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Hello friends, we are now into our fourth week of study about what the apostle Peter said in 2 Peter 1:3, that God has given believers all things that pertain to life and godliness, and we have tied that truth with what Jesus said, that we should seek the kingdom of heaven (Matt 6 and Luke 12) and all of these things would be added unto us. The Lord was speaking of food, drink, and clothing, in that instance, but we see in John 10:10 that Jesus has come that we may have abundant life. We also learned from Col 1:13 that the Believer became a dual citizen of earth and heaven at the moment they believed in Jesus as the son of God, and we tied together how the Parable of the Sower is connected to seeking the kingdom of heaven.
We learned how sowing, or speaking, God’s word into our lives and the lives of others uses the faith principal that God uses, by calling things that be not as though they were (Rom 4:17).
Jesus said that understanding the Parable of the Sower, is necessary to understand all of the other parables. Putting the Parable of the Sower into action in your own life joins Peter’s statement which said that God has given believers all things that pertain to life and godliness, with Paul’s statement in Eph 1:3, that says that the Father has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Applying the principles of this parable into your daily life is necessary in calling things from the spiritual realm of heaven into this earthly realm.
By sowing God’s word, and believing in Him to provide, you are calling for the spiritual blessings God already has for you. As stated before, this is not magic, it is a Biblical principal, but it sounds pretty extreme wouldn’t you agree? Jesus had extreme teachings. He taught the people to love their enemies, to bless those who cursed them (that is a whole teaching itself) and other actions that were opposite of what seems like good logical thought, but we know the Bible is true and Jesus speaks the truth, because the Bible says Jesus is The Truth.
Just like with learning anything new, it takes practice to gain skill in sowing the word of God into your life (remember God is for you). The “natural” way to speak is to say what you have, that is what most folks have grown up with, and it has grown into a habit, and this habit of speaking what you have instead of speaking what God says you have is going to take time to change, but God graciously allows the choice to be yours.
The love of God, faith in God, knowledge of His word, and the fruit of the Spirit (Gal ch. 5) is helpful for success in being a word sower, but we all start where we are. If you do not know Jesus as your savior but would like to know him, your faith, by believing that Jesus is the son of God, will invite the Holy Spirit of God to live in your heart, because it is in your heart that you believe that Jesus is the son of God. God’s gift of his word is for His children to use while we are on this earth and after we get to heaven, and there is a single word that will help you make the successful transition to becoming a mature Word sower; it is the word .. BUT…
When you catch yourself saying what you have (or who you were) instead of saying what God says you have, or who you are, this little word serves as a bridge to cross over from the earthy way of talking to the heavenly way of talking. For example, you may say, “I’m just an old sinner saved by grace…BUT…now I am the righteousness of God in Christ” (2 Cor 5:21). If you are a Believer you are not an old sinner, you are a new creature, totally new in your spirit- (we are made up of body, mind, and spirit), you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
Sowing the Word does not deny the reality of what is in this world, but God’s word will accomplish what he has intended it to do, (Isa 55:11) and when you begin to value God’s word above what your natural senses tell you, and you begin to sow God’s word into your life, mixed with your faith in Him, it will produce a crop.
Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.