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The Seed Sown I

In this study we are going to examine the catalyst that brings about a complete change in a persons nature. We will look at the process and instrument used to accomplish this and answer the following questions.

  • What is the word?
  • How are we transformed by the word?
  • How are we drawn away from the word?
  • Why are we tested?
  • What is the fruit of the word?
  • Did Yahshua come with a whole new teaching?
  • What is the law?
  • What law did Yahshua nullify at his resurrection?
  • What does it mean to be spiritually minded?
  • How do we become sons of Elohim?
  • What is sound doctrine predicated on?
  • Who was the law for?
  • What must be in our minds?

Lets begin by defining the word seed, which means a source or beginning; A Germ; Offspring; Progeny;

    When a great multitude came together, and people from every city were coming to him, he spoke by a parable. "The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it. Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture. Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it. Other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit one hundred times." As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?" He said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Elohim, but to the rest in parables; that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.' (Luke 8:4-10 RNEB)

Yahshua is showing us different types of people that received the word. We will contrast this with a common theological notion that we need to receive a holy spirit to be transformed. However, if this is the case, then at what point do we take any type of responsibility for our own actions? There seems to be a growing and ongoing theme in Christianity to blame the devil for everything that goes wrong, and they excuse themselves from many of their decisions by saying they're being guided by a holy spirit. The scripture states in Genesis six that the imagination of mankind was wicked, YAH did not blame it on Satan or anyone else. It continues to say that every imagination of man was continually toward evil. What type of seed [word] was in their mind that caused this to come about?

    Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of Elohim. Those along the road are those who hear, THEN THE DEVIL COMES, AND TAKES AWAY THE WORD FROM THEIR HEART, that they may not believe and be saved. (Luke 8:11-12 RNEB)

The devil came to take the word from their minds, something happened. If an unclean spirit comes to entice us it already knows our weaknesses and strengths, it cannot make us do anything, however it can put things before us to think about, hoping to entice us to refocus on a wrong thought that it already knows were susceptible to. Then it becomes a struggle for us to either follow Elohim’s law or to start leaning on our own understanding.

    Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, THEN FALL AWAY IN TIME OF TEMPTATION. (Luke 8:13 RNEB)

Elohim throughout scripture has told us he will test us, he does this to see how well we are rooted in his word, will we obey his word or the carnalities of life. He needs to know that we will keep his word in all situations.

    That which fell among the thorns, these are THOSE WHO HAVE HEARD, and as they go on their way they are CHOKED WITH CARES, RICHES, AND PLEASURES OF LIFE, and bring no fruit to maturity. (Luke 8:14 RNEB)

In this case the word was received in their mind, then as they go forth the word is choked by:

  • Worrie - this is what people think about, we should only be concerned with who we are, what we are, and our responsibility to Elohim. People will always find faults, by nature, they look for faults. This is why were told in scripture to look for the good in man.
  • Riches - The desire to obtain money, this can be exhibited in several ways. A few examples would be not reading or studying because we choose to work all the time, or getting caught up in illegal activity, in any case we focus on the desire for money rather than the word of Elohim.
  • Pleasures of this life - We want to do everything which is pleasing to the flesh. Therefore, we received the word and hold it long enough to stimulate an emotion which is leading toward a righteous work, however our thoughts are quickly refocused when we realize we may have to break some close relationships, stop eating certain foods, and realize we can no longer celebrate Easter and Christmas.

As a result no fruit ever comes to fulfillment, this is talking about our works, if we have the word of Elohim in us it will be reflected in the things we do and the choices we make. We no longer act the same way, we will respond differently to things, there will be something noticeably different about us. This can only happen if we're born of the word.

    That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15 RNEB)
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow. OF HIS OWN WILL HE BROUGHT US FORTH BY THE WORD OF TRUTH, THAT WE SHOULD BE A KIND OF FIRST FRUITS OF HIS CREATURES. (James 1:17-18 RNEB)

Brought us forth means to father, sire, to cause to exist or produce. By his Word he brought about something that is better, cleaner, and spiritually wholesome.

    So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; (James 1:19 RNEB)
  • Swift to hear - We need to take the time to listen and fully understand.
  • Slow to speak - We shouldn't say the first thing that comes to mind but use wisdom on the way we respond, and what we say.
  • Slow to wrath - Scripture says an angry man will have no place in the kingdom. We need to demonstrate the ability to reason and negotiate intelligently, expressing ourselves in a non confrontational manner.

These are all very important traits, and we should strive to walk in them with great care.

    For the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of Elohim. (James 1:20 RNEB)

We need to be slow to anger, being quick tempered is not a fruit that is germinated by the word, it is a different seed.

    Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility THE IMPLANTED WORD, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOULS. (James 1:21 RNEB)
    BUT BE DOERS OF THE WORD, AND NOT ONLY HEARERS, DELUDING YOUR OWN SELVES. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror; for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. (James 1:22-24 RNEB)

We shouldn’t be impressed with someone just because they can quote scriptures, there are many people like this in different religious bodies and in different areas of study. This doesn’t mean there is any substance, they are hearers only, we must be able to not only learn the word, but understand it, so we can apply it properly and become doers of the word. We should only be impressed when the situation and the opportunities arise in an individuals life to begin living by the word of Elohim, and we see the word is truly indwelling in them.

    Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of Elohim! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him. Beloved, now we are children of Elohim, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is. Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure. Everyone who sins also commits lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away our sins, and in him is no sin. Whoever remains in him doesn't sin. Whoever sins hasn't seen him, neither knows him. Little children, let no one lead you astray. He who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of Elohim was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil. WHOEVER IS BORN OF ELOHIM DOESN'T COMMIT SIN, BECAUSE HIS SEED REMAINS IN HIM; AND HE CAN'T SIN, BECAUSE HE IS BORN OF ELOHIM. In this the children of Elohim are revealed, and the children of the devil. WHOEVER DOESN'T DO RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT OF ELOHIM, neither is he who doesn't love his brother. (1 John 3:1-10 RNEB)

Everyone that is born of Elohim does not sin, so how are we born of Elohim? It's by his word, which must stay in us to produce any fruit.

If we don’t follow the theocratic process we are not righteous. We can’t pick and choose what we feel like practicing, it's an all or nothing relationship. This means we must learn, understand, and apply all the laws, precepts and ordinances of YAH our Elohim.

    He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you. The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me. He said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Yisra'el, to nations that are rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day. The children are impudent and stiff-hearted: I am sending you to them; and you shall tell them, THUS SAYS YAH ELOHIM. (Ezekiel 2:1-4 RNEB)

We should understand no prophet of Elohim will ever speak in his own name, and they will only say what Elohim has commissioned and charged them to.

    They, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house), yet shall know that there has been a prophet among them. You, son of man, don't be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: don't be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house. You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious. But you, son of man, hear what I tell you; don't be you rebellious like that rebellious house: open your mouth, and eat that which I give you. When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was therein; He spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. (Ezekiel 2:5-10 RNEB)
    He said to me, Son of man, eat that which you find; eat this scroll, and go, SPEAK TO THE HOUSE OF YISRA'EL. So I opened my mouth, and HE CAUSED ME TO EAT THE SCROLL. He said to me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. He said to me, Son of man, go, get you to the house of Yisra'el, and SPEAK WITH MY WORDS TO THEM. (Ezekiel 3:1-4 RNEB)

He caused the prophet to eat Elohim's words, so it can be given to the sons of Yisrael.

    The voice which I heard from heaven, again speaking with me, said, "Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land." I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, "Take it, and eat it up. It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey." I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth. When I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. They told me, "You must prophesy again over many peoples, nations, languages, and kings." (Revelation 10:8-11 RNEB)

He was telling Yochanan to eat the word than go and prophesy, communicate Elohim's words to the people. We are dealing with two different prophets in these verses, we can see every prophet was following the same course.

    YAH your Elohim will raise up to you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me; to him you shall listen; according to all that you desired of YAH your Elohim in Chorev in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of YAH my Elohim, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I not die. YAH said to me, They have well said that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, like you; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. But the prophet, who shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other elohims, that same prophet shall die. If you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which YAH has not spoken? when a prophet speaks in the name of YAH, if the thing doesn't follow, nor happen, that is the thing which YAH has not spoken: the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:15-22 RNEB)

YAH was saying if I send a prophet to speak my word, I will require it of you. In other words, listen to him and follow his instructions because we will be held accountable for what he says.

    Yahshua therefore answered them, "MY TEACHING IS NOT MINE, BUT HIS WHO SENT ME. (John 7:16 RNEB)

Yahshua said his teachings are not his own but the Fathers who sent him, which was the same with every prophet. The prophet is only going to speak what Elohim has commanded him to say.

    They said therefore to him, "Who are you?" Yahshua said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning. I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However he who sent me is true; and THE THINGS WHICH I HEARD FROM HIM, THESE I SAY TO THE WORLD." (John 8:25-26 RNEB)

Yahshua was only speaking what he heard from Elohim. Consequently, if anyone believes that Yahshua came with a whole new teaching, there wrong.

