My qualifications! My highest qualification is in the bible!
1Cor 1v 27.
“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.
I AM A FOOLISH THING!
WE ARE NOT PLAYING CHURCH HERE PEOPLE.
NOT here to impress anyone
Not here to entertain anyone.
Not here to condemn anyone.
Not here to kill time.
Not here to play games.
We are here today to get real.
We are here to save lives.
We are here so the Spirit of the living God can speak to your heart through people like us.
The title of the message is THE PURPOSE IN THE PARABLE.
I want to share some kingdom mystery with you.
MATT 13 v10-11.
“And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
Parables have a purpose!
Say parables have a purpose.
Parables reveal mysteries.
Parables reveal mysteries of another kingdom.
The heavenly dimension.
It's a natural story that illustrates a spiritual truth.
DONT LOSE ME NOW!
You are a spirit that has a soul and live in a body.
Your spirit connects you to the spirit world.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Well GOD IS SPIRIT.
Jesus came to show us that you can as a natural person be connected to a supernatural God.
HOW CAN YOU SAY THIS ?
Glad you asked.
Jesus says in JOHN 5v 19.
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
JESUS had a supernatural connection with God.
YOU CAN HAVE A SUPERNATURAL GOD CONNECT TOO!
CAN WE GO A LITTLE DEEPER?
Let us break open a parable and a mystery!
LET US GO TO MATTHEW 13 v 24-30.
“Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. “The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’ “‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed. “‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.
Here's the story.
The farmer sows good seed!
The enemy sows bad weed!
There is good.
There is evil.
There is a contest.
It is ongoing!
SO LETS HEAR WHAT JESUS SAYS
He explains in Matt 13 v 36-43
Then, leaving the crowds outside, Jesus went into the house. His disciples said, “Please explain to us the story of the weeds in the field.” Jesus replied, “The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed. The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the harvesters are the angels. “Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. And the angels will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!
SO WHAT IS THE SEED!
LUKE 8v 31 says
“"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
REMEMBER THE SEED IS THE WORD.
Mark 4v26-29 says
“And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows-how, he himself does not know. The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.
Your heart is a garden! Your heart is the soil in which the seed grows.
The seed you receive will grow.
These are some amazing kingdom mysteries!
CAN WE GO A LITTLE DEEPER THEN?
Sow if the Son of man sowed good seed, and the enemy sowed seed, what was the seed the enemy sowed?
Brothers and sisters, remember how I have been hammering over and over about the real and the counterfeit.
Remember how I say that the false is very close to genuine, It's so close that we can sometimes even think its real.
So then what is the seed the enemy sows.
It is written in 2 Cor 11 v3-4
“But [now] I am fearful, lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from wholehearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ. [Gen. 3:4.] For [you seem readily to endure it] if a man comes and preaches another Jesus than the One we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the [Spirit] you [once] received or a different gospel from the one you [then] received and welcomed; you tolerate [all that] well enough!
It is the false gospel that has the element of truth but has a spin on it.
Where was Eve when she was deceived?
She was in a garden!
How was she deceived?
She was deceived through words!
In the garden she received seeds that were weeds.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS very often the women of the old testament were shadows or types of the church.
So now in the new covenant we are the church. Our hearts are the garden that receive the word seeds.
We choose what we allow to be planted in us.
So in the old the garden was external and now the garden has become internal.
AND SO HERE WE ARE AGAIN AND THE SEEDS ARE BEING SOWN!
It is written in 2Cor 11v3
“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
Let me Amplify that
“But [now] I am fearful, lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from wholehearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ. [Gen. 3:4.] Eve got conned in her garden and we get conned in our gardens.
Can I go a little deeper in closing this out!
This battle is a battle amongst the followers of God.
You get the seed bride which is the true church.
You get the weed prostitute which is the counterfeit.
The enemy is trying to destroy the real by making counterfeits that look like the real deal.
Brothers and sisters, you must study to show yourselves approved to rightly divide the word of truth!
God bless you all.