What is the significance of Act 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
It was clarified in John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
It means that if you kept the grain in the storehouse I will remain itself a grain, but if you sow it the grain will sprout and grow and have leaves and fruits and even the birds can rest in it.
Same with Jesus parable the seed is the word of God. That if the Father did not sent the WORD and incarnate, the Word will remain alone and the whole world shall perish. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus preaches the parable in Mark 4:23-29
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. (context KJV)
So, is the WORD of God, we all know that Christ is the Word ( John 1:1 ), and Christ is the Seed of Abraham ( Gal 3:16 ) and Christ is the Root of David ( Rev 5:5 ) and the seed is the Word of God ( Luke 8:11 ) we must receive the word that is engrafted to us ( James 1:21) which is able to save our soul.
Apostles preaches the Word of God as Paul said in 1 Cor 3:6-8 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.(context KJV)
One must able to know the secret behind the “Word or Logos”( John 1:1 ) which the Holy Spirit or Comforter was designated to teach us. We must first received and plant the word in our heart and watered it by faith and prayer and God will give the increase.
[quote] Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.(1 Cor 15:36-38 )
Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (context KJV)
Thanks and God bless.