    They didn't understand that he spoke to them about the Father. Yahshua therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM he, and I DO NOTHING OF MYSELF, BUT AS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME, I SAY THESE THINGS. He who sent me is with me. The Father hasn't left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him." As he spoke these things, many believed in him. (John 8:27-30 RNEB)
    Yahshua cried out and said, "Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me. He who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn't believe, I don't judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects me, and doesn't receive my sayings, has one who judges him. The word that I spoke, the same will judge him in the last day. FOR I SPOKE NOT FROM MYSELF, BUT THE FATHER WHO SENT ME, HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT, WHAT I SHOULD SAY, AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK. (John 12:44-49 RNEB)

Yahshua always did those things that were pleasing to Elohim.

    I know that his commandment is eternal life. THE THINGS THEREFORE WHICH I SPEAK, EVEN AS THE FATHER HAS SAID TO ME, SO I SPEAK." (John 12:50 RNEB)
    Yahshua answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him. He who doesn't love me doesn't keep my words. THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR ISN'T MINE, BUT THE FATHER'S WHO SENT ME. I have said these things to you, while still living with you. (John 14:23-25 RNEB)
    But that the world may know that I love the Father, and AS THE FATHER COMMANDED ME, EVEN SO I DO. Arise, let us go from here. (John 14:31 RNEB)

Yahshua always did as the father commanded, he followed his commandments.

    I revealed your name to the people whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me. THEY HAVE KEPT YOUR WORD. Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are from you, FOR THE WORDS WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME I HAVE GIVEN TO THEM, and they received them, and knew for sure that I came forth from you, and they have believed that you sent me. I PRAY FOR THEM. I DON'T PRAY FOR THE WORLD, BUT FOR THOSE WHOM YOU HAVE GIVEN ME, FOR THEY ARE YOURS. All things that are mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them through your name which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name. Those whom you have given me I have kept. None of them is lost, except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to you, and I say these things in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves. I HAVE GIVEN THEM YOUR WORD [YOUR SEED]. The world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that you would take them from the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in your truth. YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. As you sent me into the world, even so I have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me. (John 17:6-21 RNEB)
    What shall we say then? Is the law sin? May it never be! However, I wouldn't have known sin, except through the law. For I wouldn't have known coveting, unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead. I was alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. The commandment, which was for life, this I found to be for death; for sin, finding occasion through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me. Therefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good. (Romans 7:7-12 RNEB)

When we talk about the law were talking about ordinances that can be segmented into three parts, the laws of holiness, the laws of morality, and the laws of sacrifice. They were all called the law, so when Shaul speaks of the law he is talking about the laws of holiness, morality, and sacrifice. When we study and read we have to determine which laws are being referenced so we can properly determine the laws that are longer applicable after Yahshua's death and resurrection.

    Or don't you know, brothers (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man for as long as he lives? For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband. So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man. Therefore, my brothers, you also were made dead to the law through the body of the Anointed, that you would be joined to another, to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit to Elohim. (Romans 7:1-4 RNEB)
    What shall we say then? Is the law sin? May it never be! However, I wouldn't have known sin, except through the law. For I wouldn't have known coveting, unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." (Romans 7:7 RNEB)

What law is he talking about in Romans 7:3-4? The sacrificial law, the only thing Yahshua came to nullify and change was the sacrificial law. If he had come to do away with all the laws of Elohim then sin could not exist, because sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). Therefore, the scripture can only be speaking about the atonement laws.

    Did then that which is good become death to me? May it never be! But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me through that which is good; that through the commandment sin might become exceeding sinful. FOR WE KNOW THAT THE LAW IS SPIRITUAL, but I am fleshly, sold under sin. (Romans 7:13-14 RNEB)

There is no such word in the Hebrew language as Spiritual. It is Ruach or Ruach like. Therefore, the verse should be read "For we know that the law is ruach like" (Spirit like). It should be spirit like since it proceeded from the spirit, are the commands of the spirit, and illustrates the ethics and mind of the spirit.

When Shaul says that the law is spiritual he is simply referring to the characteristics of the spirit and that which represents the character of YAH.

    It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK TO YOU ARE SPIRIT, and are life. (John 6:63 RNEB)

Yahshua always spoke what he heard from the Father, so this can also be read the word of Elohim is Spirit.

    For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do. But if what I don't desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good. So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good. (Romans 7:15-18 RNEB)

The scripture says foolishness is bound in the heart of a child (Proverbs 22:15), in other words man is evil from his youth.

The father that does not chasten his child hates his child; the rod of the father shall drive out the foolishness of a child.

