THE PROGRESSIVE SOWING AND THRESHING OF THE SEED
Matthew 13:18-23 REVEALS WHAT DIFFERENT REACTIONS
Matthew 13:3-9 SHALL BE REGISTERED BY THE HEARERS.
Matthew 13:37-42 ONE WHO HEARS
GOES ON AND ON.
Matthew 13:44-45 REVEALS THE ‘NEED’ ‘THE MUST’
TO BE ALWAYS THIRSTING.
THIS IS THE ESSENTIAL FACTOR
TO BE GOING ON FROM THE
KINGDOM OF CHRIST TO THE
KINGDOM OF GOD.
Matthew 13:47-50 REVEALS THOSE IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
THEY ARE IN CHRIST (THE NET)
Matthew 13 REVEALS THE FACT OF JUDGMENT.
Matthew 13:42 JUDGMENT FOR THOSE IN THE KINGDOM
Matthew 13:50 AND THOSE IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. It will
be those of the Kingdom of Heaven who inherit,
that shall ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD...THE ETERNAL CITY. FINALLY.
(Christ shall judge them, those In Christ, the Church. 1 Thess 4:16, 2 Cor. 5:10,
THE PROGRESSIVE SOWING AND THRESHING OF “THE SEED”
STUDY OF MATTHEW 13.
THE SEED IS THE MESSAGE OF GOD.
THE SEED IS NOT REFERRING HERE TO THE WHOLE
WRITTEN WORD OF GOD.
IT IS REFERRING TO THE GOSPEL.
THE SEED OF GOD - WHICH IS BEING SPOKEN OF AS
BEING ‘THE MESSAGE OF THE KINGDOM
OF GOD’ IS THE MESSAGE OF THE GOOD NEWS,
THE WAY OF BEING SAVED, of BEING
BROUGHT TO GOD, THE FATHER AND THAT
through the work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:29-34 Colossians 1:27-28
THE SEED is “the message” which is received IN THE MIND OF THE hearers.
The spirit of the hearer CANNOT HEAR or be GROUND for the
message, until Christ enters - making man's spirit alive. Rom. 8:10
Nor can the spirit of man have entrance into the REALM OF THE
SPIRIT. i.e. THE HEAVENLIES while they are Unbaptised
with Holy Spirit. Romans 8:11, Gal. 1:1
Now, this is the case for those WHO
HAVE BEEN TO THE CROSS, (so to speak,) and know Jesus as their sacrificial Lamb
for their sins.
Romans 3:25 John 1:29
The spirit of man is dead, until those who believe in this initial work (that is the work of the cross), after which GOD THE FATHER places in the spirit of man, THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON. THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, which then brings mans spirit to life. Romans 8:9-10, Galatians 4:6
Even now when a man HAS HIS SPIRIT ALIVE because …..the Spirit of Christ dwells in his spirit, THIS DOES NOT give ENTRANCE to the REALM OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD, which happens ONLY THROUGH BAPTISM with Holy Spirit.
N.B. The position in Romans 8:11, Col. 1:28, John 1:33 and John 3:3-8 are not yet entered into because it is ONLY THROUGH BAPTISM with Holy Spirit that this work is accomplished.
The PROMISES OF ALL GOD’S WRITTEN WORD are CONDITIONAL. Fulfil God’s conditions THEN YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE PROMISES. A person can speak out the PROMISES OF GOD, and believe they have them, but until the CONDITIONS ARE FULFILLED AS LAID DOWN BY GOD the promises CANNOT AND SHALL NOT BE FULFILLED EVEN THOUGH THE WORDS ARE IN THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD. eg Galatians 3:14
JESUS' WORDS TO SATAN Luke 4:1-13
Jesus quoted the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, that WAS APPLICABLE, HE KNEW THAT THEY WERE TRUE. It was not something HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE COME TO PASS JUST BECAUSE HE HAD SAID THEM.
He knew already the TRUTH because he had experienced it: He had been Baptised with Holy Spirit himself and was in constant communication with God his Father. John 10:38
Man does not live on bread alone (Jesus, John
but by every Word that proceeds
from the mouth of God Himself.
“Worship the LORD your God and SERVE HIM ONLY.”
This is the purpose of the coming of Jesus as Son of Man. And the reason why the “MESSAGE” or
“SEED” must be preached - to bring mankind back to their CREATOR. John 14:6
And to save them from the ETERNAL consequence of DEATH. Revelation 20:14-15
To take us out of DEATH and its LAWS and INTO LIFE, Rom. 6:3-14 IN THIS LIFE.
Jesus knew WHAT THE CALLING HIS FATHER HAD ORDAINED FOR HIM WAS.
He knew he WAS THE SON OF GOD. He didn’t HAVE TO PROVE IT.
“Do NOT put the LORD your God to the test.”
(he is speaking about God not himself.)
We may SPEAK THE PROMISES OF THE WORD OF GOD, but UNLESS we are fulfilling THE CONDITIONS (REMEMBERING WE MUST FULFIL THE CONDITIONS OF GOD), AND KNOW THAT WHAT WE ARE BELIEVING FOR IS BECAUSE GOD HAS SAID this to us. Otherwise IF WE DO NOT, THEN IT CAN BE SAID THAT WE ARE TESTING GOD.
It is the WILL OF GOD THAT WE MUST DO as Jesus did. Matthew 7:21-23
The SEED IS THE MESSAGE OF “THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.”
