Summary: The Parable of the Sower

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The Parable of the Sower – 11

“Benefits of Good Ground”

Mark 4:20

“But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

This morning we talked about what it takes to become a good ground person. We talked about some of the characteristics of good ground people. We discovered very quickly that we want to be good ground. Tonight I want to talk about the results or the benefits of being good ground.

Being good ground keeps people out of trouble and sets them up to receive their harvest. Good ground people have no worries, no concerns, and no lack of peace. They have joy. Whatever they need, when they need it, will be theirs. Let’s look at our text:

“But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

Our text says that those who are good ground will bring forth fruit.

➢ Healing, protection, and salvation are all fruits of the Word.

➢ Prosperity, deliverance, love, joy and peace are all fruits of the Word.

➢ Gentleness, goodness, faith and kindness are all fruits of the Word.


I want us to notice one thing in this Scripture. Good ground people will produce fruit in their lives, but I what I want you to notice is that some people will harvest more fruit than others: Some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred. In other words, fruit is available in different degrees. This is why some Christians receive more than others. They walk in a different degree. Some say, “That’s not fair.” Well it is fair because the level that they walk in is not dependent on God; it is dependent on the condition of their ground. God is no respecter of persons, so He doesn’t do more for one then He does for another. Again, it is based on the condition of our ground. Jesus explains Himself if we keep on reading further down in our text. Let’s pick up where we left off.

Mark 4:21-22, “Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.”

Jesus is talking about revelation knowledge here. He wants to make known the hidden things to us. The degree of revelation you have is the determinant for whether or not your harvest is thirty, sixty or a hundredfold. The more you see and understand, the greater harvest there is. This is why it all goes back to the first sessions of the power of the Word. We have to understand and plant this Word in order to receive a harvest. Seedtime and harvest is the way that God set up this whole earth. If our ground is right, Jesus tells us that things will be revealed to us and we will be able to walk in a greater level of revelation.

Let’s look at a story in the Bible to see why revelation is so important.

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