SNT 0416 Mark 4
September 7, 1969
Publication Date: 09-07-1969
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
sown, stony ground, parable, rooted, world, satan, receive
Sometimes people get discouraged. You say, Well, there's nobody listens to me. Well, what difference does it make if nobody listens as long as you lovingly share God's words? If you ever feel bad think a portal, no one reached 120 years, nobody listens. If you get discouraged, you just put yourself in his shoes, one drop. And our greatness of the thing is, people if it's God's word, and we lovingly shared, we don't have to force it down anybody's throat. We don't have to go around and say, Look, you do this, or else. We know better than that. We simply know it's God's word, and we lay it out before God's people, then the hungry people eat, and we thank God for them. But we also thank God, that somehow or other, maybe some of the rest of them will get enough sense to eat someday. If not, we love God's people, the greatest thing we have is the love of God in our hearts, shed abroad by the Holy Spirit. That's it. And we share this love of God. Now, people, this greatness of this word, sometimes is not accepted because of the enemy and what he does. And there's a fourth chapter Mark, we have this tremendous record. And he Jeet began again to teach by the seaside. By the way, if you want to be a teacher, there is no better method of learning to teach, intellectually than to study the Gospels and see the method that Jesus employed in teaching. He was a genius. He was God's best, you know, a greatest teacher that ever lived, the Lord Jesus Christ. Tremendous. He began again to teach by the seaside. And you feel think about it? Why did he do it at the seaside? Well, because if you're going to teach, you got to get people away from the humdrum of their society. You got to get on involved and get them someplace where they can. Well, the best word I can think of get relaxed, because if you're going to receive great truth, you can't be tied up like that. You have to be at ease. And your mind has to be sharp, and you have to be willing to learn. He took him to the seaside, and there was gathered under him a great multitude, that he finally entered into ship. And he's starting to see the whole multitude was by the sea. And he taught them many things by parables and said unto them, in His teaching and His right believing doctrine, this is why he said, they hold there went a sower to soak, and it came to pass as he sowed. Our sower could go forth and not luck. So, but that solar went for it, and he had something to soak that some of this which he sowed, fell by the wayside. And the fall of the air came and devoured it up. And fell on stony ground Reed had not my church. And immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of Earth. When the sun was up, it was scorched, and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, it did yield fruit that sprang up and increased in some brought forth, some 30, some 60 and some 100. And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Now, you see, we could begin guessing again, remember, the Scripture, the word of God asked to interpret itself in the verse in the lot, as right so you keep reading and keep looking. And when he was alone, after the multitude left, they that were about him that were with him. The 12 asked of him the meaning of the parable. And he said on them on it, you you, it's given a no, the mystery of the Kingdom of God. We're not talking about the kingdom of heaven. Here we're talking about what the kingdom of God is. Overall, the kingdom of heaven is one segment under the kingdom of God. The church the body is one segment under that whole kingdom of God. The mystery of the Kingdom of God one of them that are without all these things are done in parables that seeing they may see and not perceive, hearing they may hear and not understand. Less than any time.
They should be converted, their sins should be forgiven. Really These slides up. Someday I'll handle verse 12. No interested in tonight right now. And he said on them No, you're not this parable. How then will you know all the parables that solver select the word? That's the parable? The Sower. So what the word? That's why it verse three, it says the sower went out to what? Now how in the world? Are we going to sow the word if we don't know it? How can you sow grass seed if you haven't got any grass seed and the sower, the box? How are we going to so the word without knowing the word, this is why the first thing all of us have to do is to get a knowledge of God's Word. You don't have to know it all. But you got to know that word of God, so that you're able to so they say the sower sought the word. These are they by the wayside, where the word is sown. But when they have heard, they heard the word, Satan comment immediately. And take away the word that was sown in their personal life, their hearts. This is number one. Here are people who have heard the word but who come, Satan comes. And immediately after they've heard the word, he steals it away. And there's no word like, why did he steal it away, because the people allow Satan to do. There are four different types of people that are going to show up here and four different types of results. But this type, as the first one given here, is singularly significant. Because this happens in a man's ministry of the Word of God constant. It will, so that word of God, the people will hear it, but he immediately thereafter, they can come snatches it away, and you talk to them tomorrow. And nothing less. It hasn't changed their life. It hasn't turned them around, hasn't done anything for them. And often think about this, because in the Holy Spirit field, this is what is happening so many, many times among people in outlying areas where the film ministry is not taught or where the tape ministry of the way is not taught or where our people like you are not teaching the word. Talk to a man in Florida this afternoon. Because I'm going to be at a convention in Fort Lauderdale sometime in October, where they're having a convention on receiving the Holy Spirit. I introduced myself on the telephone always said, I've got your book. I said, praise the Lord. I felt like saying, Well, why haven't you read? But I didn't. But you know something? He can't have already read it. Because if he read it, he wouldn't still be under the slain in the Spirit movement. But Satan comes to hear the word but Satan does lots deals that away. Well, I'm going to go down have me a good time. But I see this all the time. And I'm sure this communicates with you too. Because you people minister the word you help you try to get the word out there. And lo and behold, the next day or wonder what happened to him? Where did it go? Haha. Thank you comments, and immediately taken that away. Satan does. You know what a recent survey in the last three months was according to the publication that came out in one of the national periodical less than 23% of all the so called Christian Church, people in America, believe in a devil. Less than 23 and less than 13% believe that there's anything like bad spirits.