    For the good which I desire, I don't do; but the evil which I don't desire, that I practice. But if what I don't desire, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present. FOR I DELIGHT IN ELOHIM'S LAW AFTER THE INWARD MAN, (Romans 7:19-22 RNEB)

The inward man is the mind and the conscience, which is where the seed dwells and grows. The word of Elohim needs to be received in the mind of man, it will then begin to produce an emotion, which in turn produces a work or action. The work is known as the fruit of the word or seed.

    but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death? I thank Elohim through Yahshua the Anointed, our Master! SO THEN WITH THE MIND, I MYSELF SERVE ELOHIM'S LAW, BUT WITH THE FLESH, I AM A SLAVE OF SIN'S LAW. (Romans 7:23-25 RNEB)
    There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in the Anointed Yahshua, who don't walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1 RNEB)

There is no condemnation for those that follow the example of the Anointed, and are purified in his name to fulfill the atonement process.

    For the law of the Spirit of life in the Anointed Yahshua made me free from the law of sin and of death. For what the law couldn't do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Elohim did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. FOR THE MIND OF THE FLESH IS DEATH, BUT THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT IS LIFE AND PEACE; (Romans 8:2-6 RNEB)

Notice he didn’t say to have a spirit in our mind, he said to have the mind of the spirit meaning we need to be spiritually minded, which means there has to be something that will cultivate and develop a spiritual mind. It’s only the word of Elohim that has the power to transform us by the renewing of our mind.

    because THE MIND OF THE FLESH IS HOSTILE TOWARDS ELOHIM; FOR IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO ELOHIM'S LAW, neither indeed can it be. (Romans 8:7 RNEB)

This would suggest that a spiritual mind is subject to the law of Elohim.

    Those who are in the flesh can't please Elohim. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so THAT THE SPIRIT OF ELOHIM DWELLS IN YOU. But if any man doesn't have the Spirit of the Anointed, he is not his. If the Anointed is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him who raised up Yahshua from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up the Anointed Yahshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are children of Elohim. (Romans 8:8-14 RNEB)

Yochanan told us how to become the son’s of Elohim in 1 John 3:1-10, he said, "Whoever is born of Elohim doesn't commit sin, because his seed remains in him, and he can't sin, because he is born of Elohim." The seed is the word of Elohim, therefore were born of Elohim by his word.

    Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED CHILDREN OF ELOHIM! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him. (1 John 3:1 RNEB)

We have to be born of Elohim:

    Whoever is born of Elohim doesn't commit sin, BECAUSE HIS SEED [THE WORD] REMAINS IN HIM; AND HE CAN'T SIN, BECAUSE HE IS BORN OF ELOHIM. (1 John 3:9 RNEB)

The seed is the word of Elohim, we learned this in Luke chapter eleven.

    Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:18 RNEB)

James, Yochanan, and Shaul are all saying the same thing, we have been fathered as children by the word of truth.

    For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are children of Elohim. (Romans 8:14 RNEB)
    For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace; (Romans 8:6 RNEB)
    For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin. (Romans 7:14 RNEB)

We know that the law is spiritual, and we must be spiritually minded. The only way to become spiritually minded is by learning, understanding, and following the laws of Elohim.

    My son, DON'T FORGET MY TEACHING; BUT LET YOUR HEART KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS: FOR LENGTH OF DAYS, AND YEARS OF LIFE, AND PEACE, WILL THEY ADD TO YOU. Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of Elohim and man. Trust in YAH with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear YAH, and depart from evil. IT WILL BE HEALTH TO YOUR BODY, AND NOURISHMENT TO YOUR BONES. (Proverbs 3:1-8 RNEB)

To be spiritually minded is peace, all the prophets and teachers from Genesis to Revelation all gave the same underlying message, it's the word that brings life, and it is the word of Elohim that is spirit.

    My son, attend to my words. TURN YOUR EAR TO MY SAYINGS. LET THEM NOT DEPART FROM YOUR EYES. KEEP THEM IN THE MIDST OF YOUR HEART [MIND]. For they are life to those who find them, and health to their whole body. (Proverbs 4:20-22 RNEB)

The word of Elohim is life and healing if it's in our mind. When we meditate on the word it will create an emotion that will bring about a work, people will begin to see Elohim in us because our behavior and conduct will change. The word of Elohim will make us act differently as it becomes alive in us, which occurs by focusing our minds on it and receiving it, just as meditating or focusing on the things of this world and its system will bring death.

