Kingdom of God, the Hope of Deer Park and all Gods people, like this, 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.
【Matthew 13:32】 Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.' 【Matthew13:33】 He told them still another parable: 'The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.'
Here are the most important two points about the kingdom of God. First, the begging is small but the future is great, this is so real to the people who heard this hope, though they see this start with a humble begging, but they gain hope when they imagine how great is the kingdom of God. The second point give us more hope, though it is small but it grow so fast and things change overnight. Though we may think the huge kingdom may takes long time to come true, but the work of God will surprise us greatly, so we have a reason to expect the amazing working of God to change the whole world.
Jesus Christ live up to this dream, we can see how this heavenly seed grow and prosper, there are many hardships,the birds come and eat it up indicate the life of Christian is not easy, but the protection of God preserve it and make it strong. The seed of Kingdom start from Jesus and his public ministry. The word of wisdom book says, "【Job8:7】 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be." We say amen when we receive this promise and we hold it with believing and hard working.
TO individual people, the person really live like a seed but turn to a blessing of many is little brother joseph. When he is little, he get the dream and he was sold by his big brothers and betrayed by many people, but he preserve his life and he turn to huge blessing of his family and whole Israel people.
If my life will be like this mustard seed, let the will of God be done, pastor frank shares, we put faith in the word of God, "【John 15:16】You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name."
We pray God chose his people at this generation to be the heavenly seed and turn to a big tree and bless many nations and people. Amen.