JESUS SHARES WITH the PEOPLE the “PARABLE of the SEED and the SOWER”

© Parable of the Sower

© Parable of the Seed and the Sower.

In this parable, Jesus spoke to the people in rhetoric/words they understood. But notice at the end of this parable, Jesus used a phrase – “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” which implied that spiritual FAITH had to be used to properly understand its meaning. (1)
(1) So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself). (Romans 10:17) AMP

The “Parable of the Seed and the Sower:”

Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 13:3-9) NKJV

JESUS INTERPOLATES the “PARABLE of the SEED and the SOWER” for HIS DISCIPLES/FOLLOWERS.

Jesus will interpolate the “Parable of the Seed and the Sower” to illustrate to us the correct way of viewing, discerning, and executing the spiritual supernatural message of salvation contained in all of His parables about the kingdom of God/heaven that is present on earth at this time. His interpolation of this parable reveals and contains the spiritual supernatural processes of justification, sanctification, eternal glorification, and eternal condemnation in the lives of all individual human beings who ever lived in the world past, present, and future. Listen to and discern Jesus’ explanation of why He spoke to the people in parables and the people’s inability to spiritually understand what He was sharing, (2) and then His interpolation of the parable to His disciples:
(2) “This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because having the power of seeing, they do not see; and having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand {comprehend its spiritual meaning}.
“In them indeed is the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive. For this nation’s heart has grown gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them.  [Isa 6:9, 10.]
“But blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear. Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men [men who were upright and in right standing with God] yearned to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” Matthew 13:13-17) AMP
“The Parable of the Sower Explained. (Mark 4:13-20; Luke 8:11-15) “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.” (Matthew 13:18-23) NKJV

The proper interpolation of this parable reveals God’s offering of His free gift of salvation to all peoples throughout the world. (3)
(3) For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior, Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.                                   (1 Timothy 2:3-4) AMP
(3a) He isn’t really being slow about his promised return, even though it sometimes seems that way. But he is waiting, for the good reason that he is not willing that any should perish, and he is giving more time for sinners to repent. (2 Peter 3:9) TLB
(3b) And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons.   (Acts 10:34) AMP
(3c) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) NKJV

The seeds represent the Gospel Message being sown into four different sets of people where the four spiritual supernatural processes will be revealed – justification, sanctification, eternal glorification, and/or eternal condemnation in their lives.

The first seeds represent the Gospel Message of salvation as being sown/introduced to the “hard headed” lost sinful man by the wayside of the world with its impenetrable hard packed dirt/sins. The birds represent Satan and his demonic fallen angels devouring the seeds (4) which represent the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ BEFORE it can take root in his life, thus he remains unsaved and an Unbeliever still walking with Satan, the “god of this world.” (5) He/she never really gave the Gospel Message a “second thought” and will be judged with eternal condemnation. (6)
(4) {You} Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. (1 Peter 5:8) AMP
(5)  So the Lord God said to the serpent {Satan}: “Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. (Genesis 3:14) NKJV Who is Satan going to eat/tempt?
(5a) Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. [1 Cor 15:45-49.] (Genesis 2:7) AMP
(5b) For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.                    (2 Corinthians 4:4) AMP
(5c) The thief {Satan} comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).          (John 10:10) AMP
(6) For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation–he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] (John 3:17-18) AMP

As a former farmer, the normal physical interpretation for the seed sown in the four different soil conditions in this parable is really quite easy to discern and understand, but the proper spiritual supernatural interpolation is diametrically different. While the peoples of the world sow seeds to produce grains, fruits, and vegetables, the seed/spiritual Message of the Gospel of the kingdom of God/heaven is also being sown into the people worldwide by True Believers using their testimony of God’s working in their lives. What we must understand is that in the proper spiritual supernatural interpolation of the parables, ALL unrepentant Unbelievers are not nor ever will be citizens of the kingdom of God/heaven. THIS IS IMPORTANT! (7)
(7) Remember that in those days you were living utterly apart from Christ; you were enemies of God’s children, and he had promised you no help. You were lost, without God, without hope. (Ephesians 2:12) TLB

