Understanding Your Fold

[Luke 8:8]; And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bear fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

The Abundant Life.

When Mark speaks of thirty fold and Matthew speaks of sixty fold, Luke does not tell us thirty fold or sixty fold. Many Christians say that they shall produce thirty fold or sixty fold. There is something wrong with that because Luke does not speak of a thirty or sixty fold but he brings us to a hundred fold.  No mediocrity.

There are Christians who only want to be above average. Even when they go to class, they look for their results from downwards. When they reach the middle, they say, no, I did not check properly. When he gets to the top ten, he returns to the bottom of the list and tells himself that he needs to check more diligently.

When he gets to a hotel and asks for the menu, he does not look at the foods but rather at the price.  He asks, how much is chicken? What about meat? When he realizes the prices are high he says, ‘give me gonja.’ That’s not who we are!

Christians have lived a mediocre life, one barely above average, because they did not understand the scriptures. When Luke carries the understanding of the fold, he does not give thirty fold but talks of a hundred fold.

Why do you have a problem with abundance, child of God? There are people that are not comfortable with abundance. They claim that they do not want a lot of money that could cause them to forget God but they also do not want less that will put them under covetousness.

The Bible says that Abraham was rich in gold, cattle and silver. This is our father. The ministry of a son is that he must be greater than his father. That is when you prove that you draw from the father. Some claim the scripture that the love of money is the root of all evil. There is nothing wrong with money. The issue is the love and passion for money.  God says that silver and gold belong to him. The devil has no money. Money is not of the devil.

It is a Place of Understanding

It is a place of understanding. You can carry the life of abundance God has for you. He said that I have come that you might have life and that you might have life in abundance. Abundance is our calling. A hundred fold is your portion.

What happened to Luke? The Bible says in Luke 1:3 that Luke carried a perfect understanding. You can carry a perfection of the understanding of who you are by the seed that the fowls of the air cannot locate you.

Paul says that when I was a child, I spoke as a child, understood as a child and thought as a child. That is the breastmilk level.

Christians have lived on milk for so long. But listen child of God, milk cannot intoxicate you. At the milk level, the fowls of the air will find you, AIDS will kill you, and cancer will kill you. But there is a place where you are so intoxicated that HIV AIDS becomes Vitamin C.

We have fed Christians with milk for so long. We are still teaching the doctrine of baptism which the bible says is elementary. Jesus said that we shall lay hands on the sick and they shall be healed, but the apostle Paul comes after Jesus and says that the laying on of hands is elementary. This thing can come without the laying on of hands. The Apostle Paul is coming after Jesus with revelation. He has a revelation that Jesus said greater works shall you do.

If we are still on the elementary, we shall have unskillful men in the word of righteousness because they do not carry the understanding of the things that they have received because they have been fed with milk. Milk will not intoxicate you. The mind of the spirit is that you might drink the word.

Of the Baptism of the Spirit

The scriptures say be ye not drunk with wine but be ye filled with the Holy Ghost. In Acts 19:1-3, we read an account of Paul. It says, And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

It means that there was another preacher that came to these men. He had another Jesus, another gospel and another spirit. The spirit he had was one that could not speak in tongues.

If we fail to bring men to the experience of what we have experienced then we have failed in our ministry because able ministers are able ministers not according to the letter but according to the spirit and the place of the spirit is the place of experiences. Christianity is an experience.

Unto what then were you baptized? Baptism means that we have been stained and overwhelmed by a nature of our baptism. We are drunk. We are crazy. We are overwhelmed because we were baptized into the Holy Ghost.

A Path Unreached

The mystery of understanding who you are is simple.  Then you will understand that as a seed, no foul of the air can eat you up.

My assurance as the seed that is sown by God is simple. If I am sown, even in the high way, the fowl cannot find me because Job 28:7-8; says, there is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

There is a ministry, a job and a marriage that no demon can destroy because they are sown in a path that no devil can reach. There is a place where the devil cannot attack you, a place where cancer cannot kill you, a place where no man can uproot you.

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