TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Until the day when My books will be opened, your calling on earth is to tell the story of how I showed up in your life. Do your words and actions paint a picture of a God who loves you? Testify of love. Testify of Me.
In Matthew 13, Jesus tells 10 parables, or stories that paint a picture to compare and contrast heaven with ordinary things. It’s like pointing to a farmer working a field and saying, “The Kingdom of heaven is just like that!”
When Jesus is finished with the parables, He asks the disciples if they understand and they tell Him, “Yes.” Then he says something very strange:
“Then He said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.’” – Matthew 13:52
A scribe is someone who studies, interprets, and copies the Word of God word for word. That’s you and I, my friend! So, when Jesus says the Kingdom of heaven is like a scribe who reaches into his bag and pulls out things old and things new, what does that mean?
Every time the Word of God is taught, there are two things that ought to happen: the old thing and the new thing. The old thing is something God is already talking to you about. And every time you come to church, hear a Word preached, and you submit to it, you ought to go, “Ah-ha! It’s the Lord who’s been telling me that.” That’s called a word of confirmation. The Bible says every word is established by the mouth of two or three witnesses.
The new thing the scribe pulls out is the next level Jesus wants to take you to. What dream or vision has He planted in you to go after? What people has He brought your way to lead and guide you? The new thing is where you’re going and let me tell you, it’s awesome.
Scribes study and write God’s Word. The Bible calls you and I “living epistles” or “living books”. We’re writing the story of Jesus through our lives and it’s unique to each of us. Make sure your life is a best seller – for Jesus!
FROM MY SERMON SERIES JESUS UNVEILED