On Sunday morning I woke up hearing the words, “The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, it starts small, but grows to be a large tree.” I open my bible and find these words in Matthew 13:31-32 where Jesus says, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.” I do some research on mustard seeds and come to learn the mustard seed tree produces 4 pedals on its flowers; 4 flowers on its stem; and 4 seeds in its pods. Immediately the Lord says, 444 is the kingdom of God. I see 444 a lot, so this was significant to me.
Now this morning, I wake up hearing, “The kingdom of God is not mere talk but power.” I open my bible and and find these words in 1 Corinthians 4:19-20 where Paul says, “I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power. For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.” I do some research on power, Greek word dunamis, where we get the word dynamite and I learn that dynamite is nitroglycerine absorbed into clay and wrapped in paper. It has a fuse filled with gun powder or a blasting cap on it. It is said to be a safe, reliable, and extremely explosive. It alters the physical world (Alfred Nobel.weekly) Immediately the Lord speaks to me and says, “This is the kingdom of God inside of you.”
My friends, we have known, seen and heard the ministry of John the Baptist, but we are about to experience the kingdom of God and it has started small, but it is going to be large and it is not mere words, we are about to experience a demonstration of power! The kingdom of God is vey near!!!