A Warning To Us To Waiting On Our Ministry!
In the parable of the sower are warnings to us about three types of ground that the word of God falls on. The first two types of ground deal with people going out to soon to preach the gospel.
The first type of ground, because there is no understanding, the person cannot retain the word sowen, and the devil comes and steals the word sown. Matthew 13:19)
The second type of ground, verses Matthew 13: 20-21, is a person receives the word with joy but when tribulation and persecution comes for the words sake, they fall away because there is no root in them. They do not have the full revelation of the gospel, they are still thinking carnally.
The third type of ground, verse Matthew 13: 22, is the person who is not willing to give up their love for the things of this world. They are not willing to stop feeling their lust and pride to receive the things of God.
Jesus said about this parable that if you did not understand this parable, you could not understand the other parables.
Mar 4:13 KJV
(13) And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Jesus said that the reason that people could not understand these parables is because they were dull of hearing, and that they have closed their eyes. In 1 John 2 we are told that it is demons that a person has an agreement with that blinds them from seeing the trutrh.
1Jn 2:9-11 KJV
(9) He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
(10) He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
(11) But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, “because that darkness hath blinded his eyes”. Hate is a demon that blinds a person from seeing and understanding anything spiritual. When we choose to hate, we allow that demon to control us.
Mat 13:1-23 KJV
(1) The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
(2) And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
(3) And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
(4) And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
(5) Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
(6) And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
(7) And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
(8) But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
(9) Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
(10) And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
(11) He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
(12) For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
(13) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
(14) And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
(15) For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
(16) But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
(17) For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
(18) Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
(First type of ground-No understanding!)
(19) When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
(20) But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
(21) Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
(22) He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
(23) But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.