Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Sat., July 14, 2018
In Messiah’s name: for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
All humans, for the most part, have eyes and ears to see and hear with. To “see” in the everyday and normal sense is to “become aware of something through one of the senses”. On a spiritual level, it means to perceive, understand and realize a truth.
All those with healthy ears can hear words and sounds. However, on a spiritual level, those who have “ears to hear” are willing to truly listen and seek understanding.
In the parable of “the sower and the seed” (Matt 13: 3 -12), Messiah contrasts types of hearers and those that truly see.
Here’s the parable! Matt.13: 3 – 9, 14 – 15
3 And he (Messiah) spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Messiah’s disciples then came and asked him why he spoke in parables to the multitude. His response was: “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing, see not; and hearing, they hear not, neither do they understand.” (verse 13)
“Some hear the Word, yet they do not allow it to take root because the seduction of worldly pleasures and comfort overcomes them. Others end up rejecting the Word because of persecution or trials. Others hear the Word and open themselves to understand and accept it so that it transforms them.”
“Those who have “ears to hear” allow the Word to bear fruit to the glory of God. It is up to the hearer to decide whether to take the Word seriously and pursue understanding; only a few are willing—the rest have ears, but they do not have “ears to hear” (see Matt.13: 18 -23)
In Matthew13 verses 14- 15, Messiah also stated that his parables fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 6: 8 -10.
Here’s Matthew 13: 14-15 see prophecy of Isaias 6: 8 -10
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaias, which says, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Hence, those who have “ears to hear” and “eyes to see” will truly seek the truth and be willing to change and be converted to the Creator-God’s ways, words, wisdom and life style, through his son, Messiah.
On the other hand, those who are dragon-distracted and whose heart is set on temporal things won’t “hear’ or “see” the truth to their peril. So be it!
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who love the truth and hate the lies and deceptions.