THE WAY OF SALVATION.
In Matthew 13
The Word of God speaks of “THE SEED” AS THE MESSAGE OF GOD, in relation to the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and HOW TO BE SAVED, TO ENTER IT.
It is RECEIVED AS “A SEED”, IT IS “THE SEED” and ONLY WHEN FULLY RECEIVED AND OBEYED (the message or seed), that the LAW OF THE SEED is ABLE TO bring forth FRUIT. It grows and grows, having THE FULLNESS OF WHAT THE SEED PROMISED.
We are to receive FOR OURSELVES THE WORD OF GOD, and to know ---- THAT GOD’S PROMISES ARE TRUE. “THE SEED” in Matthew 13 is speaking of “The Message of Salvation according to the Word of God.” IT’S TRUE.
God wants to tell us what we are to do, and we are to ASK OF HIM ALL THINGS. Then we shall know His Will and we shall ask according to His Will. Whatever is God’s Will and His purposes WE KNOW SHALL COME TO PASS, FOR HE CONTINUES TO SPEAK IT, AND HE SHALL DO IT.
John 16:23-28 Romans 8:26-27
THE PROMISE OF GOD IS FOUND IN THE NEW COVENANT. Jeremiah 31:33-34
This shall be possible for all those who have been Baptised with Holy Spirit and it is the requirement of God that all who are so Baptised DO HIS WILL, and be TAUGHT BY GOD HIMSELF.
1 Corinthians 2:10 John 16:13-15
No matter HOW MUCH OF THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD IS PREACHED OR SPOKEN OUT (even if it is TRUTH) it is GOD HIMSELF THAT SHALL TEACH TRUTH AND THIS TO THOSE WHO KNOW HIM AS GOD ALONE and this is the PURPOSE OF THE SEED, THE MESSAGE of SALVATION.
God as the SPIRIT OF TRUTH….CONVICTS OF SIN, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUDGMENT. John 16:8-11
God as the Spirit of Truth leads us INTO ALL TRUTH. (as we obey ‘THE SEED’)
THE SEED SPOKEN AS TRUTH.
The Seed is THE MESSAGE OF GOD, WHICH IS TRUE. IT IS TO BE ‘PREACHED’. Mark 16:15
As it is PREACHED THIS IS CALLED ‘Sowing the SEED’. To bring forth men who shall be called Sons of God. They are known as good seed.
It is TRUTH but only as it is FULLY
OBEYED SHALL IT BECOME TRUE and the promises FULFILLED BECAUSE THE
CONDITIONS ARE FULFILLED.
God’s conditions for “BEING SAVED”.
THE ‘TYPES’ OF HEARERS IN THE WORLD.
EVEN THOSE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND CHURCH, THE SAME ‘TYPE’ OF HEARERS, CAN BE SAID TO BE PRESENT.
(note: To be a ‘TYPE’ OF HEARER DOES NOT MEAN THAT IS WHAT A PERSON MUST STAY. He can be PRAYED FOR, so that a man WHO CANNOT UNDERSTAND can be set free from bondages so that he can believe.) And this applies to the other types of ‘HEARERS’ as well.
THE SEED OR MESSAGE WHEN PREACHED OR SPOKEN shall RECEIVE ONE OF SEVERAL REACTIONS TO IT. See Matthew 13:3-9, for explanation 13:18-23.
THIS IS SPEAKING OF THE TYPES OF HEARERS.
THE MAN LIKE A PATH. HEARS but HAS NO UNDERSTANDING.
THE EVIL ONE TAKES THE SEED that WAS SOWN IN HIS MIND. (heart)
THE MAN LIKE A ROCKY PLACE. HEARS AND RECEIVES WITH JOY but
THERE IS NO ROOT THEREFORE NO FRUIT.
WHEN TROUBLE COMES BECAUSE OF THE WORD, HE QUICKLY FALLS AWAY.
THE MAN LIKE A THORNY PADDOCK. HEARS THE WORD but
THE WORRIES OF LIFE, THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES, CHOKES IT.
He is a thorny paddock dry and
unwatered because of unbelief, which prevents the seed being fruitful.
THE MAN WHO IS LIKENED TO BEING GOOD SOIL
becomes the GOOD SEED HE HEARS
HE UNDERSTANDS THE MESSAGE
OBEYS THE CONDITIONS OF THE WORD
GOES ON TO SEE THE FULL GROWTH OF THE SEED
THE GOOD SEED BECOMES THE MESSAGE.
HE IS CALLED THE GOOD SEED, WHAT the SEED OR MESSAGE THAT HAS BEGUN IN HIM MUST GO ON TO BE COMPLETELY FULFILLED IN HIM SO THAT THE WORK OF THE SEED IS ACCOMPLISHED IN THE MAN. TO GROW UP TO BE WHAT THE SEED OR MESSAGE SAYS he is to be. THAT IS, to become a Son of God through Baptism with Holy Spirit. HE SHALL ALSO PREACH WHAT HE HAS KNOWN AND BECOME LIKE THE ONES THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD PROTECTS AND SPEAKS OF ‘AS THOSE ONES WHO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND HIS SON’. 1 John 1:3
Jesus said to them (us) "Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the Kingdom of HEAVEN is like an owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom NEW TREASURES AS WELL AS OLD."
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