The Lord in Heaven comes to open up the Scriptures to our hearing ears via the Spirit of Truth….and we are to be found of Him hearing what the Spirit says and letting brotherly love continue…entertaining “strangers” and their words.
It is about how one will hear the revealed Word of Truth in the day they hear it when a “stranger” comes along to speak it to their ears. It will be something "new" being heard and not of the "old" word of men that has been preached often throughout many years and generations.
The Son of man comes to speak to us on a day not expected and so we must be found ready… “awake” (watching) to His righteousness….at all times by letting brotherly love continue and be found entertaining strangers and their words (which are His words above).
The day of the Lord’s visit to our hearing ears is an “hour” so to speak as the opportunity to hear and believe is limited as once the door is shut, there is no way to enter in to understand His words of knowledge as He opens up the Scriptures to our minds. “Outside” of the understanding will be those who are found not “awake” and misbehaving towards the hearing of His voice.
Matthew 24:42 KJV (42) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour
your Lord doth come.
Once the door is shut, there will be no way to enter in and understand the mysteries of the kingdom. Some will keep what they hear the Lord teaching in the “streets”….not receiving the revealed Word of Truth into their “homes” for one reason or another.
Luke 13:24-27 KJV (24) Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for
many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
(25) When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to
the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door,
saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto
you, I know you not whence ye are: (26) Then shall ye begin to say,
We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our
streets. (27) But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye
are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity
We are to take heed to ourselves lest at any time our hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (overindulging in our lusts of envy, strife, contentions, etc) and drunkenness (drunk on the wine of wrath) and the cares of this life so that the day a stranger comes along to speak His words to our hearing ears comes upon us unawares .
Luke 21:34-38 KJV (34) And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time
your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares
of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
As a snare shall it come on all them that “dwell on the face of the whole earth”. Those who “dwell on the earth” are found dwelling on the things below (the earthly wisdom of envy, strife, wrath, contentions, etc). The day comes to such as a surprise and they are tempted to speak out in their wrath towards what they hear Him saying.
But those who dwell on things above (love, peace, joy, gentleness, kindness, etc) will be able to readily receive what they hear Him saying. Such are “awake” to His righteousness while the former (those who dwell on the earth) are found “asleep” in their envy and strife, etc.
(35) For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face
of the whole earth.
Watch….that is,stay awake….and “pray” always…meaning using our words with meekness and grace and peace at all times towards all people. This way we may be found of Him having confidence/boldness in the Day of Judgment as we shall be able to stand before Him.
(36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to
stand before the Son of man.
Continue in “prayer”….that is, let our speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt (peace)…towards everything we hear. Continue in prayer and watch…keep awake to His righteousness with thanksgiving towards what we hear His voice saying.
Colossians 4:2-6 KJV (2) Continue in prayer, and watch in the same
In doing so, we shall be able to enter in to understand the Scriptures which will speak the mystery of Christ as the door of utterance is opened to our hearing ears.
(3) Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of
utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in
The Scriptures shall be made manifest to our hearing ears if we continue in “prayer” in our speech and are staying awake to His righteousness and being thankful for what we hear. Those who are "without" shall speak evil of us for hearing and believing but we are to walk in His wisdom and not render evil for their evil.
(4) That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. (5) Walk in
wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. (6) Let your
speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how
ye ought to answer every man.
Some will hear and the “fowls” will come and devour up what was sown in their hearts…that is, the words (birds) of wrath come and devour it up. These birds/words are angry birds/words flying out of the mouths of those who will not believe in what they hear will speak out unbridled in their wrath. A multiple amount of angry words will come out. There is sin in these angry words. The seed fell by the Way side as they are not on path of righteousness.
Matthew 13:4 KJV (4) And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way
side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
They will “give place to the devil” (the slanderer) as they will speak out in wrath against those brothers sent by Him to speak the Word of the Kingdom to their ears.
They will trample down what they hear and slander those sent out by Him by labeling those who speak His words to their ears as “evil doers” and “devils”.
Ephesians 4:26-27 KJV (26) Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun
go down upon your wrath: (27) Neither give place to the devil.
In doing so, they will never understand the Word of Truth as it gets caught away from their unbelieving hearts .
Matthew 13:18-19 KJV (18) Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
(19) When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth
it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was
sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
These will be “religious” men who seem to be religious but won’t hold their tongues as they will speak out in wrath against what they will hear (the revealed Word of Truth) as they will not believe. The Word does not profit them as it is not mixed with faith.
James 1:26 KJV (26) If any man among you seem to be religious, and
bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's
religion is vain.
