“Planting the Seed of the Word”
“The seed is the Word of God.” (Luke 8:11) The Word of God is the seed which must be planted in our hearts, or spirits. The Word is the power of God. (Rom. 1:16) If we will plant the Seed of the Word in our hearts, the power of God in His Word will empower our faith filled words and they will come to pass.
“Have God’s kind of faith (faith that calls those things that are not as though they were; faith that speaks. Rom. 4:17). For truly I tell you, that whoever will speak to this mountain, Be removed! Be cast into the sea, and if what he says with his mouth does not differ from what is in his spirit (not in his mind) in abundance, and he believes that those things that he has said will come to pass, he win have whatever he has said. Because of this I say to you, Whatever you desire, when you pray believe that you receive it. (That is, receive it at the moment you pray, not later.)” This is an expanded version of the actual Greek rendering of Mark 11:22, 23 and 24. I have written out the literal meaning in this way so you can see how faith works. Once we understand how this process occurs, we can then understand the real need to put the Word of God in our hearts.
The Word is the power source, if that is what is in our hearts, then that is what we will speak. “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Matt. 12:34 The question we must answer then is, “How do we plant the Word in our hearts?” Mark 4:15 says that the Word is sown in our hearts when we hear it and receive it. This is in agreement with Rom. 10:17 as well. “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Praise God! This is the reason Jesus stresses our hearing only faith filled things in Mark 4, verses 23, 24 and 25. Notice He says, (You) take heed what you hear! Its our responsibility to take heed what we hear! The Word is planted by our hearing it, but so is unbelief and fear! We must not incline our ears to the word of Satan, we must rather incline our ear to the Word of God! Plant the Word in your heart and then speak it and act on it!
Items of Interest in This Issue
Photos of building the new ministry offices… Report on the Spirit of Faith Seminar held at Abiding Word Ministries in Fayetteville, NC in December 1979… List of January Spirit of Faith Broadcast Radio Topics