“On that day Jesus had gone out of the house and was sitting by the sea. 2 And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.
And He told them many things in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow; 4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and they sprang up immediately, because they had no depth of soil. 6 But after the sun rose, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out. 8 But others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty times as much. 9 The one who has ears, let him hear.” (Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13: 1-9 NASB)
Where the morning glory chooses to grow…
Across from my home, there lives, within a portion of concrete curb, a morning glory vine with a single deep purple bloom. Seeing it grow there, downwind of a vine growing along a fence, with many white blooms (with lavender markings), makes me wonder how the morning glory chooses where to grow. In fact, every time I pass it I literally hear that thought, as though I am communing with The Creator of all things.
While out walking one recent evening just before sundown, The Creator finally responded back in regard to this resilient wildflower:
“This wild vine represents MY people scattered across the earth. It also represents what MY people and MY land, Israel, must quickly learn: to grow toward me, to allow the seeds planted on all the different rocks and soils to take root and burst forth, not merely the seeds spread on “good” ground.’
He then brought to my mind the parable of the sower and said, “NOW, Children, is time to have ears to hear! For too long your eyes and ears have been consumed by chaos and confusion…
‘Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, You shall keep on listening, but shall not understand; and you shall keep on looking, but shall not perceive’ (vs13-14)
“But, again I say to you:
‘For the heart of this people has become dull,
With their ears they scarcely hear,
And they have closed their eyes,
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
Understand with their heart, and return,
And I would heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
17 For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
18 “Listen then to the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away
what has been sown in his heart. This is the one sown with seed beside the road.’ (vs 15-19)
“Hear, Oh Israel (native and wild branches):
’20 The one sown with seed on the rocky places, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution occurs because of the word, immediately he falls away. 22 And the one sown with seed among the thorns, this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23 But the one sown with seed on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty times as much.’ (vs20-23)
“Since your eyes and ears have been closed to my fullness it made this possible, ‘But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. 26 And when the wheat sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also became evident,” (vs25-26) as you let your guard down trying to please the world.
“Such as Adam didn’t fulfill his duty or purpose in guarding Eden, so too has Israel failed to guard MY Holy land: ‘And the slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No; while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.’ (vs28-30) Therefore, I have allowed the tares to infiltrate the wheat. Right now – you Oh Israel – native and wild branches – it is time to bind up the tare and gather yourselves together, learn to lean harder onto me. HEAR My voice!’
“Then, you will not be able to deny the words of Isaiah 53 and He whom the prophets spoke of, that HE came and will come again to gather you together, under His wings, to await His return!”
NOTE: A little color information for you: In the Bible purple represents Royalty, wealth, and prosperity. I see that single purple bloom being representative of Yeshua/Jesus – as the LION of Judah. White represents purity, holiness, redemption, peace, and cleanliness (being cleansed) – all of which need to be happening to/in Israel in order to fight this battle they are presently in, so they can clearly hear HIS voice and follow His lead in order to be redeemed from their enemy – both physically and spiritually.
Also, when you see “native and wild branches” it’s referring to those native to Israel or the Jewish people, and those who’ve entered the land and taken up residency there in His name.