In the spiritual supernatural interpolation of the seeds/Gospel Message sown on the stony places, Jesus’ hearers also knew what it meant to plant seed on thin stony soil. While there is some loose soil to cover and germinate the seed, there is not a sufficient balance of soil depth, adequate storage for water and nutrients for the seed to grow a root let alone mature to produce fruit with its seed. Its fate is sealed in that while it might spring to life, it will wither and die very quickly, because there is no root system formed to nurture this plant thus no seed bearing crop can be produced from the seed of its fruit!

The stony places represents the hard headed unsaved lost person/sinner – the Unbeliever who hears this Gospel message, takes it in but does not allow it to permanently penetrate their profane secular humanistic worldview. The seed/Gospel Message has germinated in their lives – they are “Born Again/”justified, but because they did not take the initiative nor have the desire to take the time to let it form a root system for its nourishment/spiritual foundation to pursue the process of sanctification, and because of the immediate trials and tribulations of life i.e. they did not go to church, go to Bible studies, read their Bible, pray to God, etc. thus they did not develop their rock solid foundation in Jesus Christ. (8) They did not grow and mature in the process of sanctification i.e. learning to live mature Christian lives that glorify their faith in Jesus Christ and the bearing of fruit that lasts, the winning of lost souls/sinners to and discipling them in Jesus Christ. (9)
(8) For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11) NKJV
(8a) But the firm foundation of (laid by) God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal (inscription): The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it. [Num 16:5; Isa 26:13.] (2 Timothy 2:19) AMP
(9) You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.        (John 15:16) NIV
(9a) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.   (Proverbs 11:30) NKJV
(9b) Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever. (Daniel 12:3) NKJV

The seed/Gospel Message of the kingdom of God/heaven germinated in this person’s life resulting in justification as a Believer, but they chose not to establish a spiritual foundation in Jesus Christ by participating for any length of time in the process of sanctification. (10) They are Make Believers! They remained babes in their faith and babes do NOT produce any fruit with its seeds i.e. they did not win lost souls/sinners to Jesus Christ as their Savior and disciple them to a true faith as Him becoming their Lord God and Master – they are unfruitful and will be judged with the Unbelievers. (11)
(10) “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for what it is); for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test and critically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done.
“If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product of his efforts whatever] survives [this test], he will get his reward. But if any person’s work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss [of it all, losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has passed] through fire.  [Job 23:10.]                       (1 Corinthians 3:11-15) AMP
(11) The True Vine. “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”  (John 15:1-2) NKJV
(11a) “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. (John 15:5-6) NKJV

These Make Believers would rather continue to follow the god of this world – Satan and the things of this world thus remaining unsaved in their profane secular humanistic worldview resulting in their eternal condemnation as an Unbeliever at their judgment because they blasphemed – denied and thwarted the work of God the Holy Spirit in their life! (12)
(12) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) NASU
(12a) And when He {God the Holy Spirit} has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (John 16:8) NKJV
(12b) For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God [acknowledge Him to His honor and to His praise].  [Isaiah 45:23.] And so each of us shall give an account of himself [give an answer in reference to judgment] to God. (Romans 14:11-12) AMP
(12c) “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.                    (Luke 12:10) NKJV

The next two parts of the spiritual supernatural interpolation of this parable are extremely important! They will expose God’s free gift of salvation with all four parts of its processes of justification, sanctification, eternal glorification, and/or condemnation being revealed and how they work.

