What are the good seeds?
by Sharon McClean
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Who Are The Good Seeds?
Matt.13:37: He who sows the GOOD SEED is the SON of MAN. (38) The FIELD is the WORLD, (Ps.86:10-Say among the NATIONS, “THE LORD REIGNS: THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED. It shall NOT BE MOVED; HE SHALL JUDGE THE PEOPLES RIGHTEOUSLY. (11) Let the heavens rejoice, and let the EARTH BE GLAD; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness. (12) LET THE FIELD be JOYFUL, and ALL THAT IS IN IT. (13) For HE IS COMING, FOR HE IS COMING TO JUDGE THE EARTH. HE SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS, and THE PEOPLES with HIS TRUTH.
(Ps.43:3--Oh send out YOUR LIGHT and YOUR TRUTH! Let THEM LEAD me; Let THEM bring me to Your HOLY HILL and to YOUR TABERNACLE. (Ps.2:6--Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me, YOU ARE MY SON TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) Ask of ME and I WILL GIVE You the NATIONS for Your INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for Your POSSESSION.)
(Returning to Matt. 13: 38--the GOOD SEEDS are the SONS OF THE KINGDOM, but the TARES are the SONS OF THE WICKED ONE. (39) The ENEMY who sowed them is the DEVIL, the HARVEST is the END OF THE AGE, and the REAPERS are the ANGELS. (Matt.28:18--Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has BEEN GIVEN to ME in HEAVEN and ON EARTH. (19) GO therefore and make DISCIPLES of ALL the NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of THE FATHER, and of THE SON, and of THE HOLY SPIRIT, (20) teaching them to OBSERVE ALL THINGS that I have COMMANDED you; and LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE.)
(Returning to Matt.13:40--Therefore as the TARES are GATHERED and BURNED IN THE FIRE, so it will be at the END OF THIS AGE. (41) The SON of MAN will send out His ANGELS, THEY WILL GATHER OUT OF HIS KINGDOM all things that OFFEND, and those who practice lawlessness. (42) and will CAST THEM into the FURNACE of FIRE. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (43) Then the RIGHTEOUS will SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN IN THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER. He who has ears to hear, LET HIM HEAR!
Matt. 13:27--So the servants of the owner came and said to him, Sir, did you not SOW THE GOOD SEED in YOUR FIELD? How then does it have TARES? (28) He said to them an ENEMY has done this. The servants said to him, do you want us to gather them up? (29) But he said NO, lest while you gather up the TARES you also UPROOT the WHEAT with THEM. (30) Let both GROW TOGETHER until the HARVEST, and at THE TIME of HARVEST I will say to the reapers, “FIRST GATHER TOGETHER THE TARES and BIND THEM IN BUNDLES to BURN THEM, but gather the WHEAT INTO MY BARN. (Luke 3:17--His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His threshing floor, and gather the WHEAT into HIS BARN, but the CHAFF HE WILL BURN WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE.
Mark 4:3--Listen! Behold, a SOWER went out to SOW. (4) And it happened as he SOWED, that some seed fell by the wayside: and the birds of the air came and devoured it. (5) Some fell on stony ground, where it did not get much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. (6) But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no ROOT it withered away. (7) And some seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded NO crop. (8) But OTHER SEED FELL ON GOOD GROUND and YIELDED A CROP THAT SPRANG UP, increased and PRODUCED; some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred, (9) And He said to them, He who has ears to HEAR, LET HIM HEAR!
