The Seeds of Unrighteousness


One of the young people in my life recently shared a golden nugget with me and I have been thinking about it often since he spoke it out.  He mentioned that he had learned from an older pastor that so often we go after the root of something when we are working with the Lord to get healed physically or emotionally.  If we are pressing in for healing, many times we see inside of ourselves a tree filled with many roots that have caused our current state of being.  These roots can consist of resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness, low self-worth, self-destruction, etc.   This pastor mentioned that he does not go after the roots….he likes to go after the seed!  Wow!  If you can find where the original seed was planted (in the mind) and destroy that, then the roots will have to die.

I have mentioned on this blog often that I believe all of nature teaches us a spiritual lesson and seed planting is no exception. Let’s examine how a seed begins to grow in the natural:

When a seed starts to grow, we say it germinates. The cotyledons store food for the baby plant inside the seed. When the seed starts to germinate, the first thing to grow is the main root. The seed’s growing conditions usually need to be damp, warm, and dark.

When we are hurt or we feel a sin has been committed against us, it is our choice to either forgive the person immediately (take the time to see the situation from their side) or allow the seed to get deposited in our mind.  If you don’t take care of the hurts and offenses that come your way, they will develop into a seed of anger.  This also applies to fear.  If a fear thought comes into your mind, it’s up to you to cast it down with the word of God so the seed can’t begin to germinate.

2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
As you see, food is required for the baby plant to grow.  The food for unrighteous seeds would be negative thoughts.  The easiest way besides scripture to not feed a seed is to think an opposite, positive thought.  For example, if someone hurt your feelings, think about all of the healthy, holy things that you do love about them.
We see that when a seed begins to germinate, the first thing to grow is the main root.  Don’t allow your seed to grow a main root.  That main root will someday become a tall and mighty oak if you don’t take the simple steps to squash it now!!!!!!!!
Lastly, we see that the growing conditions need to be damp, warm and dark.  This saying is so true:  “Worry is the dark room where negatives develop.”   What also is true is if you allow yourself to think negative things about others, most certainly a root will begin to spring up.
Ephesians 5:8
[ Walk in Light ] For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
If you believe you have some seeds planted in your mind, (or at this point they are already might oaks) pray this prayer:  Dear heavenly Father, I ask you by the power of Your Holy Spirit to expose every seed in my mind, thoughts and heart that do not belong to a child of God.  As you reveal them to me, give me the wisdom to destroy each unfruitful seed.  In Jesus name, amen.
Be blessed.



  1. This is a valuable prayer that could potentially have eliminated a very dark road in my childhood. The seed started there. You are so right, the seed must be destroyed, for without it there is no root.. It is interesting how, when put into practice, the seeds do get destroyed.

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