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Vanquished - Vacillation - Victory
Which is for You?


To live and work for the right reasons ...
Get into the Correct Category

The Parable of the Sower

All of mankind falls into the following categories. 
* The Lost, no hope outside of Jesus Christ
* The saved, who begin shortly to backslide because of circumstances, because they are attempting to live the Christian life in their own strength
* The saved, who begin shortly to backslide because of misguided values, because they are attempting to live the Christian life in their own strength
* The saved, who go on to live victorious lives, because they are living the Christian life in the power of God, grace.

Mat 13:18  "Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower."

The Devil and the Lost

Mat 13:19  "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."

Some hear the Word of God and don't understand, because ...
* They were not interested
* They mocked
* They were neglectful
* and many other reasons
Because of this, the devil takes the Word and it's meaning away.

The Rootless

Mat 13:20  "But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;"
Mat 13:21  "Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended."

Some hear and believe but have no steadfastness
* They are never able to make a full commitment .
* They are very shallow in their Christianity.
* They will soon have trials and mockings like all other Christians, but they soon give up and go back to the world.

The Shallow

Mat 13:22  "He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful."

Some hear and believe but can't get past the allure of the world
* They are enticed away by the cares of this present world.
* They allow physical life to push spiritual things to the side and what little commitment they had, fades.

The Continuing Victorious Christian

Mat 13:23  "But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."

A few hear, know what is said, believe, exercise and share
Their walk with the Lord is critical to the amount of fruit they reap.

Summation

Which will you be?
1. The Lost who never really understand the Word and let the Devil come and catch it away?
2. The Rootless who are saved but never grow in the Word and become offended because of what the Word says.
3. The Shallow who are saved but are soon turn back to the things of the world.
4. The Committed Victorious Christian  who is saved and receives the Word and goes on to produce fruit and show their fruit how to show others to be saved.

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