MORNINGTIME 4094by Benjamin Munsell on September 8, 2022
And He (Jesus) spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: For this people's heart is WAXED GROSS, and their ears are DULL OF HEARING, and their eyes THEY HAVE CLOSED; lest at any time they should SEE with their eyes, AND HEAR with their ears, and should UNDERSTAND with their heart, AND SHOULD BE CONVERTED, and I should heal them. 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. Matthew 13:3-4,15,19. Allow me to illustrate this story. When this lost sinner dies, he's not going to Hell because he didn't have a chance to hear the Gospel, no, he's going to Hell because he PURPOSELY has closed his eyes to see not, and closed his ears to hear not, BECAUSE HE'S ALREADY DETERMINED IN HIS HEART TO NOT SEE AND NOT HEAR AND BE SAVED. He already KNOWS the Gospel can Save him, he already KNOWS the Truth, AND HAS ALREADY DETERMINED IN HIS HEART TO NOT SEE AND LISTEN. The birds come and snatch up the seed AFTER the seed has laid there at the door of his Heart for a while, NOT ABLE TO PENETRATE THE HARDNESS OF THE COLD, UNRECEPTIVE "SOIL" OF HIS HEART. The birds came because the seeds laid there unable to get into his hard rejecting Heart. This man has already heard the Gospel, decided to Reject the Gospel, and will die with a "Gospel-less" life, AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AS THE SOWER KEEPS TRYING TO PLANT SEED EACH "YEAR" IN THE HOPES IT WILL BE RECEIVED AND GROW. This is a very hard heart who knows what he doesn't want to receive as he purposefully and repeatedly Rejects the Call of Christ to come in Repentance unto Salvation. THEY KNOW THE TRUTH, AND FULLY, CONTINUALLY, AND WITH GREAT DETERMINATION, DENY AND REJECT THE SAVING MERCY AND GRACE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, to Never EVER, Be Blessed.