“The Parable of the Kingdom – Where do you fall?.”
When we accept the King – Jesus into our lives. He hands us over to the Governor of the Kingdom – Holy Spirit who begins to train us in the ways, lifestyle and culture of the Kingdom. This is were many believers, churches and Christians have missed it. When we enter the Kingdom, we tend to stop at the door and only romanticize the door without any real desire to explore the Kingdom we were just translated into, whereas the King is calling us to a place of Maturity (The place of knowledge and awareness of God, His Presence, Glory, Image and Nature).
There are different kind of People living on earth today. No matter who you are, you fall under one of these categories
No matter what you tell them, they would never believe or accept the Gospel. Matthew 13:19 AMP “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom [regarding salvation] and does not understand and grasp it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.”
These ones are affected by ignorance. They are stuck on their old ways never responsive to the living Logos of God. They know about God but they don’t Know Him. Matthew 13:20-21 AMP “The one on whom seed was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and at once welcomes it with joy; 21 yet he has no [substantial] root in himself, but is only temporary, and when pressure or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he stumbles and falls away [abandoning the One who is the source of salvation].”
Good Christians but always too busy with their pursuit of money, careers, family, friends, ministry and every other earthly activities. They have time for everything not God. They are the ones Jesus spoke about in Matthew 13:22 AMP “And the one on whom seed was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the worries and distractions of the world and the deceitfulness [the superficial pleasures and delight] of riches choke the word, and it yields no fruit.
FAITHFUL DISCIPLES OF CHRIST/ KINGDOM ADVANCERS
Matthew 13:23 AMP “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands and grasps it; he indeed bears fruit and yields, some a hundred times [as much as was sown], some sixty [times as much], and some thirty.”(A)
These are the ones who are interested in carrying out the great commission and establishing the Kingdom of God. Matthew 28:19-20 VOICE “Jesus undeterred, went right ahead and gave His Charge: “God authorized and commanded Me to Commission you: Go out and make disciples in all the nations. Ceremonially wash them through baptism in the name of the triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 20 Then disciple them. Form them in the practices, cultures and postures that I have taught you, and show them how to follow the commands I have laid down for you. And I will be with you, day after day, to the end of the age.”
Selah! (Pause and calmly think about this) Ask yourself this question, Where do i fall?
The Kingdom of God is as real as what we see right in front of us. Infact the Kingdom is more real than us because we are creations of the Kingdom.
How prepared are we for the INVASION of the Kingdom? Time is almost up. If you are yet to receive the Kingdom kindly say the prayer below.