    The heavens declare the glory of Elohim. The expanse shows his handiwork. Day after day they pour forth speech, and night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their voice has gone out through all the earth, their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a strong man rejoicing to run his course. His going forth is from the end of the heavens, his circuit to its ends; There is nothing hidden from its heat. YAH's law is perfect, restoring the soul. YAH's testimony is sure, making wise the simple. YAH's precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. YAH's commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of YAH is clean, enduring forever. YAH's ordinances are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb. MOREOVER BY THEM IS YOUR SERVANT WARNED. IN KEEPING THEM THERE IS GREAT REWARD. (Psalms 19:1-11 RNEB)

Yahshua said through a parable that the seed is the word of Elohim which dwells in a mans heart, then he gave us three situations where people received the word and were not successful in cultivating fruit, then he said the seed fell on the good ground and these people were able to bring forth fruit, because they received the word and kept it.

    desiring to be teachers of the Torah [Law], though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm. BUT WE KNOW THAT THE TORAH [LAW]IS GOOD, IF A MAN USES IT LAWFULLY, (1 Timothy 1:7-8 RNEB)

The law is good when it is applied properly, this means not using it unlawfully, for example many religious leaders do this with tithing today, it is in the law, however when we tell someone they have to tithe knowing that the sacrificial system has been nullified, it is being used unlawfully. The tithe was for the Levitical priesthood which no longer exists, and it was never represented by money, only crops and livestock.

    as knowing this, THAT TORAH IS NOT MADE FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN, BUT FOR THE LAWLESS AND INSUBORDINATE, for the unreverent and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (1 Timothy 1:9 RNEB)

The law was not made for those who are already lawful, but for those that are disobedient and lawless. To be disobedient to the law there needs to be a law to be disobedient to, so it should be obvious that the laws were not all nailed to the cross as many religious leaders teach.

    for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing CONTRARY TO THE SOUND DOCTRINE; according to the Good News of the glory of the blessed Elohim, which was committed to my trust. (1 Timothy 1:10-11 RNEB)

Sound teaching is predicated on the law, knowing this does not make us righteous. Our righteousness is based on how obedient we are in following the law, which we demonstrate by our works, the way we act and respond in various situations.

    But I say, WALK BY THE SPIRIT, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 RNEB)

Scripture says how can two walk together unless they agree (Amos 3:3), consequently we must be in agreement with Elohim to walk with him.

    This is the history of the generations of Noah. NOAH WAS A RIGHTEOUS MAN, blameless among the people of his time. NOAH WALKED WITH ELOHIM. (Genesis 6:9 RNEB)

Noah walked and agreed with Elohim.

    Chanokh walked with Elohim after he became the father of Metushelach three hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters. All the days of Chanokh were three hundred sixty-five years. CHANOKH WALKED WITH ELOHIM, and he was not, for Elohim took him. (Genesis 5:22-24 RNEB)

Chanokh walked and agreed with Elohim. Scripture also says if we are led by the spirit we are the children of Elohim (Romans 8:14), we know the law is spirit, but is the word also spirit?

    But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 RNEB)
    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. FOR THE MIND OF THE FLESH IS DEATH, BUT THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT IS LIFE AND PEACE; (Romans 8:5-6 RNEB)

Scripture says to have the mind of the spirit, in other words, we need to be spiritually minded. What it doesn't say is we should have a spirit dwelling in us, the focus in scripture has been on the word dwelling in us and a person being born of the word, if a person is born of the word they will have a spiritual mind.

    because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards Elohim; for it is not subject to Elohim's law, neither indeed can it be. Those who are in the flesh can't please Elohim. (Romans 8:7-8 RNEB)
    For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire. (Galatians 5:17 RNEB)
    I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present. FOR I DELIGHT IN ELOHIM'S LAW AFTER THE INWARD MAN, BUT I SEE A DIFFERENT LAW IN MY MEMBERS, WARRING AGAINST THE LAW OF MY MIND, AND BRINGING ME INTO CAPTIVITY UNDER THE LAW OF SIN WHICH IS IN MY MEMBERS. (Romans 7:21-23 RNEB)

Yahshua told us the word of Elohim should reside in our mind, however there is a war taking place between our carnal desires and the word of Elohim that's in our mind.

    For it isn't the hearers of the law who are righteous before Elohim, but the doers of the law will be justified (Romans 2:13 RNEB)

The law is the word of Elohim, so to have the mind of the spirit, we must know, understand, and apply his law.

    (for when Gentiles who don't have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them, and their thoughts among themselves accusing or else excusing them) in the day when Elohim will judge the secrets of men, according to my Good News, by Yahshua the Anointed. (Romans 2:14-16 RNEB)
    but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members. (Romans 7:23 RNEB)
    I thank Elohim through Yahshua the Anointed, our Master! SO THEN WITH THE MIND, I MYSELF SERVE ELOHIM'S LAW, but with the flesh, I am a slave of sin's law. (Romans 7:25 RNEB)

The body can't do any more or less than what the mind allows. Therefore, if our mind is spiritual it does not matter what type of emotional desire may be present, the mind will over rule and maintain control because it's being governed by Elohim's law, his word. Consequently to be spiritually minded means we're being controlled by the dictates of the law and walking victoriously and if were carnally minded, being controlled by the flesh, we will fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

    FOR THE MIND OF THE FLESH IS DEATH, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace; (Romans 8:6 RNEB)
    For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire. (Galatians 5:17 RNEB)

Many religious leaders say this is talking about a Holy Spirit, However, Shaul clarified this in Romans.

