The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10.
The sower sows the Word. Mark 4:14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
My Son came to give you life, abundant life, overflowing life, a very high-quality life (all-around, more than (abundantly); beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectation; more abundant, going past the expected limit). But how do you get this life that He has given you? You get it by abundant harvest, and there is only one way to get a harvest, you plant seed. But to get an abundant harvest you have to have the right seed for the crop you want, good soil, and careful cultivation. And as in the physical so it is in the spiritual.
When the evil one comes, what does My Son tell you that he comes to snatch away from you? My Word. That was the first parable My Son told you and He told you if you do not understand that parable, you will not understand any of them. The Word is the most valuable thing in your life. In it lies every promise and every blessing and how to obtain it.
You may not realize it and thus not give it any importance, but the most valuable treasure you have is My Word. If you find My Word you find life, deliverance from destruction, and healing for all your flesh. My Word works in you and in the world, it is living and active. My Word is Spirit and life, My Word is forever, My Word is truth, My Word is eternal life, and My Word is wisdom. My Word is the imperishable seed of everything you need and more. Why? I AM My Word.
In that first parable, My Son used the example of a sower sowing seed and whether it grew or not, whether there was a harvest or not, depended upon the ground upon which it was sown. There was stony ground, shallow ground, thorny and weed filed ground, and good ground. But I want you to note that the seed was always the same, it was well able to produce a harvest but the harvest was not dependent on the seed but on the ground, and the amount of the harvest, even on good soil, was dependent on two things, the amount of seed sown and the cultivation of the seed once it was planted in good soil.
Let us look at it in more depth. Because many of you have received My Word and you have not rejected it, but you have allowed thorns and weeds to grow unchecked in your heart and stifled your harvest or you have just let it lay idle and have not cultivated the seed. The only way you actually receive and grow the implanted Word is by actively guarding it in your heart, pulling out the weeds and thorns (the bitter roots that will poison the harvest), taking every bird of the air captive (take captive every disobedient thought to a thought of Christ), and being a doer of the Word (doing what is the direction with the promise to make it come to fruition).
First, understand that I do not promise you any result in My Word without telling you how to obtain that promise and giving you the grace to be able to do what you must do to obtain it. I am in you to will and to do and then you work it out to the physical manifestation by filling your heart with it, getting the correct picture in your head and heart of who you are and where you are headed, and then refusing to speak anything but the result you are aiming at. Do not speak stout against My Word and expect it will come to pass in your life. Do not question My Word, examine yourself to see if you are doing what I tell you to do to have that Word come to pass in your life. My Word is truth and it will come to pass but the timing in your life is up to you.
This is the way the parable was told by My Son: “Listen to this!” Mark 4:3. Shema in Hebrew. It means hear attentively and do what you hear. In the Old Testament, which was written in Hebrew, you will see this word translated as both “hear” and “obey.”
Then He spoke on, “Behold, the sower went out to sow.” Later My Son will explain that the sower is the Son of Man and the seed He is sowing is My Word. Luke 8:11.
“As he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil. And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” And He was saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4:4-9. In the Gospel of Luke, he expounds further that the good soil is a good, honest, and generous heart. Luke 8:15.
The disciples asked the meaning of the parable. Remember they did not have the same knowledge of Jesus at that time that you do now from their later teachings. And what was the response of Jesus? He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?” Mark 4:13. You must understand the principles set out in this parable or you may be frustrated because you are not having the one hundred fold harvest.
And My Son then explained the parable in applicable terms. So listen and learn and apply, if you want an abundant life. “The sower sows the Word (Luke explains further, “the Word of God”). These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them. (Luke puts it this way, “Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.” Luke 8:15). In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away. And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. (My servant Luke put it like this, “The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.” Luke 8:14.) And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” Mark 4:13-20. (My servant Luke put it this way, “But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with steadfast perseverance.” Luke 8:15).
Bear fruit. Be fruitful. Sound familiar? That was the first blessing I gave to mankind. I gave you the seed and I gave you the earth. And with the seed I gave you all you needed to produce abundance. Dominion is in the seed and the harvest.
And the true imperishable seed is My Word that made everything, sustains it and brings it to fruition. It contains POWER and it contains My faith. My Word heals and delivers from destruction. My Word creates and remakes. Molecules and all the tiny particles they are made up of respond to My Light and My Word. And My Word gives light. My Word is living and working. PUT MY WORD TO WORK and change your world.
Now, are you doing My Word? First you must hear My Word and meditate it and speak it day and night as I told Joshua to make your way prosperous and successful. So if your way is not prosperous and successful, check your Word level and see what you are thinking and saying. So first hearing and hearing, meditating, reading and saying My Word in EVERY situation is primary to have faith that will connect you with My power to receive what I already have given you in Christ, which is every thing good and perfect to make you complete and give abundant life.
Next are you doing what I tell you to do to have the harvest you want? If you are letting worry and anxiety rule your thoughts and spoken words you are filling your heart with thorns that will choke off the seed of My Word and nothing will grow. If you are saying My Word does not work or just openly declaring that your sickness is incurable and will not change or that you cannot go in have what I promised you, as the Israelites did at the border of the Promised Land, you will have no harvest. You have pulled out the good seed and grown thorns, thistles and weeds. Unfruitful. If you just ignore My Word to say your own and be your own boss, then the devil has your life already for he has stolen My Word out of your heart. It cannot even take root. If you are a fence straddler that stands on My Word in some areas, say healing, but not in others, say finances, you will have a small harvest (like the thirty fold) only in the area you are established in and growing to fruition. But if you will go the whole way you can go for the hundred fold!
Jesus told you He is the vine and you are the branches, but you only bear much fruit if you continue to abide (remain) in the Vine. And Jesus told you that you abide by remaining in His Word and letting it remain in you. My Word becomes how you think, speak, see yourself, and guides your actions. Then you will bear much fruit and truly be His disciples. Free to be fruitful.
I tell you that is you want strong bones and your waste places to be a well watered garden that you must stop pointing the finger (blaming others for your disobedience as Adam did), stop speaking worry, fear, trouble, and gossip, and help the poor and afflicted, then you must do those things if you want that result. And they are very good for you in all areas of your life. These will free you up for joy unspeakable and full of glory.
I tell you not to join yourself with unbelievers—that is not love for what do light and darkness have in common? Share the Gospel with them, but if they refuse, shake the dust from your feet and move on with your high calling. But pray for them that they will be saved and come to know the truth, but do not condone their deeds. It will pull you down. I tell you not to associate closely or confide in and trust in believers who are living immorally, in drunkenness, anger, and idolatry and greed. (“But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a verbal abuser, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a person do not even eat.” 1 Corinthians 5:11). That is not love, that is enablement, you need to speak the truth to them in love but do not get your life joined with theirs. Walk away if need be until they come to their senses. Do not harbor them in your midst. Many people find this very hard to do with family members, but Jesus told you that you cannot love your family members more than Me in that you walk with them in agreement to what I abhor. Bring them light but don’t join in the darkness with them.
I love you. Ponder these things. Find them in My Word and remember that if you are willing and obedient you will have the best of the land.