(Luke 8:10) And he said, Unto
you [the saved, born-again] it is
given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others [the
unsaved] in parables; that seeing they might not
see, and hearing they might not understand.
(Luke 8:11,12) Now the
parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side
[by the side of the road] are they that
hear; then cometh the devil [Satan, the fowls, the wicked one, the
fowls of the air], and taketh away the word out
of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
(Luke 8:13) They on the
rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these
have no root [because of the hardness, the resistance, of their
heart-mind], 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:--depart, draw away, refrain, withdraw self].
(Luke 8:14) And that which
fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth,
and are choked [Gk: strangled completely /// taken by the throat]
with cares [Gk: distractions]
and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to
perfection [Gk: to completion].
(Luke 8:15) But that on the
good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having
heard the word, keep it [Gk: to hold (fast):--have, keep (in
memory), possess, retain, seize on], and bring
forth fruit with patience.
DO WE GET RID OF THE EVIL THOUGHTS THAT ARE FALLEN ANGELS (MESSENGERS) WHO
HAVE TAKEN UP RESIDENCE IN OUR MINDS?
In the field of your heart-mind, the term stony ground,
which is synonymous with “strong holds” (1) and “on the
rock,” and the term among thorns represent evil thoughts, i.e., fallen
angels. Given the understanding and the choice, most folks would really
rather not walk around with fallen angels, demons, in their mind. But how does
one remove evil thoughts, fallen angels, from the mind? We
don’t, God does. However, in preparation for the wonderful work of
God’s Holy Spirit of exorcising (2) [syn: getting rid of,
getting free of, banishing, driving out, forcing out, expelling]
these evil thoughts (3), one must be willing
to intelligently reconsider (repent) 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 (4,5,6). 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 (7), by
either correcting partial truths or discarding altogether the old
evil thoughts, and thereby to think differently (repent)
about all things, as a new creature in Christ Jesus, to think like Christ
Jesus, to think like God. There are no fallen angels in the fullness of
the mind of Christ; there are no fallen angels in heaven; and
ultimately, there will be no fallen angels in you.
(2 Cor 10:4,5) (For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling
down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every
high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience [infers
something alive that has the power of disobedience]
strong holds = Gk: (mean. to fortify); a castle (fig.
exorcise = Dictionary: 1. to seek to expel (an evil spirit) by
adjuration or religious or solemn ceremonies. 2. to deliver (a person, place,
etc.) from evil spirits or malignant influences.