Thy Kingdom come. From the perspective of the Four seeds parable.
Are you conscious naturally or spiritually?
Sometimes we walk around on autopilot. We just do what we do on a daily basis without thinking about what we are doing. When something comes up we just act upon our naturally ability, fix the problem and move back into autopilot. We are not thinking about God just the circumstances of what is next on our agenda. We must become conscious of who we are in Christ. Jesus taught us to pray;
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:9-10 KJV)
I believe that most of us never really think about the meaning of this, Your Kingdom come. It may have different meanings for different people e.g. Christ’s second coming to set up His Kingdom and reign here on earth. But let’s look at God’s Kingdom from this aspect,
The parable of the four seeds.
Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark 4:3-8 KJV)
Jesus gives us the interpretation in verses 14-20;
The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark 4:14-20 KJV)
We see here the four seeds. The first are these which fell by the way side and are like those who hear the word of God but Satan comes and steals the Word from them. (I believe they are not saved).
The second, fell on stony ground. These too, turn away from the truth when persecution or affliction comes against the Word of God. (again I do not believe these are saved either).
The third seed fell among thorns and the cares of this world choke the Word of God and they do not produce fruit. You will know my disciples by their fruit.
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Joh 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
The third seed does not bear fruit and therefore cannot be a disciple of Christ.
The fourth seed fell on good ground and produces fruit some thirty, some sixty, and some an hundred fold. This sounds good until you begin to think about it. It would be great to produce fruit for Jesus. Thirty fold sounds like a great increase as well as sixty or an hundred fold. But there is one question we may miss.
If I am produces thirty or sixty fold for Jesus, what am I producing for the reminder seventy or forty fold? Is it worldly? Stagnant? Selfish desires? O, to produce an hundred fold for Jesus should be our goal. My heart aches as I know I fall short…
We must continue sowing seeds for Jesus because it looks like only twenty five percent fall on good ground and even those do not all produce an hundred percent.
But be of good cheer you might sow a seed and produce a Billy Graham who has multiple generations of preacher sowing seeds from your one seed which fell on good ground.
The kingdom of God is here on earth let us help it to grow, spread His Word. Or sow the Word it might fall on good ground.