Abundant Life Crusades
Corn of Wheat
(John 12:24 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit, 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Certain changes take place when the Corn is planted under the ground out of sight.
I. The hard
dry shell SOFTENS.
STARCH TURNS TO SUGAR
(Phil 3:21 KJV) Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
A. We become sweeter.
(Rom 5:5 KJV) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
1. How? God shows us His Love.
(1 John 4:9 KJV) In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
2. We show God our love for him.
(1 John 5:3 KJV) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
3. We keep our selves sweet.
(Jude 1:21 KJV) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
CORN OF WHEAT OPENS--Open to God’s Word and Will in our Lives!
Open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
(Psa 37:23 KJV) The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
(Prov 3:5 KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
IV. The Corn
of Wheat buried then Gives
(Luke 21:3 KJV) And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
A. Story of Bible School in England
B. Chile with check for $50 with only my name and city on envelope.
C. Check in Australia from Swedish family to pay for crusades in New Guinea.
(Mark 8:35 KJV) For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
V. The Corn
of Wheat then brings forth Fruit!
(Gal 5:23 KJV) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
(Psa 1:3 KJV) And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
(Mat 13:23 KJV) 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 a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
(John 15:2 KJV) Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
(John 15:5 KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
(Col 3:1 KJV) If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
(Col 3:2 KJV) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
(Col 3:3 KJV) For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
(Rom 6:22 KJV) But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
(Heb 12:11 KJV) Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Conclusion: We must also be willing to become as an corn of wheat and have our lives hid in Christ. Let the world see Jesus living in us. Let our lights shine.
God bless you and yours!