I will be the first to admit that I have sowed so many evil seeds. Not even being aware of it, but while I was blinded by my own evil desires and lusts I would sow so many things that would come back to show it later. I have only been submitting to the Lordship of Christ for a little over a year, but it has been the urge to learn God’s word over a four year period that has brought the fullness of understanding in it all. I still struggle with sowing and in the fact I still wrestle with letting go of things. My pride is there in ways I can’t see and I can only ask the Father to tare this down a little more every day. What most people don’t understand is that Yahweh is so faithful to His ways and that He displayed in the fact that He sowed His own Son. God’s predestined plan was to create us in His image. When sin entered the world we fell from the presence of the mighty creator and it would take a redeemer for this to be set right. Under the law it could never be obtainable to reach true redemption because our hearts were truly never connected to God, it was just the physical that was atoned. God is so amazing and in this amazing grace He wants a family. So God sowed His first begotten Son so that in planting this seed it would create a harvest of people that could spiritually connect to what was lost in the first garden. Awesome right!!!!!!!!! See what most people have a hard time with is the fact that this truth pertains to each individual who believes with their heart. Look at the problem the people had from the hometown of our savior.
John 1:43-51: 43 The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow Me.”
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
46 Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”
48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
49 Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.”
50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”
51 And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
Look at the way a doubting heart can set us back from the faith we need to hear our hearts. In verse 46 Nathanael can’t believe that anything good could come from a place that the world has made people believe is shameful. Nazareth was not full of religious people that were acknowledged for their works in men’s eyes. That is our problem most times because we have allowed the world to show us the standard through the cultures we produce. In the days of Jesus the religion was just as bad as the days we live in. Jesus told us it would get even worse as time went on, and that even under His name the evil would nest in the branches so as to keep us divided. Denomination means “division” go figure. Look at the words of our savior!
Mark 4:30-34: 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.
If one wants answers then God’s word always explains itself. Jesus was explaining that He was the seed that would be sowed and through His death it would start in one little spot of this world and would become the largest tree on this earth. Look at how many different divisions/denominations there are that claim to know our savior. Birds represent demons and the evil of this world. Judgement and that which is not wrapped in God’s love causes division in so many ways but is wrapped in darkness disguised as light just as Satan has always done.
Genesis 1:21- God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Before the sin entered the world all things were good. It was after the fact that Satan, who was already cursed, singled out the one we call Eve that the demons were able to assault us. If you read the Genesis account carefully then you can see that Adam was the one who named Eve after the fall, and before that Adam considered her to be of one flesh. We leave our own loved ones at the mercy of God when we allow the evil to persuade us that we are on our own. We should all love as one so that we radiate the grace of God then people won’t have to be at the mercy of God. Mercy is given when we do something outside of grace and when we deserve death it is the mercy of God that says otherwise. Grace is the gift of God that is unearned and in this we get to experience this grace on a daily basis when we stay in the presence of God. It is grace that allows us to function and to grow in our faith. It is God’s grace that gives me these words to help edify His Kingdom. If one isn’t under grace then they will not understand these words the same because they are still under the mercy of God. They get defensive and think that they are being judged still. There is no condemnation under the grace of God that is what Jesus died to take away.
Mark 10:33- saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles.
Jesus knew that one without His God was a Gentile, as the word Gentile means “one without God”. So of course they would crucify the Son of man because they didn’t, and couldn’t see that He was also the Son of the one and only God.
Romans 8:1-8: 1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,
4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,
8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Knowing about this God only leaves you a Gentile and knowing this God personally allows you to be a Jew, which Jew means “one chosen by God”. It is only because of our savior that the whole world would have the chance to hear this good news. It doesn’t matter where you were born or what you have done. Believing is the start and then growing is up to the individual. For us who know of these truths we have to do all we can to let our light shine as Jesus did so that those who don’t know will have the chance to know. If we don’t wake up every day knowing that this is a war raging in the unseen then we will just seek our own selfish desires. This is hard and I know firsthand because I battle with what to do at times as I don’t want to harm the name of my God or His Christ any more than the religion of this world has already done. Being aware is so important and that is what the Holy (set apart) Spirit does for us if we just trust the God who controls this Spirit. Jesus gives us plenty of tools and the words we read can only work through us when we have undoubting faith.