Heart Soil

It’s spring and the farmers are out preparing their fields to make them ready to plant the seeds. Home owners  and back yard gardeners are working their patch of earth with fertilizers and other nutrients. They are preparing in expectation of planting a seed that will produce a crop.

Let’s have a look at two parables and see how they reflect on our heart soil. They are, The Parable of the sower and The Parable of the weeds.

Jesus speaking in Red

The Parable of the Sower

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: 

“A farmer went out to sow his seed

. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 

Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 

But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.

 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 

19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 

20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 

21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.

 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 

23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

The Parable of the Weeds

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.

 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

This is a post in progress

Darkness Over The Earth

I am a Christian, however; there are events in scripture that I try and investigate. One of those events pertains to, the darkness over the earth, that occurred when Jesus was crucified. There was darkness for 3 hours.
Please scroll down to visit links leading to a detailed explanation of the three hours of darkness.
I believe in creation.
The following are scripture readings of the creation story, up to the creation of the light. and the crucifixion story.
Genesis 1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2. And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3. And God said let there be light; and there was light.
4. And God saw the light, that it was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.
5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night, And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6. And God said let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7. And God made the firmament. and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and it was so.
8. And God called the firmament Heaven, And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9. And God said let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear and it was so.
10. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas and God saw that it was good.
11. And God said let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed and the fruit tree yielding fruit after after his kind, whose seed is in itself, after his kind and God saw that it was good.
12. And the earth brought forth grass and the herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind; and God saw that it was good.
13. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14. And God said let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days, and years.
15. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth; and it was so.
16. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, he made the stars also.
17. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
19. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Note:  This is a link to the complete chapter. Click here 
The crucifixion account of darkness over the land.

St Matthew Chapter 27

Verse 45: Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
Verse 46: And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice saying, ? Eli,Eli, Lama Sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?
Verse 50: Jesus when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

St Mark Chapter 15

And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

St. Lukes Gospel

Chapter 23: 44-46.  And it was about the sixth hour and there was a darkness over all the earth, until the ninth hour.
And the sun was darkened and the veil of the temple was rent to the midst.
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father into thy hands, I commend my spirit; and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
I believe  there was darkness over the earth. God, who I believe created the light can turn it on and off at his beckoning.

The following linked websites offer a detailed explanation of this event.

Darkness At The Crucifixion

The Day The Sun Stopped Shining

The Crucifixion and Old Testament Prophecy Link

Comments welcome

Where Are The Fallen Angels

There are at least two portions of scripture that I’m trying to understand as it pertains to fallen angels.

Jude 1:6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—
2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

Many of us believe that the fallen angels were cast out upon the earth.

This may be helpful>The Son’s of God and The Daughters of Men

This blog post is a work in progress.

A Sinner’s Prayer

A Sinner’s Prayer

God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of Your forgiveness.  I believe that You sent Jesus to die on the cross as payment for my sin, and that you raised Him from the dead.  I desire to turn from my sin, and I receive Jesus Christ as my Saviour.  I surrender my life into Your hands.  From this day forward, I ask your Holy Spirit to enable me to live a life that is pleasing to You and in obedience to Your will.  This I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.