Jesus teaches this thing and says this is how the Kingdom works. So, you have to put down all the religious
stuff you have been taught, if you really want the Kingdom. He said this is how the Kingdom works. He
immediately goes into talking about seed, sowing, reaping, and harvesting.
So God has set His Kingdom up on a seed, time and harvest rotation. You can fight it. You can ignore it. You
can resist it. You can get mad at it. BUT, you can’t do anything about it. It’ll work for you. It’ll work against
you. Sowing and reaping can work mightily against you. Jesus said that’s how the Kingdom is set up.
He talked about when a sower sows; he sows the Word. He said there are 4 types of ground that the Word
can fall on. That’s sobering to me as a preacher, quite honestly. He says if you can get 1 out of 4 to ACT
on this Word, He said then you’re doing good.
Not hear it. All of them heard it. But DO something. That’s the key. Faith without works is dead. Okay?
There’s a lot of folks that can quote Scriptures but they never act on it. So, there are 4 types of ground.
The disciples didn’t understand. He said, ‘If you don’t understand this parable, then none of the other parables
will make sense.’ So Jesus stopped and did something He doesn’t do to the other parables.
He EXPLAINED this parable. Okay? Here’s what He said:
14 The sower sows the word.
15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown.
When they hear, Satan comes immediatelyand
takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16 These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who,
when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time.
Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake,
immediately they stumble.
18 Now these are the ones sown among thorns;
they are the ones who hear the word,
19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches,
and the desires for other things entering in choke the word,
and it becomes unfruitful.
20 But these are the ones sown on good ground,
those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit:
some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
Now, He says the seed is the Word and He said it is a sown in the heart.
> The Bible says with the heart, man believes. Okay?
> But with his mouth, he confesses unto salvation. Okay?
Jesus came along and said ‘From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.’
There is an immediate connection between your heart and your mouth.
Then Paul comes along and says, ‘I believe, therefore I speak.’ Here again, over and over this confessing
and believing, there is a correlation between you getting Word in you and it coming out of your mouth.
Ron Carpenter, Redemption World Outreach Center
Have a Blessed day,
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