Then Jesus asked, “what is the Kingdom of God like?what shall I compare it to?
it is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
Again he asked, “what shall I compare the Kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that
a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough. (Luke 13:18-21)
kingdom: Greek – basilica 932 – properly royalty : Kingdom reign. As embodied in the visible church and the universal spread of the gospel.
Oh I like that! “Properly Royal” Jesus is our commander and chief! When He is allowed to lead in the “properly royal” position in the church, we will see the kingdom of God residing as a “properly royal “reign, It will manifest with “Zoe”life through every area of the church. No more floundering, no more programmes trying to make things happen, growth will just appear when Jesus is Lord. “Those who accepted his message were baptised, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” (Acts 2:41) See that on one day there were three thousand added to the church.This change of command will be a universal and eternal change, it will permeate through every area just like the yeast did through the sixty pounds of flour. And just like the small mustard seed growing to be a tree where the birds perched in its branches.The kingdom of God will influence the church through its vessels. It won’t be stopped, controlled or manipulate, because it is the power of God unto salvation effecting eternal good to all who will believe.(Romans 1:16) “the One enthroned in heaven laughs”(Ps2:4).
Church, you are carrying around in your bodies the life of Jesus Christ. He is planted on the inside of you, He is the yeast that will bring growth, His Glory manifesting on the inside of you and filtering out to all who will believe. This power on the inside is not for you but for all those who are perishing. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”(2cor4:7-18) and that is the power of one.! Jesus Christ Our Lord.