The next area the seeds/Gospel Message was sown was among the thorns. Jesus’ hearers also knew what it meant to plant seed in good but poorly maintained soil. The soil was poorly maintained in that it was not cultivated/physically tended to remove the thorns which are weeds. Weeds are very prolific seed producing plants which are generally useless for food. They compete with the good seeds for light, water, and nutrients, and Jesus’ use of the word thorns indicates that these cohabitants of the worldwide field/kingdom of God/heaven are not easy plants to eradicate. And if the worldwide field/ kingdom of God/heaven is not properly and continually cultivated/physically tended to remove the thorns/weeds, they will eventually take over the worldwide field thus causing the seeds/Gospel Message to become impotent – not adequately producing the intended crop. Although it can look good for a short while, there was not enough light, water, and nutrients for BOTH the good seeds and the thorn/weed seeds to mature and produce a crop with its fruit and seeds. Ultimately, the thorn/weed plants will produce the vast majority of fruit with seeds – Unbelievers. THIS IS IMPORTANT!

The spiritual supernatural interpolation for the seed/Gospel Message of the kingdom of God/heaven being sown in a field full of thorns/weeds is indicative of the unsaved person who heard and received the Gospel Message – received justification as a Believer/became a “Born Again” Christian meaning he/she read their Bible daily, went to church, prayed, supposedly worked at all of the things that they should do as a Christian all the while working diligently in the process of sanctification and living a life that glorified their faith in Jesus Christ. He/she maybe even was “bearing fruit” – winning lost souls/sinners and discipling them in their faith to Jesus Christ. But something happened during God’s testing of them that caused them to stop going to church.

The DEFINITION of APOSTASY.

I am becoming increasingly aware of the apostasy – this falling away from Christ and His Church because of the God induced trials and tribulations. I am seeing this happening in my family and with some of my brothers and sisters in the church. The physical pressures of the world including the pleasure and delight and glamour and the deceitfulness of physical riches are choking their righteous heart causing them to suffocate the Word – the root/spiritual foundation of God’s teaching making it eternally unfruitful in their lives. They have walked away from their true faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master. They are in serious trouble with God! This process is called “apostasy – the renunciation of their faith in Jesus Christ.” Without repentance, they will be judged with the condemnation of Unbelievers. Don’t you fall into Satan’s trap that is ensnaring and destroying them! (13)
(13) He answered, Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be torn up by the roots.  [Isaiah 60:21.] Let them alone and disregard them; they are blind guides and teachers. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch. (Matthew 15:13-14) AMP
(13a) The thief {Satan} does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.      (John 10:10) NKJV

The definition for apostasy is, “a professed Christian who knowingly, willfully, and deliberately rejects the revealed truth about Jesus Christ and His teachings as found in God’s Word.” The act of apostasy is an act of blasphemy – the unpardonable sin against God the Holy Spirit. Apostates are professors of Jesus Christ as their Savior but not possessors of true salvation. The Saints in this portion of the parable are the very same Saints who were addressed in Matthew 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. [Ps 6:8.] AMP Why in the WORLD would He judge them as being Unbelievers?

In the words of another parable, they were living their lives trying to worship and serve two masters in the kingdom of God/Christ’s Bride Church, “No servant is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (riches, or anything in which you trust and on which you rely). Now the Pharisees, who were covetous and lovers of money, heard all these things [taken together], and they began to sneer at and ridicule and scoff at Him. But He said to them, You are the ones who declare yourselves just and upright before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted and highly thought of among men is detestable and abhorrent (an abomination) in the sight of God.”  [1 Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 21:2.] (Luke 16:13-15) AMP

This is the principle sin revealed in the parables – the allowing of the profane secular and material humanistic worldview and the love of the world and the things of the world to the point they become the “god/idol of one’s life” separating the Believer from maturing in their faith to developing a true spiritual worship and service of God leading to their having eternal life with Him. (14)
(14) Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. (1 John 2:15-17) AMP

Jesus says whatever the Make Believer has will be taken from them and given to the True Believers, and although they looked good for a while, Jesus said the Believer became apostate in their faith – they became a Make Believer! Because they had not stayed with and developed a rock solid foundation in Jesus Christ which caused them to stumble back into the sin of serving two masters – trying to serve and worship God while also worshiping and serving the idols/ riches of the world thus causing them to lose their salvation and falling back into eternal condemnation as an Unbeliever! (15)
(15) They shall cast their silver into the streets, and their gold shall be [discarded] like an unclean thing or rubbish; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord; they shall not satisfy their animal cravings nor fill their stomachs with them, for [wealth] has been the stumbling block of their iniquity. [Prov 11:4; Zeph 1:18.] (Ezekiel 7:19) AMP
(15a) Riches provide no security in any day of wrath and judgment, but righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) delivers from death. [Prov 10:2; Zeph 1:18.] (Proverbs 11:4) AMP

