Kingdom Growth & Kingdom Influence

Luke 13:18 – 20  Then He said, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.” And again He said, “To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.”

These parables reveal the intent of the Lord concerning the growth and influence of the Kingdom.

We often hear of “mustard seed faith”, here is a graphic illustration of such faith.  Faith and the Kingdom are intended to grow exponentially, not to stay small.  Note the kingdom and faith are to “grow” and become “large”.  As faith and the kingdom grow, they become safe haven’s for all kinds of “birds”, both those clean and those unclean.

Often scripture refers to leaven as sin or something evil, here it’s polar opposite.  The kingdom and our faith are influence the entirety of our lives and the culture we reside in.  This influence is juxtapose to being “politically correct”.  Silence rarely influences culture, rather when the Culture of the Kingdom is declared and modeled result in influence.

Grow your seed and be leaven of the Kingdom of God and the Faith of God!