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Farmer Doug

The sower has an important job on a farm of agriculture.

You just can’t be a johnny appleseed of life.Tossing seeds wherever they may land,expecting every seed to come forth with fruit.

This is why the farmers introduced mechanical machinery to do the job that they didn’t want to do by hand. It was to place 1 seed a foot apart from the next seed and another foot away from the next, and so on.

This method is the opposite of some our thinking when we try to grow something in our garden, when we just dump some seeds into a whole and expect miracle plants as high as the house and come bearing multitudes of vegetables.(been there, done that)

But wait, have we actually done this in our thinking of our religion of christianity?

This may hard to see or even swallow as truth but think upon this and let it sink in or study it deeper.

If we are of Christ as his multiplication as seeds, are we not suffocating ourselves being throw into an environment of the “church”. When Christ has planted us evenly apart of each other, to be able to reproduce Him as the “grain of wheat”, He as the original grain was not beside another grain to compete for the richness of the earth to warm and to shelter the seed, or to just soak the nourishing water that seeped into the ground, or to hog all the heat that the sun shown down on the earth of our fertile land.

Our understanding of God’s multiplication of Him, is not depending on our being together as the seeds of God in a glob in the dirt, but as individual seeds being nurtured in God,of God,and for God, if we are to be of Him, we should just be at peace in our surroundings of our planting,soaking up the water and Sonshine of His being so that we will someday be that image of God.

I recommend that  we really seek the Lord in this matter and see that we as His called ones, seek Him only. The growth will naturally take place in God for us to be His Fruit!!

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The old is over,the new is now.

I struggle with church in so many ways but this one could be the biggest one that I see that hinders it the most.

The old covenant is over and the new covenant takes it’s place as is now the Covenant that is God’s promise to us.

Let is look at this closer, church I believe has seen or heard of the new covenant but has relied on the old covenant to live. We try to instil the principles of the old covenant into the new covenant to continue the promise of the Lord. But this is not the same.

There are many examples that we can choose from, just look at our practices of faith, and our works, do they mirror the ones of the jewish nation as to going to the temple and having sacrifices, or having ordinances, or regulations that we have to follow.

The old testament was an example of a people trying to be a people of God, thru living the laws of God, which were only there to prove to them that they would be unable to follow because of their fallen state. We were not ever going to be perfect enough to follow the laws of God. Our nature was and is not ever going to allow this.

So something or a new nature had to come in to replace the old. God’s people, the Israelites, and even us today have mingled both covenant’s together thinking that this is the way to precede.

We need to know that the first one is dead, the new one is alive! Because Christ is alive, the law is dead because it does not lead to Life.This is so important to understand in many ways, which we will only touch on one now.

Let’s look at a verse that will be glowing to us in this understanding of the new covenant.

Matthew 17:4 (Recovery Version)And Peter answered and  said to Jesus,Lord, it is good for us to be here;if you are willing,I will make three tents here,one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah. 5 While he was still speaking,behold,a bright “cloud overshadowed them, and behold,a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the Beloved,in whom I have found My delight. Hear Him! 6 And when the disciples heard this they fell on their face and were greatly frightened. 7 And Jesus came to them and touched them and said Arise, and do not be afraid.  8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw  no one except Jesus Himself alone.(Recovery Version)

To understand this passage we need to understand Peter and the disciples at this moment of time. To understand peter and the disciples in this, is first to understand the symbolism of Moses,Elijah and Jesus.

Moses,was symbolism for the Law, Elijah, was the symbolism of the Prophets, and Jesus, was symbolic of the new covenant. Peter,disciples were mixing all three of the covenants together as tho they were to work together as the new. But no, God’s intervention into Peter’s building of three tents to three  symbolic periods was meshing of the old and the new together. The old was over, there is only one now. Even Peter and the Disciples had to understand this.

Look at verse three, then look at verse eight, now you see three and now you don’t. you only see one, Jesus.

The New is now and has been for awhile since Jesus Resurrection.

I pray that we as “Overcomer’s”, that we can  see one and only one thru our eyes,Jesus.

May we live out our new understanding of the “New Covenant”!

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