The seed/Gospel Message of the kingdom of God/heaven germinated in this person’s life resulting in justification as a Believer and the starting of the process of sanctification – living a life that is set apart from the world and exemplifies and glorifies their faith in Jesus Christ, and they quite possibly produced some lasting fruit with its seeds – they led some sinners to a faith in Jesus Christ. But because of their apostasy – their love of the world and the things of the world (16) in the latter part of their Christian walk, their lasting seed/work of winning of souls to Jesus Christ was not enough in and of itself for them to be saved and blessed with eternal life with God. One’s spiritual and supernatural faith – our heart and mindset must be pure as we do our predestined work for God! Each Saint must firmly stand in their true faith in Jesus Christ to the end of their life! (17) Each Saint will stand individually before Jesus Christ for judgment. (18)
(16) IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [Ps 110:1.] And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. (Colossians 3:1-2) AMP
(16a) Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. (Romans 12:2) AMP
(16b) In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God]. (Ephesians 2:2) AMP
(17) But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].        (Hebrews 11:6) AMP
(18) It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others. (Ephesians 2:10) TLB
(18a) For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm and unshaken to the end.                    (Hebrews 3:14) AMP
(18b) And you will be hated and detested by everybody for My name’s sake, but he who patiently perseveres and endures to the end will be saved (made a partaker of the salvation by Christ, and delivered from spiritual death). (Mark 13:13) AMP
(18c) For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,…. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth — those who have done good, to the resurrection of life {glorification}, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. (John 5:22, 28-29) NKJV

Jesus Christ will sort this out at judgment. (20) The potential also exists that the fruit the Make Believers/thorns produced are just like them! In their winning lost souls/sinners to Jesus Christ, they use teachings/doctrines that are different from the teachings/doctrines of Orthodox Christianity thus producing counterfeit Christians who will also be judged with the Unbelievers. (21) The example of this are the numerous cults who do NOT know and believe who the true Jesus Christ is as God the Son, the Son of Man, and as the Second Person of the Trinity. (22)
(20) For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]. (2 Corinthians 5:10) AMP
(21) You Will Know Them by Their Fruits (Matt 12:33; Luke 6:43-45) “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?  Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.   Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20) NKJV
(21a) Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh. (James 3:12) NKJV
(21b) “I am surprised and astonished that you are so quickly turning renegade and deserting Him Who invited and called you by the grace (unmerited favor) of Christ (the Messiah) [and that you are transferring your allegiance] to a different [even an opposition] gospel. Not that there is [or could be] any other [genuine Gospel], but there are [obviously] some who are troubling and disturbing and bewildering you [with a different kind of teaching which they offer as a gospel] and want to pervert and distort the Gospel of Christ (the Messiah) [into something which it absolutely is not].
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to and different from that which we preached to you, let him be accursed (anathema, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment)! As we said before, so I now say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel different from or contrary to that which you received [from us], let him be accursed (anathema, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment)!
“Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah). For I want you to know, brethren, that the Gospel which was proclaimed and made known by me is not man’s gospel [a human invention, according to or patterned after any human standard].  For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but [it came to me] through a [direct] revelation [given] by Jesus Christ (the Messiah).” (Galatians 1:6-12) AMP
(22) IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God Himself.  [Isa 9:6.] He was present originally with God {as God}. (John 1:1-2) AMP

As we continue with the last part of the interpolation of the “Parable of the Seed and the Sower,” let’s watch as the Scripture text reveals the eternal glorification of the Saint who produces fruit with seeds that lasts – uses his/her testimony to lead sinners to Jesus Christ not only as their Savior but also teaches them about Jesus Christ becoming their Lord God and Master. This is what one’s spiritual supernatural life and the works that it produces for the kingdom of God/heaven here on earth – Christ’s Bride Church are all about. (23)
(23) Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) AMP
(23a) That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. (Colossians 1:10) AMP