    For WE KNOW THAT THE LAW IS SPIRITUAL, but I am fleshly, sold under sin. (Romans 7:14 RNEB)
    But I say, WALK BY THE SPIRIT, AND YOU WON'T FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH. (Galatians 5:16 RNEB)

The law is spirit and were told to walk by the spirit, so were being told to walk by the law.

    For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do. But if what I don't desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good. So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good. For the good which I desire, I don't do; but the evil which I don't desire, that I practice. But if what I don't desire, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present. For I DELIGHT IN ELOHIM'S LAW AFTER THE INWARD MAN [mind, emotions], but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death? (Romans 7:15-24 RNEB)
    For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire. BUT IF YOU ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW. (Galatians 5:17-18 RNEB)

The righteous are not under law, because to be righteous they have to already be walking according to the word of Elohim, his law. Therefore, we don’t need the written law if were already walking in the law by nature.

    But we know that the Torah is good, if a man uses it lawfully, as knowing this, that TORAH [LAW] IS NOT MADE FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN, BUT FOR THE LAWLESS and insubordinate, for the unreverent and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (1 Timothy 1:8-9 RNEB)

The law is not made for the righteous because they're already keeping it. They do this by an inherent behavior which is bound by Elohim's code of ethics. For example, lets look at Noah, Enoch, and Job, Elohim said they were righteous men, However in their time, there was no written law, they lived before the laws were given at Mount Sinai. They knew what was righteous and unrighteous, this had been given in the beginning, they followed Elohim's code of ethics. The only people that have to be reminded of Elohim's will are those stumbling in the ways of righteousness, the ones who have to consult his code of ethics to make decisions on what's righteous.

If we have the word in us, Elohim's seed, when we are faced with a decision between a righteous and unrighteous act, the root of Elohim's word should be strong enough to keep us from sin. If we through an act of our free will choose not to follow the law, we will no longer be talking about someone who sins, but a sinner, which is someone who habitually breaks the law without conscience, the word is not in this person. Shaul said that no righteous person is a practitioner of sin. The law will have no effect if it is not received and applied.

    Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that THOSE WHO PRACTICE SUCH THINGS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF ELOHIM. (Galatians 5:19-21 RNEB)

These are some of the trespasses listed in Elohim's laws, so how can anyone believe were no longer under the law, especially since we see Shaul listing a number of things we can’t do. If there are things we can’t do, there must be a law of things we can and cannot do. Everything listed in this verse is taken directly from the books of the law, so can we assume Shaul was teaching from the Torah, the law books? Does that mean he was following the law? We are going to have to use our intelligence and the common sense we have been blessed with by being created in the image and likeness Elohim to sort these things out. Something is wrong when most religious leaders credit Shaul for teaching, there is no more law, and he is following the law himself. A nation cannot run without laws, and YAH's kingdom is no different, he gave us the books of the law out of his great love for us, so we would know exactly how to live, and what we need to do to please him.

    Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of Elohim. (Luke 8:11 RNEB)
    That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:14-15 RNEB)
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, (Galatians 5:22 RNEB)

This fruit can only be manifested if we have the indwelling word of Elohim.

    gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to the Anointed have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. If we live by the Spirit, let's also walk by the Spirit. (Galatians 5:23-25 RNEB)

We have something very synonymous, the seed, the word of Elohim, the law, and the Spirit all in the same discourse. This is what must be in us to produce the fruit of the spirit.

    who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness. BUT YOU DID NOT LEARN THE ANOINTED THAT WAY; if indeed you heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Yahshua: that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit; AND THAT YOU BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MIND, (Ephesians 4:19-23 RNEB)

It’s the word of Elohim that must dwell in our mind. Why would Yahshua tell us when the seed of the word is planted in our mind Satan comes to remove it? There must be something more going on if Satan doesn't want us to know and understand the word. He's trying to stop us from bringing forth fruit, which we just finished reading about.

    and PUT ON THE NEW MAN, WHO IN THE LIKENESS OF ELOHIM HAS BEEN CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS OF TRUTH. (Ephesians 4:24 RNEB)
    If there is therefore any exhortation in the Anointed, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion, make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself; each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others. HAVE THIS IN YOUR MIND, WHICH WAS ALSO IN THE ANOINTED YAHSHUA, (Philippians 2:1-5 RNEB)

Shaul said that we need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind (Ephesians 4:23). This is where the word of Elohim dwells if it has taken root and begun to spread throughout the inward parts, the mind and emotions. We will not respond the way we used to, we will be transformed by the renewing of our mind in the word.

