Take no offence

Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” (Matthew 13v36 NIV)

He has so much to say.

But are we ready to listen?

He is willing to explain.

You will hear the truth.

Revelation is waiting for those who will hear.

Give time to Him and sit at His feet to listen.

Some will reject what He says.

Too familiar.

Walking away shaking their heads.

His words speak directly into the heart.

They bypasses the brain.

And avoid human logical.

Your mind has a superficial understanding.

But only the spirit of a person can interpret and understand.

Allow Him to reveal the deep truths of His gospel.

The kingdom is more than eating and drinking.

It is more than attending a meeting.

It is serving His purposes.

He is the one that gathers us together.

See what the Father wants.

The show the world the reality of the gospel.

The world hasn’t seen very often.

The power of a creative mind that is inspired by My Holy Spirit.

A mind directed by the heart influenced by the spirit.

Those who came to Him will not fail to see Him.

You will hear Him.

And you will know Him.

Gather around His heart not just His words.

Be one with Him.

You will understand in such a way the world cannot grasp.

Don’t harden your heart in unbelief.

Be unwilling to surrender all.

You will see Him.

If others are offended by that let them.

His gospel is an offence.

It is a challenge to our very way of life.

Jesus was not afraid to offend.

2018-10-12T08:30:02+00:00Friday, October 12th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Too few harvesters

Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn. (Matthew 13v30 NIV)

There will come a time.

Take what He says seriously.

He will be asking you questions.

He will want to know what you did with what He gave you.

What manner of life you lived.

And did you love.

Keep a pure heart.

Let nothing come between you and Him.

The condition of your heart is your responsibility.

He will always love you.

But your own actions, words and thoughts will betray you.

His desire is that you live a full and fruitful life.

He expects a harvest.

He is looking for harvesters.

Are you one of them?

2018-10-10T07:18:53+00:00Wednesday, October 10th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

A better future

“‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. (Matthew 13v29 NIV)

Take care how you deal with people and their issues.

The field is His, He is the God of the harvest.

He doesn’t not want any of His children to fall or stumble.

He misses nothing.

But He is patient.

What He tolerates He does so for good reason.

Honour everyone not just the few.

Even those whom you think aren’t important.

For deep and genuine love will change hearts

Do not write people off.

He loves them deeply.

You are responsible for your own actions.

You own your desires and decisions.

How you chose to live is up to you.

No matter what has happened to you in the past.

2018-10-09T05:52:06+00:00Tuesday, October 9th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Purify your own heart

“‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ (Matthew 13v28 NIV)

You may want to fix things.

Take a sledgehammer to the problem.

In an effort to get rid of the bad.

Removing the bad can destroy the good.

Remember Judas emerged in the middle of a bunch of Jesus disciples.

That will happen.

The reaction can be brutal.

To protect the church, people, Jesus or God.

It has more to do with protecting ourselves.

He knows the hearts of men and women.

Those which have a good heart.

Those who are rotten at the core.

You may not see it but you will feel and sense it.

People hide behind words and well meaning actions.

He knows your true heart.

Don’t hide.

It is the hypocrisy that is the tragedy.

Other people suffer and lose out.

2018-10-08T05:56:11+00:00Monday, October 8th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

There is no excuse

“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ (Matthew 13v27 NIV)

The spiritual realm is not easy to understand.

People talk and teach on it.

There are varied views.

There is evidence.

There are testimonies.

Jesus demonstrated miracles, signs and wonders.

It is like piecing together bits of a jigsaw.

Some bits fit together and others seem to be from another jigsaw.

There are clues in the bible but there is still mystery.

This parable talks about an enemy.

Who knows what to sow, where and when to do it.

This enemy knows more than you do.

This may seem unfair.

Yet you have the Holy Spirit to help and guide.

And He is so willing.

Just because you may not understand the spiritual realm doesn’t mean living in ignorance.

He has angels to minister to you.

They will fight on your behalf.

You have everything you need.

2018-10-07T06:45:14+00:00Sunday, October 7th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Growing faster

When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. (Matthew 13v26 NIV)

Jesus is looking for people who will listen.

Who let His promises grow within them.

Have you got ears to hear or is it too noisy?

Listen to what He says.

Believe it.

Act according to what you believe.

You are surrounded by noises and voices all trying to get your attention.

Making decisions difficult.

His voice can be drowned out.

He is speaking to you right now.

Find somewhere quiet.

Be still and wait.

Then you can be alone with Him.

Talking and listening.

Chatting and learning.

This is a relationship.

You can’t have a relationship if you cannot hear what He is saying.

He has so much to tell you.

There is so much going on.

You may be very busy, too busy to stop and wait.

Demands are placed on you, where there is so little time.

He wants to bring health and healing.

To restore a foundation of love.

Yet when He speaks who is listening to those healing words.

He doesn’t stop calling.

That someone will respond.

Let it be you who says ‘yes Lord’.

This is not just about you.

It is not just about how you feel or about your needs.

It is about a world that is the grip of hopelessness.

There is a future.

He is Hope.

That hope lives in you.

The weeds are all around.

Growing fast.

