You don’t have to leave the kingdom for your own desires. Because you are in love with Me, learning of Me, and going after My heart, the desires of your heart are quickly becoming kingdom desires because of My influence in your life.


King Jesus is a master at teaching deep, spiritual, Kingdom truth by paralleling it to something that everybody recognizes. It’s Jesus saying, “See that? The Kingdom of Heaven is just like that!” The Bible calls that a “parable.” 

In Mark 4:3-9, Jesus tells the parable of the sower. The sower – God – spreads seed in all kinds of soil – people – and it’s up to us whether we’re going to grow and flourish, or wither and die.

You and I are His harvest.

Let me tell you what your harvest is going to do. It’s going to spring up. It’s going to increase, and it’s going to produce. Jesus actually later explains to the disciples that the seed is the Word of God. He says, “This is what happens when the word of God comes into your life and it produces a harvest.” God gets His way within your life.

You need to hear God speak through the parables going on in your everyday life. They are there if you look for them. There are situations going on where you instantly know God is speaking. 

He speaks through the timing of things, how things line up, and understanding how things work. What’s cool is, it’s like you can’t get away from the word God is speaking to you concerning one subject! Do you hear Him? 

Start paying attention to the parables in your life and you’ll start seeing that “the Kingdom of Heaven is just like that!”

The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. – Matthew 13:10-12

From my sermon series LORD OF THE HARVEST