    The Father himself, who sent me, has testified about me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. You don't have his word living in you; because you don't believe him whom he sent. (John 5:37-38 RNEB)

We need to have Elohim's word abiding [enduring, lasting, persisting] in us.

    "I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer. Every branch in me that doesn't bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. YOU ARE ALREADY PRUNED CLEAN BECAUSE OF THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU. (John 15:1-3 RNEB)

We are cleansed by the word of Elohim.

    Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If a man doesn't remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. IF YOU REMAIN IN ME, AND MY WORDS REMAIN IN YOU, YOU WILL ASK WHATEVER YOU DESIRE, AND IT WILL BE DONE FOR YOU. (John 15:4-7 RNEB)

Yahshua did not come teaching a new message, he only spoke the words Elohim had given him, he abode in his fathers commandments and love and always did the things that would please him.

    "In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples. Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, YOU WILL REMAIN IN MY LOVE; EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHER'S COMMANDMENTS, AND REMAIN IN HIS LOVE. (John 15:8-10 RNEB)

Yahshua kept his fathers commandments, so his commandments are the same as his Fathers, and they can be found in the first five books of the bible.

    It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK TO YOU ARE SPIRIT, AND ARE LIFE. (John 6:63 RNEB)

Yahshua is clearly telling us it's the word of Elohim that is spirit and gives life. The word of Elohim is the laws and ordinances given to us in the first five books of the bible.

    At this, many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Yahshua said therefore to the twelve, "You don't also want to go away, do you?" Simon Peter answered him, "Master, to whom would we go? YOU HAVE THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE. (John 6:66-68 RNEB)

Many of us hear the word of Elohim however we're not allowing it to take root. In order for something to take root it will need rain and sunshine which is received through gathering, encouragement, and fellowship. No man is an island to himself, we live in an unclean system where people have called things good, evil, and the things evil, good. We gather with other believers in fellowship, so we can be refreshed by the word.

    If then you were raised together with the Anointed, seek the things that are above, where the Anointed is, seated on the right hand of Elohim. Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with the Anointed in Elohim. When the Anointed, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory. Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry; for which things' sake the wrath of Elohim comes on the children of disobedience. YOU ALSO ONCE WALKED IN THOSE, WHEN YOU LIVED IN THEM; (Colossians 3:1-7 RNEB)
    But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, (Galatians 5:16-19 RNEB)
    If WE LIVE BY THE SPIRIT, let's also walk by the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25 RNEB)
    You also once walked in those, when you lived in them; (Colossians 3:7 RNEB)

In Galation's when Shaul says to live by the Spirit, he's referring to the fruits of the spirit, where as in Colossian's, he's talking about walking and living uncleanly, not only did this become their practice, but it was made their habitation, they had become comfortable around people having the same thought processes and nature.

    but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth. Don't lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his doings, and have PUT ON THE NEW MAN, WHO IS BEING RENEWED IN KNOWLEDGE AFTER THE IMAGE OF HIS CREATOR, where there can't be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondservant, freeman; but the Anointed is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as Elohim's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as the Anointed forgave you, so you also do. Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Elohim rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of the Anointed dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to YAH. Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of Master Yahshua, giving thanks to Elohim the Father, through him. (Colossians 3:8-17 RNEB)
    Seeing YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN YOUR OBEDIENCE TO THE TRUTH through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently: having been born again, NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE, THROUGH THE WORD OF ELOHIM, which lives and remains forever. (1 Peter 1:22-23 RNEB)

We must be born of the word of Elohim, the incorruptible seed, which comes by first learning, then understanding, and finally applying all the laws and precepts of Elohim.

