Friday, November 23, 2012

Psalm 107,Study 6,The Four Corners Of The Earth

Psalm 107,Study 6,The Four Corners Of The Earth

And so I'm taking this now into the wilderness journey and into the exile to babylon
and the return of the captives to rebuild the Temple

Ezekiel 12

15 “They will know that I am the LORD, when I disperse them among the nations and
scatter them through the countries.

Jeremiah 29

6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters
in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there;
do not decrease.


Based on Mark 4:1-8

The Parable of the Sower

Trodden Down By Unbelief - PERSON 1

And so Jesus began teaching by the lake and a large crowd gathered around Him and so
as to not be pressed and pushed into the lake He got into aboat and sat down and
began to teach and gave a lesson as a parable which was a picture to be heard by the
heart of the listeners

Not all who heard the Word may have listened or taken it in and the seed scattered
among the crowd may have been lost by some with unbelieving hearts

Or those hearts that were cold and unhearing,

As now many hear the Gospel but do not believe or receive it

And it is soon lost and never takes root

As it may not profit some or cannot be used to the advantage of obtaining worldly
prosperity or temporal gain

And so as they were listening to Jesus and "following Him" they would have heard Jesus telling them about a "Person" who was walking along a path (not the Christian walk or path) but a follower who was merely listening

And as they were listening to Jesus teach the seed would have fell and they as they listened would have trodden on this seed, in other words not knowing what it meant or compehending it

And so the birds of the air would have taken it away

Matthew 6:26 See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor
gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than


Cold Heart - Person 2

And Jesus continued to teach in the lesson of the parable by telling the crowd present
of the sower who is "God" spreading the seed and sowing it

And as Jesus spoke the "WORD" and scattered the picture/parable among the crowd of#
listeners , some would have listened and heard yet were not able to put it into practice

Becasue their hearts were cold and the word was not able to take root and the Word
received would have come to nothing

Although this word would have grown and would have been believed it would not have taken root
and having risen from the soil of the heart would have perished soon after


Person 3 - Storms of Life

Some people who were in that crowd on that day would have listened to Jesus preaching from that boat and received the Word and understood the parable / picture of the sower

This is why Jesus spoke in such a language so that uneducated men and educated men alike could understand and receive and in hearing be able to apply this word and put it into action

The reason it was not understood by "such educated men , such as the pharisee's, would be that of the understanding of the heart and not so much the understanding through intellect

And so this Word that Jesus preached on that day would have been thrown across the audience and some would have disbelieved this Word and still some would not have received it being of cold hearts and closed minds and still more would have received the word and applied it and lived it yet the storms of life and the pressures and the cares of the world would have overshadowed their walk

And their faith would have been choked and overtaken by doubt, thus they fell away after a time and a while

Person 4 - The Remnant

And as Jesus continued to display the picture of the sower and the seed to the crowd
some heard it and took it in and understood it

Not just understanding it but by putting it into practice in their lifes were able
to see the result of the parable they had received

In this the Word became living and active in their lifes

And this word multiplied like a mustard seed in their hearts

Not only that but their faith increased and their belief as they shared the Lord God
and the gosple with others they realised what this parable meant

No longer a Word told by Jesus but a Word and teaching that they themselves could see
and use and share

A Word not just in a book , a Word not just lived out by Jesus Himself that other followed

But a Word of the Gospel of salvation that brought hundreds more to the Kingdom

And so this parable was much more than a parable, it was the Living Word walking amongst
them and as they followed Jesus He showed His followers how to do the same

The Word , Who is "The Word" shared "The Word" that The Word might be spread and in this
the Word was scattered


Psalm 107 is also about Four types of people

Now I'm drawing a parallel here between the Sower and the seed and the 4 types in
Psalm 107 and the exodus

I believe that the parable/picture of the Sower And The Seed can be for anyone at any
time in history and so I'm drawing this parable into the Exodus hearts and onto the
remnant exiled to babylon


Trodden Down By Unbelief - PERSON 1

The temporal gain and the shortsightedness of the day, only believing what we see, being that
they worked to build and their strength may have been in their own works, being that work
that was destroyed in Job and in the destruction of Jerusalem, "trodden down and destroyed"

An unbelief that anything exists outside of my own belief

Matthew 13:58

He did not perform many miracles there because of their unbelief.

Being that the miracles that would have been were "trodden down"

The seed is snatched away by the birds of the air and taken away

Rather than being "taken captive" in the mind 2 Corinthians 10:5
and in the heart Ephesians 3:17

The seed is snatched away from the head and never carries down to the heart

Genesis 40:17

In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out
of the basket on my head."

Refer to - shenathayim yamim, Psalm 105- Study 10
Cold Heart - Person 2

Hebrews 3:8-18

As In the wilderness in the journey to the promised land, to harden the heart against
God is to deny His helping Hand. To be cold towards Him and to not listem but rather
walk the other way

Not to repent or to turn but to be cold towards Him and to say that I do not need Him

To see only the tenporal things and even to rebel against Him and blaming Him for the
situation and the circumstance , not understanding the overall plan He has for my life
but during the time of testing in the desert to anger Him

To hear and yet not listen as the seed falls amongst the rocks and the hard ground of the
heart, even though Moses was the mouthpiece of God and the chosen leader leading
me out of Egypt even the world

Rather than entering in to all that God has, to wander around in circles for many years
making Gods anger rage towards the sin that stops me entering His Rest

To have the body perish in the wilderness 18And to never enter the rest that He has prepared
for those that love Him 1 Corinthians 2:9 Isaiah 64:4

To disobey and walk away from those things that God has prepared for me and to not enter
that rest as He is resting

Hebrews 3:15-19

15 As has just been said:

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”

16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of
Egypt? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who
sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did God swear that
they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? 19 So we see that
they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.