The Parable of the Sower of the Seed
(Mat 13:1) The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
Jesus was teaching by the sea side and the sea represents the people of the world who don’t have the truth of God.
(Mat 13:2) And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
This ship, here, represents the ark of truth – this is where those who have the truth of God reside, especially during the flood of lies that comes in the great tribulation. Just like in the time of Noah, this ark of truth keeps us safe, where we will float above the waters of the people of the world who buy into the lies of antichrist and his fallen angels. Being above this flood and the waters is to be on a higher level of understanding, and that higher level is the spiritual level. We as true Christians are to live by the spirit.
(Mat 13:3) And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
The sower is the Christian who spreads the seed of the truth of God. This seed is broadcast all over the ground because we never know who will receive the truth and within whom God will allow it to grow – it isn’t our decision to make as to who is worthy to hear it.
(Mat 13:4) And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Some of the seeds landed on the wayside, which is the road or path that goes by the field. This road is dirt and clay that is packed very hard from usage – these people are hardheaded and distracted by life. This road is used by merchants and all sorts of people who are to busy trying to attain their ideas of success and doing things that occupy their time to really pay much attention to the Word of God – they put many things between them and God, and these things become idols to them because they are more important to them than God. When the seeds of truth are planted here, they don’t sink into the ground, they just bounce off and the fowls of the air eat them up. These fowls of the air are the fallen angels of satan who influence the minds of those who don’t focus on Christ, the Word.
(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:
These stony places are hardheads who will sit still and listen for a while, but are not dedicated enough to stick with their study to have a solid understanding of the deeper truth in the Word. They are stuck on the most shallow level of understanding. Immediately, while they were listening, these ideas made sense, but the roots don’t go deep in their mind.
(Mat 13:6) And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
As soon as they were put under pressure by others who had different views, or who were purposely trying to mislead them, they didn’t have the study of the scripture to back what they were taught and remain standing for what they thought they believed. When antichrist is here, during the second half of the tribulation, your understanding of the truth will be put to the test, and your teacher will not be here to hold your hand.
You will need to build your understanding from guidance of the Holy Spirit and study of scripture, not what others have taught you. We are told to build our foundation for our houses on the Rock, Jesus Christ, and not on the teachings of another man, clay. When we build our house’s foundation on Rock, it will be sturdy and withstand floods and storms. But when we build our foundations on clay, as flood waters and storms come, that clay will soften and our house will sink into the ground and crack and crumble. Your understanding won’t be able to withstand the flood of lies that comes with antichrist and his fallen angels. They will put your beliefs under heat and pressure and cause you to believe what you were taught was wrong all along because you don’t have the knowledge of scripture to back it up.
(Mat 13:7) And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
Some seeds will land among people who are surrounded with bad influences. These bad influences will lead you away from any truth that may have flourished if it had been allowed to grow around positive influence. These thorns are evil people in the grand scheme of things because they don’t have the love of God to care about the truth of the Gospel, or want the Gospel to be spread. By default these influences are evil, though they may even seem harmless enough. Don’t hang around those who do not believe in Jesus Christ and love Him as their Lord and Savior. The Bible tells us to not even wish them God speed. We can plant seeds in them occasionally, but don’t spend too much time around them if they don’t love God. You cannot come to the Father, except through the Son, Jesus Christ.
(Mat 13:8) But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
These people are those who are given a deeper understanding from God because they love Jesus Christ and are dedicated to understanding the Gospel of the entire Bible. These people know about what is about to come with the tribulation and the test that the world will be put to, or they want to know all these things and be prepared. These people will be prepared and will never stray from Christ to be deceived into worshipping antichrist. They have, or will have, the Seal of God, which is the complete understanding of the Truth. These people will be examples to the entire rest of the world during the Millennium, but in the mean time, they take their knowledge and understanding and share it with anyone they can. These seeds of truth can bring other people into the light of understanding.
(Mat 13:9) Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Those who are given the ability to understand this message need to pay attention to this and let it sink in. This is a call from Jesus Christ to pay attention to what is being taught here because it is a very important message, as really all scripture is when it is taught on the deepest level. Be this good ground so that God will grow the seeds of truth inside you.