In Matt 13:38 Jesus tells us, “The good seed represents the people of the Kingdom.” The message of the Kingdom of God is contained within His disciples. When individual people of the Kingdom gather together and commit to love one another and obey Jesus’ commands—they become Kingdom Seeds.
Take a look at this picture of a Kingdom Seed. Within the seed, we see Kingdom disciples united together under the crown of their King. “Each one has a hymn, a teaching, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation.” (I Corinthians 14:26) They listen to King Jesus speak through His Word and His Spirit. In faith, they respond with Kingdom-focused action.
From these simple seeds, Kingdom life, growth and multiplication burst forth. Such seeds are the “most absolutely potent thing” to transform communities and nations.
What does Jesus have to say about these Kingdom Disciples? What do they experience, believe and do? What is the fruit of their lives? Jesus paints a vivid picture of Kingdom Disciples using words: “The Sermon on the Mount.” In the next several editions of Kingdom Reflections, let’s take a close look at His picture.
Question for reflection: The Sermon on the Mount starts with the Beatitudes (Matt. 5:1-12). Each of the Beatitudes begins with the word “blessed.” What are a few of the greatest ways you personally have been blessed by God?
Kingdom prayer: Lord God, You promised Abraham (and all his decedents by faith), “I will bless you…and through you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” As You bless us, increase our ability to work with You planting Kingdom Seeds and spreading Your blessings to those who have never heard.