(14) The SOWER SOWS THE WORD. (15) And these are the ones by THE WAYSIDE where THE WORD is SOWN. And when they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away THE WORD that was SOWN IN THEIR HEARTS. (16) These likewise are the ones SOWN on STONY GROUND who when they HEAR the WORD, immediately receive it with GLADNESS; (17) and they HAVE NO ROOT in THEMSELVES, and so ENDURE only for a TIME. Afterward, when TRIBULATION or PERSECUTION ARISES for THE WORDS SAKE, immediately they STUMBLE. (18) Now these are the ones SOWN AMONG THORNS, these are the ones who HEAR the WORD, (19) and the CARES of THIS WORLD, the DECEITFULNESS of RICHES, and the DESIRE FOR OTHER THINGS entering in choke THE WORD , and IT becomes UNFRUITFUL. (20) But these are the ones SOWN ON GOOD GROUND, those who HEAR THE WORD, ACCEPT IT, and BEAR FRUIT: some THIRTYFOLD, some SIXTY, and some a HUNDRED. (John 15:8--By THIS My Father is GLORIFIED, that you BEAR MUCH FRUIT; so you WILL BE MY DISCIPLES.)
Is.45:5--I am the Lord, and THERE IS NO OTHER; There is NO GOD besides ME. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, (6) That they MAY KNOW from the rising of the sun to its setting THAT THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. I am the Lord and there is NO OTHER, I form the LIGHT and create DARKNESS, I MAKE PEACE and CREATE CALAMITY; I, the Lord, do ALL these THINGS. (8) RAIN DOWN, you heavens from above and let THE SKIES POUR DOWN RIGHTEOUSNESS; let THE EARTH OPEN, let them BRING FORTH SALVATION, and let RIGHTEOUSNESS SPRING UP TOGETHER. I, THE LORD have CREATED IT.
(Is.45:21--TELL and BRING FORTH YOUR CASE; Yes let them TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER. Who has DECLARED THIS FROM ANCIENT TIME? Who has told it from that time? HAVE NOT I THE LORD? And there is NO OTHER GOD BESIDES ME, a just God and a Savior; THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. (22) LOOK TO ME, and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I AM GOD and there is NO OTHER.
(Ps.2:6--Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me YOU ARE MY SON TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK OF ME and I WILL GIVE You THE NATIONS for Your INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH for Your POSSESSION.) Is.51:1--Listen to Me, you who follow after RIGHTEOUSNESS, YOU WHO SEEK THE LORD: LOOK to THE ROCK from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit, from which you were dug. (2) LOOK to ABRAHAM your FATHER, and to SARAH who BORE you. For I called him ALONE and BLESSED him and INCREASED him. ( Ps.37:22--For those who are BLESSED by Him shall INHERIT THE EARTH, but those who are CURSED by Him shall be CUT OFF.)
(Returning to Is.51:3--For the Lord WILL COMFORT ZION, He will comfort all her waste places; HE WILL MAKE HER WILDERNESS LIKE EDEN, and HER DESERT LIKE THE GARDEN OF THE LORD; JOY and GLADNESS will be FOUND IN IT, THANKSGIVING and the VOICE OF MELODY. (7) Listen to Me, you who KNOW RIGHTEOUSNESS, you people in whose heart is My law; Do not fear THE REPROACH OF MEN, nor be AFRAID OF THEIR RIVILINGS. (8) For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool; BUT MY RIGHTEOUSNESS will be FOREVER, and MY SALVATION FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.)
(Rom 4:13--For THE PROMISE that he would be THE HEIR OF THE WORLD was NOT to ABRAHAM or to his SEED through the law, but through the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH. (14) For if those who are of the LAW are HEIRS then FAITH is made VOID and THE PROMISE of NO EFFECT, (15) because the LAW brings about WRATH, for where there is NO LAW there is NO TRANSGRESSION.) (1 Thess. 5:8--But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of FAITH and LOVE, and as a HELMET the HOPE of SALVATION. (8) For GOD DID NOT APPOINT US TO WRATH, but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our LORD JESUS CHRIST.)
