ro 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Ro 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Am 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
BRINGING SHEAVES: ELECT COMING OUT OF TRIBULATION IN CHRIST (SALVATION)?
Ps 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves <0485> with him.
Ge 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves <0485> in the field, and, lo, my sheaf <0485> arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf <0485>.
Mt 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mic 4:12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves <05995> into the floor.
Ru 2:7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.
Job 24:10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf (Christ?) from the hungry;
The Bible appears to be associating sowing and weeping with the faithfulness of the Church to Christ. The people of God reap what they sow; therefore if the Church is unfaithful in what it sows, it comes under the wrath of God. If it is faithful in Christ, it reaps who it sows and comes with his sheaves (Salvation).