Chapter 15



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(Mark 4:13-15)  And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word [of God].  And these are they by the way side [Gk: road side] [the side of the road], where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan [the fowls, the wicked one, the fowls of the air, the devil] cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts [“lest they should believe and be saved” Luke 8:12]

(Mark 4:16,17)  And these are they likewise which are sown on stony [Gk: rocky] ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness [Gk: cheerfulness, delight: joy]; And have no root in themselves, and so endure [the presence of the Word of God, Jesus Christ: John 1:14] but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution [by people and by fallen angels, demons] ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended [“and in time of temptation fall away” Luke 8:13].  

(Mark 4:18,19)  And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares [Gk: distractions] of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches [demons inside us and inside other people lie and deceive us by waving riches in front of us as the key to happiness], and the lusts of other things [wine, women, and song, etc.] entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful [Gk: barren, without fruit]

(Mark 4:20)  And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Commentary: Unquestionably, God’s intention is for the born-again child of God to be field-trained to learn to think and act like Him, like Father God, not immediately, but progressively as the child (stem of wheat) grows up and matures from babe to adult (1). Father God is “the husbandman” (2). “The seed is the word of God” (3) which is sown into the field of your heart. The Spiritual Farmer first prepares the field for the planting of a good crop of godly thoughts, by removing as many stones and thorns (evil thoughts) as feasibly possible. By analogy, preparing the field for planting is like training recruits in a military boot camp wherein those in authority initially strip you and shave you of all your old covering, discarding all the old worthless (syn: valueless, useless, rubbish) “baggage,” and then seed you with new clothes and new thoughts, i.e., a new outer covering and a new inner filling. In the Old Testament the new outer covering was typified by the metal gold, representing the purity of God, as exemplified in the table of showbread, the golden candlestick, altar of incense, ark of the covenant, and the mercy seat. In the New Testament the new outer covering is symbolized by both the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and the white robe of righteousness. In the Old Testament the new inner filling was typified and foreshadowed by manna (Jesus Christ) from heaven, and water (the Holy Spirit) from the Rock which figuratively followed the Israelites in the wilderness (1 Cor 10:3,4), both of which filled temporarily, but neither of which were permanent. In the New Testament the new inner filling is the fulfillment or antitype of both the Old Testament typifications of manna and water, namely, the thoughts of God, which are permanent and eternal (4) revelations.

1.       (Prov 22:6)  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

2.       (John 15:1)  I [Jesus Christ] am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman [Gk: farmer].

3.       (Luke 8:11)  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

4.       (Rom 11:29)  For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance [Gk: irrevocable].


Commentary: In the field of your heart-mind, stony ground “strong holds” (2 Cor 10:4) and among thorns represent evil thoughts, fallen angels, but how does one remove evil thoughts, fallen angels, from the mind?? We don’t, God does. However, one must be willing to intelligently reconsider one’s existing thoughts in the light of the authority of new evidence, that is, in the illuminating Light of God’s Word, God’s good thoughts, God’s Holy thoughts, the Holy Bible (1). One must willingly take in God’s good Holy angels, God’s new thoughts, through the eye and ear gates, and then assimilate, embrace, and integrate the new thoughts in harmonious agreement and accord with the higher thoughts of the God (2), by either correcting or discarding altogether the old evil thoughts, and thereby to think differently about all things, as a new creature in Christ Jesus, to think like Christ Jesus, to think like God, i.e., no fallen angels in heaven; ultimately, no fallen angels in you.

1.       (Psa 119:105)  NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

2.       (Isa 55:6-9)  Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man [forsake] his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts [higher] than your thoughts.


Commentary: The ministry of John the Baptist, who was the forerunner of Jesus Christ (1), is the ministry of repentance (2) to prepare us for the salvation of the Lord. Repentance comes before salvation, like plowing the field to break up the ground comes before planting the seed. Repentance precedes salvation, and is effected through the EXTERNAL convicting pressure of the Holy Spirit who is physically symbolized by the water pressure in the air which completely surrounds us. As we hear the word of God, the spiritual pressure of the Holy Spirit urges us to reconsider our thoughts, and start to think differently in compliance and conformity with God’s thoughts, about the removal of the more perceptible stones or thorns resident in our mind, which are the physical representations of our sinful thoughts.

1.       (Mal 3:1)  Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

2.       repentance = Gk: to think differently, to reconsider.


Commentary: All evil thoughts originate from Lucifer-Satan. His evil thoughts “enter in” (1) to us through our eye and ear gates in the form of messages, both pictorial and wordage. Stony ground strong holds, castles, fortresses, are composites or companies of thoughts; thorns are individual thoughts. Messages are thoughts sent into us, either by God or Satan. Evil messages are the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil seeded within the battle-field of our mind. Satan’s army of messengers are the fruits-seeds of that evil tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which we call fallen angels, fruit that has fallen from that tree, unclean spirits, devils, and demons. God’s Army of messengers are the fruit of the Tree of Life known by us as God’s Holy angels (2,3).

1.       (Mark 4:18,19)  And these are they [Words] which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares [Gk: distractions] of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in [to you], choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful [Gk: baren: without fruit].

2.       angel = Heb: mal'ak, mal-awk'; meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; spec. of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher):--ambassador, angel, king, messenger.

3.       angel = Gk: aggelos, ang'-el-os; (to bring tidings); a messenger; esp. an "angel"; by impl. a pastor:--angel, messenger.


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