He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches. – Matthew 13:31-32
Today we are going to start a series on the Kingdom. We kickstart with series one titled. The Kingdom like a grain of mustard seed. In Matthew 13:31-32, our LORD Jesus Christ described the Kingdom to be like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and planted in his field. He said – "though it is the smallest of all seeds, when it grows, it becomes the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree that accommodates birds". Beloved, the Kingdom of GOD is ever growing and expanding. The body of Christ is ever on the increase. The body is growing and increasing.
Prophet Isaiah prophesied about Christ and said – “Of the increase of his Kingdom, there shall be no end” (Isaiah 9:7). Beloved, that is what we are seeing in this end time. GOD is expanding his church. He is increasing his kingdom. Prophet Isaiah and Prophet Micah saw it and said - And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it – Isaiah 2:2, Micah 4:1.
They both picked the same thing in the Spirit and prophesied the same thing. It’s a confirmation, a two edged sword. Glory be to GOD!!! Church, believe it or not, the prophecies are happening now. There has never been anything like it before. There is a great revival going on across the nations of the world. People are trooping into the house of the LORD like never before. Beloved, it is happening now. Open your eyes and see what is happening; and awake and be part of it. GOD is moving.
That seed that our LORD Jesus Christ planted has now grown so big. He yielded his body to the Jews and roman soldiers. They killed him and He was buried but on the third day He arose. Can I tell you something? Do want to hear it? This is it if you can receive it - That seed that was planted is the body of Christ and From the day JESUS arose, up till this day, the body of Christ has been expanding and increasing and people have been flowing into it. JESUS also used the term "grain of wheat" to explain this and the multiplication effect caused by his death in John 12:24. Glory! Hallelujah!!!!
Beloved, allow me end this sermon by reminding you of the great commission and to encourage you to be a part of it. The great commission can be found in Matthew 28:19-20.
It says - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
As you volunteer and make yourself available, GOD will use you to expand his kingdom and to spread his kingdom influence in Jesus name. If you believe, shout a believing AMEN. JESUS IS LORD!!!
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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