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6-THE WORD

THE SOWER SOWS THE WORD
Mark 4:14-29; Luke 8:11-18; Mat. 13:18-35; (Gen. 15:1-21-the Covenant)

SUBJECT OF THE PARABLE IS THE WORD AND HOW TO USE IT TO PRODUCE.
A. Anyone that hears can produce.
B. Hearing the Word is mentioned ten times.

THE GROWING TIME, FROM PLANTING TO FULL GROWTH.
(Mark 4:26-32) And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; {27} And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. {28} For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. {29} But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. {30} And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? {31} It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: {32} But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
A. When we see our seed of success begin to grow, all of Satan's efforts are aimed at stopping the growing time.
B. A seed is much easier to pluck up than a full-grown tree with roots
(Pro 12:3) A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
C. The image of our redemption is in God; His Word builds that same image in us
{Gal 3:16-29} (Rom 8:29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
(Heb 1:3) Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
D. God sees the full tree
(Mk 4:31-32) It is like a grain of Mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: {32} But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
E. The disciples had no inner image of themselves commanding the wind and the sea –
Mark 4:40-41 WEB He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?"  41 They were greatly afraid, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

SATAN COMES IMMEDIATELY.
A. Why? To take away the Word in their hearts.
B. Five weapons he uses to choke the Word:
    1. Affliction.              
    2. Persecution.  
    3. Cares of this world
    4. Deceitfulness of riches.
    5. Lust of other things.
C. They have no root or no confidence in themselves as believers
(Pro 12:3 NAS) A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.

THE CARES OF THIS WORLD.
A. Care means:
mental suffering; grief; implies oppression of the mind, weighed down by responsibility or disquieted by apprehension.
    Synonyms: Concern, solicitude, anxiety, worry. 
    All mean a troubling and engrossing emotion or affair.
B. Greek word for care is merimna.
C. Care is a thorn
(Mat 13:22) "And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
D. Care chokes
(Luke 8:14) And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
(Luke 10:41) And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
(Luke 21:34) "But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
F. Paul was attacked daily by the care of all the churches
(2Cor 11:28) Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.

MEDITATION ON THE WORD BUILDS THE INNER IMAGE
(Josh 1:7-9) Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. {8} This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. {9} Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
A. When the Word is understood; the harvest is guaranteed, for we will act on the Word.
(Mark 4:21-22) And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? {22} For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
B. The Word is a living thing that produces after its own.
     1. Prophecy grows from the Word.
     2. Faith grows from the Word.
     3. Understanding grows from the Word.  
C. Without the Word, Satan will take away all our Christ–bought privileges such as healing, prosperity, etc.

WHEN THE WORD IS HEARD, RECEIVED, AND ACTED ON IT WILL PRODUCE ONE HUNDREDFOLD
(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.
A. The Word is powerful in covering the entire spectrum of human existence (spirit, soul and body)
(Heb 4:12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
B. The Word is the Sword of the Spirit, providing victory and protection
(Eph 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
C. God's Word will do and produce whatever God can do. God and His Word are one
(John 1:1-2) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. {2} The same was in the beginning with God.
(John 1:14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
D. Meditation builds a capacity for faith; acting on the Word builds faith.

ONE MAJOR REASON PEOPLE FIND IT HARD TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S WORD IS THAT THEY HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN THEIR OWN WORD ––
(Psa 15:4-5) In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. {5} He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

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