    For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you wasn't in vain, but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our Elohim to tell you the Good News of Elohim in much conflict. FOR OUR EXHORTATION IS NOT OF ERROR, NOR OF UNCLEANNESS, NOR IN DECEPTION. But even as we have been approved by Elohim to be entrusted with the Good News, SO WE SPEAK; NOT AS PLEASING MEN, BUT ELOHIM, WHO TESTS OUR HEARTS. (1 Thessalonians 2:1-4 RNEB)
    For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (Elohim is witness), (1 Thessalonians 2:5 RNEB)
    nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of the Anointed. But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children. Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of Elohim only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us. For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the Good News of Elohim. You are witnesses with Elohim, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe. As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children, to the end that you should walk worthily of Elohim, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory. For this cause we also thank Elohim without ceasing, that, WHEN YOU RECEIVED FROM US THE WORD OF THE MESSAGE OF ELOHIM, YOU ACCEPTED IT NOT AS THE WORD OF MEN, BUT, AS IT IS IN TRUTH, THE WORD OF ELOHIM, WHICH ALSO WORKS IN YOU WHO BELIEVE. (1 Thessalonians 2:6-13 RNEB)

It’s the word of Elohim that works in us, his laws, precepts, and ordinances. We will see the manifestation of the Spirit because the word will produce his fruit.

    I have written to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and THE WORD OF ELOHIM REMAINS IN YOU, AND YOU HAVE OVERCOME THE EVIL ONE. Don't love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father's love isn't in him. FOR ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, THE LUST OF THE FLESH, THE LUST OF THE EYES, AND THE PRIDE OF LIFE, ISN'T THE FATHER'S, BUT IS THE WORLD'S. THE WORLD IS PASSING AWAY WITH ITS LUSTS, BUT HE WHO DOES ELOHIM'S WILL REMAINS FOREVER. (1 John 2:14-17 RNEB)

In order for us to do the desires of Elohim, and overcome the wicked one, we must abide in the word of Elohim, his laws, precepts, and ordinances.

    But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim; HOLDING A FORM OF OBEDIENCE, BUT HAVING DENIED THE POWER THEREOF. Turn away from these, also. (2 Timothy 3:1-5 RNEB)

A form of obedience is someone exhibiting an outward display only, there is no substance, which means there is no application of the law.

    For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, ALWAYS LEARNING, AND NEVER ABLE TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. (2 Timothy 3:6-7 RNEB)

There are many that desire knowledge and are always learning but never gain understanding, we know they have no knowledge of the truth because we don’t see it in their works. The word has not taken root to manifest itself through spiritual fruit.

    Yahshua therefore said to those Hebrews who had believed him, "If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." They answered him, "We are Abraham's seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, 'You will be made free?'" Yahshua answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin. A bondservant doesn't live in the house forever. A son remains forever. If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you. I say the things which I have seen with my Father; and you also do the things which you have seen with your father." They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Yahshua said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from Elohim. Abraham didn't do this. You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, Elohim." Therefore Yahshua said to them, "If Elohim were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from Elohim. For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me. Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word. YOU ARE OF YOUR FATHER, THE DEVIL, AND YOU WANT TO DO THE DESIRES OF YOUR FATHER. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:31-44 RNEB)

From the beginning of this study, we have learned the seed is the word, truth, spirit, and law.

    Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness. YOUR LAW IS TRUTH. (Psalms 119:142 RNEB)
    You are near, YAH. ALL YOUR COMMANDMENTS ARE TRUTH. (Psalms 119:151 RNEB)
    All the paths of YAH are loving kindness and truth TO SUCH AS KEEP HIS COVENANT AND HIS TESTIMONIES. (Psalms 25:10 RNEB)
    YOU ARE OF ELOHIM, LITTLE CHILDREN, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4 RNEB)
    Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of Elohim! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him. (1 John 3:1 RNEB)
    Whoever is born of Elohim doesn't commit sin, because his seed remains in him; and he can't sin, because he is born of Elohim. (1 John 3:9 RNEB)
    YOU ARE OF ELOHIM, little children, and have overcome them; BECAUSE GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN YOU THAN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD. They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. We are of Elohim. He who knows Elohim listens to us. He who is not of Elohim doesn't listen to us. BY THIS WE KNOW THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR. (1 John 4:4-6 RNEB)

The one that abides in us is the word of Elohim. Every apostle has been talking about a person being born or fathered by Elohim's word. This is how Elohim's spirit dwells or abides within us, it's through his word, the laws and commandments.

Summing Up

We have examined some of the erroneous teachings that are prevalent in the Christian community in that the seed being referred to in the parable of the sower was talking about different types of people who all heard the word, some did not value the word, so they all didn't become rooted in the word because the adversary came along, and he took it back from them, he was able to get them to focus on the things of the world, rather than the word of Elohim.

We examined why the adversary was capable of doing this in contrast to the ones where the word or seed became deeply rooted. When were rooted in the word we will be clearly distinguishable by the work or fruit, we produce . We have also shown that the seed is synonymous with the word, truth, spirit, and law. Therefore, when we are speaking about an abiding spirit it's referring to the abiding word of Elohim, which is his laws, precepts and ordinances set forth in the first five books of the bible, and if we learn the word, understand it, and apply it, we will produce the fruit of the spirit.

 

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