Updated: Apr 21, 2020
The Holy Spirit is an amazing gift from the living God! Billions have lived since the very first day the Holy Spirit was sent on that day of Pentecost almost 2,000 years ago! There have been many lies, many half-truths, and so many false doctrines that have confused the masses of people over this time! The beauty of the love of the Father is that we were given the tools we needed because of the teaching and witness of His Christ who was and is Jesus of Nazareth! All the teaching we have in the average Holy Bible is more than enough to take part of the love of the Father through His Son Jesus! There are many evil demons out there that are trying to confuse people in so many ways but the one thing that evil can never confuse is the true power of the Holy Spirit! That is because of the life of Jesus! Evil will tell you this name came from the name Zeus in the Greek and so on but the one thing that can flatten the lies real quick is that ain’t no body been killed in the name of Zeus! Look what the person of Jesus told us!
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
19 “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
23 “He who hates Me hates My Father also.
24 “If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well.
25 “But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
14 “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
There is only one person that is hated by all other religions and that is the name Jesus or in Hebrew Yeshua! I wrote a blog called “The World’s Savior” which goes into further detail about this lie and clarifies it further! The great thing about what Yahweh (God) did through His Christ (anointed one), His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, was that the connection that was given to the ones who truly believed in His name! You have to realize that no matter what it is you see or do after you truly receive what Jesus did in your heart is always verified by the Holy Spirit in you! Ask yourself this question! Can I honestly stand on the truth of Christ all the way to my death if needed? What I mean by this question is that the ones who walked with Jesus and then was sent divinely from Jesus all went to their deaths for the name of the one who gave His life for them! Would you die for a lie? If you saw the things that they claimed they saw in the New Testament would you be able to just sit idle going to a building once a week? The reality of this world is filled with lies and no matter where you go you are surrounded by them because the word of God straight tells us who’s this world is at the moment!
1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
The war has been raging since the day Adam and the woman were kicked out of the Garden of Eden (perfection). The one who aims to deceive us all has did everything he can to cause you and I to believe anything other than what the Bible says! Now for those who are young in the Spirit it is so important that you seek the word of God from the heart not just the mind! Jesus died so that we would no longer have to be deceived in the mind but if we do not truly believe and meditate (pray) with the Father personally then we can be so deceived in many things! When I go to the building where I worship at for instance, it isn’t the pastor I am there for, it is the words being spoken that I am there for! The love of the Father and His Christ are always present when the truth is present! There are many different ways to proclaim the Gospel (good news) of Jesus the Christ but there is only one Spirit that will accompany the truth! This leaves all other spirits trembling in the heavens and on earth! This gift of love and clarity was only possible because of the life of Jesus! If Jesus was just some ordinary man than when He died on that cross it would have been the end of what He claimed to be! There have been many who have deceived this world such as Muhammad, Buddha, and those in Hinduism for a few that have been led astray by lies of satan himself! The truth is they are all of evil works so that these people will never understand the real truth. For those of us who learn from the Holy Spirit we know that there is no alternative and there is no other way! The conviction of what God does in us is a good thing and we who get this should seek this daily! It is the Holy Spirit alone that teaches us the real truth! I am not saying that we can’t learn head knowledge from others but it should be the one on one time with the living God that answers all questions! If we just listen to head knowledge and never let the truth sink in to the heart then we are open for the lies and deception of evil anywhere we go!
31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;
32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.
35 “The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever.
36 “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
37 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
38 “I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father.”
39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.
40 “But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.
41 “You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.”
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.
43 “Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.
44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
45 “But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
46 “Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
47 “He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”
48 The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
50 “But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.
51 “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.”
52 The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of death.’
53 “Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?”
54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’;
55 and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.
56 “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”
57 So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”
59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
See being a Christian is not a religion, it is a relationship with God through the Holy Spirit because of what His Son Jesus did for us on that cross at Calvary! In the end days we were told that knowledge would increase. I dare you who are skeptical about the truth of Jesus, to just go prove that Jesus didn’t rise from that grave three days after His death! See Jesus dying on the cross was the first step to truth! It paid the price that no man, woman, or child could ever pay! The truth is though that if it would had stopped there at the death of Christ and there was no resurrection then Jesus would had been just another man! The truth is that Jesus did rise from that grave! Now in this modern day of technology we have all the answers people need to allow them to weigh the evidence for themselves. This is just one more example of the mercy of Yahweh (God). He wants people to wake up from the hold evil has on them! The sad part is that so many people who claim to be a Christian still haven’t really became a Christian! Christ means “anointed one” and the “ian” on the back of the word Christian means “to belong to” or “specialize in”! So in reality it is those who walk with Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit that specialize in belonging to the anointed one! Jesus told us that His words would branch out and that demons would nest in the branches one day so as to steal the word of God from us!
