THE RHEMA (REVELATION) OF THE PARABLE:
BELIEVE AND BE SAVED
12-22-19 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.
God is Thought. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines,
our building blocks, our Godly thoughts laid one upon another, ascending into the mind of Christ.
(Luk 8:1-3) And it came to pass afterward, that he [Jesus] went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings [Gk: to announce good news (evangelize): preach (the gospel)] of the kingdom of God [also called interchangeably “the kingdom of heaven” by Jesus]: and the twelve [disciples] were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities [Gk: sicknesses], Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance [Gk: property or possessions].
THE LOGOS OF THE PARABLE:
A SOWER SOWETH HIS SEED
(Luk 8:4-8) And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him [to Jesus] out of every city, he spake by a parable : A sower [farmer] went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side [Gk: road side]; and it was trodden down [Gk: trampled down; rejected with disdain] , and the fowls of the air [devils, demons, unclean spirits, fallen angels] devoured it. And some fell upon a rock [i.e., a hard heart] ; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away [Gk: to desiccate, shriveled], because it lacked moisture [Gk: dampness] . And some fell among thorns [worldly distractions]; and the thorns sprang up with it [Gk: to grow jointly], and choked it [Gk: to stifle (by overgrowth) /// to throttle or strangle]. And other [seed (words)] fell on good ground, and sprang up [Gk: sprouted], and bare fruit an hundredfold [Gk: a hundred times] [multiplied]. And when he had said these things, he cried [in a loud emphatic voice], He that hath ears to hear [Gk: understand], let him hear [Gk: understand].
1. parable = Gk: a similitude; a fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral).
2. disdain = Dict: to regard or treat as unworthy or beneath one’s dignity; specifically, to refuse or reject with aloof contempt or scorn.
3. (Jer 23:29) Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer [Heb: to pound] that breaketh the rock [Heb: to be lofty; fig. (a fortress): strong hold] in pieces?
4. (Eph 5:26) That he [Christ Jesus] might sanctify [Gk: to make holy, purify or consecrate; venerate: hallow] and cleanse it [the church] with the washing of water by the word [Gk: rhema] [spiritual (revelations)] [i.e., the Bible],
a. (Rom 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word [Gk: rhema] [spiritual (revelations)] of God.
(Luk 8:9,10) And his disciples [Gk: learners, pupils (students)] asked him, saying, What might [the hidden meanings – the rhema, revelations of] this parable be? And he said, Unto you [unto believers] it is given to know [Gk: understand] the mysteries [Gk: secrets] of the kingdom of God [i.e., the kingdom of Heaven]: but to others [they are given] in parables; that seeing [seeing the logos, seeing the boxcars (the words)] they might not see [the real intended meaning hidden inside the boxcars, the rhema, revelations], and hearing they might not understand [the real intended meaning hidden inside the boxcars, the rhema, revelations].
THE RHEMA (REVELATION) OF THE PARABLE:
BELIEVE AND BE SAVED
(Luk 8:11,12) Now the parable is this: The seed is the word [Gk: logos; something said] [words containing hidden (encoded) meanings] of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil [“the fowls of the air” v.5], and taketh away [Gk: to lift; takes up: removes] the word [seeds] out of their hearts [Gk: the heart; fig. the thoughts or feelings (mind)], lest [unless, before] they should believe and be saved. [unsaved people]
1. (Luk 17:5,6) And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith [Gk: belief]. And the Lord said, If ye had faith [Gk: belief] as a grain of mustard seed [the smallest of seeds], ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
2. (John 6:28,29) Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him [Jesus Christ] whom he hath sent.
3. (John 14:12) Verily [truth], verily, I [Jesus Christ] say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [Gk: larger: more] works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
4. (Rom 10:17) So then faith [Gk: belief] cometh by hearing, and hearing by [of] the word [Gk: rhema] [spiritual (revelations)] of God [i.e., read the Bible].
(Luk 8:13) They on the rock [hard-hearted] are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root [i.e., no Jesus Christ: Rev 5:5; 22:16], which for a while believe, and in time of temptation [Gk: testing] fall away [Gk: remove, instigate to revolt; desert: withdraw self]. [unsaved people]
(Luk 8:14) And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked [Gk: strangled completely] with cares [Gk: distractions] and riches and pleasures [Gk: sensual delights; desire: lusts] of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection [Gk: to maturity; completion]. [saved people, sheep, support troops, Gideon’s 9,700 warriors]
(Luk 8:15) But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it [Gk: hold fast: keep (in memory), retain, seize on], and bring forth fruit with patience [Gk: cheerful (or hopeful) endurance: waiting]. [saved people, shepherds, combat troops, Gideon’s 300 warriors]