(1 Thess. 3:11--But that NO ONE is JUSTIFIED by the LAW in the sight of God is EVIDENT, for THE JUST shall LIVE by faith. (12) Yet the LAW is NOT of FAITH, but the man who does them shall LIVE BY THEM. (13) Christ has REDEEMED US from the CURSE of the LAW, having become a CURSE for us for it is written, CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE. (14) That the BLESSING of ABRAHAM might come upon the GENTILES in CHRIST JESUS, that WE might RECEIVE THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT THROUGH FAITH. (15) Now to ABRAHAM and his seed were THE PROMISES MADE. He does NOT say, “And to SEEDS,” as of many, but as OF ONE, “and to your SEED,” WHO IS CHRIST. (29) And IF you are CHRIST’S, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.)
Gen.12:1--Now the Lord had said to ABRAHAM: “Get out of your country, from your kindred and from your father’s house, to a land (Promise land?) that I will show you. (2) I will make you A GREAT NATION; I WILL BLESS YOU and MAKE YOUR NAME GREAT; and you shall be a BLESSING. (3) I WILL BLESS THOSE who BLESS you, and I will CURSE him who CURSES you; and in you ALL THE FAMILILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. (Gen.17:5--NO longer shall your name be called ABRAM, but your name shall be ABRAHAM; for I HAVE MADE YOU A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS. (6) I will make you EXCEEDINGLY FRUITFUL; and I will make NATIONS of you, and kings shall come from you; (8) And I will establish MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME and YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU IN THEIR GENERATIONS, for AN EVERLASTING COVENANT to be GOD to you and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU. (8) Also I GIVE TO YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU, the LAND of CANAAN, as an EVERLASTING POSSESSION, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD. (9) And God said to ABRAHAM: As for you, you shall keep my COVENANT, YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU THROUGHOUT THEIR GENERATIONS. )
Deut. 4:35--To you it was shown, that you, MIGHT KNOW that THE LORD HIMSELF IS GOD; THERE IS NONE OTHER BESIDES HIM. (36) Out of heaven He let you HEAR HIS VOICE, that HE MIGHT INSTRUCT YOU; ON EARTH He showed you HIS GREAT FIRE, and you HEARD HIS WORDS out of the MIDST of the FIRE.) (Jere.23:29--Is NOT MY WORD LIKE AFIRE? Says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? (30) Therefore behold, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who steal MY WORDS EVERY ONE FROM HIS NEIGHBOR. (32) Behold, I am against those who prophesy FALSE DREAMS, says the lord, and tell them, and cause MY PEOPLE to ERR BY THEIR LIES and RECKLESSNESS. Yet I DID NOT SEND THEM or COMMAND THEM; therefore they shall not PROFIT this people at all. Says the Lord.) (Read Jacobs dream which is found in Gen. 28:12-22)
(Returning to Deut. 4:36--Out of heaven He let you HEAR HIS VOICE, that He might INSTRUCT you on earth. He showed you His great fire. (37) And BECAUSE He LOVED YOUR FATHERS, therefore HE CHOSE THEIR DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM; and He brought you out of Egypt with HIS PRESENCE and HIS MIGHTY POWER. (38) Driving out from before you NATIONS GREATER and MIGHTIER than you, to bring you in to give you THEIR LAND as an INHERITANCE, as IT IS THIS DAY. (39) therefore KNOW THIS DAY, and CONSIDER IN YOUR HEART, that THE LORD HIMSELF IS GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE and ON THE EARTH BENEATH; THERE IS NO OTHER. (40) You shall therefore keep HIS STATUTES and HIS COMMANDMENTS which I COMMAND you TODAY, that it may go WELL with you and YOUR CHILDREN AFTER YOU, and that you MAY PROLONG YOUR DAYS in THE LAND (Promise land?) which the Lord your God is GIVING YOU for ALL TIME.)
(Rom. 4:13--For the PROMISE that He would be the heir of the world was not to ABRAHAM or to his SEED through THE LAW, but through the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH.) (Gal.3:16--Now to ABRAHAM and his SEED were the PROMISES made. He does not say, “And to seeds, as of many, but as of one, and to your SEED, “Who is CHRIST.) (29) And IF you are CHRIST’S, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.)