30 And He said, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?
31 “It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,
32 yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that the birds of the air can nest under its shade.”
33 With many such parables He was speaking the word to them, so far as they were able to hear it;
34 and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
Birds represent demons in the word of God several different times! The prince of the air is the one the demons are led by! The spirit that was sent on that day at Pentecost was sent so that we would know the truth no matter what the doctrine of man would say to us! We can know that the words of Jesus and the Father are true without a doubt! Where there is love and peace the love of Christ is present and that should be the first sign we look for when we don’t or can’t understand! The world offers love but it is a false love that always ends in destruction of some kind. You have to personally invite the Holy Spirit in by believing in Jesus first! If you don’t accept Jesus then you will never understand the real truth! It is not opened to those who deny the name of the Christ of the living God! Learning about Jesus and filling your mind with the teachings of Jesus can only leave you in the dark if you never truly accept Jesus in your heart for who He truly is! This parable above in Mark was mentioned after the parable of the sower in the same chapter number 4 in Mark! We also see the parable of the sower in Matthew 13 which in both of them you can get a deeper revelation than in Luke 8! They all teach the same truth in different ways on the same Testimony of how they saw it!
Jesus Teaches in Parables
1 That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.
2 And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.
3 And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow;
4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
5 “Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
6 “But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 “Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
8 “And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
9 “He who has ears, let him hear.”
10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”
11 Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
12 “For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.
13 “Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
14 “In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,
‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand;
You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive;
15 For the heart of this people has become dull,
With their ears they scarcely hear,
And they have closed their eyes,
Otherwise they would see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart and return,
And I would heal them.’
16 “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
17 “For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
The Sower Explained
18 “Hear then the parable of the sower.
19 “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
20 “The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
22 “And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
23 “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”
The birds or demons are constantly waiting around for people who are about to turn from their wicked ways! We are all wicked and deserve death that is why the gift of God’s love through His Son is ever so more important than anyone thing you’ll ever encounter! The evil in this world knows this and seeks to disrupt this any way it can! Do you think that the demons are waiting around where Jesus is not present? I believe they are everywhere but the greatest threat to them is the truth of Jesus the Christ! To sit in a building hearing about Jesus is the start but if you don’t ever make that choice to deposit the truth in your heart then your mind is going to be that rocky ground that Jesus mentioned! Have you ever wondered why it is you go to hear the word of God but no matter what you do you can’t focus? Thoughts of what you need to get done at the house or work come in! Thoughts of being on the golf course the day before! Thoughts of what should I where next week to church or what will I do this next week! The list goes on and on but the reality of this fact is that it can be you and you alone that allows these things to stop! When you leave that building to go back into the world do you mediate on that word? Do you go open the word of God? Do you seek further guidance and truth in your life? If a person cannot get past their own mind to allow peace to take place in their hearts and seek the truth in them, then the truth of God’s word cannot take root in them! This is why Jesus told this to the woman at the well!
7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”
8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9 Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water?
12 “You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?”
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.”
16 He said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.”
17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’;
18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”
19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
20 “Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
22 “You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
24 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.”
26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
27 At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?”
28 So the woman left her water pot, and went into the city and said to the men,
29 “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?”
30 They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.
31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
33 So the disciples were saying to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?”
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
35 “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.
36 “Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
37 “For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’
38 “I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”
Verse 23 sums up the reality of true worship! If we can’t even be honest from within ourselves with God then what makes us think that our worship is not in vein when we go to the worship center? In the world’s eyes I was a messed up felon on drugs that would never amount to anything because of the mistakes I had made! The truth is though that it was all lies! It was that shame and guilt that evil makes us feel like shit about that actually proved to be my greatest moments in the eyes of God! How you wonder? It is because we all make mistakes no matter who we are! We all get deceived! Jesus told us even the elect would get deceived in these end days! Take the star that is on the flag of what we have been told is Israel! It is not the Star of David, David never had a star! It was the star Solomon had taken on when He went astray in pagan cultures and adopted things not of Yahweh! That star is a hexagram which is used in witchcraft and the occult all throughout time! Why do you thing Jesus told us this!
8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write:
The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:
9 ‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.’
