An Old Testament prophet told the people of Judah, that they would hear indeed but would not understand. They would see indeed bu would not perceive. The Ten Tribes had been scattered. There reained as Israel, Judah and Benjamin. This also applied to them in the days of Jesus. Today, it can apply to us. Undoubtedly today, 99% of the world-wide church should realise it is applicale to them also and trn to the Lord for spiritual understanding. Hence the parable of the sower is told by Jesus. Not all seed bears fruit.