Jerry Edmon Ministries

30-60-100 Fold Principle

By Jerry Edmon on October 27, 2010 34 Comments

Consider carefully what you hear, with the measure you use, it will be measured to you – and even more
Mark 4:24 NIV

I just wanted to know what made you lucky enough to be considered 100 fold material? Of course that is a term taken from Mark chapter four where Jesus was talking about the fruitfulness or production of the seed. Let me first of all explain what 100 fold means. It does not mean 100 times more. That means that the seed has produced to its “fullest potential”. It was interesting to me that the same ground that produced 30 fold also produced 100 fold. I always assumed that the 30 fold production came from bad ground. That is not true.

The subject of this parable is not the ground. The subject is the Word of God, and the object of this teaching is to see the Word produce to its fullest potential, or 100 fold. It is the responsibility of the hearer to move out of the 30 fold realm into the 100 fold. This teaching shows the law of increase. Here is how it operates.

We measure everything that we hear. When I hear the Word regarding my situation, I determine whether it is received or not, and to what level it is received. I measure everything that I hear. The Word of God responds to my measuring device. Mark 4:24 says, “The way “you” hear it, the way “you” measure and respond to it is the measure that it works in your life. God is not measuring this for you. The man got 30 fold because that is what he heard and responded to. Another man got 60 because that is what he heard and responded to.

You must understand that you respond to everything that you hear. If I told you that you would be a millionaire by the end of the week, you would measure what I said and would either accept or reject it. “I doubt it” is a measure. “I believe that”, is a measure. The point is that everything that comes to us is measured. It is then accepted or rejected based on that measurement.

Do you remember the story of the woman with the issue of blood? She pressed her way through the crowd to get to Jesus and said, “If I can but touch the hem of his garment I will healed”. She saw it on the inside. Her faith responded to that measurement. Jesus confirmed that. He said, “Your faith has made you whole”. Everything responds to how you measure your circumstances.

Another example is the story of the Centurion soldier who asked Jesus co come and heal his servant. He said, “Speak the Word only”. He did not need to touch the garment. He measured it differently. And then we could look at the example of the twelve spies’ when Israel came out of Egypt. Ten measured it to be impossible. Two measured it differently. They said “We are well able to take the land”. The ten said “I know there are grapes, but did you see the size of the giants?” Joshua and Caleb said, “I know that there are giants, but did you see the size of the grapes?” Both sides addressed the same challenge, but they both measured it differently. The way you measure it is the way that you are going to get it.

When people say “I can’t do that”, that becomes their measurement. We draw boundaries around ourselves and our potential. 30 fold mentalities never excel to 100 fold opportunities. Being negative is a measurement. Born on the wrong side of the tracks is a measurement. I wasn’t born with the right ethnic or social back ground. All of these are measurements. And they become the water mark for your life.

That is why Jesus said, “Take heed what you hear, because the way you hear is the way it is going to be measured back to you”. This is the danger of being hooked up with the wrong people or church. Many of them are famous for believing nothing. They don’t believing in healing; they don’t believe in receiving from God on hardly any level. It is important what you hear. The way you hear it is the way that you will measure it, and that is the level that your faith will respond to.

It is important that you realize this. When we measure something, God operates within the boundaries of that measurement. If you have a grass hopper mentality, that will become the boundary that affects everything that you do. Avoid people who can never see a way out. Stay away from complainers. They will destroy your dream and bring you into captivity.

One man says the tank is half full, the other one says it is half empty. They both said the same thing but they measured it differently. Maybe this is your problem. Maybe you only see the tank as half empty. Maybe you have been disappointed so many times that you are afraid to stretch your faith out there. I want to encourage you to begin to dream again, to pursue your dreams. Let the weak say “I am strong”. Let the poor say “I am rich”. What you measure allows or disallows opportunities in your life. You may have to apply 2 Corinthians 10:5 to your life. It says, “Casting down imaginations and every high things that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and brings into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”. Change what you see, change what you say and you will turn the direction of your life toward fullness and health.

