File Name: Hidden Treasures in the Bible Book 1
File Submitter: Jonathan H
File Submitted: 16 Jan 2015
File Category: HarmoniesAuthor: Jonathan Harness
e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x
Suggest New Tag:: NASB, Harmony, Gospels Combined
This book will amaze you in that I took a step further in the combining of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. I encourage you to look up the passages yourself and see for yourself the amazing Word of God!
-Parable of the Sower and the 4 soils
-First soil: 3 2And He spoke many things, He was teaching them in parables, saying to them in His teaching, “Behold, the sower went out to sow5his seed; 4and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled underfoot, and the birds came and ate them up.
-First soil explained 11“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.14“The sower sows the word. 15“These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; 19“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, immediately Satan, the evil one comes and snatches away the word that has been sown in his heart, 12 so that they will not believe and be saved. These are the ones on whom seed was sown beside the road.
-Second soil: 5“Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil. 6“But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away,6 also because it had no moisture.
-Second soil explained: 16“In a similar way20“the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet he has no root in themselves, 13they believe for a while, and and in time of temptation, or when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
-Third soil; 7“Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out, 7and it yielded no crop.
-Third soil explained: 22“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, 19but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, 14and pleasures of life, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful and bring no fruit to maturity.
-Fourth Soil: 8,8,8“And others fell into the good soil and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced, some a hundred times as great, some sixty, and some thirty. As He said these things, He would call out 9 “He who has ears, let him hear.”
-Fourth Soil Explained: 23,20, 15“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and understands it and accept it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth with perseverance, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.” (thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold) Mark has them ascending, Matthew descending
-Casted Seed: 26And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; 27and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. 28“The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29“But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
-The seed is not designated as the sowers’s own seed as it is in the first parable as the seed being Jesus’s seed, so this is just a Believer sowing the Word of God into soil “hearts” for Him. We all can be used by Jesus if we permit Him, either through witnessing, or our walk, but it’s not our power or eloquent words that bring about the change in someone’s heart but only through the conviction and power of the Holy Spirit. We can only understand that Jesus Himself can bring forth crop from a changed heart through the leading and transforming power of the Holy Spirit which will work in a true Believer’s heart until a mature grain, mature Believer, can be harvested.
-the soil would be the changed heart in a Believer