“The true life of the seed lies within and develops from within out”
The true appearance of a seed lies within, the outward part of the seed reflect what is going on within. We may see that a seed is dying outside but within it is producing life to life. The quality of life in a seed is measured by the quality of life it lives within. When a seed want to grow, all it need is to begin from the inside then out, the actual grow start from within then begin to show death on the outside whereby a new generation is coming up on the inside by which the outside of the seed will give way for what has been happening within. A seed may look like it’s dying with-out but the truth is it is living within. These two faces must be understood and it’s all a process that will birth something that will show forth from within. The flourishing of a seed lies on the flourishing of the life within the seed. It then live out that life. A seed may look as though it is dying but a constant renewal is going on within it. That’s why you don’t judge it fully especially when this process is going on within. It’s the more reason that after the process of this operation of the life within then the life without looks like the life within. It becomes the true reflection of a the good life within, where the life without and the life within as come into as exactness.
You will then understand when Paul was saying though our outward perish but our inward man is renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but THOUGH OUR OUTWARD MAN PERISH, YET THE INWARD MAN IS RENEWED day by day.
You see, our life is lived from within out, as we fellowship with the Lord, as we respond to the Lord in prayers, we are changing and as we sit at the hearing of the word of God, something is happening within. We are changing and conforming into the very image of God where the life without begin to express the true life within. Life is obtained when death as occurred in man, in his body.
Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
The bearing of of His death in us produces life in our mortal flesh. This indicate that the death in our body will produce in us the manifestation of His life in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
We understand by the word of God that our body though sown in corruption will be raised in incorruptible which will occur as a measure of our walk and being one with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
This is not for all men, it is for those who have given their lives to Jesus and are following the Lord. We must therefore pay attention to the life within and then see it produce life in us without.