Word Seed

Saturday February 1, 2014

Text: Mark 4:14-20 (The Parable of the Sower and the Seed). God’s Word is the seed. The ground (soil) is a person’s heart. The seed’s (the Word’s) growth and fruitfulness depend on the ground that the seed lands on. If the soil (a person’s heart) is good, it doesn’t take much for the seed to grow and produce fruit, like the woman who was healed of the issue of blood. Immediately after you receive the Word, Satan will try to steal it out of your life, because he hates the Word in you more than he hates you. Don’t let Satan take the Word out of you! Tribulation and persecution arise for the Word’s sake, and people get offended at it. Maybe it’s a Word about giving or healing. Keep a good heart. We have three main enemies or weeds in our heart. They are: the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts for other things. These “weeds” choke the Word and cause the Word to become unfruitful. Keep the weeds out of your garden. Your heart must be receptive. For example, before ministering to a person with cancer, you have to get the fear out of his/her heart. Pluck out the lust of the flesh, of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-16). Get your heart right before God, and bear fruit- thirty fold, sixty, or a hundred.