THEME: HEAR GOD’S WORD
“Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
-The parable of the sower outlines the secret of fruitfulness in the kingdom of God. The seed describes the word of God which should land on fertile soil and a submitted heart for this to manifest. Sometimes we hear the word of God but it does not take root in our hearts. Certain diverse issues may arise to distract us from the way to the cross. The word might be received with joy and thus misinterpreted and one become unfruitful. Persecutions and tribulations may also become an impediment to progress in our purposes. Other times cares of the world and deceitful riches hinder us from walking in the will of God. God calls us to cast unto Him all our troubles and cares which may divert our commitment to hearing His word. He reminds us that we are blessed when we hear His word and keep it (Luke 11:28).
Jesus describes the kingdom of God by demonstration of unique parables. As discussed by the parable of the sower, it is most important that we hear the word of God and keep it, that we may bear fruit. The quality of the seed is also key for growth and maturity in the kingdom of God. The true word of God brings forth life. Ezekiel was instructed by God to prophecy to the dry bones and they would hear His word, and live (Ezekiel 37:4-5). The breath of life spoken into every dead situation or dead soul causes resurrection. The Holy Spirit fills us with His gifts and fruit, that we may be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. He is the Spirit of truth who infuses the true word into our spirits, that we may always give thanks and worship Him in spirit and truth. It is God’s will that we give thanks in all situations (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When we hear the word of God, the Holy Spirit witnesses with our spirits that we are children of God, and whatever we ask, we receive. This causes our hearts to always rejoice in Him. The Bible is filled with amazing experiences, parables and declarations that yield new life in us if we believe. When we hear the word of God, it builds up our faith in Him, for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). Faith as small as the of the mastered seed, produces to become an enormous tree. Without faith what can we do? Without faith we cannot please God. Without faith we are not believers of Christ and cannot receive anything from Him. Without faith we cannot walk in obedience to His word, which is living and sharper than any two edged sword. The word of God in our hearts must be accompanied by faith, and our lives and every other situation is transformed. Fruitfulness is founded in faith and the realization of God’s will in our lives. God loves us and intends that we live peaceful, in health and prosperity for the glory of His name.
How awesome is Your name Lord is all the earth. How marvelous is Your name our Lord and God. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus You are Lord; to the glory of God the Father. Every dead situation in our lives shall live for the glory of God the Father. Every form of unbelief shall declare that You are able and nothing is too hard to You Lord. Abba Father You are our God. You desire that we become fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. We thank You for loving us and for making us Your children. May Your word land in fertile soil and yield, a hundred fold for the glory of Your name. Touch our hearts dear Jesus and wash us with Your precious blood. Let us walk according to Your will and guide us in our callings dear Jesus. Prepare our hearts always Abba Father to hear Your word and keep it. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding always be with us, our families, society, businesses, work places, homes, relationships, callings, ministries, nation and all the nations of the world. May we prosper and be in good health. Heal all those who are sick merciful Savior. Touch all those who are hopeless and depressed; by Your righteousness right hand Father. We humbly ask You to bless all those who are jobless that they may receive gainful opportunities. Bless all those who unmarried and unite them with their spouses loving Master. Remember all the street families that You may be their ever present help. Redeem all those who do not believe in You that You may give them Your gift of salvation. Deliver all the persecuted Christians all over the world that they may always run to Your throne of grace for safety. Bless us dear Jesus and increase us. Expand our territories and our ministries as You have called each one of us Jehovah. Bless us Lord and keep us. Make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. Lift up Your countenance upon us and give us peace. Amen
Further reading: James 1:22, Matthew 7:24, Luke 8:21, Colossians 3:16-17
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