When you hear the word of God for the first time, and you mix it with faith, according to Hebrews chapter four and verse two, that’s when the word, or the seed of God is planted into your heart. It’s the same as putting the seed of corn into the soil. I want you to note something very fundamental to this process.
To say you have successfully planted a seed of corn into the soil for onward development into a mature harvest, the soil in which you put the seed must have moisture in it, there must be water in the soil to maintain direct contact between the seed and the soil on a molecular level. In this state, the seed and the soil become one, seamlessly sustaining one single process through mechanisms like osmosis, diffusion, etc. and that one process of bringing forth life is activated, sustained and completed in the presence of water. That’s the reason crops don’t grow in deserts. It’s not enough to have dry body contact between the seed and the sand.
Remember the parable of the sower? That is why the seed that fell on the pathway, where the sand was hard and dry did not even germinate. That was also why the seed that fell on the rocky soil germinated and then died. The parable tells us that the moisture in the rocky soil was not much, and that when the sun came up, it absorbed the little moisture that was left, and so the seed that had germinated died.
So, when you hear the word of God, there must be ‘moisture’ to establish that spiritual contact between your heart or spirit(the soil) and the word(the seed). That moisture is faith, For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. (Hebrews 4:2 NKJV). That word translated ‘mixed’ means to ‘commingle’, which is to combine two different things into one organic whole, to unite two things into one whole.
Understand then, that when a person hears the word of God and really believes it, something very miraculous and extraordinary happens to them. The word becomes commingled with their spirit, and something new, a “New Creation” begins to grow, and it will eventually mature into the tree that produced that seed. This is how we get born again, and this is how we grow spiritually as we continue to discover more and more of the tree we came from. For the true believer, that tree is Christ, which is God, among men. Meaning; the incarnation of God, in the realm of men, or in simple English; Christ is what God looks like in the world of man. We will continue on Monday, but this is why I always remind you that…
(YOU ARE CHRIST. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)
I would have asked you to go and read this scripture on your own, but I know some of you won’t do that, so I put it here. Read and think on it with respect to what we’ve discussed today. God bless you.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. (Ephesians 2:13-16 NKJV)