Parable Of The Sower: The Seed Knows What To Do

 Parable Of The Sower: The Seed Knows What To Do Parable of the Sower is a Kingdom principle.The seed knows what to do is one of the power laws of the kingdom of God. After a dead seed is planted in the ground, it knows what to do. Can you imagine that? Somehow it manages to spring into life and produce a harvest.

Farmers have no problem taking something that is dead and planting it in the ground then expecting it to grow. Somehow the farmer knows it will grow, and he doesn’t know how. The farmer doesn’t care how he just expects it to do what dead seeds do after they are planted - grow. That’s what we call faith. After all, how can a dead seed grow? We knoweth not how.

This is an amazing kingdom of God principle; the seed knows what to do. I call this principle one of the power laws of the kingdom of God. As members of the body of Christ we associate seed with the revealed (rhema) Word of God released into our lives. Said another way, when the Holy Spirit releases the Word of God into our life, it’s like a seed planted in our hearts. Christ taught his disciples how the kingdom of God operated by explaining to them the unstoppable power of a planted seed.

“And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle because the harvest is come. And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.” (Mark 4:26-33)

I love this teaching because it demonstrates that the seed knows what to do even when we don’t. Wow, think about that. Jesus was teaching about the unstoppable power of a planted seed. That planted seed is the last revelation that came to you through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Remember, it’s the Holy Spirit that unlocks to you the mysteries of the kingdom of God (Matthew 13:11).

This helps us overcome a major problem. The problem is that we are constantly trying to figure everything out. We try every solution to a problem we can muster. We even go so far as to give God a list of things to do. (Some even call that prayer. It’s not.) After all if God would just do such and such then things would work out great for us. See what I mean? Our carnal nature tries to figure it all out. The good news is you don’t have to figure everything out. Jesus taught his disciples the kingdom way. The kingdom way is to wait for the rhema.

There are two Greek words that define the English word – word. They are logos and rhema. Logos is the written Word of God or black ink on white paper. Rhema is the life-giving Word of God. The rhema is when the written Word of God comes alive in you by the ministry of the Holy Spirit. This means the most profound changes in your life will take place after you experience a rhema Word from God. The bottom line is this; that rhema is the seed that Jesus was talking about, and the seed knows what to do. Stop worrying and let the seed do its work. It can’t fail.


You already know within every seed is a harvest. If you plant one corn seed, you are going to get back way more than one corn seed. You’re going to get a harvest. This means that a seed contains a harvest. Not just any harvest but your harvest! “So where is the harvest,” you ask? The harvest is waiting for you to arrive in the future.

Jesus taught when the Word of God is spoken it will do what it is sent to do. In other words, the seed has dominion in this earthly realm. The seed knows what to do. Jesus rebuked storms, turned water into wine, cast out devils, healed the sick, and raised the dead. The people saw this, “And said one to another, what manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:41).

Remember when Christ cursed the fig tree? He was not giving his disciples a lesson in how to curse fig trees. He was teaching them about the dominion authority of the spoken Word of God in this earthly realm. In this lesson, he also showed them that the Word was working even though they didn’t see it at the time.

“And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed is withered away.” (Mark 11:20-21)

When Christ spoke to the fig tree, it didn’t look like anything had taken place. The next day, however, they saw the fig tree dried up from its roots. What happened? When He spoke to the fig tree where did the Word go? The answer is the Word entered the future. This should encourage you because there are times when we don’t see anything happening. It doesn’t matter because we are fixed in our faith that understands the seed of that rhema word is fast at work doing what it is called to do. And, like the disciples the day will come when we say, “Master, behold the seed of your Word has produced a great harvest.”


What a great lesson this was for the disciples. They learned three power laws of the Kingdom of God.

  1. They learned the seed knows what to do even when they don’t.
  2. They learned the seed has dominion authority in this earthly realm.
  3. And they discovered the seed enters the future waiting for their arrival.

There is another power law of the kingdom of God. It’s the law of beginnings. The law of beginnings states that everything new in your life starts with a Word from God. That new beginning is in that seed. As you pray this week, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. He is your helper. Perhaps he has already revealed something to you. If so, take Christ at his Word in that parable. He said the seed knows what to do.

Your partner,

© Apostle Jonas Clark








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