For some of you this will make no sense, but for others you will get the urge to ague this inside and want to denounce any of the words I write! That is ok but before you do I suggest you allow God to have the last say in you! What I am getting at is that we all have shit in our lives that we are not proud of! It is our selfish pride that will keep us from the truth if we don’t confess this daily to the living God! Just because we have been taught that things are a certain way doesn’t make them real truth! That is why God did what He did through His Son so that we could have the truth through the Holy Spirit in this world! The things we see as shit is fertilizer to God if we are honest with Him in all things! This allows us to become humble in the Holy Spirit but also bold in the standard of God! We cannot accept gay marriage, but we can love the ones who are lied to about this evil! I can go down the list of what the evil has done to this world and the lies that have drowned our culture but it will do no good if you don’t personally want to face them! I am convicted daily of my mistakes and I thank God for this daily! I love Him and I love His Son! I love them in truth and in Spirit in a way that surpasses all this world has to offer! I look forward to the return of Jesus with excitement because it is the truth! I don’t care about my life here anymore! Of course I love life don’t get me wrong and I love meeting new people but this life is nothing compared to what is waiting for me! It is like comparing gold to dirt, there is no comparison right? The fact is people are scared to die because they are not truly 100% engaged with the one who created them! There are so many factors that weigh into each individuals circumstance in this world but no matter what those factors are there is only one true answer that is the beginning to the fix of all of them! That is Yahweh’s (God’s) gift of love given to this world through Jesus the Christ! It doesn’t matter what you have done or are going through now! Jesus is waiting for you to humble yourself and believe in Him! He is patiently waiting for you to truly want His teaching so that through the Holy Spirit you can prove your heart to the Father in all things! You can’t hide anything from them so why keep fighting! I constantly felt the weight of this world because I use to fight for all the wrong things in life! No matter what you do or say it will constantly feel like an uphill battle when you’re fighting for the wrong side! Let your heart be troubled no more and give it to the Christ of the living God! Let your truths be uncovered no matter what they are and seek the only truth that matters! When you truly begin this journey you will be attacked by satan and his goons! The deeper you go the deeper the attacks will get so don’t give up! This is a war not a country club people! We are in enemy territory so why even try and get comfortable here! They say home is where the heart is so ask yourself where your heart truly is, the world or in the word of God and the things that are to come! These days’ people just want to tell you about all the benefits that come from knowing Christ and leave out all the facts that come with it! Like persecution, spiritual warfare, being hated by this world, etc..! The people who walked with Jesus were trained by Jesus to cast out demons and heal the sick who were oppressed by evil! The depths of these people’s faith were the things Jesus addressed constantly so that when the time came they would understand what it was the Holy Spirit was to do in them! Private prayer time alone in the quite with the Father would strengthen the depths of their faith and equip their physical senses to know what it is the Father would tell them! Evil knows this better than anyone why do you think there is all this noise and chaos around us? Yahweh has told me to write many things but I do not want credit for any of these words I write! I could even be wrong in certain things I do write! The fact is that if I know that all truth comes from the Holy Spirit which came through Jesus and is all guided by the Father, and I make you think that it comes from me, then how true can it be? I am not the truth, the way, and life! Jesus is right! Taking what Jesus did for me and turning it in to my works is just a lie from satan himself! I love truth and I want to share truth with others no matter what it cost me! In the days ahead many will be tested in their faith! Those without the Holy Spirit will buckle because they fear the world instead of the God who created the world! They are trapped by the lies of evil and even many so called Christians will buckle under the pressure of this world! It is not a joke and isn’t for the faint of heart! I would suggest that you use this time now to really challenge the depths of your faith so that when the time comes you will know how to rely on the gift God gave us! It doesn’t take a genius to see the damage that is done by evil all around us! It does take fool to ignore it though! Why would Jesus be tested and then we who follow think that we are better than that! We are all tested and many of us just conform to the world while holding on to some idea that we are exempt from the evil that surrounds us! Of course we are protected but we are not exempt from it! The evil fought the Apostles all the way to their deaths for the truth they spoke! Let today be the day we challenge our hearts before the living God so that we too can have the chance to die for the one who gave His life for us all! This world is nothing like it seems brothers and sisters which what else should we expect from the father of lies! The one thing that cannot and will never change is the truth that each individual believer has within each one of us, the Holy Spirit is proof enough that God exist! Once you get to know the living God through the Holy Spirit you will know you need nothing else! Of course we never neglect being around others who want the same truth or deny sharing this truth with the world! In time this Spirit burns away who the world made you think you were. It teaches you what it is that truly matters and guides you towards who God created you to be! When I write I use exclamation points a lot and that is because I live in excitement for what it is God does in me and teaches me! Jesus loves you and He wants you all to know Him and the Father via the Holy Spirit but this all comes down to you personally! Do you believe Jesus is the Gift of Love that He says He is? Don’t wait to answer this any longer because time is short no matter what you choose to believe! These days’ people want to live life in the parameter that best fits what they want! I guess it just comes down to what it is you truly do want! May Yahweh Bless you and His Christ guide your steps in these days ahead!