For this discussion, please read Matthew 13 in The Passion Translation, and it will prepare you for this lesson. In the first parable of chapter 13, Jesus told me that even though it talks about the sower and the seed, that much more time is spent on the different types of soils. Jesus told His disciples that if they understand this parable, then they will understand the deep mysteries of the kingdom of God. These things have been hidden, but they have been given to us by the Spirit of God. Jesus told me that if you look, you will see that the Word of God is the seed, and it is very simple. He told me that the soils represent men’s heart’s and that each soil is a condition of our hearts. There are four types of soil, and our goal is to become good soil knowing that the Word of God is incorruptible and that it originated in Heaven. The Word of God is a person named Jesus, and the Word of God was written on pages called our bible, and it is supernatural. The bible is a record of everything that God is saying, and it has been watered by the Holy Spirit of God and is ready to germinate to produce a crop. The Spirit of God takes the Word of God and ignites it and causes it to come alive. The seed, which is the Word, must hit good soil to produce a crop, and that soil is men’s hearts. You may wonder how this helps you to hear God’s voice, and it is because it is a process of becoming stronger in the Lord. Understanding your walk here on earth has everything to do with this parable. Jesus said if you understand this parable, then you will understand everything about the kingdom of God. This parable is about the soils and not the sower. The elements include the beaten path, the rocky soil, the thorns, the good soil, the sower, and the seed.