When the Sower Moves the Seed


Do you ever get the feeling like the Holy Spirit is trying to tell you something, but the message is coming in rather muffled?

Last year, I wrote something about the parable of the sower that has recently been coming to mind.  It is not that I have been thinking it, but more like watching a dream sequence but I was awake.

I could clearly see a person half buried in the dirt with the area around the person covered in rocks.  I would watch God reach down and pick up each rock individually and remove them from the dirt around the person.  By this continual working of the soil, the person would be able to product better “fruit” as the obstacles to growth had been removed.

In the same vision, I would see a similar scene with the person looking at the rocks that have been around them, but this time the hand picked up the person and moved them to a new area.  In this new area, the soil was moist and rich and ready for the transplant.

I could not figure out what the transplanting portion represented as it did not fit within the parable told by Jesus.  It kept bothering me until I was reminded of Passover and that it celebrated the salvation God provided to the Jewish people and that He then transplanted them from Egypt to the Promised Land. 

The message I got from all of this is that God will work on the soil that is around us when that is what is needed.  If there are issues or obstacles in our life, God will work with us for these to be dealt with according to the manner in which God deems best.  The person will undergo change and growth in the area where they currently in as God works in them and they area around them. 

There are times however when God chooses to move us to another area.  The growth that God has planned for us will only come once we are literally moved from one area to another. 

I wanted to share this as I am not sure if this pertains to me or someone else.  The thought of drastic change can be scary and unnerving, but the growth that God has planned will only occur once it happens.  As a plant gets too big for a pot and needs to be transplanted, so too will a person’s ministry opportunities be stifled in their current environment.

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5 responses to “When the Sower Moves the Seed

  1. Off topic, I know, but I just wanted to mention (in case it may matter to anyone) that the claim that god aided the Jews and helped to “transplant(ed) them from Egypt to the Promised Land.” This historical claim suffers from a surprising lack of supporting historical evidence commonly found associated with other migrations. There is no linguistic evidence. There is no archeological evidence. There is no anthropological evidence. All there is is the Book of Exodus and stories it contains (very similar to many others about origins of a ‘people’) without anything historical – evidence that should be there if the claim were true – to back them up.

  2. I somewhat agree with you in that there is not a lot of concrete evidence, but when looking at the Hyksos migration out of Egypt, it correlates fairly well to the Exodus story. Too bad historians back then did not write down everything the way it happened but rather depicted every event to make the kingdom look good. We see this with the Assyrians only recording their victories and never their defeats. I find it interesting that the Old Testament does not do this. It lists out both the good and the bad, but that is not historical proof of events.

    This link has a good layout of the historical evidence that has been used to support the Exodus story.

    http://www.bibleandscience.com/archaeology/exodus.htm

    • From Wiki:

      Historicity: “The consensus among biblical scholars today is that there was never any exodus of the proportions described in the Bible…”

      Numbers and logistics: “No evidence has been found that indicates Egypt ever suffered such a demographic and economic catastrophe or that the Sinai desert ever hosted (or could have hosted) these millions of people and their herds…”

      Archeology: “A century of research by archaeologists and Egyptologists has found no evidence which can be directly related to the Exodus captivity and the escape and travels through the wilderness, and most archaeologists have abandoned the archaeological investigation of Moses and the Exodus as “a fruitless pursuit”…”

      Chronology: “The chronology of the Exodus story likewise underlines its essentially religious rather than historical nature..,” described in RationalWiki to be “Many of the places mentioned in the Exodus did not exist within the same chronological period as one another”.

      Taken together, there is a significant lack of evidence where it should be in abundance if the story were true. Describing baubles through interpretation to indicate the possibility as your link suggests is not very compelling supportive case to in any way mitigate the paucity of good evidence.

      The reasonable conclusion is that the story is just that: a religious story.

      • The same thing was true of King David and his palace until it was found in 2005 and there was additional support from a find in 2012. Give it time and I am sure more evidence will come to light and be shared.

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