Vital Words to the
Body of Christ
Teaching the Everlasting Gospel of God's Kingdom
We have all read the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. Jesus tells us in verse eighteen: Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. In verse nineteen Jesus tells us that the Word of God is the seed that is sown in our heart. Many voices have changed this seed (the Word of God) to having a monetary value. Many use this parable saying that the seed is gaining money by our faith in giving to them, and that our fruit will be hundredfold in monetary blessings. It is sad to see these people using the Word of God to bring forth unrighteous mammon to their ministries. And it is even more sad to see the church falling for this false teaching.
Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8 all say the same thing, and that is that the seed is the Word of God. In good earth, God’s Word will produce fruit. The fruit Jesus was talking about are the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, righteousness, lowliness, and patience. When we hear the Word, and understand the Word, then the fruit begins to come forth in our life.
We need to begin growing in God’s Word. How do we do this? Isaiah declares:
“Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.” Isaiah 28:9
Beloved, it is time to grow up in God’s Word. We must go beyond the milk of the Word, to the meat of His Word. In the book of Hebrews we are shown the necessity of going beyond the milk of God’s Word:
“For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the Word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Hebrews 5:13-14
As babes in Christ, we are to desire the sincere milk of the Word, that we may grow thereby, I Peter 2:2. It is time for us to go past the milk of the Word, to grow up in Him, and begin to seek and search for the deep things of God in His Word.
The book of Hebrews further explains that we must move beyond the first principles:
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” Hebrews 6:1 & 2
Many churches never leave these first principles of the doctrine. They teach these principles week after week, year after year, never going beyond the milk realm. Let us go unto perfection, growing in the fruit of the Spirit. Let’s begin to apply the thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and hundredfold correctly in our lives. It has nothing to do with planting money seed. It has all to do with producing an abundant harvest of God’s Word in our lives. It means growing in God’s Word. A little understanding brings forth some thirtyfold. An average amount of understanding brings forth some sixtyfold. But if we keep searching and seeking for the meat of God’s Word, then we will receive an abundant hundredfold amount of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in God’s Word. What is your heart’s cry? How much understanding do you desire from God?
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do. Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded, and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.” Philippians 3:13-15
Don’t fall short of the high calling of God in your life.
Press toward the mark with all that you have.