PARABLE OF THE SOWER From Sananda CONTACT, March 21, 1995, p. 31.
PARABLE OF THE SOWER
CONTACT, March 21, 1995, p. 31.
[ Dharma received the following writing on Tuesday, June 27, 1989. Quoting: ]
Eus Jesus here to commune this morning of glory. I see confusion in your heart places. Let the lessons from the teaching of God be as great today as yesterday, for they must serve you on the morrow also.
Dharma, ye ask me, "How do we reach out and have men hear?" You will just write, little scribe; just as to bake of the bread, you cannot force a man to eat lest it sour in his vittles. Man is not given to understand fully; the brother of darkness clouds his visions and plugs of his ears; he confuses the understanding. So be it for those who have ears to hear, will hear; those who have eyes to see, will see. I am going to ask of you, Dharma, to speak here on the pages of the story of old, for it is the few who are granted the ability to "know" and it is your purpose to explain unto the many what the teachings mean. You will be in need of updating from the grain fields unto this moment.
A farmer went out to his field to sow grain. As he scattered the seed on the ground, some of the seed fell on a footpath and was trampled on; and the birds came and ate it as it lay exposed. Other seed fell on shallow soil with rock beneath. This seed began to grow, but soon withered and died for lack of moisture. Other seed landed in thistle patches, and the young grain stalks were soon choked out. Still other fell on fertile soil; this seed grew and produced a crop one hundred times as large as he had planted.
The apostles of two millennium past, asked me what meant I by this fable. I spake to them as I now speak again to you: God has granted you to know the meaning, the brother of darkness has granted thee the desire to keep your tongue and words from the crowds. Why is the name "Jesus" hard for you to bring to your tongues? Because you see that which is "new", magic which astounds. Precious brothers, that which is so called "new" and "magic" will kill you. My name is Esu Jesus Sananda as you of the past two thousand years have called my label. You seek that which will not "embarrass" you? You do not wish to have your "weakness" be shown? If you hid my words under the feet of the trespassers and cast them only into weak and infertile soil, you shall bear of no fruit.
Let the ones of the Ancient of Ancients write that which has truth and meaning unto them. That is for Little Crow and his brethren to bring forth for his people that they might understand in their own way---but you all must come to grips with the actuality that it is all ONE.
The ancient prophets predicted, and it has come to pass, that the crowds would hear the words and will not understand. So it is.
The hard path where some seed fell represents the hard hearts of those who hear the words of God, but then the devil comes and steals the words away and prevents people from believing and being brought into their mission and purpose. The stony ground represents those who enjoy listening to sermons, but somehow the message never really gets through to them and doesn't take root and grow. They know the message is true, and sort of believe for awhile; but when the hot winds of persecution blow, and something is expected from them, they lose interest and continue in their searching for the "magic" and the "quick fix" to shower upon them without works or contribution. They will search, usually, until they find one who works in sheep's clothing while the wolf eats the lamb.
The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who listen and believe God's words but whose faith afterwards is choked out by worry and riches and responsibilities and pleasures of life. (Would this fit any of mine sheep?) They are never able to help anyone else believe the good news for they are too preoccupied with their own existence and personal ailments or tasks, keeping the seed garnered unto their own store-house that they are in perceived security. They have only held the seed away from the planting and rendered it useless to bear fruit for themselves or another.
Ah, but the good soil represents ones, good-hearted people who listen and cling to the words and instructions. They steadily spread them to others who also soon believe and then the seeds are scattered far and wide and there are abundant workers drawn into the fields for the tilling and the sowing. If you hide the light under the bushel, all you broadcast is darkness. You must keep balance but you must bring forth thine light to shine lest no-one know of thine intent. If ones are turned away by your truth, let them go with blessings upon their separate path. However, you of mine must let all know in absolutes, the way of this building is mine and darkness will be separated away---those seeds will be of weeds to corrupt and smother the grain. They may remain in the field until the sprouting and they grow into weeds and thistles; they will be pulled and cast into the fire that they scatter no more thorns upon my fields.
You ones must come into your comfort, one with me, that you can speak of these things in ease and joy. You will only be discounted by those ones sent to stop you. My name is quite lovely, actually, as my Father saw fit to allow it unto me. In mine name I shall cloak you from all that would attend you in negativity. Consider that yours may be the truth and light that changes another into the path.
Thomas, because you doubted and hesitated to believe, you shall now go forth and speak of mine Truth as you move about your appointed rounds. Always is the mission one of growth and that which you would rather not be in the doing. Your fellow man is falling to your right and to your left; do not be in the desertion of him for he is actually crying out in pain for help. Allow the apparent "weed" to hybridize and bear fruit also. Reach out your hand to the weary and heavy-laden; as I do unto you, you must do unto them.
