God Sent His Son

It is not only an obstacle to germination and growth when birds snatch the sowed seed away, there is also the emboldment of the birds.  This is a panel from the Parable of the Sower.  We have to connect demons with the uninformed person and the uninformed person with the law. It is to the devil’s interest for people to be either in possession of no truth or in possession of something they think is the truth.

When any one hears the Message of the Kingdom without understanding it, the Evil One comes and snatches away what has been sown in his mind. This is the man meant by the seed which was sown along the path.

Matthew 13:19

Who is guilty of misunderstanding the Messianic message? First there are Jews: Messiah was born in their midst. Then there are the rest of us who either follow the Jews or create our own corrupt imaginations instead of believing the liberating good news.

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:19-20

“People under law” is very specific and cannot be interpreted as anything but “sinners”. They are the only people for whom the law was written or given. Condemnation is not God’s active work: it is ours by rejecting the path of faith in the only satisfaction (propitiation). Condemnation is not the result of misbehavior (sin, missteps, transgression, or rebellion): the unbelief we harbour keeps us out of God’s rest.

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers , for liars, for promise breakers, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 1 Timothy 1:9-11

We can always reverse our choices: Tables of Condemnation or Rest in the Way, Truth and Life.