Jesus said unto them, the kingdom of God is like this, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of own herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. (Mark 4:26-27)
The seed to which Jesus alludes here is the word of God, and the ground is our lives. The word which in the beginning was God, that now we are to sow into our lives contains the gift that is God himself given to man, for man to grow up into him in all things. This is a gift that is 100% pre-ordained to transform man from his human origin, and elevate him to be equal with God. That is the understanding of reconcilement….to bring one side into balance with the other so that they of equal value.
Both dead and alive, man has different values. Alive, depending on the particulars of his estate, he may be worth millions, but none of those can go with him beyond the grave. Dead, if all his members can be separated and parted out for whatever medical demands they are to meet, his parts alone are assessed in value upwards of one-quarter of a million dollars, regardless of what his standing was in life. At death both the rich and the poor man’s corpse actually fetch the same price—a body is a body.
Jesus is the resurrection and the life, and that’s exactly what you are a life-giving spirit…therefore you receive (catch that) and sow it. When You sow it in the first person, it sounds something like—I am the resurrection and the life…a life giving spirit made like Jesus; I call dead things back to life. The power of life and death is in my tongue. When you sow those things your consciousness will begin to grow as those things begin to take on a life of their own…God’s life. Thats what Mary did, she didn’t understand the challenge to her, but she treasured it up in her heart and it grew into Jesus.
Four thousand years ago God gave to Abraham, and to his seed Jesus, who was to be born two thousand years later, this gift which translates, or commutes the possession of all things that are in heaven, and upon earth, from God to man who is to be recreated anew in Christ, and to become God’s sons and daughters. It is as though God threw a ball (all of his possessions), and then disposed of himself in such a way as to show up at that place (in Christ where he elevates man to be equal with him) where he would catch the ball and loose nothing—not even his being that was
given. The same person who threw the ball would be the same person to catch the ball. In over four thousand years since God gave this gift to him, man hasn’t figured it out yet. Man cannot receive God from some remote local; we have to meet him at the agreed meeting place which is in Christ Jesus where the two become one, in the new covenant between God and man….the man Christ Jesus.
For this to happen, everything that transpired, and in the way it unfolded, God first spoke them. For them to happen in our case we have to speak every thing that is to happen; God gave us his mind, and the spirit of boldness in Christ fo us to do so. The doing of this is what Jesus alludes to in the parable of the sewer in Mark 4:26. All the things that God, as throwing a ball, threw for you and him to meet as one in Christ and receive are to be spoken out of your mouth in the first person possessing them. Jesus began to speak about these things but each time was met with a hostile non receptive crowd to these things. Paul says concerning Jesus there are many things to be spoken but hard to speak and the hearers being dull of hearing cannot hear them.
Abraham was told to leave his home in Ur of Chaldea where he grew up, and he was to go to a certain place in Canaan, where God would bless him. As with Abraham, so it is with us; we have to go beyond the outer limits of our familiar human limitations…beyond both the measure, and above the strength, that is the hallmark of man. When Jesus demonstrated this new capacity before them, his bewildered disciples asked…what manner of man is this. In Christ, Man’s limitations are amended and vastly expanded to be measureless, where before he could be measured, having a kind of existence that was separate and distinct form God—now they are distinctly one and measureless. Jesus said if you’ve seen my Father, then you’ve seen me—seeing me also it to see the Father…..equal…making that true for you because there is no difference between you and Christ according to the specifics of this covenant. In fact it isn’t even you who now lives, but Christ living in and through you, and there is no condemnation.