Pastor Dale continues to expound on the “Parable of the Sower and the Seed” from Mark 4. The seed that is planted is the only seed that will grow. The Word’s (the seed’s) roots need to grow so that the Word will continue to grow. Your heart’s condition (the soil) determines what you hear, so take heed to what you hear and how you are hearing. Receive the Word, and it will grow, even what you don’t understand. Watch out because Satan will tamper with your heart. Prov. 4 tells you to guard (keep) your heart. In John 15 Jesus explains that God is the gardener, and if you are born-again, you are producing fruit. He will prune and purge you WITH THE WORD (not calamity, etc.!). John 15:5- Jesus tells you that you can do nothing without Him. In Mark 4 the disciples couldn’t cast out the demon, but Jesus could, and ironically, Jesus tells you that He couldn’t do anything of Himself, but could only do what He saw Father God do (John 5:19). The father of faith is the Word of God. The mother of faith is fellowship with Him. You can hear from God for yourself. Don’t let a prophetic word be a substitute for hearing from God for yourself. Also listen to the story of Mr. Reese of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Chester Petersheim’s testimony of God’s provision.