1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
--why does God want the heavens and the earth to hear? --because he is talking to you and I...to our minds.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
------so doctrine is now compared to rain all through scripture bc the law of first mention....and its Gods doctrine so its true doctrine mind you. How is it coming, like rain....
11 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
--Ok so now a parable that Jesus spoke he is answering the deeper meaning of it: the seed is the word...the word of God... so this word is a parable word.....so the seed is a word of God thats hidden in a parable....
34 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them,
---So Jesus planted his seeds, or words to everyone in parables....
but whats in the parables?
35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world."
---so things that were kept secret are in the parables...
13 And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?
--Jesus wants his disiples or students to understand every parable.
10 And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'
---so in the parables is the mysteries of the kingdom.....I want to be "you" the ones who it was given to know.
whats mystery mean in the greek (which nt was written in) since Jesus wants us to know these mysteries.
1) hidden thing, secret, mystery
a) generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals
a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding
c) a hidden purpose or counsel; secret will:
1) of men
2) of God: the secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men but plain to the godly
2) in rabbinic writings, it denotes the mystic or hidden sense: of an Old Testament saying, of an image or form seen in a vision, of a dream
-----interesting....so a secret way in which God governs the righteous, and its hidden, and the unGodly cant get it... that explains why it was only given to certain people to know the parables but to others it was not given...all they got was the parable---they never got the mystery inside...but the disiples, which means a student of Jesus or the word, did.
whats a parable:
3850 parabole (par-ab-ol-ay');
from 3846; a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbol.) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apoth gm or adage:
KJV-- comparison, figure, parable, proverb.
How important are proverbs and parables...well God did write a book called proverbs....guess he wants us to see whats deeper in all those too...thats exactly right.
I Jn 3:9
9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
---wow so if Gods seed word is in you then you don't sin....did it just say that? yeah it sure did.....but this is a mystery I'll get into deeper later, just letting you know how important it is to get the seed in you.
7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
-Ok so prophets declare or speak mysteries, so they speak the inner meaning of the seed or parable....just to let ya all know that....I can get into that more later too (read amos 3-7 if your curious).
Ok so now lets agree on something from scripture
seed--a parable with something in it (and if u have it u won't sin)
mystery- secret way God governs his righteous
heavens and earth- your mind
Now lets look at what happens when you plant a natural seed...bc this my friend is the answer to the parable.
When you cultivate the ground, its all broken up, then it is ready to recieve the seed. You then plant the seed. On a seed once it enters the ground the only way it will grow anything is if the outer shell dies...so the kernal inside it is what produces life (sun flower seed example) and then the seed grows roots-vine and the rains come and water it....the roots drink up the rain...so now the vine-roots waters the plant that is growing, it grows up and now it can produce branches, branches produce fruit, and out of fruit you can make juice....now if you can all agree on that Ill show you some more stuff....follow along.
Now I will show you more scripture in a minute to go along with this, let me answer this parable.
You are the ground, when you are all broken up and nothings going right, you suddenly want to recieve God because you realize you are just dry ground dried up bitter and shrivled without him producing nothin in your life....so you are broken, you are ready to recieve seed, the seed or parable comes in, but in you it remains a parable until you decide you are sold out for Christ and put him before the things of the world, you don't want him just as a savior, you want him to be your Lord too, meaning you are now a slave to Christ...so in due time or season the rain come or the deeper truth of God comes, and it waters the vine or roots in you, so now you begin to grow spiritually and fall deeper inlove with Jesus, your getting eyes to see and ears to hear, and now Jesus is the vine and you are the branches, and you produce fruit. Even your fruit has seeds in it so what was produced in you can be planted in others, and you can take that fruit and now crush it and make juice, so now you can give others something to eat and drink (sounds like communion)....
2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
11 And He said to them, "To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables,
we know this mystery is inside the parable, so we dont want the parables, we want the parable seed to die so the mystery or living seed-kernal-word inside the parable seed can give us life.
18 "for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
So this fruit of the vine we produce once we go through that process above, Jesus will drink of when the kingdom comes....yes the kingdom is coming.
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom, and we know he spoke in parables, to the gospel of the kingdom is in the parables.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 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.
The rain is here so you can be watered and these mysteries can be revealed, meaning the kingdom is coming....Its its kingdom time ladies and gents....so what should you do...????
2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"
repent not only means "Im sorry God, it means to go back to higher thinking....So its more then Im sorry God, its Ill never go back to what it was that I was doing wrong, and I now will walk the straight and narrow path, no more things of the world, and now I need higher thinking, I need to be born again or born from above, and learn the mysteries and not the milk that most of the religious system is teaching...God wants us to mature and eat the meat of the word now....and the prophets teach the mysteries....so you need to get to a place with true prophets....amos 3-7 confirms the need for prophets....even the book of revelations does as well...true prophets reveal the mysteries that is how you will know the true from the false....I can give your scriptures on all this too....but I don't want to overwhelm you right now...