Naked Seed vs. Dead Seed

 

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Once seed is sowed in the ground, it has to absorb water, break open, loose its covering, and become naked, in order to grow.

When the Word is sowed into us, the same thing has to happen.

How broken and naked are you now?

What kind of seed is there?

1.  Something physical inside a fruit, that naturally reproduces after its own kind:

Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.

2.  Human reproductive seed – egg and sperm

Gen 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

3.  “Word of God” is seed to the sower

Mat 13:3   And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Mat 13:8   But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands [it]; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

4.  Something that could be interpreted as both physical seed, and “word”

Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.

The seed of the woman is her physical contribution (her egg) to the Messiah, yet with her words of agreement, her covenant is sealed.

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The Science of the seed

The seed is an embryo.

It is not ready to be used when it is sowed.

It has to mature first.

But when it is sowed, it is given enough “food” to keep it alive until it matures.

1. Physical Growth and Pre-emergence

Germination begins after the soybean seed absorbs water equal to approximately 50% of its weight.

This absorbed water rehydrates cells and metabolism (growth) begins within the seed.

Cell elongation in the radical causes this primary root to push through the seed coat and into the soil.

The seed coat falls off for this to happen. The seed is now naked and swollen.

Dead seeds will absorb water and swell in size, but little or no root growth will occur.

The next structure to elongate is the hypocotyl. Its elongation pulls the cotyledons through the soil and up to the soil surface.

Once in sunlight, the hypocotyl will straighten upright to completely bring the cotyledons out of the soil.

Notice that the root has to come out first, and become established, before the “head” is ready.

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Seed coats that have come off

2. How much water does a seed need?

Horticultura Brasileira

Hortic. Bras. vol.21 no.1 Brasília Jan./Mar. 2003

Desiccation effects on germination and vigor of King palm seeds

Cibele C. MartinsI; Marilene L. A. BoviII; João NakagawaI

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Highest germination percentage (over 67%) occurs when seed is undried (47% seed moisture, ie 53% dry).

Lowering seed moisture below 31.5% reduces the germination rate significantly (<52.5%).

Total germination failure is observed when seed moisture reaches 15.1%. (too low)

The electrical conductivity is the most sensitive vigor test to identify seed deterioration.

Moisture is a decisive factor in maintenance of recalcitrant seed quality during storage.

In these seeds, the sub-cellular water is strongly associated with macromolecular surfaces, assuring the stability of membranes and macromolecules.

Water loss during the drying process causes a series of metabolic alterations, acting on the control of growth regulators, amount and types of proteins and sugars, presence of free radicals, physical water status, among others (Pammenter & Berjak, 1999), resulting in the on-set of the deterioration process.

Recalcitrant seeds lose viability when moisture levels are lower than those considered critical. When seed moisture is at or below the levels considered lethal, there is a total loss of viability (Probert & Longley, 1989; Pritchard, 1991; Hong & Ellis, 1992).

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Seed points: physical + spirit

Repeating a point: Notice that the root has to come out first, and become established, before the “head” is ready.

We have to have a firm foundation (root) in the Word, and remain hidden while we mature, before we can even emerge our “head” into the world, and witness what has been planted in us.

Remaining hidden is important, because we must learn to be naked before God, and humble before God and man.

Newly born again, or immature, preachers tend to start ministry before they are rooted in the ground from which they came.

This leads to sin and error, and false doctrines.

This is the easy way into ministry.

They have no true foundation first. No root.

It is possible to have too much water, which will drown the seed, and allow it to rot.

Too much of something is a waste, and can do more harm than good.

Too little water is also lethal. The seed dies.

In the spirit, we need a balanced spiritual life.

Constant church attendance, or fellowshipping, with no private time with God, and His Word, is will not produce the best fruit.

We need to have our own thoughts and revelations of God, not just what others tell us.

We need at least 32% of our private time in the Word, minimum.

Otherwise, we are “drying out” too much. Our internal spiritual processes are not functioning at the optimum.

The degree of spiritual dryness in our lives is also significant.

The best germination rate, or productivity, for us is when we are 53% dry, not wet.

This means most of our life is disappointing, and not affirming.

We cannot be “watered” all the time, by either God or the Church.

There has to be “down times,” when there is “nothing” for us.  This makes us “thirsty” for God.

However, the water we were exposed to is still working in us.