(Deut. 9:4--Do not think in your heart, after the Lord your God has cast them out before you, saying; Because of MY RIGHTEOUSNESS the Lord has brought me in to possess this land; It is because of the WICKEDNESS of these NATIONS that the Lord is DRIVING THEM OUT from before you. (5) It is NOT BECAUSE of YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS or the UPRIGHTNESS of your heart that you go in to possess their land , but because of the WICKEDNESS of these NATIONS that the Lord your God DRIVES THEM OUT from before you, that HE MAY FULFILL THE WORD which the Lord SWORE to your FATHERS, to ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB. (6) Therefore UNDERSTAND that the Lord is NOT GIVING you this GOOD LAND to POSSESS because of YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, for your are a STIFF-NECKED PEOPLE.)
(Ps.22:27--ALL THE ENDS of the WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN to THE LORD, and ALL THE FAMILIES of the NATIONS shall WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) For THE KINGDOM is THE LORD’S and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS. (30) A posterity shall serve Him. It will be RECOUNTED of the LORD to the NEXT GENERATION, (31) they will come and DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS to a people who WILL BE BORN, that He has done this.) (Ps.87:1--His FOUNDATION is in the HOLY MOUNTAINS. (2) The Lord loves the gates of ZION more than all the dwellings of JACOB. (3) Glorious things are spoken of you O CITY OF GOD.(5) And of ZION it will be said, THIS ONE and THAT ONE were BORN IN HER; And the Most High Himself shall ESTABLISH HER. (6) The Lord will RECORD, when HE REGISTERS THE PEOPLES; THIS ONE WAS BORN THERE.) (Ps.2:6--Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me YOU ARE MY SON. (8) TODAY, I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. ASK OF ME and I will GIVE YOU the NATIONS FOR YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS of THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION.)
(Hebrews 12:32-- But you have come to Mount ZION and to THE CITY of the LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, to an innumerable company of angels, (33) to the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and CHURCH of the FIRSTBORN who are REGISTERED in HEAVEN, to GOD the JUDGE of ALL, to the spirits of just men made perfect. (34) To JESUS the MEDIATOR of the NEW COVENANT, and to the BLOOD of SPRINKLING that speaks better things that that of ABEL.)
(Heb.8:10--For this is the COVENANT that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days says the Lord: I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts and I WILL BE THEIR GOD and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (11) NONE of them shall TEACH his NEIGHBOR and NONE his BROTHER, saying KNOW THE LORD: for ALL SHALL KNOW ME, from the LEAST of them to the GREATEST of them. (12) For I will be MERCIFUL to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and their SINS and their LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.)
(John 17:1,b--Father, the hour has come Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may GLORIFY you, (20 as you have GIVEN HIM AUTHORITY OVER ALL FLESH, that He should give ETERNAL LIFE to as MANY as YOU HAVE GIVEN HIM. (ALL?) (3) And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that they may KNOW YOU, the only TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST, whom You have SENT.) (Ps.2:6--Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me, YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. ASK OF ME and I WILL GIVE YOU THE NATIONS FOR YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION.)
(Matt. 28:18--Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN to ME in HEAVEN and on EARTH; (19) GO THEREFORE and MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL THE NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM in the NAME OF THE FATHER and OF THE SON and OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. (20) Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE. (KJV) chapter 28:verse 19--GO ye therefore, and TEACH ALL NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the HOLY GHOST; (20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. AMEN.)
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Thank God and praise His holy Name, for it is ONLY HE who can do the separating of the wheat and tares. Our attempts create only strife, suspicions, and misjudgement. But all that He does is perfect, and His timing is perfect. Let us leave to the Husbandman the tasks that belong ONLY to Him. Thank You, Sharon. Your works are always splendid reminders of God's faithfulness.
Amen! The Word says it all.