Chapter 18



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(John 3:3)  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God [and “he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” John 3:5].

1.       (1 Pet 1:23)  Being born again, not of corruptible seed [Gk: decayed, perishable], but of incorruptible [Gk: undecaying, immortal], by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.


(Luke 8:4-8)  And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed (1) [What kind of seed did He sow? What kind of seed do you sow? He sowed God’s thoughts, and we sow our thoughts; but are our thoughts His thoughts?]: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down [Gk: to trample down; fig. to reject with disdain], and the fowls of the air devoured it [and the chief fallen angel Lucifer-Satan overcame, prevailed, got the victory]. And some fell upon a rock [a strong hold, a castle, a defensive thought fortress of fallen angels, unclean spirits, devils, demons]; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture [and the chief fallen angel Lucifer-Satan overcame, prevailed, got the victory]. And some fell among thorns [aggressive clusters of unclean thoughts, i.e., fallen angels]; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it [and the chief fallen angel Lucifer-Satan overcame, prevailed, got the victory]. And other fell on good ground [“in an honest and good heart” Luke 8:15], and sprang up, and bare fruit [for God, i.e., born again Christians] an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, Let him hear. (2)

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

2.       (Rom 10:17)  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

3.       Commentary: What happens to the seed-thoughts of God sown on each of the four types of soils, or the four types of people, and is that happenstance in each case good or evil? 1. by the way side = devoured it. 2. on a rock = it withered away. 3. among thorns = and choked it. 4. on good ground = and bare fruit. Who is saved, born again, and going to Heaven of these four types of soils, or four types of hearts? It is the seed of God alone which is sown into the soil of our heart that has the power to give spiritual rebirth, to re-generate, to quicken the spirit.

a.       (1 Cor 15:45)  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening [to (re-) vitalize:--make alive, give life] spirit [That’s our job - "Occupy till I come." Luke19:13].

4.       Commentary: Of all the soils, who do you suppose is saved and who do you suppose is not saved? Well, the first three soils had various negative detrimental harmful injurious things mentioned which can be associated with manifestations of Lucifer-Satan and his fallen angels, manifestations that prevailed over, overcame and conquered the seed, and therefore the seed produced no fruit in those soils; but, interestingly, no negative detrimental harmful injurious things are mentioned concerning the fourth soil. The implication being that these same negative harmful detrimental injurious demonic fallen angel presences were also active in the fourth soil, except in the case of the fourth soil they did not prevail, overcome or conquer that heart. In fact, the fourth soil of good ground was clearly identified by the label “good” (a value judgment) by Jesus Christ, thereby strongly implying that all three of the proceeding soils were “evil,” which is evidenced by the fact that they bore no fruit for God. May we point out that good ground is the only soil that bare fruit.

a.       (John 12:24)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn [Gk: a kernal of seed] of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die [to self, and live for Jesus], it bringeth forth much fruit.

b.       (John 15:5)  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.

c.       (John 15:8)  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bare much fruit [i.e., produce many born again Christians whose thoughts are God’s thoughts]; so shall ye be my disciples [Gk: learners, i.e. pupils] [students].

(Mark 16:15)  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world [Gk: kosmos; cosmos, universe], and preach the gospel [of God’s love] to every creature [i.e., sow the seed of Jesus Christ, the thoughts of God, into every creature, thereby producing… many born again Christians, much fruit].


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