The conductivity concept is also relevant to the spirit.

The Holy Spirit cannot flow effectively through us, if we overloaded with too much “water.”

We may be exposed to the Spirit and Word, but if there is too much there to process it, and make it meaningful, then it is just wasted until it is internalized.

We need to internalize what we read and hear.

God works on line by line, and precept upon precept.

He does not expect us to read the entire bible in one sitting, and comprehend much that way.

It has to be just the right amount of daily exposure for us, and it has to be consistent.

Wisdom comes with time, and many sorrows, and many losses.

Our ego covering has to come off, and we need to become naked before God.

There are no excuses when we are naked before Him, just humility and honesty.

If we are too dry (not enough Word in our lives), then we give the Holy Spirit very little to work with.

The Spirit activates the Word, and the less Word present, the less activation there is.

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Final thoughts

So what part of the seed in us “is lost?”

When God sows the Word, it is pure, and unselfish, and ready to grow. But as we incorporate it into our fallen natures, we attach our own personality and meanings to it.

We add our “flesh” to the original seed.

So, it is the seed coat, our fleshy selfish nature, our soul (mind, will, and emotions), which will fall off.

This hurts, but it has to go.

We will lack affirmation, encouragement, hope, success, etc.

Our ego will be destroyed. We become humbled.

The true inner man, one with the Word (naked seed) that he clings to, will be very much alive.

This has never been a volunteer experience for anyone. We all hate to be hurt, betrayed, dismissed, passed over, hated, ridiculed, insulted, lied about, rejected, etc.

But it is this process that removes our selfish egos, even if we are basically “nice” people.

It is part of human nature to enjoy love and acceptance.

But it is also our weakness, that the more we have of these and other comforts, the more we enjoy it, and they become too important to us. Finally, we drift away from God.

Allowing our ego – seed covering – to die in the Word, making ourselves naked before God, is necessary for the purification of our souls.

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Spending a long incubation time under ground, unseen by the world, also allows for the most dynamic part of our growth process.

So, if you feel like you have been buried for years, do not be discouraged.

When the seed coat is gone, and you have gotten the right amount of water, you will break through the surface that is hiding you, and holding you down and under, and you will finally see the sun again.

So do not give up. Your time is coming.

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Do not let your seed die in the ground. Become naked seed, and live.

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28 Responses to “Naked Seed vs. Dead Seed”

  1. […] here for […]

  2. The death of the seed of Satan and sin is accomplished through BAPTISM.
    But this is not taught anymore.

  3. Wow I am among pentecostals….God witnessess of Isaiah 43-10…

  4. THAT IS A MOST WONDERFUL PROFOUND WELL RESEARCHED ARTICLE WRITTEN BY ONE WHO HAS EVIDENTLY LEARNED BY EXPERIENCE IN THEIR WALK WITH THE LORD.

    The two seeds of Genesis 3-15 is expounded in Matthew 13-35-38..I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one];The enemy that sowed them is the devil..these are the seeds of genesis 3-15.
    The seed is the word of God and it reproduces after its kind…. Jesus sowes the good seed and produces the children of the kingdom…
    Satan sowed the koran false word of god and it reproduced after its kind and produced his children (liars and killers)..Matt 23-15…the koran proseltyzing MAKES men into children of satan…

    We are in this battle now of Genesis 3-15…..

    Rev 12-17.. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the REMNANT OF HER SEED, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  5. I am a child of God what are you trying to say marianne i love God and was allready born again. I like a more sensible conversation that we can all prove but that last one i say if you cannot prove it dont post it please It is just a opinion and should be treated like one.

    • hi Tmac

      I was not aware we had disagreed on something. Please let me know what happened, or what was said.

      This post is about the seed as the word of God, and how it need to shed its exterior coat, in order to grow.

      • Dear Marianne,

        Hi friend..for me, i take this discussion as a test of faith. Faith is esssential and serve as a strong foundation for us xtians.

        ingat,
        doc

  6. The SAND foundation of matt 7 is revealed in Rev 13-1.. john stands on the SAND OF THE SEA and sses a beast rise up..

    This SAND FOUNDATION is of ISHMAEL.. ISHMAEL’S DESCENDANTS ARE AS THE sand of the sea shore..MOHAMMED TRACED HIS BLOOD LNE TO ishamel TO TRY TO ESTABLISH HIS PROPHETHOOD.This is all counterfeit of Jesus who traced his blood line to Isaac..

