What is the Kingdom of God Like?
The title of this blog entry is a question people have been asking for thousands of years. What is the Kingdom of God Like? Jesus described the Kingdom of God like this in Luke 13:18, “To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? 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 tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.” And in the following two verses He used leaven or yeast to describe God’s kingdom. “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.? Jesus isn’t just talking about heaven, God’s home, even though it is included, but all of God’s vast kingdom. I have been told, I have not verified it, that our universe expands at the speed of light, or 186,000 miles per second. If that is indeed true, and I have no reason to believe it isn’t because the bible tells us the Word of God is alive, and active… [Hebrews 4:12], and since God used Words to speak creation into existence, [Genesis 1] it is still expanding at the speed of light because the Word of God is alive and active and will never die. [Matthew 24:25] Jesus used a mustard seed, which He described as being the smallest seed of the herb family, and leaven or yeast to describe God’s kingdom. In these two illustrations, Jesus said the mustard seed when it is full grown becomes a tree, and the leaven keeps working in the meal until all the meal has been leavened. Both of these illustrations used by Jesus tell us God’s kingdom is growing and expanding at an exponential rate of growth and will not stop growing and expanding until God’s plan reaches fulfillment.
When I read what Jesus had to say about certain things such as these illustrations describing God’s kingdom, it just blows me away. It is during those times that I realize, God is so big that He can rule His vast domain, but yet small enough to live inside us and care about our every problem. I don’t know about you, but that wows me.
* Comments are welcome. However, opposing viewpoints that lack scriptural support will not be approved for viewing. DThrash