How is it they will not understand?
Because they cannot hear His Word (His Saying to have love for one another) and will not do it and instead will go about to “kill the messenger” of the Word of Truth in their unbelief of those things that will be told them.
It will happen again….as it did 2000 years by the religious rulers of the day and the followers of their evil example.
John 8:42-45 KJV (42) Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father,
ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither
came I of myself, but he sent me. (43) Why do ye not understand my
speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. (44) Ye are of your
father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a
murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there
is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it. (45) And because I tell you
the truth, ye believe me not.
All “murderers” (those who hate their brothers) and unbelievers will have their part in the lake of fire. They will have no part in His kingdom but will have their part in the “everlasting fire” (the wrathful tongue is a fire which will not cease in speaking evil until they perish from this earth).
This is a condition or judgment prepared for the devil (the slanderer) and his “angels”….his messengers... who give place to the devil and speak his words of wrath as they mistreat His servants (the “strangers”) sent by Him to speak His words to their ears. The children of the devil will manifest themselves as they will mistreat His messengers and speak all kinds of evil (every hateful and unclean bird will fly out into the air).
They will ask “when did we see you as a stranger?” as the day comes upon those who “dwell on the earth” unawares and they are found by Him “asleep” to doing His righteousness.
Matthew 25:41-46 KJV (41) Then shall he say also unto them on the
left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared
for the devil and his angels: (42) For I was an hungred, and ye gave
me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: (43) I was a
stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick,
and in prison, and ye visited me not. (44) Then shall they also
answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or
a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto
thee? (45) Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not
to me. (46) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal.
Because they will not believe the “report”, they will not be able to believe at all as judgment upon them as the Lord will blind the eyes of their understanding and harden their hearts.
Again....The wicked will not understand and will not be able to believe as the eyes of their understanding will be blinded and their hearts hardened by the Lord as judgment upon them for their wickedness towards the hearing of the Word of Truth revealed to them.
The Light will be with them only for a while and they are to believe in the Light while they have it so that they may be children of Light....behaving as children of light and not of darkness (behaving in envy, strife, wrath, hatred, etc).
John 12:36-40 KJV (36) While ye have light, believe in the light,
that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and
departed, and did hide himself from them. (37) But though he had done
so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: (38) That
the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake,
Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the
Lord been revealed? (39) Therefore they could not believe, because
that Esaias said again, (40) He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened
their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand
with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
This is why we must overcome our wrath as it does not work the righteousness of God. We are to be found by Him laying apart all of the evil words (the “birds”) that will want to come out of our mouths at the hearing of His revealed Word of Truth and be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath and receive with meekness the engrafted Word.
James 1:18-21 KJV (18) Of his own will begat he us with the word of
truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (19)
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow
to speak, slow to wrath: (20) For the wrath of man worketh not the
righteousness of God. (21) Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and
superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted
word, which is able to save your souls.
Some will immediately receive His revealed Word with joy when they hear it and then “wither away” when the persecution over the Word arises from their very own church people who will not believe in it.
Matthew 13:5-6 KJV (5) Some fell upon stony places, where they had
not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no
deepness of earth:
They have “no root” as they do not hold fast their confidence to the end nor their hope nor their faith in it when the heat of persecution arises (which comes from their very own). They will not persevere and will fall away.
(6) And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had
no root, they withered away.
Such are “offended”….that is, tripped up by the “rock” in the stony places.
Matthew 13:20-21 KJV (20) But he that received the seed into stony
places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy
receiveth it; (21) 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.
Jesus had spoken about these things unto us so that we should remember His words and not be “offended”….tripped up ….by these things when the persecution arises. We must remember that Jesus has already told us that these things will happen to those who will receive His words. Let us not stumble in the “stony places”.
John 16:1-3 KJV (1) These things have I spoken unto you, that ye
should not be offended.
They will put us out of their “synagogues”…that is, their gatherings….their “churches”, message boards, etc…because we shall believe in His Word of Truth while they will not.
They will think that they will be doing God “service” for “killing” us with their evil, slanderous words (calling us “evildoers”, “devils,” etc) yet they will show that they do not know the Father nor the Son by doing so. The children of the devil will manifest themselves to us in this coming time.
(2) They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh,
that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. (3)
And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known
the Father, nor me.
They will think that they are doing God “service” supposedly in His name (in His authority) by casting out the “devils” (those believers who will receive His words) from their gatherings.