Devil spirits, they think they're all good spirits. Man, how can you get so screwed up? Well, it must not be difficult, right? What happened? Satan has come right. Satan has come down through the years. The word isn't there. The word isn't there. He's stolen it away. second group is in verse 60. These are they likewise, which are sewn on stony ground? Who when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with luck, right? Are they born again? The very 16th you students you graduate the advanced class ought to know that answer. How do you know they're born again? That's the word what? Lombardo right. Because the word received Islam by No, you can't Lombardo anything or do your first deco my right man they're born again in their hotter in a fire cracker for the Lord. They stand up and give their testimony. You know, like God save me from this here I am. glory. Hallelujah, I'm on the road. That's right, the word lambano they immediately they lambano it and they're tickled to death. And if you are looking at it, since knowledge wise, you'd say what, Boy, those people are going to turn the world upside down because look at uh, they're just moving out. They're talking everybody on the street corner. They're talking to everybody at eight offs. All over, we're just talking talking, talking. Very 17 says, but they have no roots. No roots. And boy in the teaching ministry of the way here at the headquarters and in our outlying areas. That thing we're always after people on get rooted, rooted. Remember, Ephesians is that are you caught, he rooted in a Lutheran so that when old Satan comes, he just can't take that tree and blow it over pronto. It's got some roots, it's down in. This is why we have to know that we know that we know that we know that we don't. We've got to get rooted. They have no root. So they endure for a time or a little season of time. Boy, they're the greatest. But when affliction or persecution arises for the word like immediately they're offended me the next door neighbor comes over and he says you've been to that class on power for about a living I heard that's of the day. So immediately, maybe it is now and goes to work. But boy before that you're the greatest. You're sitting in that class for instance, for two or three weeks and boy, the night after night when that words talk, you just fly model you manifest and that's the greatest. Three weeks later you're walking down the street somebody else meets one of them and says hey, do you speak in tongues? Well number two, the people are received the word with gladness but no root, no depth, no depth. And it doesn't hold on like to get a depth of God's Word. You got to be able to give a testimonial to believing that same you rightly talking the wrong believing I'm talking the right belief. Number three group these are they which are sown among porn. Such as hear the word. They hear the Word. Let the cares of this world the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches. The last sub to have other things entering in, choke out the greatness of the word that the word becomes locked to them. unfruitful. You see, I tell our people, we've got to travel fast and far we've got to travel light. Most of us in America believe that we've got to have a lot of material thing. The more material things we own, the more we're loaded down. The material things are in the world to utilize. As long as you can let somebody else own it and you can use it you're far ahead of it because the cares of this world get so that they just choke out the word. We get involved in all of this insurance business where week after week after week and month after month. You're just bleed your heart out, you've got to have that money to pay for that insurance.