Would anyone light a lamp and then cover it to keep it from shining? No, lamps are mounted in the open where they can be seen and their light be used by all. Someday, everything in men's hearts which has been hidden there shall be brought to light and made plain to all. Therefore, be careful how you listen; for whoever has, to him shall be given more and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him. Check thine possessions carefully for you can have much of the world and lose of thine eternity. Have the seeds been stored within thine personal warehouse and now you refuse to bring them forth for the sowing? The time of planting is all but passed; will you have an abundant harvest or will you be eating of the tares? Will you have tilled thy portion and contributed your seeds to the fields or will you still be in waiting to see if you have enough seed to tend of your own pot, forgetting your mission and purpose.
Mine workers are again upon this place to lead and teach and build. You are the ones who must till, plant and see to it that your brother remembers to bring his pot to the kitchen and his harvester to the fields to share in the labor in Truth and generosity for his fellow man. For he who believes on mine name and works in my vineyards shall have harvest of abundance beyond ability to measure.
Do not be in shame of me, precious little ones, for I am the way. You who come forth to set of the example must walk in Truth and set aside of thine own desires and conveniences for you have come forth to fill a role beyond price. If you fill of a role and act poorly you have stopped another from this act in part and the play will have weakness and the critics and reviewers will destroy your wonderous works.
Remember clearly; hear me well, for I remind you of something most important: WHEN I, THE MESSIAH, COME IN MY GLORY AND IN THE GLORY OF THE FATHER AND THE HOLY ANGELS, I WILL BE ASHAMED THEN OF ALL WHO ARE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS NOW. BUT THIS IS THE SIMPLE TRUTH---SOME OF YOU WHO ARE STANDING HERE RIGHT NOW WILL NOT DIE UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. FURTHER, YOU MUST BE IN THE CASTING OUT OF THE DEVIL FROM THINE BRETHREN FOR HE IS COME TO STOP YOU. IF YOU BUT COMMAND IN MINE NAME, THE ANGEL OF THE DARKNESS IS BINDED. IT IS THE "ONLY WAY", MY BROTHERS. YOURS IS TO HEAL AND THAT, BROTHERS, MEANS THE CASTING AWAY OF THE DARK ELEMENTS WHO CAUSE DISEASE UPON YOU. YOU WHO ASK ASSISTANCE IN MINE NAME SHALL RECEIVE OF IT FOR AS GOD GIVES, HE ALSO TAKES AWAY.
Yes, you shall feel as lambs before wolves; so be it---who shall have the last laugh? You shall prevail in the city of cities and then who shall laugh at you? You must forget of self and hold to the goal for therein is the Truth and the blessings.
Whenever you enter a place, give it your blessings. If it is worth of the blessing, the blessing will stand, if not, the blessing will return to you.
When you enter a place, be grateful to the one who will ask you in. If you are accepted within then sit and eat and drink without question whatever is set before you. Don't hesitate to accept hospitality, for the workman is worthy of his wages! Do not pick at thy victuals for you are not he who provides them. You shall partake of that which is provided.
If you are welcomed into a place; a village or a home, follow these two rules:
1. Eat whatever is set before you, and 2. Heal the sick; and as you heal them, say, "The Kingdom of God is very near you now." Those who welcome you are welcoming me. And those who reject you are rejecting me. Those who reject me are rejecting God who sent me, for I send you.
Yes, I saw Satan fall from heaven as a flash of lightning! And I have given you authority over all the power of the Enemy, and to walk among serpents and scorpions and to crush them. Nothing shall injure you! However, the important thing is not that demons obey you, but that your names are registered as citizens of heaven. Further, do not go forth among the serpents and scorpions to perform magic as in the trampling in the bared feet---wear thine boots that you would use the tools which have been afforded unto you in your intelligence.
"I praise you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the intellectuals and worldly wise and for revealing them to those who are as trusting as little children. Yes, thank you, Father, for that is the way you wanted it. I am the Agent of my Father in everything; and no one really knows the Son except the Father, and no one really knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." I CHOOSE TO REVEAL BOTH UNTO YOU, PRECIOUS OF MINE OWNSELF. HOW PRIVILEDGED YOU ARE TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND THAT WHICH WILL BE BROUGHT INTO THINE VISION. MANY A PROPHET AND KING OF OLD HAS LONGED FOR THESE DAYS, TO SEE AND HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN ADN HEARD. BLESSINGS BE UPON YOR HEADS THAT YOU BEAR THE CROWN IN HONOR FOR I SALUTE YOU AS MINESELF.
Walk with me in the garden a bit, Dharma, that we may tarry in the peace of solitude for your awakening is heavy upon you. We shall ask of Father that he be gentle with our brethren as they open unto their pathway also, for the journey is strewn with thistles and flintstones to cut of the flesh. So be it, for as it is written so shall it be. I place mine seal upon these words, for in the beginning was the Word and blessed be the Word of Truth. Hold mine hand and I shall take you there, there unto balance, harmony and the source of all love; for I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
Go into your day and be blessed in it for they grow short upon thine place and the works are great. You ones are the gift unto an impotent land---carry of thine lamps, high that the beacon can be seen by the weary searchers. So be it and selah for it is finished; it is finished, you have but to walk your appointed way. Let us walk together in honor.
I AM MASTER JESUS OF THE CHRISTED; YOU ARE MY BELOVED.
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