    How else would satan’s synagogue of Rev 3-9,10 say they are jews but are liars except by claiming they are sons of Abraham and saying they worship Abrahams god…. Whereas God only recognized those being Abrham’s sons who came from Issac- Jacob..This includes those adopted into the Abrahamic famly via Jesus..us..

    Satan’s church of rev 3-8,10 tempts the entire world.. This temptation is satan saying he is the god of abraham and the koran is the word of god..

    We are eyeball deep into this temptation and in the last hour…

  7. Read the God’s Word daily it is life and health to you as well as also giving the Father time out of your busy day to have a talk ( prayer ) with Him daily. You will stay strong in the Lord and be lead by His Holy Spirit and Word ( His Word is a type of good seed )if you do this . His Word will tell you how you should go about your daily life so that you will mature and be strong in the Lord. This along with praise and worship will keep your faith strong and sustain you in hard times. We all go thru difficult periods in our lives. It may take a while to know your purpose in life and start really realizing what you are called to do by our HEAVENLY FATHER but if you keep on talking to the Lord and reading His word daily ( the good seed of wisdom and truth )and praising and worshiping Him and loving Him with all your heart, soul and might you will find out what you were born to do and bear much fruit. To Yahweh be all glory, honor and praise.

    God is a God of Love and Peace and His words in the Holy Bible which is a type of good seed tells you about Himself and how He wonts us to be like Him and explains to us how we can become loving and peaceful to please Him. To be able to do the we must first repent of all our sins and stop leading a sinful life then accept His only begotton Son, Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior . Then we start learning how to be like Him by reading His Word . His Word is the good seed from Him given to us by way of the Holy Bible. His Word will lead us into all truth..

    His Word says , ” Learn of me for I am meek and lowly.” He says “Come follow Me, I am the way the truth and the life ”

    shalom and blessings,

  8. Genesis 4-And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the FRUIT OF THE GROUND for an offering unto the LORD.

    Genesis 1-12..And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding FRUIT, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
    Genesis 3-6.. she took of the FRUIT (of the knowledge tree) thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

    The fruit of the trees was the fruit of the ground..Cains doctrine was the of satan’s wisdom from the knowledge tree..

    And this fruit most definately reproduced after it’s kind.. Gensis 3-22 says it… “”The man became like one of us (satan) in understanding good and evil..”””

    Jude 1-11 shows Cain’s doctrine or WAY was same as Baalam’s and Corah…Baalam and Corah’s way they tried to turn the jews back to the serpent worship of Egypt and astrology gods…

  9. I’m confused was that on video about? did it say that we have to actually be baptized in order to be saved? I have always been taught different and was never actually, physically baptized.

    • hi Denise,

      The act of baptism is part of the public acceptance of Jesus as Savior. Jesus said that unless you declare him before men, he could not declare you before the Father in heaven.

      Baptism was practiced during the time of John the baptist, and also during the time of the apostles. It is the outward act of declaring your repentance of sins.

      Since it is commanded to do so, I would recommend getting baptized. People are skipping over too much now. If you are saved, then you would want to follow what Jesus instructed. So look into this, and receive this blessing.

  10. Well, just had to ask… If act of baptism is part of public acceptance of Jesus.. how would a person truly know? Believe it or not, I have been baptizied by grandma who owned a church when I was a baby.. and again baptizied when I was 13 with my mom for her sake.. and few more strangers at any stores or where ever they were … apparently tried to heal me from being deaf..
    In a way, it is hard to view as you do.. My view is like ” Everyone does that for me without truly asking me if that is what I truly want from my heart.. ” In a way, I feel like being taken away from my own free will.. if that makes any sense to you…
    God knows that I would do anything for him.. alone.. without anyone else butts in where they do not belong.. it is rather between me and God.
    So, I would say bluntly, no one shall enforce on anyone else about being bapitized unless they want to do it with their own free will and to surrender themselves to God ON THEIR OWN.. Because if anyone else try to do things will only add more problems.. I have learned enough.

    Blessings to you all and hope you all had a great thanksgiving or rather harvesting 🙂

    • HI Tamera

      Most of the time, people mean well when they baptize the infants and children. They are taught that this baptism is sufficient, when it isn’t.