The True Believing Christian MUST be heavenly minded with a spiritual supernatural Biblical Christian Worldview to be partakers of eternal salvation! “The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.  [Genesis 2:7.] Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we {Born Again Adopted Children of God} and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven. But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God/heaven; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal).” (1 Corinthians 15:47-50) AMP

What is the spiritual supernatural interpolation of the fruit with its seeds produced by the person who received the Gospel Message and produced eternal seeds/lost souls/sinners now redeemed for the kingdom of God/heaven? Jesus’ hearers also knew what it meant to plant seed in good soil properly watered and physically tended using only natural, pure organic nutrients for maximum production. They knew what it meant to properly take care of their wheat seeds used for planting their fields. Each wheat seed can naturally reproduce a head of wheat with 30 to 60 wheat kernels/seeds. An ear of corn can contain 1000+ kernels/seeds.

The spiritual supernatural interpolation for the seed/Gospel Message of the kingdom of God/heaven is being sown on good soil is indicative of the unsaved person who heard and enthusiastically received the Gospel Message – now receiving instant justification and diligently began reading and studying their Bible, learning to pray, went to church, went to Bible studies, joined a prayer group, sang in the choir, diligently working on the process of sanctification in their faith as a peculiar Christian (24) – purposely pursuing the process of sanctification using pure spiritual Bible teachings – living a life that glorifies their faith in Jesus Christ and winning and discipling lost souls/sinners to Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “herefore by their fruits you will know them.” (Matthew 7:20) NKJV
(24) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14) KJV
(24a) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: (1 Peter 2:9) KJV

The True Believer must realize where our eternal spiritual citizenship is. That he/she is seated at the right hand of Jesus who is seated at the right hand of His Father on His throne in heaven NOW. (25) The True Believer must realize we are aliens here on earth and live our lives accordingly. (26)
(25) But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior, (Philippians 3:20) AMP
(25a) And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6-7) AMP
(26) Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. (1 Peter 2:11) NIV

Jesus also said that, “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you. (John 15:16) AMP Those of us who mature and grow to become True Believers in our faith in Jesus Christ will produce like fruit with its seeds – people forgiven of their sins each winning sinners to Christ and disciple them each some 100, 60, 30 souls thus resulting in our eternal glorification and eternal life with God. (27)
(27) Free from Indwelling Sin. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1) NKJV
(27a) Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. (Romans 8:30) NKJV

We all were Unbelievers at one time and then became Believers through our profession of faith in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. In the “Parable of the Seed and the Sower,” I exposed the two diametrically opposed bodies within The Christian Church – the True Believers in Jesus Christ representing Christ’s worldwide Bride Church with Its spiritual supernatural Biblical Christian Worldview, and the potential apostate Make Believers in Jesus Christ representing a worldwide church – the false whore church of Babylon with its profane secular humanistic worldview. I use the words “potentially apostate Make Believers” because they still have the opportunity to repent of their false faith. The worldwide false whore church of Babylon is depicted as sitting on the many oceans, seas, lakes, mountains, lands which I believe represents the seven continents of the world which provides habitation for the peoples. (28) Thus the false whore church of Babylon is intertwined in the worldwide Christian Church which will be discussed in the interpolation of the following “Parable of the Wheat and the Tares.”
(28) The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast. Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters {oceans, lakes, etc. The Earth is made up of 70% water.}.” (Revelation 17:1) NKJV
(28a) “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains {continents} on which the woman sits.” {The water and the mountains reveal the false whore church as being worldwide.} (Revelation 17:9) NKJV
(28b) And [the angel further] said to me, The waters that you observed, where the harlot is seated, are races and multitudes and nations and dialects (languages) {peoples of the world}. (Revelation 17:15) AMP
(28c) The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.  And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:4-5) NKJV

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