18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches,
and the lusts of other things entering in,
choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20 And these are they which are sown on good ground;
such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit,
some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
I feel like a whole new world is breaking open! You don’t even really realize what’s happening, but you are
being handed the methodology of the way God runs the universe. See, God runs the universe with Words
and He wants you to run yours the same way He runs His… with your words. He didn’t put the power of life
or death in your arm, or in your leg, or in your back – He put it in your tongue. You can make it live, or you
can kill it, right here in your mouth.
Now, the sower sows the Word. “When they hear, satan comes immediately and takes away the Word
sown in their hearts.” In the New Testament, the word, “Spirit” and “Heart” are the SAME place. It’s
interchangeable. When Jesus mentions the “heart”, He’s not talking about the blood pumper. He’s talking
about the Spirit element of a man - the real person inside the shell – when He talks about the “heart” of
Now, Jesus said His Words are Spirit and they are Life. Well, it’s the Holy Spirit or my Heart on the inside
of me. So, whenever I get the Word, the Word and the Holy Spirit are made of the SAME thing. The Word
can’t work for you until there’s a place inside of you for it to go. The Kingdom can’t work for you unless this
Spirit lives on the inside of you. Because I got to take WORDS out of an invisible realm and tuck
them in you, in a visible place.
The Bible says, that the Word is sown in the heart. In other words, the soil for Word is “heart.” The problem
is after you hear this, this Word is not in your heart – it’s in your head. Your brain is not the soil for Word.
Your heart is!
But the majority of people sitting in a service never get the Word past their head. And can’t understand
why the Word doesn’t work for them. You’ve got to understand the priority of soil. I can take orange seeds
with the potential to get me an orange grove, and if I drop them on that parking lot, or sidewalk, or on hard,
untilled red clay – if I put it in anything other than what it was supposed to be put in, its potential
stays in it and never comes out.
It’s only when seed gets in soil that it has the ability to produce. Now, let me tell you what soil does. Soil
resists the seed. And when the seed is resisted, it pulls the potential out of the seed. Whatever is in the
seed, that soil will resist the seed enough to push its potential out.
The Bible talks about that harvest, many times, comes with persecution. There will be something that
resists the Word that you have gotten. Whenever you meet resistance, after God has given you a Word,
it pulls the potential (in the seed) out of it. If you don’t have any resistance in life, that means satan
has already gotten the Word and you don’t have anything in you anyway.
So, you have to understand that many times, your harvest only comes with some adversity. Seeds have
to land in soil. The soil for Word is YOUR SPIRIT, because your Spirit is made out of the same stuff
and they must come together, to form something that can come out of your mouth. When it comes out of
your mouth, you are releasing creative forces in the earth, for your life in the earth, for the things that (up
until that time) were only made available in Heaven.
So, God DEPOSITS in your Spirit, out of the overflow of the heart, what the mouth speaks.
I believe; therefore, I speak. I am changing my reality by the force of the Word that’s coming out of
my mouth. And keeping in step with God, usually puts you at odds with people, because you will
always appear to be talking something that nobody around you can see. And they don’t understand
you, because you talk, ‘Faith Talk.’ Why? Because all they have is what they SEE. But you have
something much better than what you can see – you have what you HEARD. And it’s very hard to
get someone else to see what you’ve heard. Don’t ever talk to please people; talk to please God.
I thank God for Heaven in the earth, and let it start inside of me. Let’s take a look at the book of John, chapter 15:
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you…”
You’ve got to have something in you. You can’t go to God with an empty heart.
You go to God with, “You said, Father.”
Now, let’s finish the rest of verse 7:
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
God is saying, “What’s on your heart. What do you want to do? Come in and talk with me.”
For those cynical people that don’t want anybody to be blessed… let’s look at John, chapter 15, verse 8:
“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;”
God wants to do a LOT with your life – not a little.
Some say, “Well, I don’t know how He could use me.”
1 Corinthians 1:27
“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;
and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”
Well, not many ‘mighty’ are called. He takes the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise.
Ron Carpenter, Redemption World Outreach Church