Seeing and Hearing

The Mysteries of the Kingdom

Reading the Bible is a challenge in our busy lifestyles. There’s no guarantee that we will understand what we have been reading, because Truth is revealed by the Holy Spirit. But as disciples, we are invited into a search for revelation! Hearing and seeing are active in nature… they require something beyond our casual observation. I would encourage every student of the Word of God to become a student of the heart of God! Wait in the moments that follow your reading and hear what the Holy Spirit will whisper into your spiritual ears. Good revelation fills the understanding and allows the Kingdom of God to find a place to rule in our mind and renew our thinking. The “heart” is the seedbed for spiritual understanding, so until Truth gets embedded to that level, it will never produce the fruit we are after… wait for it!

(Mt 13:1-18)

“On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the seaAnd great multitudes were gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat down; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, a sower went out to sow.  And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.  Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.  But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.  But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

“ And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do you speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.”

“But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; or assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

Asking – “Why?” …just feels better sometimes, because it requires no responsibility! But the Blessing of God emerges in our spiritual seeing and hearing!

Then Jesus makes this statement: (Verse 18) “Therefore, hear the parable of the sower!”

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