“Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.
You see the SEED if the GOSPEL. Not everyone who receives the GOSPEL message is saved.
Some have it stolen from their hearts by Satan. We have atheist, agnostics, etc who don't
Bottle 7: final judgement is final. No second chances as we have in this life. We have two groups of people:
Those washed clean by the blood of Christ Jesus. Who walk by the leading of the Holy Spirit to be His hands and feet in this world. Who are moved in their hearts to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit widows, orphans and prisoners both spiritually and physically meeting the needs of others around them as our Heavenly father so blesses us with
Bottle 5: The cross: upon the cross was nailed our savior, our sins, the old covenant laws we could not keep, our flesh. This is the dead man.
Bottle 6: Just like Jesus was resurrected from the dead, so are our spirits renewed by the Holy Spirit. We learn to listen to His guidance and grow in the fruit of walking with Him: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control. We add to our faith, virtue, knowledge, self control, perservance, brotherly kindness and love.
I'm ready to move on to the next one.
Because after we get through them and have no need to go over them again and again, (which is insisting on drinking milk for the rest of your life - and sometimes insisting that no one else drink or eat anything else either!) then we can move on to perfection as Paul says!
True let's refocus and summarize them.
Bottle 1: you are a sinner in need of a savior (repent)
Sometimes I look at my life and count all my sins and all my blessings, then I give both to God. I say "Sorry God I was not able to meet your Holy and right standard. Help me grow and walk in Your ways. Teach me to discern good from evil, change what need to change...let the pieces of me that rebel agains you die..,thank you Lord for your blessings. Give me back only what you trust me to care for and be a good steward of. Help me not put your blessings as an idol before You Lord. God help me