In the last days, God will have a people that will be doers of His Word and not hearers only. This will be a people who have laid down their lives and have submitted their wills to God’s Word. This will be a company of believers who will move in the one-hundred-fold power of God.
The Word of God speaks of the “EKKLESIA” of God, which are those who are called out of the world. However, that alone will not allow them to be in the hundred-fold company of God. It will be the “EKLEGOMIA,” those chosen from the “EKKLESIA,” and have given their all for the cause of Christ.
The gospel of Mark tells us that seed fell on four different types of ground, but only one ground out of the four (twenty five percent) produced any fruit.
According to God’s Word, this end-time remnant company of believers will only make-up eight and one third percent of all believers.
Mark 4:1-20 “And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.“
This Scripture tells us that out of one hundred percent of God’s Word sown throughout the ages, only twenty-five percent ever-produced fruit in the lives of the hearers. In addition, there will be three levels of harvests generated. Some will produce thirty, some will produce sixty and some will produce one-hundred-fold. Nevertheless, it will not be the thirty or sixty fold that will be the in the “Remnant Company” of God; it will only be the ones who bring forth the one-hundred-fold results of God’s Word.
The thirty-fold people will be those that accept salvation as truth, but refuse to continue into all truth. The sixty-fold people will be those who realize there is more and embrace the leading of the Holy Spirit. Nevertheless, they too will fail to keep the whole Word of God. The one-hundred-fold company will be those who will be found faithful at the Lord’s return and are keeping all the Commandments of God.
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
How sad to think that out of one hundred people who hear the Word of God, only twenty-five percent will produce fruit. However, it’s even more tragic to see the truth that out of that twenty-five percent, only one third will be in God’s one-hundred-fold Remnant Company.
Pastor Hal Steenson