The Kingdom That Prevails To The End

The Kingdom That Prevails To The End

Pastor Vincent - 6 November 2021

The Kingdom That Prevails To The End

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Introduction:

* No Kingdom ⟹ No people, no peace, no prosperity.

* It is therefore of paramount importance that a kingdom must be protected.

* Yet history tells us no human kingdom survives.

* Foreign invasion or civil war destroys kingdoms.

* Yet, our Lord Jesus has given us a Kingdom (of heaven) that will last forever.

* Though this Kingdom is unseen, it is forcefully advancing right here today.

* We have to see the value of this Kingdom and witness its expansion. 

 

Read <Mt 13:31-35> 

31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. 35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”

 

* The Kingdom of Heaven is unseen in the fallen world, its magnitude not perceived by human mind. Yet, it influences everything under heaven.

* Jesus is the King of the Kingdom and he brought this kingdom with him to this earth when he incarnated.

* Yet, how it grows and expands is a great mystery!

 

Mustard Seed growing to become the largest tree in the garden

* Small and Insignificant

* E.g. Jesus and the Apostles

* It cannot be expanded through human hands, but only those who acknowledged Jesus as Lord.

* Confirm: How religions of Rome Era have all vanished but Christianity prevails.

* Confirm: How the Christianity extend its branches over legal system, political system, music, science and technology, etc.

* Confirm: How worldly kingdom fell? E.g. Babylon.

* Confirm: How Christianity prevailed?

* “… on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” <Mt 16:18>

 

Parable of the yeast mixed into large amount of flour

* The workings of the Kingdom of heaven is not in the obvious. Its hidden!

* Jesus said: “My kingdom is not of this world”. <Jn 18:36>.

* Yet, it could happen suddenly before we even realized it.

* Confirm: Do we felt left behind in this world? That’s a deception!

* The truly wise will invest their all in the kingdom of God.

 

Two simple applications:

1) Be involved in its expansion and live a committed church life.

2) Do not be discouraged if we are really doing a good work for the Lord.

* Believe in the principle of “accumulated blessing”.

 

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Pastor Vincent Choo
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Vincent is the Senior Pastor of The Life Church and Missions (Singapore) and is an ardent missionary to the Chinese World. He currently lives in Singapore with his wife, Qiufen, and has three kids, Mary, David, and Caleb.

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