The Seed

The Parable of the Sower

Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

Matthew 13:16

Have you ever considered who the Sower of the seed is in Matthew chapter 13? In the Gospel of Matthew chapter 13, Jesus spoke this parable about the Sower that went forth to sow seeds. This parable although simplistic in nature, is one of the most important messages, yet misunderstood as to its meaning. Have you ever sowed seeds and took part in the labor of maturing a plant to its full growth? It can be labor intensive compared to the amount of work it takes in relation to its output. So many things can go wrong when planting a seed in the ground. There are weeds to pull, there is root rot to consider when it gets too much water, and you must consider the weather patterns and unforeseen or unusual weather patterns that causes destruction of crops. Yet, Jesus speaks and says, “who hath ears to hear, let him hear,” [Matthew 13:9]. Of course, you must consider the soil where the seed is planted. It must be good soil in order to bare a great crop of fruits. There is a preparation time for the soil before a person can sow the seed. There is a time for everything, and we must hear and know the season of time.

Just read the beginning of the song by the Byrd’s. . .Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)

To everything turn, turn, turn
There is a season turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything turn, turn, turn
There is a season turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

This song is taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. In verse 9, it states, “what profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he labored?” Right now, there are many people questioning their own profit. The truth is that it is a gift of God [see verse 13 of Ecclesiastes 3]. A gift of God that one can work and have a profit. Take time to read the whole chapter three of Ecclesiastes.

Let us think about the word Christendom. The meaning of Christendom is the worldwide body or society of Christians. The body of Christ, the children of the kingdom that belongs to Christ. We forget that it is Jesus the Son of man who holds the key to the Kingdom of Heaven. It is the Son of Man that sows the good seed. This seed that He sows is the word of God, for He said that my word is spirit and life [see John 6:63]. The church is not meant to be a political entity. The church does not belong to man but to God. Jesus as the Son of man is master and Lord over all things. This word produces the children of the kingdom who are scattered in the field of the world. These are those who have ears to hear and eyes to see the truth through the Spirit. They are born of the incorruptible word of God. they are the living stones being built up a spiritual house that is acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

The children of the kingdom are those who will endure troubles, misfortunes, and hardship for they know where their help comes from. They have received the good seed in the ground and understand it. This is a time to check the seed we are hearing, for God is moving in a new way. This is a time to check and see if we are hearing and seeing with our eyes the truth of God’s word. Every individual is important to God and especially those who belong to His kingdom. The reality is that it does not matter who plants or waters the field because it is God who gives the increase [see 1 Corinthians 3:6-9]. We are all laborer’s together with God. We are God’s building. There is no new template, method, strategy, actions, or policies to follow but Jesus and His word. Our profit comes from God who gives us the blessing of fruit for our survival. He knows that you need all these things (food, clothing, and shelter).

Every purpose is under Heaven, and we must move with God towards that purpose. This is a time of building you up into a spiritual house towards a holy priesthood in offering up spiritual sacrifices that is acceptable to God through Jesus Christ [see 1 Peter 2:5]. This is a time of consecration. Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service. This is not for just the few who are educated, this is for all those who are children of the kingdom of God. Each child of God has a special purpose or service to perform in the kingdom of God. Ask the Lord what that service is. Ask the Lord how you can serve him best. Place your talents and gifts in His hand and ask Him to use you. Most of all ask the Lord to get understanding.

Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore, I hate every false way

Psalms 119:104

Get into the word and pray for God to speak to you through the word. I am amazed how he reveals to me the message for the weekly post. How one scripture leads to another as I remember certain words in the scripture. He can do the same for you through the Spirit. I sometimes cannot remember where a specific scripture is but thank God for the internet. I use the official King James version online to search for words at https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/. Check out this non-profit site that has been online since November 2007. The truth is that the method is Jesus for He is the way. Watchman Nee exclaimed this is his book titled “Christ the Sum of all Things Spiritual.” Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me ” [see John 14:6]. We all start with Jesus by believing, now we must walk in that believe in Jesus. Jesus is way. Do you know him? Spend time in reading his words and pray for understanding. You will be blessed with eyes to see, and ears to hear.

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