For those who are interested in taking gardening to a new level, we have a challenge. Use your garden as a demonstration plot for character-building principles and see what happens! Our Character-based School Of Nutritional Gardening, abbreviated as C-SONG, is needing gardeners to help us build our data-base of Bible-based methods to grow food. What we have in mind will be explained at the end of this letter, but first we want to mention some heavenly principles for gardeners.
“The seed is the Word of God.” Luke 8:11
This singular sentence from our Creator/Redeemer unites two worlds—gardening and character-building. The Word of God, the Seed, Christ within, only has the potential of fruitfulness, but it requires a receptive heart, good soil, which is explained in Matthew 13. The more we align our gardening practices with the character-building principles of the Word, the greater success we will have in both realms.
The physical and spiritual Seed have become the experiment of worldly and greedy minds in the quest to “improve” them. But every effort has resulted in inferior fruit producing inferior Seed for the next generation. Those who make such Seed their mainstay for life find it incapable of sustaining health or of providing a high quality of life and satisfaction, so they learn to despise the Seed, or the nurturing of its parent stock (the plants), and satiate their souls with man-made productions. If the True Seed is to find lodgement in the heart, this downward cycle must be changed! And gardening can do it!
There is a promise we need to verify, that the seed will be “restored” by the fourth or fifth generation, according to Exodus 20:5. When the laws of gardening are followed, the seed improves and offers more than its parent. This has been shown for two generations so far with ginseng, not for four yet. We will be looking into this. Imagine having quality seed without the problems of human “help”!
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
There is a part of Creation Week that is little spoken of. After God fashioned man of the dust of the ground, He took time to plant the first garden (Genesis 2:7-8). And He planted it in a place called Eden [“Eden” means pleasure, delight]. Adam saw with his own eyes what would happen when perfect Seed was received in perfect Eden soil. In other words, for those who find their delight in the Lord the Seed will spring forth immediately and produce a beautiful harvest to the honor of God.
Doctor Cary Reams, a mathematical genius and agricultural engineer who became the friend and family physician of the Einstein family, told us many years ago that mathematically there is no reason why beans couldn’t be planted in the morning and harvested by nightfall. He was not aware of Genesis 2:8. We believe the Bible holds the secrets for doing that, some of which are in Isaiah 58.
“O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Psalm 34:8
This was to be a model for all mankind. The garden was to be man’s schoolhouse, his lesson-book of life, his resource for vitality and happiness. There, in this special Eden home man was to come in contact with the Seed and experience His satisfying and fulfilling productions. That intent has never changed.
Here the students will learn to associate the books of inspiration with the science of gardening, as well as use what they learn in the garden to better understand the inspired Word. The garden, then, becomes the laboratory of the character-building principles of the Word. There we can experiment with heaven’s principles, and observe as did Adam (in a much smaller way) the effect on man’s character counterpart in the garden, the plants.
“…that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark” Rev 13:17
The time is coming, according to Revelation, when those who are faithful to God will not be able to buy their food. All efforts will be made to force everyone to give honor and worship to the beast, the enemy of truth and righteousness. It is at this time especially that those who have learned heaven’s principles and applied them in their gardens will find God faithful to provide a “table” in the wilderness (see Psalm 23:5). This will not be confined to just spiritual food, but also wholesome, delicious physical food– food that may grow MUCH FASTER and have MORE NUTRITION than the world knows.
C-SONG is dedicated to learn and demonstrate those principles now! Join us as we prepare the hands-on experiments today. For those interested in using their garden as a theater for character-building principles, we will be giving different Bible-based assignments for the garden to learn what works and why. Gardening will take on a whole new dimension! Send your intent to [email protected] and we will give you your first gardening assignment!
For those who want to support this new venture, you can send donations through this website. Just click on the “Donation” button below. Then send your email address to [email protected] so we can keep you updated on our progress.
It’s an exciting and timely venture, and we hope you can join us.