4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it.
15 Some are the people along the path where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them;
19 When anyone hears the word [spoken by the Spirit] about the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side. [The Greek for word in this verse is logov <3056>, which in English means: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said. This does not refer to hearing the Bible read; instead it refers to hearing Jesus speak to you from within your heart. The Word of God is the name of Jesus, and there is a small measure of the Word and light in every man's heart, which is there so that we might hear it and obey it; that is the word of faith that the Apostles preached. John 1:1-4, John 1:7,9, Rev 19:13-16,Rom 10:8,17, Deu 30:10-14, Eph 4:21. The words we hear and receive with meekness are engrafted into our heart. James 1:21. The words he speaks to us are Spirit and impart the life of God to us. John 6:63.]
5 "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside and was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it.
12 Those by the wayside are those who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hateful bird. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Just like Judaism was taken over by the enemy, so has Christianity, which is corrupt through and through. There is no church in the world that Christ set up specifically. Like Daniel, you are captive of the Chaldeans. Your place of worship is filled with unclean birds." Unclean birds are demons. ]
|Luke 17:37 |
37 And in response they said to him, "Where, Lord?' And he said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the vultures will be gathered together."4 [Jesus refers to demons as vultures or eagles, fowls, birds, unclean/hateful birds, etc.]