“The Seed”

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“The Seed”

[Study Aired August 4, 2021]

Gen 1:29  And God said, Behold, I HAVE GIVEN YOU every herb bearing seedwhich is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

It is obvious what is the source all seed, and that source is Christ, Who created all things and by Whom all things consist.

So, what is in a seed? Of what is a seed made?

This excerpt was taken from an article on seeds.

What does the coat or covering of the seed represent?

Gen 37:3  Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

Joh 19:23  Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

Rom 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

The covering of the seed represents the encasement of our lives in the protective coat of the blood of Christ. Scripture tells us that we were in Christ before the foundation of the world and that Christ was crucified from the foundation of the world because sin was part of the foundation.

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Christ is the initial “embryo” that started the spiritual ‘plant’ of His body to grow. As a seed grows out of the ground, Christ’s spirit is growing out of us. It starts with what we learned earlier was called a “cotyledon”, which is the initial two leaves that store the food for the plant to grow. These two leaves, as the number two is understood, represent the witness of our testimony. We were created in Christ before the world began; evil, separate from God in knowledge until Christ, the Good, opened our eyes and we saw His goodness. Our Cotyledon-witness is that we are united as one in the witness of our powerlessness and His all powerfulness. We were created to die to bring out in our death that God is all in all. We cannot claim anything as originating from us in a freewill choice independent and separate from Christ. It is literally an impossibility. Christ says it best:

Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Joh 5:31. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
Joh 5:32. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

If Christ says He can do nothing of Himself, what makes man think He can do anything of himself? We are not here to convince anyone, however. We are not here to persuade those outside the Body of Christ because we are to do what Christ told Peter to do – “feed my sheep.”

Joh 21:17  He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

So, the covering is the blood of Christ that protects us from the enemy of the cross called Satan and from our own personal enemy, the flesh. Internally within us as individuals, the seed is the “embryo” which represents the faith of Christ. This small beginning thought from Christ is so small that it cannot be seen at first. It is Christ, the Seed, beginning to grow inside us. It is so small at first we never recognize it as Christ. It is the kingdom of God growing in us. We do not know who we are until we know who we are.

Mat 17:20  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Mat 13:31  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Mat 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

Luk 17:5  And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
Luk 17:6  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

The small Seed of faith is Christ growing within us as it was within Abram:

Gen 15:5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Gen 15:6  And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Gen 15:13  And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
Gen 15:14  And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

Gen 15:18  In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Gal 3:16  Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Rom 4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned TO Abraham for righteousness.
Rom 4:10  How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

When is Christ revealed to us?  Is it before or after we have cleaned ourselves up? Christ is revealed to us while we are uncircumcised. This uncircumcision is one part of the two witnesses. The other witness is the righteousness that is FROM CHRIST THROUGH HIS FAITH. This faith is the seed as small as a mustard seed and is equated to be the kingdom of God. First, the man of sin is revealed, then the brightness of Christ destroys him:

Mat 13:31  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Mat 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:  only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

So, what causes a seed to grow in the ground? Its death precedes its growth. We die when we are shown we are the man of sin. This is not a one-time event, but a continual showing and continual dying.

Joh 12:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

When we die to our fleshly carnal thoughts of Who God is and who we are, Christ grows in us. If we love ourselves and our life in the flesh and think we can produce anything, we are not dying to self. If we know that we cannot produce one thing from ourselves, we are hating our lives and gaining life in Christ. If we know that all things were, are, and will be created by Christ and all things will consist by Christ, we are serving Him.

Joh 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Joh 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

This truth is the Seed, singular, the faith OF Christ, which will grow as He puts our flesh to death. We start off uncircumcised in knowledge of truth, dead in trespasses and sins. He imparts His Seed to us, and Christ begins to grow in knowledge and truth in our heavens. As He grows, the “cotyledon” sprouts this witness, and the tree of the kingdom, as the mustard seed, begins to flourish in our earth. Now let’s see and hear this principle in action as Christ explains it in Matthew 13:

Mat 13:3  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow [Christ does the planting of faith];
Mat 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Mat 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
Mat 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
Mat 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
Mat 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear [he hath, so he is given to hear]

We are to see this parable described in two different ways; one way is inwardly where all these stages occur within us at several different times of our lives. We all hear the word, and it falls by the wayside. We all hear the word, and it falls into rocks, and we all hear the word among the thorns of our lives. We all have wayside areas, rocky areas and thorny areas which are being plowed under and converted into the good ground we become. It also has an outward meaning of the elect and the non-elect. We are sown into this world at our particular times and predestined to grow into the image of Christ as the good seed that produces 100 fold, 60 fold and 30 fold. Those not given election in this age are the seed of the enemy; tares which are sacrificed for the nutrition of the good seed. Some, as we once did, hear the word of God, but the enemy is allowed to just snatch it away, and they don’t give a second thought to what they heard. Others hear the word of God and rejoice to hear it, but as we have seen before, when persecution comes because of the word, they fall away. They have not THE ROOT in them and cannot stand. Others hear the word, but the cares of this world choke the truth in them, and they are unfruitful. The cares are cares of money, family, society, and when we sin we think that we cannot be forgiven, and this care chokes out the truth.

