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Fruit Bearers

And these are they which are sowed on good ground; such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty, some sixty, and some an hundred – Mark 4:20.

Only soil will produce fruit; either the soil is good and bring forth good fruit, or the soil is bad, and no fruit can grow.

Jesus emphasizes the necessity to hear the Word, accept it, and bear fruit. Such a person recognizes God’s call , determines to follow it, and experiences a profound transformation. The parable of the sower is a brief story that makes a comparison. It’s typically an illustration from every day life to bring out a spiritual truth.

The four soils in Mark 4:1-8 represent four people who hear the gospel. (1) unresponsive people – They are by the way side. Fail to respond to the seed or Word that gospel that is sown. So Satan quickly removes it but they are saved. (2) Impulsive people – The stony ground, are those who immediately receives the gospel, but not counting the cost, have no root [ spiritual reality] in themselves. They believe for awhile but soon offended, they defect from the truth because of persecution. These rejection of the gospel is a as speedy as their reception of it.

(3) Preoccupied people – Those among the thorns, allow legitimate matters [cares of the world] and illegitimate matters deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things to take priority over the gospel. (4) Good ground – Some people hear and receives [take to heart] the gospel which bears fruit of faith, obedience, and fidelity [faithful devotion] to duty, loyalty, sound reproduction.

Things Required:

Hear the Word – Over 155 times God commands us to hear Him and His Word. Not one time is there a list that what He says will be hard to understand or that it needs any special interpretation.

Receive His Word – This is the main battleground of humanity. If one could not understand the Bible there would be some reason for rejecting it. The Bible is written so that the educated and uneducated would be able to comprehend the instructions.

Ten Reason People Find the Bible Hard to Understand:

(1) They’re ignorant of the contents (2) They’re too lazy to read it (3) They are Biased, contrary to its true doctrine (4) they rebel against what it says because they have listened to religious teachers who explain it away. (5) Those uninterested in trying to understand it due to the satanic theory that it is hard to understand. (6) Those to worldly and sinful to believe it because it condemns them. (7) Unstable souls who rest at it to their own destruction – 2nd Peter 3:16. (8) Deceives who uses it to further their own interests – 2nd Corinthians 4:1-4. (9) Those who permits Satan to blind and rob them of truth Matthew 13:19-23; 2nd Corinthians 4:1-4. (10) Those who refuses to humble themselves and be converted Matthew 18:3, Isaiah 6:9-10.

God spoke to and through holy men and had them to write in a book His laws and instructions. The Scripture was not inspired by man, but God (All Scriptures is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instructions in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished [equipped] unto all good works 2nd Timothy 3:16-17). God gave us Scriptures to instruct and give hope (For whatsoever things were written aforetime [before hand] were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope – Romans 15:4).

Everyone will bear fruit, whether it is good fruit or corrupt fruit. Good fruit as well as corrupt fruit is produced by what you’re feeding your spirit. Those that does bear good fruit will be cast in their fire with the nonbelievers (Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire – Matthew 7:19). Therefore, the normal and consistent production of fruit, whether good or evil in a person’s life will bear evidence whether or not that life is of God.

There is life after death, the Bible is our insurance policy, it gives instructions of the redemption Jesus gave us through His death, burial and resurrection. What we have applied to our lifestyle as Christians will determine where we will spend eternity. Attending church is not an insurance policy, salvation and sanctification is our insurance we will enter life eternity with the Father and Son.

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