8. Yeshua Explains the Parable of the Sower & 9. Lamp on a Stand
Spoken during Week 26 of Yeshua’s Ministry - See Also Parables 1, 7 & 26
Matthew 13:10 The disciples came near and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” 11 He answered, “Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whoever obeys, to him more shall be given, and he shall have even more abundance. But whoever does not obey, even that which he has will be taken away from him. 13 That is why I speak to them in parables – because they have eyes but do not see. They have ears but do not hear or understand. 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Yeshayahu, who said, ‘By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand. By seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive; 15 The hearts of these people have grown as brittle as cold wax. Their ears are dull of hearing and they have closed their eyes. If at any time they open their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return to me, I will heal them.’ 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. 17 Truth I say to you, that “many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them. 18 Therefore, consider the parable of the sower. 19 When any one hears the word concerning the kingdom and does not understand, the wicked one comes and snatches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 He that received the seed into stony places, the same is he who hears the word, and with joy receives it. 21 But because he has no depth of character he endures for a little while, but when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, he is immediately offended. 22 He who received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word, but the cares of this world and the deceit of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But he who received seed into good ground is he that hears the word, and understands, and does it. He is the one who will bear fruit and bring forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”
Mark 4:10 When he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parable. 11 He said to them, “To you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of JeHoVah, but to those who are outside the kingdom, all these things are spoken in parables, 12 so that even having eyes, they may see, and yet not perceive; and having ears to hear, they may not understand; lest at any time they should repent and their sins would be forgiven them.” 13 Yeshua said to them, “Do you not understand “this parable? Then how can you understand any parable? 14 The sower sows the word. 15 These are those by the wayside – the word is sown but when they have heard, hasatan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 And likewise, these that are sown on stony ground are those who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness. 17 Yet they have no root in themselves, and so they endure for a short time. Afterward, when affliction or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. 18 That which is sown among thorns are those who hear the word, 19 but the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20 And that which is sown on good ground are those who hear the word, and receive it, and they bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred fold.” 21 Then he said to them, “Is a lamp brought out to be put under a basket, or under a bed and not to be set on a lampstand? 22 There is nothing hid that shall “not be made manifest, neither is there anything kept in secret that it should come into the light. 23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 Then Yeshua said to them, “Take heed – listen very carefully to what I now say! The measure that you use to measure others will be used to measure you. To you that hear and obey even more shall be given to you. 25 He that adheres [to the Gospel of the Kingdom] to him more will be given – but he that does not obey, even what he has been given will be taken away from him.”
Luke 8:9 Yeshua’s disciples asked him, “What does this parable mean?” 10 He replied, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of JeHoVah but to others I speak in parables; so that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of JeHoVah. 12Those by the wayside are those who hear but then hasatan comes and steals the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be made whole. 13 The seed on the rock speaks of those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy but they have no depth of character for the seed to root. They believe for a while, but in time of temptation they fall away. 14 The seed that fell among thorns speaks of those who, when they have heard, they go back into the world and are choked with the cares and the riches and the pleasures of this life. They will never bring any fruit to maturity. 15But the seed that fell on the good ground are those who, in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, they keep it “With perseverance they will bring forth fruit. 16 No man, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed. He sets it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 17 There is nothing secret that shall not be made manifest – neither is there anything hid that shall not be known openly. 18 Take heed and listen carefully. Whoever obeys, to him shall more be given. Whoever does not obey, even what he seems to have will be taken away from him.
But you say, Who is Rhiannon? She is the one who steals the seed, sows the tares and deceives the world with the lie. She is part of the great deception that blinds the masses bound by the religious system.
Become that overcomer who cherishes the seed, Yeah the one who let’s the breeze move them off the stoney places past the weeds and onto the good soil. Let the rains of revelation wash over you and nourish the seed. Let your harvest be made manifest so that the stalks would produce ears with silk that you may hear and bud eyes that see. Reach up to the Son each day to receive the light that you might hear and obey. For in so doing much fruit will be placed into your basket, Yeah, even in the darkness you’ll raise the lamp so that all may come into the garden, be healed and have the knowing that our hearts do truly perceive.