Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Soil For The Soul

June 29

"Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."  John 12:24

 

"Are you determined to be a seed store saint?"

 

Seeds need ground to germinate, and it is no different with the soul: "... that ye, being rooted and grounded in love".  But it is dank and dark, deadly to my personal growth strategy; and no one knows the course I take.  Exactly! ... but it is there alone, where GOD can break down the life, to one day break fresh ground that you might grow in HIS grace and knowledge.  "But we see JESUS, WHO was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that HE by the grace of GOD should taste death for every man.  For it became HIM, for WHOM are all things, and by WHOM are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the CAPTAIN of their salvation perfect through sufferings."  The germination of Gethsemane was none other than JESUS CHRIST, WHO as the only begotten, was planted here among us so as to pollinate souls unto salvation.

"Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our GOD."  Are you determined to be a seed store saint? ... You know, sitting on the shelf, in your original package for all to view, yet fruitless and dead.  Let it not be so! ... for the LORD of the soil holds ready the place of your planting.  "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."  HE works there, just below the surface, where soon the tender shoot of new life breaks through to flourish unto fruit bearing.  "For if we have been planted together in the likeness of HIS death, we shall be also in the likeness of HIS resurrection:"  Though the picture on our package is misleading to behold, the MASTER of the garden has never once been blighted.  Rest assured, every seed which falls "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."  Fall dead into the ground HE chooses, and see for yourself, that miraculous things sprout up soon after the sowing!

In all of this beware of those upstart truck farms of religion, which promise life with no death.  They are marked by the granite of their founders, whose tombs are still occupied. 

"Every plant, which MY heavenly FATHER hath not planted, shall be rooted up."


For Love of Country
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
(28th President of the United States)
"The history of Liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.  When we resist, therefore, the concentration of power, we are resisting the powers of death, because concentration of power is what always precedes the destruction of human liberties."


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