      True, it is not the child’s free will, although it could be if they asked the child, and the child was old enough to make their own decisions.

      I had my children baptized as babies, but I have made it clear to them that they have to make their own decision, as adults.

      I would consider the child baptism now more of a dedication to the Lord by me, as I trusted and prayed at that time, that I would see them belong to the Lord.

      Do not consider anything that your family did for you as wasted. God saw their heart, and has reached you in your life.

      Jesus instructed us to be baptized. So, it is up to us to hear his voice and respond. When we do, we will do it freely, and with our own free will, which is the best way.

      May God bless you in this current holiday season, and always.

  11. I watch something called Revelation Now with some Jack guy. And I also asked CBN volunteers about this, they said that it isn’t necessary and that it is a personal choice. I declare everyday to everyone that I love and know Jesus Christ I am not afraid to show my love and commitment to my creator. They say that when you are truly saved that Christ shows through your life. Jesus was also baptized when he was about 33 yrs old. If that was commanded why didn’t He get baptized earlier?

    • Hi Denise,

      I have to ask why volunteers for CBN would contradict the bible.

      Jesus was first Jewish and followed the Torah, which required the use of the mikvah for ritual cleaning (idea behind the baptism), before going into the temple, and he would have observed the days for repentance. At this time, the mikvah and repentance were different events.

      John the baptist combined the 2 concepts, and started the baptisms for repentance, and Jesus responded. He could not have done it earlier than John, because the baptism did not exist in that form yet.

      Jesus commanded us to be baptized. It was his last wish before he left. The apostles obeyed and baptized everyone who was saved. True, the people were saved before the baptism, but the baptism was an outward commitment to their faith.

      Churches have strayed from this “first faith,” and have become very liberal, dismissing much of the old testament, and some of the new testament guidelines. Christianity now is very casual, and comfortable.

      I guess you have to make your own decision. It is an act of free will.

  12. One other thought, just as Satan is able to enter the church (referring to unbelievers going to church) couldn’t a nonbeliever also get baptized? So what would that show?

    • hi Denise,

      Both God and the devil know the difference between a sincere baptism and a fake one.

      A nonbeliever can get baptized but it will not do him any good.

  13. I just get worried for my children and myself. After I read this I’ve been kinda worried about them and myself. I just was never taught this and do not want to end up in Hell because I didn’t get baptized.

    • Denise

      You are not going to hell if you have not been baptized. There are some things Jesus did not completely explain. There are reasons why he ordered baptisms.

      It might be that there is a special spiritual seal over the person when they make a public confession of faith…..this is opposed to those who are quiet or secretive about it….

  14. That’s the part I was freaking out about. Thankyou for clearing that up for me.

  15. when all else fails refer to the bible…

    Mark 16-16…He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned……Baptism is very important…

    Matthew 28-19…Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:…..This is the parable.. Peter knew Jesus meant to use the NAME of father,NAME of the son and NAME of the holy ghost therefore acts 2-38..

    Matthew 13-34..All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

    Acts 2-37, 38…said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do? ..Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost….This is the parable explained…

    Jesus baptism was done for example for men to follow…
    Man is to be baptized in water in JESUS NAME, receive holy ghost baptism of spirit and god receives you as son of god..like the example Jesus set forth for us..

  16. Mark 16-16…He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned..
    Has anyone ever wondered what this DAMNATION is..

    2 Thess. 2 -11,12..And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a LIE: That they all might be DAMNED who believed not the truth,
    2 thess 2-7..For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:
    This mystery of iniquity is the lie that damns men.. The mystery of iniquity is believing satan is god or above god …like allah for instance..

    The son of perdition is satan in flesh…and he declares he is the god of abraham…and above all gods..Like mohammed did.. he was lucifer in flesh and he declared he was the god of abrham via the title allah…

    Jesus spoke of two resurrections…the resurrection of the just and the resurrection of the DAMNED…HE ALSO SAID ”I am the resurrection…”Those born again of his spirt are of the resurrection of the just.. and those satan inhabits are of the resurrection of the damned..These resurrections are of the spirit, not the redemption of the body which happens when Jesus return…..

  17. I think this is one of my favorite ones!!!!

  18. The word is the seed and you are the soil and It either is good ground, stony ground, among thorns or not even near you (wayside). If it is good ground you are lucky and you have plants to grow, spiritual plants

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