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Gaius Forlu

May 23, 2012 at 1:46pm | Permalink

Great. Can I put in My book? with your permission.

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Dan Holland

October 22, 2012 at 10:40pm | Permalink

Jerry, your article was an answer to many prayers. I have been searching for the true meaning an believe you nailed the word of God in so many ways. This will change my life in more ways than one. Thanks so much for your ministry in the Lord.

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Michael Perron

January 29, 2013 at 1:34pm | Permalink

This article left me encouraged. It reminds me that regardless of my perceived limitations in the natural - I am limitless in the eternal because of Christ.

I hope to use pieces of this for a book I'm writing - may I do that?

Expect Miracles and may you have enough today.

Michael Perron

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Rouqukria Roddy

January 1, 2014 at 7:40am | Permalink

Wow! Thank you. I see exactly what you are saying.

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leanne jayne smith

October 15, 2014 at 2:59pm | Permalink

Wonderful,,,, loving this. Thank you.x

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Craig Johnson

April 4, 2015 at 6:33pm | Permalink

No one has explained this to me in such a understandable and relative way. You say it but I feel it on my life and others. This helps clarify my walk with Christ

Thank you and may GOD bless you !!

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Tiron Price

April 19, 2015 at 12:08pm | Permalink

I now understand the meaning of the scripture. Thanks.

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Lisa Gaines

July 25, 2015 at 1:40pm | Permalink

Can someone tell me the difference between the 60 and the 30 fold? I'm not sure if it is one that hears and believe the word but does not follow through or if it's one that just don't beleve and find it doubtful or impossible

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KASAH Campbell

October 31, 2015 at 4:00pm | Permalink

I understand but can you go more onto details for me? Please explain Mark 10:31-33

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Dasha Kurbanova

December 9, 2015 at 1:48pm | Permalink

Amen !! Hallelujah glory to God !! 100 fold here I come.

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Shandrika Green

January 16, 2016 at 5:21am | Permalink

Wow! I asked someone(A Christian) what did a Hundred Fold mean, that person told me 100. I said ok , but really I didn't believe him/ her, so I looked it up myself and found this post, My God, he is so good. This has set me on a new journey,a journey I never understood. Thank You for allowing God to use you to clarify his message. Thank You.

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February 4, 2016 at 9:11am | Permalink

Thank you for such wonderful explanation about 30-60-100 fold. I have been hearing and hearing, but your explanation made a difference in my understanding.

I know what explaining about it is true for me. I have seen in my life practically several times. God bless you more!

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Sandra Brown

March 22, 2016 at 9:32am | Permalink

I give thanks to God for your life and ministry. Your gift of teaching is truly a God given blessing.
I thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to me through you.

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vigi olano

March 25, 2016 at 4:14pm | Permalink

Good day Brother Jerry,

Praise God that he used you to let his living words walks into my life.
I am bless tonight with the insights God has revealed through you. Maraming Salamat (Thank you). God bless.

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I Walk in the Blessing

March 27, 2016 at 4:10pm | Permalink

Praise God for this Word!!!! This helped me understand that I set the limits, or the limitlessness of my belief. I choose to believe God's word, and so I expect 100 fold from now on. Thanks for sharing this light on this topic. Very beneficial to me.

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April 2, 2016 at 9:38am | Permalink

THANK YOU- for the clear up because sometimes we miss it when reading or the hearing of other interpretations...

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Kerry Charles

April 27, 2016 at 4:34pm | Permalink

Thank you so much for that breakdown. I just finished reading Matthew 13 and the "fold" was mentioned. I have heard mix explanations of what the term "fold" means in reference to the numbers provided, however, it wasn't until I read your article that I received full clarification and understanding of the meaning. Your article has blessed my faith and spiritual walk. My pray is that the Holy Spirit continues to reveal the mysteries of the word of God to you as you share with God' people.

Be Bless in the fullness of God!