But you are strong.

2018-10-03T06:30:58+00:00Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

He stirs the waters

But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. (Matthew 13v25 NIV)

God has a plan and a purpose for you.

They are good.

But there is a problem.

Doubt and uncertainty creeps in.

Did He really say that or was it me?

It can suddenly seem risky and very unappealing.

Yet He is very patient.

But His patience will only last so long.

If He does nothing you might never change.

He stirs up the water.

Lest you become complacent.

Many do not want a King like Him.

They want one in their image.

One they can monopolise.

Who will do their bidding not the other way round.

So strengthen your heart.

Fan into flame your passion for Him.

Let your spirit soar.

See His goodness.

Taste it.

Share it with others out of your abundance.

There is nothing to stop you.

Except you.

Let His promises grow strong in you.

2018-10-01T07:24:18+00:00Monday, October 1st, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Love hurts sometimes

Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. (Matthew 13v24 NIV)

When you hear the words of Jesus. 

You have a witness in your spirit. 

That His words are true because He is Truth. 

He speaks so you can hear 

And he wants you to understand. 

You hear the Spirit behind the words. 

You might expect His words to be logical. 

You expect His words to make sense. 

But often they don’t. 

Your mind is full of stuff. 

Your heart craves it. 

But your mind can cancel it out. 

Your spirit hears. 

Your heart understands. 

Your mind has to agree. 

Rank them correctly. 

It is not logical but it is simple. 

Its origins are from heaven not on earth. 

He demonstrated this Truth. 

To wake you up from your slumber. 

He will demonstrate His power to get your attention. 

Don’t have dull ears. 

Listen with your heart not your head. 

That way His Truth can infect every cell of your being. 

When you meet Jesus you may find yourself in a dilemma. 

He will challenge your core belief. 

It will not match up with what you might already know. 

It may cause the boat to rock a little bit. 

Jesus did it all the time. 

He simply loves people too much. 

He offers freedom.

Not slavery.

It is not obvious what you are a slave to.

He doesn’t want to leave you where you are.

Your motive should be to love like Him. 

Do that you have to, to be like Him

Love everyone. 

Pray for them. 

Bless everyone you come across. 

Demonstrate His love in the market place and in the workplace. 

Whether they accept it or reject it. 

Your job is to keep loving on them. 

It doesn’t mean it won’t hurt. 

It doesn’t mean there won’t be disappointments. 

But you will doing what Jesus did.

2018-09-28T07:38:24+00:00Friday, September 28th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Nurture the seed

But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” (Matthew 13v23 NIV)

What do you think ‘understanding’ means?

It can have different meanings.

It is not just knowledge.

The heart understands but the mind is dulled.

It is not just your intellect as we generally believe it to be.

Studying the Bible can be based on your intellect and reasoning.

He is looking where the good soil is.

Where there is a heart of understanding.

More than mere intellect.

What He has sown should grow and multiply.

He doesn’t force His ideas on anyone.

But He is looking for those who seek out His plans and His ways.

He has given you the freedom to decide for yourself.

He allows you to chose what to believe.

What you understand is based on what they believe.

You may have decided that you don’t want to hear the truth.

You may be willing but a bit unsure.

Whatever you do, in all your ways, acknowledge Him.

That means pass everything though Him or by Him.

Measure every thought against His thoughts.

Compare what He says about you with what you say about you.

It may seem easy for some to live the Christian lifestyle.

This is not always true.

What you may see on the outside on a Sunday is not indicative of what is really going on.

He looks at every heart.

Seeking those who are willing.

You may well put up a bit of a fight.

There may be a reluctance on the surface.

But He sees a heart hungry for Him.

A desire for a deep and real relationship.

That is the kind of seedbed He is looking for.

Good enough to plant a seed in.

You may not even recognise it.

What you then do with it is up to you.

You may nurture it or not.

Reasons vary.

Everyone gets a chance to hear, see and believe.

He is fair.

Your job is to nurture what He has given you.

2018-09-26T07:06:46+00:00Wednesday, September 26th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

His way is The Way

The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. (Matthew 13v22 NIV)

It is quite one thing to accept what He says. 

It is quite another thing to put it at the centre of everything you do and are.  

What is planted in you needs to grow strong and healthy. 

Otherwise you will struggle to thrive. 

The word implanted is meant to be taller and stronger than the weeds. 

Bigger, better and greater. 

Without Him dwelling in you. 

You will see no fruit. 

For it will not be able to get the nutrients it needs from Him.

He is the light. 

He is the living water. 

Feed that word planted in you. 

The focus isn’t on wealth. 

Nor on the fears and the worries that come with it. 

For in Him is everything you could possibly want. 

His abounding love drives out all fear. 

Your hope isn’t in wealth. 

Your job is not your security.

Have faith, have an expectation that He will provide. 

Believe that He will provide. 

His is a better way than the world’s economic system. 

His system doesn’t crash. 

His kingdom is eternal. 

His way is the only way for He is The Way. 

There is only one door not lots of doors. 

There is only one path not lots of paths.

2018-09-25T06:08:42+00:00Tuesday, September 25th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|