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Monday, January 1, 2024
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
THE SOWER, THE SEED AND THE SOIL

“4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”Matt 13:4-9

att 13:1-23
Sower went to sow
Seed fell on different soil
Soil produce different types of fruits

The seed is the Word .God gave you the Word.
The sower is you- God made you the Sower
The soil is the world . God gave you the soil.
In The Word you discover this list of what God gave each person.
1. Life
2.Time
3.Talent
4.Opportunities
5. Grace
6.Promise
7. Holy Spirit

Notice that every human being enjoys the first 4 only Christians enjoy the last three

God gives the seed to the sower.

2 Corinthians 9:10 (ASV) And he that supplieth seed to the sower and bread for food, shall supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness:

The Command from God- Be fruitful
“God made you, the sower ,gave you the seed, and the soil and blessed you and Commands you 'to go and be fruitful, multiply, replenish and have dominion ! “Gen 1:28

God summarizes all that he gave in 2 Peter 1:3-4

3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

What does God now want you to do in 2024?

Go and find the right place on earth (Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, Caribbean, North America, etc if you don't like where you are born, change it) and just go and be fruitful. Do not complain!
Choose any area of fruitfulness.
Develop strategies for fruitfulness
Choose any career law, engineering, pharmacy,accountancy ,ministry,janitorial ,Business,politics etc
Maritally choose any person (opposite sex) to marry Prov18:22 (Go and find a wife to help you)

Fruit bearing is now a function of your approach, your life principles how you use the seed and soil!

1. By the way side -You are lazy , Lukewarm. Indifferent . You go to school you don't care , you have business you don't attend to it

You come to church . You hear the word you tell yourself who does this pastor think he his. I do not have time. You are busy doing nothing benefial.

Result :You bore no fruit or bear negative fruit.

2.Rocky places not much fruit

5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

Allow challenges to derail them: They start well but refuse to develop what they have.

Get married but do not care for wife or children

Secure admission but do not attend classes , join cults,clubs, 419, join evil company.

Result: Bore no fruit or bear negative fruit.

3.Thorns and thistles

V7. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.

Allow others to negatively influence them.

They know the truth but will not practice it .

Abusing their marriages .abusing themselves with drugs. Wrong company.

Result :Bore no fruit or bear negative fruits.

4.Good soil

Settle down. Realized that life is important . Willing to do the right thing Develops virtue .You see him graduating in college. Disciplined. Focused. The church is flourishing .

Business is flourishing.

How? He applied 2 Peter 1:5-7

5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductivein your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Result :Bears good fruits in 30s,60s and 100s

Conclusion: Summary of the story, God made you the sower, gave you the seed and the soil. Expects you to be fruitful.

You have no reason to fail , you will not fail .

In 2024 use the resources of earth and that of the heavenlies to be fruitful .

May you bear good fruit for your generation.

Have a great year ahead of you!

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