Stony Ground Versus Good Ground = Luke 8;6

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Stony Ground Versus Good Ground = Luke 8;6




** Stony:


Luke 8;6


And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.


Luke 8:13

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.


Matthew 13:5-6

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.


Matthew 13:20-21

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.


Mark 4:5-6

And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.


Mark 4:16-17

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.


** Good:


Matthew 13:8


But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.


Matthew 13:23

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.


Mark 4:8

And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.


Mark 4:20

And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.


Luke 8:8

And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when He had said these things, He cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.


Luke 8:15

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.



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Stony Ground Versus Good Ground = Luke 8;6




** Stony:


Luke 8;6


And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.


Luke 8:13

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.


Matthew 13:5-6

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.


Matthew 13:20-21

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.


Mark 4:5-6

And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.


Mark 4:16-17

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.


** Good:


Matthew 13:8


But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.


Matthew 13:23

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.


Mark 4:8

And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.


Mark 4:20

And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.


Luke 8:8

And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when He had said these things, He cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.


Luke 8:15

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.



AMEN
Dear Miz KJV Only,
This teaching is a parable which teaches its truth by spiritual symbols. To unlock the meanings of the symbols, Paul tells us to "compare spiritual things with spiritual" (1Cor 2:13). In other words, the meanings of the symbols used by Christ must come from scripture. We are NOT to look out into the world for their meanings. To do find the correct meanings of the symbols, we must find where those same symbols are used elsewhere in scripture and then with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can ascertain their meanings.

The "stony ground" contains two symbols. "Stony" is related to "stone" which is a symbol for the Law of Moses. "Ground" is a symbol for mankind who dwells upon the earth. "Earth" represents mankind's carnality. The symbol "stoney ground" represents an unconverted believer who remains governed by their carnality and is still under the Law. This type of believer cannot receive the truth of the Word of God.

The symbol "good ground" represents a believer who has been converted and is dwelling in heaven (the good ground) with Christ (spiritually speaking). This type of believer responded to the call of Elijah and repented of their works. Their repentance made the path "straight" for Christ to come to them with the Latter Rain of the Spirit. The Latter Rain is what the Jewish Elect received on the Day of Pentecost. When Christ "comes again" to the repented believer, He will pour out the Latter Rain and heal their spiritual blindness. With their blindness healed, they will receive the Word of God within themselves. The truth will then bring judgment to the believer's carnality and destroy it. This full process is called conversion. After the believer is converted, they will produce spiritual fruit.

Joe