Have you heard Jesus’ good news that He can save your soul for all eternity?
Have you wondered why you never made that clean break and accepted His offer?
Why you have not followed Jesus
Jesus compared His message (the “Gospel”) to planting seeds. He taught that His fallen archangel, Lucifer (the Devil/Satan and his angel followers), is always out there (from within another dimension), very busy, taking away the seeds planted in you (Jesus’ message) – so that you will not believe. Jesus said this in verses 11-12:
11 “Now [the meaning of] the parable is this: The seed is the word of God [concerning eternal salvation]. 12 Those beside the road are the people who have heard; then the devil comes and takes the message [of God] away from their hearts, so that they will not believe [in Me as the Messiah] and be saved.
Jesus’ message (which saves eternally if received) also can be choked out, like some MMA choke-hold:
14 The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, but as they go on their way they are suffocated with the anxieties and riches and pleasures of this life, and they bring no fruit to maturity.
Feeling choked-out by the way life is going for you? Thorns stickin’ it to you? Suffocating from worries?
Or has hope in Christ been replaced by following riches and living for pleasures? Are you so full of things that God isn’t even an afterthought to you?
“To you [who have been chosen] it has been granted to know and recognize the mysteries of the kingdom of God [a Spiritual truths hidden throughout the ages, but now revealed through the teaching of Christ.] , but to the rest it is in parables, so that though seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. – verse 10 of Luke 8:4-15
have and enjoy life,
and have it
[to the full, till it overflows].