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. (Matthew 13:19)

The revelation of the Kingdom is often spoken of as a living seed of another world that carries with it new possibilities.

In our culture, we define understanding as nothing more than cognitive reasoning, coming to conclusions, fully comprehending. But in Eastern culture, which is the culture of Scripture, understanding is an experience. It means engaging in activities that involve our five senses. In fact, the Greek word

understanding in this verse means “learning this wich takes place through the five senses.”

But when a person hears the word but doesn’t understand it, the enemy has open access to that seed and can snatch it away.
Revelation takes us only halfway there; experience leads us all the way. The great tragedy is that if you don’t move into experience, that revelation remains locked in your mind so you think it’s active in your life. …Hearing without doing has locked you into a form without power.

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