Buried kernel of wheat creates Many kernels
9-27-2021 Revelation about John 12:24 Kernel of wheat buried in ground
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Jesus says in John 12:24 somewhat paraphrased from the Greek: “I absolutely am telling you the truth: If-in-possibility-NOT (unless) a kernel of wheat definitively/wholly has pipto ‘left the other kernels on the stalk and has fallen prostrate’ (a) eis ‘penetrating INTO, in order to produce a specific objective’ the ground, [then] definitively/wholly apothnesko ‘is buried into the ground as if dead,’ [then if NOT] the kernel presently/ongoingly meno ‘abides, remains, lives’ monos ‘as one only, alone, just as it is by itself.’ IF, however, it is goes thru this process, then it presently/ongoingly phero ‘bears, holds, carries’ much fruit.” <Notes> a) pipto: often a term for humility and submission.
How? Because it sprouts into a completely-different-in-kind kainos ‘New’ creation. The plant then grows IF WATERED and produces a bunch of kernels itself! We know from John 15:4 that “As the branch (a Christian) absolutely-in-fact-NOT is presently/ongoingly powerfully-enabled to presently/ongoingly phero ‘bear, hold, carry’ fruit away-from itself if-in-possibility-NOT (unless) it presently/ongoingly meno ‘abides, remains, lives’ en ‘IN the location of, by the means of, with the company of’ the vine, therefore absolutely-in-fact-NEITHER [can] you if-in-possibility-NOT (unless) you are presently/ongoingly meno ‘abiding, remaining, living’ en ‘IN the location of, by the means of, with the company of’ Me.”
The single kernel will NOT reproduce many more kernels if:
1) It does not leave the pack of kernels that want to remain JUST AS THEY ARE
2) It does NOT lower itself from its own high opinion of itself as ‘being the captain of its own ship’ – JESUS said in Luke 14:26 and John 12:25 that “if you do NOT hate your life, you will lose it in the end.” Greek for “hate” does NOT mean “love less” as others try to squirm out of. The Jews hated the Romans, their enemies, not just “loved less” than their own Jewish brethren! James 4:6 and 1 Peter 5:5 citing Proverbs 3:34 and Isaiah 54:7-8 states “God takes His stand or opposes the proud, but gives grace to the lowly.” You have to fall prostate FROM your own high-standing. James 4:7 “Submit yourselves to God” comes right after “God opposes the proud” right before James talks about the devil fleeing from you if you resist him. Do you see what must come first? Then in verse 8 you can “draw very-near-close to God so He will draw-very-near-close to You.” First things first! To many Christians and churches quote things out of context and out of order! There is a process to being delivered from Satan’s power and meeting God, just as there is the 3 steps for a kernel to produce much fruit!
3) If you don’t take this fall ALL THE WAY into burial – Jesus repeatedly said in Matthew 10:38, 16:24, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23: “If you don’t voluntarily take up your cross daily and follow Me, you will never see My zoe genuine-life” – you never become His completely-different-in-kind “New creation.” You only get to stay as you already are, not become what Christ is. Jesus said the beginning of your New Life is when you are buried with Him in water-baptism for salvation.
None of these words in Greek speak of a 1-time event but of repeated choices “presently/ongoingly” but everybody has to start somewhere – “presently!”
Jesus is radical and gives radical results when we obey Him by taking a leap of faith!
Otherwise we stay right where we are along with others doing the same and getting the same results. It’s insane to think that you will get any different results doing the same things as before!
This is true for the Unsaved and likely 80% of the Church, who keep doing the same things week after week and expecting different results!
Time for us to all get back on track!
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