THE KEY PARABLE IN THE BIBLE WHICH MAY BE USED TO UNLOCK “ALL
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KEYS OF INTERPRETATION
(Mat 13:18) Hear ye therefore the
parable [a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative (of common life
conveying a moral)] of the sower [to scatter /// to draw out]
[“Let there be light” (Gen 1:3) drawn out of darkness].
(Gen 1:1-3) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and
darkness was upon the face [anthropromorphism] of
the deep [Heb: an abyss (as a surging mass of water)]. And the
Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there
be light: and there was light.
= Heb: to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; fig. a
worthless thing; adv. in vain: confusion, empty place, (thing of)
nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
= Heb: (empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin.
= Heb: dark; fig. misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow,
Heb: illumination or luminary (in
every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.): bright,
clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.
(Mark 4:13,14) And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable?
and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the
word [Gk: logos].
(Luke 8:11) Now the parable is this: The seed [Gk: a
scattering (of seed)] is the word [Gk: logos] of God.
THE WAY SIDE
(Mat 13:19) When any one heareth the word
of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh
the wicked one [“the fowls” Mat 13:4; “the fowls of the air” Mark
4:4; Luke 8:5], and catcheth away that which was sown in his
heart [Gk: the heart, i.e. (fig.) the thoughts or feelings (the
mind)]. This is he which received seed by the way [Gk: road]
(Eph 2:2) Wherein in time past ye walked according to the
course [path, pattern] of this world [“be not conformed
to this world” Rom 12:2], according to the prince of the power of
the air [“the god of this world” 2 Cor 4:4], the spirit
[of Satan] that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
(Mark 4:15) And these are they by the way side, where the word is
sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and
taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
(Luke 8:12) Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh
the devil, and taketh away the word out of their
hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
(Mat 13:20,21) But he that received the
seed into stony [Gk: rocky] places, the same is he that
heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he
not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or
persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is
offended [Gk: ("scandalized"); entrapped, i.e. tripped up (fig.
stumble or enticed to sin, apostasy or displeasure): (make to) offend].
Jesus Christ is referred to as “a root of Jesse” (Isa 11:10; Rom
15:12); “the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David” (Rev 5:5);
“I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and
morning star” (Rev 22:16). Jesus Christ is the seed; the Holy Spirit is the
water. The seed of Jesus Christ, who is the seed of God and “the Word” of
God (John 1:14), that is sown into the heart (the mind). When He (the seed)
is accompanied by the water of the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:26), He will take
eternal root in the heart. However, there can be no root
taken unless “the Word” is accompanied by the interpretating Holy Spirit.
Thus, without the accompanying Holy Spirit, “the Word” of God (Jesus Christ)
is “foolishness” (1 Cor 2:14) unto the natural man. Many men
can and have read the “logos” Word as it is printed in the Bible, but
without the interpretation of that “logos” (seed) Word into the “rhema”
(fruit) Word by the indwelling Holy Spirit, it remains forever
“foolishness;” these hearers of the word have “no root,” become
“offended,” and “fall away” (Luke 8:13).
(Mark 4:16,17) And these are they likewise which are sown on stony
ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with
gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure
but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for
the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
(Luke 8:13) They on the rock are they, which, when they hear,
receive the word with joy; and these have no root,
which for a while believe, and in time of temptation [Gk:
testing] fall away [Gk: to remove, i.e. instigate to revolt.;
to desist, desert, etc.: depart, withdraw self].
AMONG THE THORNS
(Mat 13:22) He also that received seed
among [in the presence of] the thorns is he that heareth
the word; and the care [Gk: distractions] of this world,
and the deceitfulness [Gk: delusion] of riches,
choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
thorn = Dict: 1. a sharp excrescence (growth) on a plant, exp. a
sharp-pointed aborted branch; a prickle. 2. something that wounds, or
causes discomfort or annoyance.
choke = Gk: to strangle completely, i.e. to drown, or to crowd
/// & /// denoting union; i.e. by association, companionship /// &
/// to wheeze, i.e. to throttle or strangle (drown): take by the throat.
(Mark 4:18,19) And these are they which are sown among thorns; such
as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts [Gk: a longing (espec.
for what is forbidden)] of other things entering in
[either by invitation, or by penetration (rape)], choke the word,
and it becometh unfruitful [Gk: barren: without fruit].
(Luke 8:14) And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when
they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches
and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to
perfection [Gk: to completion (maturity)].
THE GOOD GROUND
(Mat 13:23) But he that received seed
into the good ground is he that heareth the word [Gk:
logos], and understandeth it; which also
[internally] beareth [Gk: to be fertile]
fruit [rhema], and bringeth forth [an
external sowing forth of the fruit as in teaching or preaching], some
an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
(Mark 4:20) And these are they which are sown on good ground; such
as hear the word, and receive it [Gk: delight in it], and
bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
(Luke 8:15) But that on the good ground are they, which in an
honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring
forth fruit with patience.
(Gen 2:15) And the LORD God took the man [Adam], and put him
into the garden of Eden to dress it [Heb: to work (in any
sense); by impl. to serve, till /// worship] and to keep it
[Heb: to hedge about, guard, protect: watch (man)].
NOT FRUIT (zero), FRUIT (30 fold), MORE
FRUIT (60 fold), MUCH FRUIT (100 fold)
(John 15:1-8) I am the true vine, and my
Father is the husbandman [Gk: farmer]. Every branch in
me that beareth not fruit [i.e., the way side,
stony places, among the thorns] he taketh away [to where?]:
and every branch that beareth fruit [the good ground],
he purgeth it [Gk: to cleanse, i.e. (spec.) to prune], that it
may bring forth more fruit [30 fold, 60 fold, 100 fold].
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me,
and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in
the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the
branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth
much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not
in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered [Gk:
desiccated; by impl. shriveled: dried up] [i.e., no Holy Spirit]; and
men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye
abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it
shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye
bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples [Gk: learners,
pupils /// understand].
A Man of God