The Power of the Word!

Today in Mark 4:26 we want to begin looking at the powerful results of spiritual growth of the word in good soil. We saw this about the sower, the seed and the soil recently in our preaching. Mark 4:3 Here we never see the “fruit” or growth as a problem of the seed. But a problem of the soil. It begs again to ask us what kind of heart we have. On Wednesday I said from James 1 that we need changed hearts. That is again what we are saying.

  1. The SUPREMACY of His Word, the Sovereignty Of the God, and His kingdom.Only Mark records this parable. Whereas the parable of the sower stresses the importance of proper soil for the growth of seed and the success of the harvest, here, the mysterious power of the seed itself is emphasized. The gospel message contains its own power. Heb 4:12; Acts 19:20;Here are some important thoughts from Psalm 119 on the word of God:

SEEK with my whole heart. Psalm 119:2; 10

SOAK my heart in the word. Psalm 119:10-11

SIZE my heart by the word. Psalm 119:32

SEE things by the word. Psalm 119:34

SEIZE truth by the word. Psalm 119:69; 112

STAND in awe of the word. Psalm 119:161 –

The supremacy of the Word has to IMPACT our hearts first.

Holy Bible, Book divine, Precious treasure, thou art mine: Mine to tell me whence I came; Mine to teach me what I am.

  1. The SOWING of the Word of God. Mark 4:26
    How does this work? So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day–go about his other ordinary occupations, leaving it to the well-known laws of nature under the rain, sun and all influences of heaven. This is the sense of “the earth bringing forth fruit of herself,” in Mr 4:27. But let the word of Christ have the place it ought to have in a soul, and it will show itself in a good conversation. It grows gradually: first the blade; then the ear; after that the full corn in the ear. When it is sprung up, it will bring fruit. The work of grace in the soul is, at first, but this is as the day of small things; eventually it will bring fruit, while it is in its growth; but what will there be tremendous results seen when it is perfected in heaven!
    The Word of God, when sown in men’s hearts, produces fruit sometimes slowly but always surely (see 1 Peter 1:23-25).
  2. .The SUCCESSION of the Word of God. Mark 4:27. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear–this is the beautiful illustration to the succession of stages, though not definitely marked time periods, in the Christian life, and generally in the kingdom of God. Eph 4:13 This shows how we grow, step by step through discipleship, following the Lord, learning the Word. Growth 2 Pet 3:17-18; 1:5-9
  1. The SEASON of harvest.
    Mark 4:29. But when the fruit is brought forth–to maturity immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come–This points to the transition from the earthly to the heavenly condition of the Christian and the Church.
    Mark 4:30–34 The main point of this parable is that the kingdom of God seemingly had small beginnings. It was introduced by the despised and rejected Jesus and His 12 unimpressive disciples. But a day will come when its true greatness and power will be seen by all the world.

Is the word working in your heart? Our Dios Soberano is working. When you hear it – it is sown – does it find good ground? Are you sowing it? Is it growing in your life. Do you see the succession. Sequencia? Does it grow? Do you see growth in your life? Love? Joy? Kindness? Peace? Gal 5:22

The Word Is Powerful !!!!!

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