Sown Among The Thorns?

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Hi N____,

I hear and understand your struggle. It is true that most who are called into the service of our Lord are very short on physical silver and gold and very long on sins and corruption.

Jas 2:5  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

You reference these verses, and you say ” I want to be like a good soil.”

Mar 4:18  And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Mar 4:19  And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

If you are getting anything at all out of what is being written on iswasandwillbe. com, then you will understand that we all must “live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” What that means is that we all “are sown among thorns” first. “Thorn and briers and scorpions” are the very definition of the doctrines of Babylon.

Eze 2:6  And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns [ be] with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they [ be] a rebellious house.

God’s people all “come out of Babylon.”

Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Before we can “live by these words” we must first be in Babylon. Only then can we “come out of her”.  So we all are “sown among the thorns” first, and we are all a field with both the tares and the good grain growing in us first, and we are all in Babylon first.

Mat 13:24  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Mat 13:25  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mat 13:26  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mat 13:27  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Mat 13:28  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Mat 13:29  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

That “harvest” is the day of the trumpet. It is the day of judgment which is now on the house of God. It is through judgment that the wheat is gathered.

Mat 24:31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Mat 24:32  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [ is] nigh:
Mat 24:33  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

“This generation” is every generation in which some are given eyes that see and ears that hear that trumpet and who prepare themselves to that war and do not “think it strange” that they are enduring the fire at this time.

1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

This fire is what burns up the tares which are growing within us along with the wheat during the time of our judgment, which time is now for us all, as Peter makes clear in this same chapter.

1Pe 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Judgment begins with those who are in the first resurrection. It begins with those who realize what it means to “live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”. So don’t despair because you are “always failing against your physical body”. We all “fall seven times” and come to see that we of ourselves “can do nothing.”

Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Those words are “a two edged sword.” What that means is that we cannot even sin if it is not first “written in our book” and ordained by Him who is “working all things after the counsel of His own will.”
Now here are some verses which few are given eyes to see or ears to hear:

Psa 139:16  Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.
Rom 7:17  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom 7:18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [ how] to perform that which is good I find not.
Rom 7:19  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Rom 7:20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

So keep the faith and be patient. Your life is as much a part of those verses as is mine. Every day which we live was predestined and written in His book. It may seem like a wasted life at this moment, but God can and does call light out of darkness, and He brings good out of evil. That is what He is doing in the lives of all of us.

Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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