Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | February 16, 2015

HARVEST: ONE HUNDRED FOLD

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. FOR IF THESE THINGS ARE YOURS AND ABOUND, YOU WILL BE NEITHER BARREN NOR UNFRUITFUL IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST” (2 Peter 1: 5-8).


“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).  “You will know them by their fruits…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 7:16-20).

“But the FRUIT of the SPIRIT is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another (Galatians 5: 22 – 6: 2).  Brethern, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.  Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”   “This is MY commandment, that you LOVE ONE ANOTHER as I have loved you…You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should GO AND BEAR FRUIT, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER” (John 15: 12-17).

“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold” (Luke 8: 5-8; Mark 10: 29, 30).

Are you hearing this as you read?   His disciples asked, ‘Why did You tell this story?’  He said, ‘You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom—you know how it works. There are others who need stories, but even with stories some of them aren’t going to get it:  their eyes are open but don’t see a thing, their ears are open but don’t hear a thing. This story is about some of those people.’  The seed is the Word of God. The seeds on the road are those who HEAR the Word, but no sooner do they hear it than the devil snatches it from them so they won’t believe and be saved. T he seeds in the gravel are those who HEAR with enthusiasm, but the enthusiasm doesn’t go very deep.  It’s only another fad and the moment there’s trouble it is gone.   The seed that fell in the weeds—well, these are the ones who HEAR, but the seed is crowded out by all the pleasures of the world they desire more.   But the seed sown in the good earth – these are the hearts who seize the word and hold on to it no matter what; sticking with it until there’s a harvest” (Luke 8: 9-15).

Sown Among Thorns When you read the parable closely, you will notice that THREE OUT OF EVERY FOUR people who heard the Gospel, basically TURNED IT DOWN.  At least three of this group had already received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were / are IN CHURCH!   I also believe that the majority of these people did not even KNOW that they turned it down!   Why?   Perhaps it was / is because so much of the Gospel preached is diluted so it is more pleasing to the people’s ears (tickling their ears) therefore, NO TRUTH is heard.   Perhaps it is falling on ears that have become deaf to the message of Christ and the voice of Holy Spirit due to hardness of heart.  

You also have to go a step further and think about adding this 75% to a world that makes no pretense of hearing the truth. That increases the numbers that are deceived by Satan’s lies to approximately 97% of the world’s population!  The truth is brothers and sisters, many of the 75% have simply “bought into seeking their own pleasure”, making “themselves” the IDOL in their lives (Deuteronomy 10: 16, 17; Ezekiel 28: 1-23; Luke 10: 18; John 12: 31)!

Matthew also writes his slant on the parable of the sower; however, in Matthew 13: 9 Jesus adds, “HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR!”  Friends, have you heard  these words spoken anywhere else?   Oh yes, Jesus spoke these words at the end of His address to the seven churches in Revelation chapters 3 and 4 as well…SEVEN illustrations of where believers stand right now in this very hour!   SEVEN TIMES JESUS TELLS THE CHURCH; “He who has an ear, LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAYS TO THE CHURCHES!”   I have heard many liken the church of Laodicea (Revelation 3: 14-22) to the church (body of Christ) of today, but I believe Jesus saw all the conditions as part and parcel of how the church of today appears.


“For if you carefully keep My commandments which I have commanded you—to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him; to love each other as I have loved you—THEN I WILL drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves. Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. No man or demon shall be able to stand against you; the LORD your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread. And I WILL rebuke the devourer for your sakes. He shall not destroy the fruits of your labor. You shall not lose what is meant for you. And you shall receive a hundredfold NOW, in this time!”


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