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Lee Di Prossimo

June 10, 2016 at 10:09pm | Permalink

I like your explanation of the 100 fold, it was inspired, very helpful for many people. I also have a question on the little book of Revelation chapter 10.
Thank you

Peace be with you

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Mark Helton

June 19, 2016 at 8:56am | Permalink

Thanks for your obedience. Good word

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Ray B

February 2, 2017 at 12:59pm | Permalink

A timely word for me. Thank you!

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Jared Zimmerman

February 3, 2017 at 8:46am | Permalink

I was blessed by this. Praise Yah for your sharing of what he has taught you. Bless you in thr meme of Yeshua. Thank you.

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February 20, 2017 at 7:47pm | Permalink

you did a lot of explaining with no scriptures thats not teaching the gopel truth

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Anita mccall

March 2, 2017 at 6:40am | Permalink

This was beautifully explained and brings great encouragement!

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April 24, 2017 at 10:37am | Permalink

If I give a church 100 dollar seed will I get 100 fold in return according to scripture

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May 5, 2017 at 10:47am | Permalink

This is awesome. Thank you for the insight. The HolySpirit just used this to clarify a question for me. I am so blessed and God bless you.

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May 6, 2017 at 6:11pm | Permalink

Thank you so much .... a wonderful blessing from your explanation! xx

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Tammy Fay

July 18, 2017 at 10:33am | Permalink

Thank you so much for such awesome revelation. I am truly blessed and it is the truth we know that will set us free.

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Fergus Reddiar

July 24, 2017 at 3:31am | Permalink

Bless you. This article is an Eye opener for me, Thanks

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August 26, 2017 at 2:09pm | Permalink

I was meditating on Mathew 13:23 and was longing to know this truth. Thanks for this wonderful revelation and sharing it here!

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September 2, 2017 at 1:55pm | Permalink

This is such a blessing for me because I though of 30, 60, or 100 times .Never heard about 100 Full potential .Measure and response.Thank you I receive in Jesus name

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September 13, 2017 at 11:04am | Permalink

This blessed my soul! I have been seeking for the 30, 60, and hundred fold and reading this has brought so much peace and understanding about it! Thank you and may God bless you 100 fold for your willingness to share this!

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Bobby K.. Wilson

September 18, 2017 at 6:53pm | Permalink

I'm being seriously blessed this is an answer to my prayers God bless you and increase you in wisdom, understanding and revelation in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Leinor Fayson

November 1, 2017 at 1:25pm | Permalink

Just what I needed! I searched the scriptures to find info. about the 30-60-100 fold. You have explained it well! I like clarity....To God be the Glory!

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November 16, 2017 at 6:44pm | Permalink

"It is the responsibility of the hearer to move out of the 30 fold realm into the 100 fold."

So if Satan is snatching the seed all the time how does the hearer ever get to measure it? Mark 4:15

Mark 4:20 "And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.”

What fruit is Jesus referring to? The fruit of the Spirit?, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatioans 5:22-23

Or is it the fruit of repentence? ""Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance" Matthew 3:8

Or good deeds? "Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful" Titus 3:14

I do not believe Jesus taught that the more we receive in this life here and now the better off we are. What about brothers and sisters in Christ across the world who have nothing or has it taken from them by persecutors? How would this message of 30,60,100 fold message even relate to them?

What about when Jesus tells the rich young ruler to go and give up all of his possessions to the poor and then follow Him? Mark 10:17-24

Finally, regarding Mark 4:24 is Jesus really saying what you just explained or is He speaking of 'understanding' as it is connected with the previous couple of verses. Consider the following commentary on this verse from Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers:

(Mark 4:24) With what measure ye meteSee Matthew 7:2.—The proverb furnishes a good illustration of what has just been said as to our Lord’s method of presenting the same truth under different aspects. In the Sermon on the Mount it appears as the law of retribution, which brings pardon to those who pardon, judgment without mercy to those who show no mercy. Here the law works in another region. With the measure with which we mete our knowledge, God will. in His bounty, bestow more knowledge upon us. The old maxim, Docendo disces (“Thou wilt learn by teaching”), becomes here more than the lesson of experience, and is one with the divine law of equity.

Praying for "...the eyes of your heart may be enlightened..." Ephesians 1:18

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