Then you just are all exhausted, for instance, because you're just so called April that verse 19 certainly speaks to our day in our time as to all the other verses to heirs of this world, the deceitful pneus of riches, the lust of other things, and I told you less begins, we need ceases, God said He fill all of our watts. The last begins, we need to see lots of other things entering in, it's that that chokes out the word. People say to put me that scripture, cast your bread upon the water, and they don't come back, but it will be blessed and soggy I guarantee unless somebody gets gets that word. Unless people we receive that word, and believe that word and get rooted in it, we fall into these categories and all the people you will be ministering the word to are going to fall into one or the other of these four categories. Because the Lord said so and the Lord was never wrong. He was always right, he's our Savior. This is why number four says number two, verse 20. And these are they which are sown on good ground. The good ground is such as here, the word and the word here is hear it and believe it, it doesn't go clean, clear through, hear the word and receive and bring forth some 30 fold some 60 and somewhat 100. Commentaries talk about people hearing the Word and somebody producing enough for 60, some 30. And those that are produced 100 fold, they're the best. That's not what that verse is saying. You know why? Because we have different potentials different avidity. And some are people when they bring forth 30% are bringing forth their maximum. Some who are bringing forth 60% Bring forth their maximum, and some who are bringing forth 100% only bringing forth their maximum, that's whatever. If I have a greater potential to bring forth fruit, then I have a greater obligation to bring it. If I'm a 60%, or and I only bring third, fourth 30%, I'll fall in one of those other three categories. That's what I want to do. If I have 100%, ability to gel something, and I only gel 60%, I'll fall in one of the other categories. But if I only have 60% ability, and I received that word, and I go read that word, and I stay put on that word, I'll bring forth the maximum. And the will of the Lord is that we produce according to the ability that is set within us the greatness of these words. Those are the four kinds there are no more. And in verse 21. He said unto them as a candle brought to be put under a bush or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick. Or there is nothing you did. Which shall be manifest. Neither was anything kept secret, but that he would come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him do one here. And you'll notice in verse 21, you'll have a paragraph marching in your King James, but I scratch it, to you know why? Because these verses go directly with the teaching of the Word where it's so and he's still talking about the greatness of the words. He said on there is a candle to illustrate the greatness of the word. Do you ever take the greatness of the word and hide it? Do you put it under a bushel? Or do you set it out there where people can see that candle and walk in that light? Are there is nothing hid which shall not be manifested future lies according to the revelation God has given his words. Either was anything kept secret but that it should become open abroad out in the open. And he said, If any man has got ears to hear, let that fellow here. Last, it is our responsibility to hold the ineffable greatness of His words. We are soldiers who are just so the word.
We don't put our life under a bushel. Well, we hold the greatness of God's word there and we sow the word, knowing that some of the words was going to fall by the wayside. Knowing that Tom is going to fall among Thorn the second one stony ground was, right, receive it with gladness, but no roof. And in the fourth place, we know some are going to hear. Listener Thursday night, when we read from x about Mars Hill, the Areopagus was that in our Thursday, fellowship, read the word so much all the time, I forget the days. But, you know, when Paul was on Mars Hill, where they had all the gods from all the world, temples, to the places to worship, every one of them, they had one up there with an inscription to the unknown God in case it missed anybody. Right. And there he preached the Word. And the philosophers, the Epicureans, and the Stoics. Were there, the great philosophical brains, always to hear something new, they said, and the thing that was new to them that that this fella, Paul was preaching something that wasn't quite kosher, because he's teaching false gods or strange gods, as they call it, because he prayed that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. And there he preached that word. And one group said, Well, we just don't believe one lousy word. The other group said, Well, we're gonna think about it a while. And other groups said, well, they believe the word. And to those who believe the word it says, The Lord adds to the church daily, such as Why not some people. God has given us the most wonderful ministry in the world today in a number of very significant ways, but among which is the freedom that we have and the beauty of just presenting God's word without any compulsion. Where I'd have to say to Jerry, Jerry, you either believe this or go to hell is not wonderful that I could just say to Jerry, here's the word. This is God's word. Try it out. And Jerry says, Well, I will. And bless God, he gets the result. Somebody else says, Well, I don't believe all right. Well, God bless. You see, this is the greatness of the ministry. Because every basically every other little group wants to put you under their flag. All we want to do is God's word to live and teach it in love. Just be sure you're sowing the word. Then if it falls among 30 rounds or stony ground, or if it's choked out, that is not your responsibility that is there. And therefore, it's a wonderful time people. You're we're in the fall season. Another year of the wave ministry on the move. Pretty soon we'll have our 27th anniversary. Sunday night. Well, it's the word that's permeating the area. The night we begin, for the first time I move the word in the great state of Kansas. I pray all the time. For every place in the world. I want every state to have a center where the word really live. I want every foreign country to have a center where the word is made available. Because then nobody can say they couldn't have heard the word. It is our joy and privilege to dispense that word, to help people with AdWords to share it. That's the greatest thing we've got in this life people. We thank God for the work in the shops and factories and farms. We thank God for this ability. But our life was not primarily given to us to work in a shop or factory or farm. That's just so we got enough money to live on. It was given to us that we in our day and time might again hold forth that wonderful, wonderful word of God. Now make that word of God appealing and living and reopen People, all the ability we have to produce top fruit at 3060 or 100 votes in our lives without him. God has called us people and that and we as people of God are dedicated to him. I thank God for the greatness of his wonderful words.