TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You are My beloved child. I Am well pleased with your faith in My ability to lead you and care for your needs. Let me show you what the Kingdom is like. Each revelation is meant to encourage you to your expected end.
JUST LIKE THAT
The Gospel is so simple folks often miss it. They don’t get it. What’s more, God’s word says He does this on purpose.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. – 1 Corinthians 1:27
Why would God do that? Pride. Ours, not His.
One of the ways God made things simple in His word was by teaching in parables. What is a parable? King Jesus is the master at teaching deep, spiritual, kingdom truths by paralleling them to something everybody recognizes.
This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” – Matthew 13:13
Jesus loved to point out everyday occurrences – like a farmer planting seeds – and say, “You see that? The Kingdom of Heaven is just like that!” He made it easy. We make it hard.
Hear me on this: You need to be hearing God speak through the parables going on in your everyday life. There are situations going on where you instantly know there’s a word in that for you – that God is speaking a word to you.
Through the timing of something, how things line up, through understanding how things work – that’s a Kingdom parable! What’s cool is, when Jesus is speaking a word to you concerning a subject, you can’t get away from it. It pops up again and again.
Do you see and hear the parables Jesus is speaking to you? If you don’t, ask Him to open your eyes to see and your ears to hear, just like a child asks mama and daddy to read them a story at bedtime. Humble your thinking and you’ll start to recognize, “The Kingdom of Heaven is just like that!”
From my sermon series LORD OF THE HARVEST