The Parable of the Sower – Mark 4:1-20 (Matthew 13)

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Earlier, Jesus teaches about the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13, then again in Mark 4:1-20.

Mark 4: 1-20 ….

1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”

9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11 He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12 so that,

“‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding;
otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”

13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 14 The farmer sows the word. 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. 20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”

 


IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

 

Mark 4:10-12

Those on the “outside” of Jesus really don’t know the teachings of Jesus “with clarity”… otherwise they may be forgiven. So it is only those on the inside of CHRIST spiritually in wholeness (in the Kingdom Of God-Heaven) who know the word of God with clarity to be forgiven and who truly know the “secrets of the kingdom of God-Heaven”. -Others just think they know it! But they do not know it in a way that leads to heaven.

Mark 4:15

The word of God goes in one ear and out the other. It goes in them and suddenly right back out. It doesn’t stick with them what-so-ever. They took the word of God extremely lightly.

Mark 4:16

The Word Of God will only stick a short while with the person as it merely only touched the surface. Since there is no root to the seed, it is not strong-held and if not strong-held it can easily be taken away. When a storm blows over, you have to strong-hold down everything from being blown (taken) away.

Mark 4:17

When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.”

The enemy wants to steel your seed! He does not want your seed of God (the word of God) to grow and reach full-bloom in your life. He wants to take away what was sown into you. And will use what ever he can to do so. If you tell others about the Good News of Jesus or being on a journey with God, the Satan in these other people you tell, will protest against it as “nonsense” and ridiculous or evildoing getting you to fall back or stay at their low level. So as soon as you take one step up in the heaven-bound direction, others will be out there to get you to come right back down. Both Satan and God work through people; Satan uses the same channels as God.

As soon as I did the sinner/salvation prayer and got water baptized in a non-denominational Christian church becoming a half-bred Christian then going back out on the road as a over-the-road truck driver (doing my worldly job) … another truck driver came into my life to whom I told of my “new” Christian experience and he told me it was the wrong way, that I was on a wrong path. But then God miraculously put a Christian person into my life to make me strong in believing that Jesus is the way. 

Another time, when God gave me a revelation for my life, Satan right away came in my mind telling me if I did that (what God wanted me to do) people will think that I was crazy and foolish! Which revelation are you going to live by; the word of God or the devil.

In the beginning I was some-what shy and embarrassed of my identity In Christ (Prophet of God and Divine Oneness with God); but as a Disciple of Christ serving God, you have to get over your human feelings (shyness) of how you are going to look to the world via what will other people think of you, will they believe you or not, whether people will dislike you for it or not, and be willing to take the MANY BLOWS of criticism!

Sometimes Satan will whisper lies in your mind getting you to think the opposite from truth to steel your seed. Satan wants to try and steel your new Seed Of God away from you before it gets well-rooted (strong-held).

RE: Trouble. There will be trials to face and to overcome upon hearing or doing the true word/way of God. Satan has a way of causing people trouble who turn to the true word/way of God to prevent them from staying on the path that leads to heaven. Once you “pass” and get “through” the rough times (when Satan knows you are unstoppable) the journey with God will become smooth.

When crossing-over from lower to higher (with just about everything in life) there may be some sort of turbulence via “negative effects” in the transition as per “withdrawal effects” like with rehabs. When a person wants to quit the lower nature of being like drug addiction, they will go through the hell of withdraw (transitional negative effects) before they get to the sunny side of freedom! When a person takes a supplement for detoxing (inner cleansing of the body) they sometimes get flu symptoms (negative effects) in the process of becoming clean. This is all normal and temporary transitional negative effects; how it is physically is how it is spiritually.  How much is salvation worth to you!? Are you willing to stick it out or not. You have to learn how to be strong to be unstoppable. There is no victory without a battle!

Mark 4:18

“Seed sown among thorns that it does not become fruitful due to life worries and deceitful of wealth.”

Worries of Life. Upon submitting myself to God, then God miraculously ending my worldly job, I thought to myself “how will I survive financially”.  Before actually quitting my job I had to think about it first. Not knowing how everything was going to turn out, how I was to survive financially, I just had to “blindly trust” and do what was right — to follow God.

Deceitful of Wealth. Some people don’t want to do “wealth” the holy way of God; they use Satan’s methods for establishing “wealth” knowingly or unknowingly…and they get others in to doing the same ungodly way (knowingly or unknowingly). Leaders know the “components of divinity” but how some are doing it is by LAWS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. They heard about it (divinity), went to bible college to learn it, but how they are doing it is deceitful of wealth. The are not God-chosen, anointed, nor sanctified; sure they got the divinity thing playing out in their life but from operating out of the gray zone of duality. It looks right, but is not right.Three Levels Of Man

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” -Proverbs 14:12

A non-Christian and a half-bred Christian can not see ALL the schemes of the enemy; they will think they can but really can’t. Until you reach the spiritual growth level of COMPLETE UNITY with God having the Eyes and Mind of God in FULL MEASURE, Satan will always be smarter than you, because your state of being is still under Satan below the veil. When in Complete Unity/Oneness with God exalted above the veil, you will be smarter than Satan. It’s just the way it is.  Learn more in this article … Three Levels of Man

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:7

 

What is the seed?

A seed, for one, is the Kingdom Of God-Heaven. And the enemy does not want it to grow within you let alone full measure because it goes against his kingdom, it replaces Satan’s throne in you with God’s. The seed is also the True Word Of God.

Seeds are also God’s divine revelation to you, of what He wants you to do or wants to do in your life, to prosper you, to heal you, to serve Him. God often told me things, about my life, that was for the future, of what I am to become IF I don’t let the enemy steel my seed. Hence, seeds of God, are like a time-released capsule, that unfolds over time with proper nurturing.

When God speaks words over you life it is a seed … that will happen now, over time, or in the future. It’s His destiny for you, what you are here to do on earth, your identity in Christ, the REAL you as He originally intended you to be recalled.

What ever you feed grows, if you don’t feed it, it will die. We feed the seeds of God with action (aligning yourself up to and moving in that direction), by keeping it fresh in your mind, by keeping it fresh in your sight, by keeping it fresh in your emotions (thoughts+feelings) with enthusiasm, by faith in believing in the word of God. Basically, it is feeding it, fueling it, with all your time-money-efforts. If you put in your share, God will put in His!

To keep the seed growing is also to keep weeds from choking the life-force out of it — stay away from unbelievers!  Don’t allow the enemy talk you out of it, or move you in another direction, or keep you idle.

For your seed to grow sometimes requires deliverance, inner healing, renewal of the mind, and removal of God-blocks …  it requires spiritual and physical growth, and development.

“For at the proper time we will reap a harvest IF we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9

“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” -Matthew 13:23

 

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