Luke 8:5-8

5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried,

      He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!

9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

 

How many here this morning has heard this text before, please raise your hands? Because the purpose of this message is truly for those who have not really heard this scripture and are not clear as to what the Kingdom of God really is!

 Letsí Pray!

Father open our ears this morning and allow us to hear your word and if there is one here that does not know about Your Kingdom and how to be established in it, please open there eyes and let them SEE your Awesomeness Glory, let them see that youíre Creation is the Glory of Your Nature, totally unexplainable! To try to describe You Father God is like trying to say exactly how this universe ever existed.

Please father I beg that the person here that doesnít know you HEARS Your Word and comprehends what is to be said this morning. I ask that there heart is like good soil, prepared to receive Your Word and ready to spring into action to receive yo ur Son Jesus Christ!

 

FUNDAMENTALS about TRUTH FINDING GUIDELINES

1)      John 8:32 (There are NO contradictions in the Bible. Godís Word is the Truth)

2)      Titus: 1:2 & Hebrews 6:18 (God can do all things but this: Lie. God has promised an eternal Hope)

3)      Romans 3:4 (Let God be true and man a liar. This should be one of the most important things that we use as guidelines for discerning the Truth in your life time).

Who here likes a mystery?

Well a parable is much like a mystery until it is revealed: much like the Kingodom of God!

Parable:

  • noun 1. a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. 2. a statement or comment that conveys a meaning ...

 allegorical:

  • 2: having hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of a sacred text.

Sacred text? Hmmm lets open your bible to >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Isaiah 6:1-13

1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3 And one cried unto another, and said,

   Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

 4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then said I,

 Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?

  Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? Patience: the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties  And he answered, until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And the Lord have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. 13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof. KJV

 

Holy Holy Holy (Isa 6:3) Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

  • Who here is holy? A saint can fill this category, one who is set apart for God!
  • Who here is Holy Holy? No one! Not even in heaven are there any creature that falls in the realm of holy holy!
  • Only God fills the position of Holy Holy Holy, indescribable but with these word the angels spoke, and it rattled the posts of the doors. Imagine a preacher who doesnít need a microphone! If you come to my house when the boys are playing, I can imagine that itís even louder than that!    
  • The whole earth is full of His Glory: God of Wonders, He is the awesome creator of all things and man is left with no excuse to recognize Him,
    • (Romans 1:20-25)
    • For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that; when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever Amen.
    •  [The whole earth] Margin, 'The earth is the fulness of his glory.' All things which he has made on the earth express his glory. His wisdom and goodness, his power and holiness, are seen every where. The whole earth, with all its mountains, seas, streams, trees, animals, and people, lay the foundation of his praise.

(from Barnes' Notes, Electronic Database Copyright © 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)

Isaiah's response (Isa 6:5).

  • When Isaiah saw God's holiness, he also saw his own condition. With all his pride and his self-righteousness stripped away, Isaiah cried, "Woe to me! ... I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips" (6:5). Against the stark holiness of God, Isaiah suddenly saw his whole lifestyle as un-pure and filled with wickedness. Iím sure that we are in the like nature and of the same mindset when we Face God Almighty.     
    • Luke 5:1-10 Peter asks Jesus to depart from him since Peter saw himself a sinful man.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    • But then God acted. One of the angelic beings touched Isaiah's lips with a live coal from the altar, announcing, "Your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for" (6:7). Pronounced holy by the Holy One, Isaiah could now stand before the Lord.
    • Leviticus 6 speaks of the Day of Atonement and that the peopleís sin is placed on a scapegoat, of which there sin is taken away. This verse is a direct reference to Jesus, the ONE who takes away the Sin of the world. Rom 6:8-11

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Luke 8:1-18

8 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
11 Now the parable is this:

The seed is the word of God.

12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.