|Luke 8:5,11-12 |
5 "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside and was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it.
11 Now the parable means this: The seed is the word of God.1 [The Greek for word in this verse is logov <3056>, which in English means: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said. This does not refer to hearing the Bible read; instead it refers to hearing Jesus speak to you from within your heart. The Word of God is the name of Jesus, and there is a small measure of the Word and light in every man's heart, which is there so that we might hear it and obey it; that is the word of faith that the Apostles preached. John 1:1-4, John 1:7,9, Rev 19:13-16,Rom 10:8,17, Deu 30:10-14, Eph 4:21. The words we hear and receive with meekness are engrafted into our heart. James 1:21. The words he speaks to us are Spirit and impart the life of God to us. John 6:63.]
12 Those by the wayside are those who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
1 Who is the sower that sows the seed, and who is speaking the word of God? It obviously is the Holy Spirit, whom is promised by Jesus to guide us into all truth and teach us all things. Now, since the Holy Spirit is the sower, do you think he is reading scriptures to people? Or if you think the Holy Spirit teaches you when you read the Bible, ask yourself this: 1) How can you learn all things and all truth by reading the Bible? All things and all truth are not in the Bible. 2) If you can learn from the Holy Spirit by reading the Bible, why, with millions of people reading the Bible every day, are there 41,000 different sects in Christendom today, each with a different opinion as to what the Bible means; when the purpose of the Holy Spirit is one faith, all to be in the unity of the Spirit? Clearly the sower is the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is speaking words to his listeners in their hearts, in complete recognition of their individual characteristics and requirements, in language that is tailored to each listener, in regard to subjects and mysteries that are not included in scriptures. Clearly the word of God, who is the spirit of Christ in your heart, is not scriptures.