Yet, He will profess that He never knew those who work the lawlessness. Doing evil things supposedly in His name (authority) does not excuse the lack of love that we are commanded to have for one another.
They will be deceived thinking that they will do these evil things in His authority (in His name).
Matthew 7:21-23 KJV (21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord,
Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the
will of my Father which is in heaven. (22) Many will say to me in
that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy
name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
(23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.
The fire of persecutions by the unbelievers shall try the believers' faith. They will "flame" others with their words for receiving His revealed Word of Truth in faith.
1 Peter 1:5-7 KJV (5) Who are kept by the power of God through faith
unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6) Wherein ye
greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in
heaviness through manifold temptations: (7) That the trial of your
faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it
be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at
the appearing of Jesus Christ:
We are to hold fast our confidence (and not cast it away) in the full assurance of faith and patience and be not of those who draw back (shrink) unto destruction but be of them that believe unto the saving of the soul (which will rejoice after persevering their persecutions). We are to have root in ourselves and hold fast faith, hope, patience, doing well, etc with full assurance that there is a great reward for doing so.
Hebrews 10:35-39 KJV (35) Cast not away therefore your confidence,
which hath great recompence of reward. (36) For ye have need of
patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive
the promise. (37) For yet a little while, and he that shall come will
come, and will not tarry. (38) Now the just shall live by faith: but
if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. (39) But
we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that
believe to the saving of the soul.
The fearful shall have their part also in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone (which symbolizes the righteous judgment of God).
Revelation 21:7-8 KJV (7) He that overcometh shall inherit all
things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (8) But the
fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and
whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have
their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is
the second death.
Others will hear the Word but the current cares of this world (age) and the deceitfulness of riches choke the Word out of their lives so that they never bring fruit unto completion.
Matthew 13:7 KJV (7) And some fell among thorns; and the thorns
sprung up, and choked them:
“thorn” =akantha Probably from the same as G188 (akmen) ; a thorn: -
G188 akmēn Accusative case of a noun (“acme”) akin to ἀκή akē (a
point) and meaning the same; adverbially just now, that is, still: -
It is the current point (thorn) in time that they focus on as the cares of this current age (this point in time) overcome the Word that they will hear. The “thorn” refers to this current point in time that people are overly concerned about so that they never produce fruit of righteousness unto completion (eternal life). They worry about the things of this world: what to eat, what to drink, what to wear…and it overcomes their hearts and the Word is choked out and becomes unfruitful in their lives. They lose interest as they are distracted by the things of this age.
Matthew 13:22 KJV (22) He also that received seed among the thorns is
he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Others err from the faith because of their love of money and they pierce themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:9-11 KJV (9) But they that will be rich fall into
temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which
drown men in destruction and perdition. (10) For the love of money is
the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred
from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (11)
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
We are to instead seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these earthly things shall be added to us. As Jesus said: Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink?, or With what shall we be clothed?
Matthew 6:31-33 KJV (31) Therefore take no thought, saying, What
shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be
clothed? (32) (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for
your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
(33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and
all these things shall be added unto you.
But some seed will fall into the “good ground”…the good earth…the good hearts…who will bring forth fruit towards what they hear. They will be able to understand. They will keep it in their hearts where it will grow up so that they may also speak His words to others leading others to His righteousness and knowledge. They will be fruitful with His Word.
Matthew 13:8-9 KJV (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.
*Matthew 13:23 KJV
(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.*
The Word of God (“And God said…”) falls upon the earth (the heart).
Genesis 1:11-13 KJV (11) And God said, Let the earth bring forth
grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after
his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth/heart brings forth “grass”….peace…towards what He says.
Blessed/happy are the peacemakers towards the hearing of His revealed Word of Truth. The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace (James 3:18). They are the peacemakers at the hearing of His voice and they will have peace within their hearts.
It also brings forth the “herb yielding seed after his kind”….faith and its varying amounts among us.
(12) And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after
his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after
his kind: and God saw that it was good. (13) And the evening and the
morning were the third day.
The good “ground”…or the good earth (God saw that it was good)….is a good heart that hears/believes the Word (the seed) and KEEPS it (the seed was in itself) and brings forth fruit (the tree yielding fruit of the Spirit).
Luke 8:15-16 KJV (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.
No faith stays hidden. We are to manifest our faith in Him with good works towards what we hear.
(16) No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a
vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick,
that they which enter in may see the light
The seed was in itself….as His seed remains in those who are born of God... and they will not speak evil (commit sin) towards what they hear: the Word of Truth.
1 John 3:9-11 KJV (9) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin;
for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born