Then we have the good seed in good ground. The Seed of faith grows in us because before the foundation of the world we were elected TO HAVE it. We were chosen out of the mass of humanity to be the seed of Christ. Because of this reason, and this reason ONLY, we see that we have had, are given and we will have fruit in abundance. They do not have, for this reason and this reason only, because they were never given from the start to have this seed of faith. So, the very thing they get, the word of God, is taken by the wayside, by the stony ground and by thorns. He has not given all of humanity, the many, to have in this age. Only those He has predestined to have according to His will are given this faith. We are the new AND old of the kingdom of God. It becomes new to us as we learn, but it is old to the LORD Who has predestined it be the way it is. He allows us to see ourselves as newly begotten from His foreordained, predestined past of old, from the foundation of the world, where we were conceived.

Mat 13:10  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables [the many, which this multitude represents, all of humanity except the elect)].
Mat 13:11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath [the elect)] to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance [some 30 fold, some 60, some 100]: but whosoever hath not [the rest of humanity], from him shall be taken [the seed] away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13 THEREFORE speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand [Why? Because he has not chosen them to see].
Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Mat 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear [Why? Because we were chosen and elected out of humanity to see and to hear, not because of anything we have done or will do, but solely because He has willed it to be so].
Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Mat 13:52  Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure thingsnew and old.

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

We will do the same for them when we are made the fire of the lake of fire for them. Then He will turn their eyes to see and their ears to hear, but not in this age, but rather in the fires of the lake of fire when their unbelieving death and hell are consumed by the Gehenna fire of Christ’s words in our mouth. That lake of fire will produce good ground in which the roots will take hold, and they will see Christ as KING of their kings and LORD of their lords. We are like the lodgepole pine seed. We require fire before we can germinate.

So we require the fire of the baptism of fire by the spirit of God that searches the most hidden caverns of our heart and heavens. The fire exposes the sin in our hearts of self-righteousness and must be burned up. At the same time, the Seed will fill the ground that was formerly occupied by our sin.

Mat 3:11  I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Mat 3:12  Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, [ground] and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

The chaff is the same thing as sin, our self-righteous sin of independent thoughts of being free moral agents from the Creator. He has used this chaff as the fuel for the fire and the fertilizer for the ground in which the Seed grows. He brings out treasures that are new and old.

Mat 13:52  Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

For a seed to grow in good ground, it must have three main elements: good soil, oxygen and water. The good soil is made up of decomposition, which is things that are dying and rotting into the ground. The soil must be able to accept water and be loose enough that oxygen can penetrate it. The decomposition represents our dying to self:

1Co 15:31  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

Dying daily is when we stop relying on the flesh and begin to trust in the LORD as our Creator. When we die to self, those things to which we die are seen as a learning process. This dying is the revealing of the man of sin and the knowledge of the righteousness of Christ. This death on the old man is used to feed the new man, the Seed:

Num 14:9  Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

The death of the old man acts as fertilizer to the new man, because it allows the growth of the new man in thoughts and wisdom as the thoughts and wisdom of the old man dies.

The water that the SEED requires is the word of God.

Eph 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word;

The word of God allows the SEED in us to be refreshed. If we are not fed water every day, the SEED will die and never produce fruit.

The oxygen is supplied by the Spirit of Christ. If we are loose enough ground so the Spirit penetrates, then it allows the filtration of the nutrients. If our ground is too hard, as with clay, the water does not filtrate, and the water causes the Seed to rot. If the ground is too hard, (the man of sin not revealed), the spirit does not penetrate it, and destroy the man of sin by His brightness, and the seed cannot breath.

Gen 2:7  And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

As the first Adam could not live until the LORD breathed into him, so the second Adam in us does not come to life until the man of sin, the ground, is revealed for what it is – decomposing flesh. Then the Spirit of Christ gives life to us, and we are shown that it is Christ Who has given us every plant and tree that is upon the face of our earth. It is His Seed, not ours. We are the ground which has been decomposing until the Seed was planted in us or shown that we were chosen before the foundation of the world.

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