11-27-22 This message may be viewed live streaming video at youtube.com and tabernacleofmoses.org today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 thereafter. The video, audio, and study notes are archived.


(Rom 8:28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,

to them who are the called according to his purpose.



(Matt 13:1,2) The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat [in the then common teaching position] by the sea side [by the side near to the water of the sea of Galilee; the Holy Spirit and the Word of God are biblically symbolized by water]. And great multitudes [of people] were gathered together [on the dry land who were without the Holy Spirit] unto him, so that he went into a ship [into a vessel (a container) designed for plunging through the water, symbolic of the church (collectively), and of a saved person (individually)], and sat [and continued to teach, supported by the water of the Holy Spirit]; and the whole multitude stood on the [dry] shore. 


(Matt 13:3,4) And he spake many things unto them in parables [Gk: similitudes (symbolically), ficticious narratives (of common life conveying a moral)], saying, Behold, a sower [Gk: to scatter] [i.e., a farmer, a husbandman scattering] went forth to sow [His seed] [“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God” Luke 8:11]; And when he [Jesus Christ and we in Jesus; He in us and we in Him] sowed, some seeds fell by the way side [Gk: road: journey, highway], and the fowls [Gk: birds] [i.e., devils, demons, unclean spirits, fallen angels] came and devoured [Gk: to eat down] them [the seeds] up [completely].

1.    (Luke 8:12) lest they should believe and be saved

2.    (Matt 13:19) When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one [Satan and his fallen angel followers], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart [Gk: mind]. This is he which received seed by the way side



(Matt 13:5,6) Some [seed (words of God)] fell upon stony places [Gk: rock like] [hard-hearted places], where they had not much earth [not much thoughtfulness. These superficially experience adversities (hardships, difficulties, dangers, misfortunes) from the world and then do not learn to respond (overcome) those adversities in loving grace. To learn to love is why we have been chosen and sent here. Love is our only mode of escape from eternal damnation]: and forthwith [Gk: at once or soon] they sprung up, because they had no deepness [Gk: profundity: depth] of earth [thoughtfulness]: And when the sun was up [an allusion to the second coming of Jesus Christ in fire (2 Pet 3:7,12)], they were scorched [Gk: burned] [as unusable weeds (wastes) of the field]; and because they had no root [“I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” Rev 22:16], they withered away [Gk: to desiccate; shrivel: dry up]

1.    (Luke 8:13) “fall away” Gk: instigate to revolt, desert: depart, withdraw self.

2.    (Matt 13:20,21) But he that received the seed into stony 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, tripped up, stumbles; enticed to sin, apostasy or displeasure]



(Matt 13:7) And some [seed (words of God)] fell among thorns [among painful prickers]; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them [Gk: stifled (by drowning or overgrowth) /// strangled: take by the throat]

1.    (John 10:9) I [Jesus Christ] am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. [compare Rev 3:12]

2.    (Luke 8:14) “and bring no fruit to perfection” Gk: bear to completion (maturity).

3.    (Matt 13:22) He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care [Gk: distractions] of this world, and the deceitfulness [Gk: delusions] of riches, choke [Gk: strangle completely] the word, and he becometh [over a period of time] unfruitful [Gk: barren: without fruit]



(Matt 13:8,9) But other [seed (words of God)] fell into good [thoughtful] ground [Gk: beautiful; good (morally), valuable, virtuous: honest, worthy] [i.e., were converted], and brought forth [Gk: delivered] [(as the Bride of Christ carrying the seed of Jesus Christ (“The Word of God” Rev 19:13 & John 1:14) sown inside us, we are pregnant)] fruit [Gk: fruit (as plucked)], some an hundredfold [100 times what was sown], some sixtyfold [60 times what was sown], some thirtyfold [30 times what was sown]Who hath ears to hear [Gk: understand], let him  hear [Gk: understand]. 

1.    (Rev 3:12) Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. [compare John 10:9]

2.    (Luke 8:15) But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart [Gk: mind], having heard the word, keep [Gk: hold fast: possess, retain, seize on] it, and bring forth fruit with patience [Gk: endurance: waiting]

3.    (Matt 13:23) But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it [Gk: to put together, to comprehend: consider, be wise]; which also beareth fruit [Gk: is fertile], and bringeth forth [delivers: teaches, preaches, ministers], some an hundredfold [what they have learned], some sixty [fold, what they have learned], some thirty [fold, what they have learned]