Sunday service


The various soil conditions in the parable of the sower represents different heart conditions of people who go to Church. Some go to Church with wayward heart, some with stony heart, some thorny heart and those with good heart. Every miracle starts from the heart. If you are going to have a major breakthrough in your connection with God, if you are going to make the most of your Christian effort, it must start from the garden of the heart. If you wish to make a maximum connection, it must start from the heart. The heart condition determines what you get. The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.

Jesus gave the interpretation of this parable from Luke 8:11-15. “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.”

The devil is busy all over the world telling people all sorts of lies and keeping everyone busy chasing money. Some people sometimes take on three jobs; they work and work and work with no time for the things of God. It is all about the cares of this world and eventually they get choked up. It takes time to nurture a relationship. Our greatest wealth is relationship not money. The highest level of wealth is relationship. The devil knows this and that is why he tends to attack relationships. The word of God is a seed that will produce a harvest in you but if it is choked up, there will be no harvest.

Whenever thorn is mentioned in the Bible, it represents hardship. Thorns are a product of the curse on the soil. The soil was not supposed to produce thorns; it started producing thorns as a result of the fall of man. It is one of the aftermaths of the fall of man. The good news, however, is that Jesus died to redeem us and to break that curse. The curse of thorns – the curse of labour with nothing to show for it is broken in the name of Jesus.

Pray –

  • Father, thank you for sending your Son to deal with the thorns. My field will no longer produce thorns because Jesus has died; he has paid the price on the cross. He shed his blood and that blood has redeemed my soil. My field is redeemed by the blood of the Lamb in the name of Jesus.
  • The blood of Jesus is an agent of sanctification. I saturate the garden of my heart with the blood of Jesus (pray this daily). Amen.


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