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How do you keep the Word inside?
Jesus said that our heart is the soil for the seeds of the Word to grow in. Many expect fruit immediately when they begin to apply the Word of God, but Mark 4 says that growth comes in stages. The fight of faith is the fight to keep the Word strong in our hearts. When you put the Word first, no matter the circumstances, it won’t be long before the situation begins to change. Jesus cautioned his followers to be careful how they hear. If we hear correctly, more is given to us; if we don’t, we may lose even what we have. But how do we put the Word first, hear correctly and let God create the correct perspective in our lives?
This teaching explains how the kingdom grows in our hearts as the Words of God begin to prevail in our thinking, and gives examples from Jesus’ teachings of how we can change our perspective by applying the Word of God.