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The mystery of the kingdom of God

And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them
, Mark 4:11-12 KJV.

The secret of the kingdom of God is given to you who look and perceive, listen and understand, you such as have teachable hearts which can easily be converted towards the way of salvation.

But the unbelievers are not so, they’re spiritually blind, they see, but perceive not; they hear but do not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. Many is  because, instead of responding to the gospel in faith, they were rejecting it, and are such as would not receive further truth.

Now listen my friend, Jesus said, "If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen." And he said to them, "Pay attention to what you hear. By the measure you use, it will be measured to you-and more will be added to you. For whoever has, more will be given to him, and whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him."" Mark 4:23-25

When it comes to hearing God’s word, be careful how you listen to it. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting, Galatians 6:7-8. God gives additional revelation to believers who respond positively to his word.

"And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it, Mark 4:30-32.

Be as he that is able to hear; begin with small bite sizes,  if it’s of God it’ll grow. The kingdom of God is pictured like a mustard seed, the smallest known seed, but though tiny when sown, it becomes a large plant later in life. Picture yourself growing, and waxing strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace being with you. 

"And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come, Mark 4:26-29. That’s how God works.

After sowing, how seeds sprout is none of your business. You cannot give life to the seed, God does, but your job is to sow it and hear it and live according to the dictates. As you listen to the word preached, seeds are being planted, and the crop grows in stages: first the blade, then the head, and the mature grain in the head, and then comes the harvest. All these stages should be able to teach you patience, as it does to the farmer.

If any man have ears to hear, let him hear; take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you.

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Laurence 
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