The Kingdom Within
"The kingdom of God does not come with observation; "nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20,21
The kingdom of God is a garden planted with heavenly seed, the divine DNA of God sown in the heart of man. The kingdom of God cannot become a physical structure or organization any more than a garden can become a cathedral. The spiritual is planted in the natural so that the natural becomes supernatural.
In other words the kingdom is sown in the heart of natural man so that man can become a supernatural being, having taken on the image of the heavenly Being. God began His kingdom in the Garden of Eden when He planted His divine DNA in Adam. The very first heavenly seed was planted in Adam making him the very image of God. The kingdom of God is seed planted in the hearts of natural men making them the garden of God, growing up to be supernatural sons made in the image of their Father.
All living things are created with seed, whether human, animal or plant and within the seed is the nature and character of the donor. When a baby is born he has the DNA of his father and mother and takes on their characteristics, the same with animals and with plants. Sow an apple seed, get an apple and so on. God has so created this phenomenal way of replicating the species of all creation thus sustaining a perpetual flow of organic life.
And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life giving spirit. I Corinthians 15:45
THE VINEYARD OF THE LORD OF HOSTS
For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are His pleasant plant. Isaiah 5:7
God's supernatural organic expression of His church is like a vineyard in that it can only spread through the sowing and reaping process. When the Corinthian church wanted to form a denomination around Paul and Apollos, Paul rebuked them saying that he planted, Apollos watered, but that it was God who caused the growth. So it is today, men try to build on a man, or a teaching or a structure and wonder why it always fails.
When Nicodemus approached Jesus and asked Him about His purpose, He told him that he would have to become born again in order to see and to enter the kingdom of God. Perplexed about this statement he further questioned Him about this new birth and Jesus told him that he would have to be born of the Spirit. In other words he would have to receive the heavenly seed to birth within him a spiritual son.
Jesus gave example of His vineyard and the planting of it in the parable of the sower. He explained the seed to be the word of God, the soil being the heart and the conditions of the soil in order for it to produce a crop. To a nation of farmers it was pretty clear about how to plant a church organically with the sowing of supernatural seed that produced spiritual sons.
In the planting of a vineyard a seed is planted and it produces a vine that will produce clusters of grapes as long as the vine has a place to grow. Vines are normally placed on a fence row elevated from the ground in order to keep the fruit free of insects and allowing the vine dresser access to the care and maintenance of the vineyard.
Jesus is the word of God according to John 1:14 and He is the only seed that can produce a vineyard that will in turn bear supernatural fruit. The organic supernatural church of the living God cannot be created or cloned by man-made artificial means or human intelligence, it must be by the sowing and reaping of God's supernatural DNA thus producing an exact replica of the body of the living Christ in the earth.
"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." John 15:5
TARES AMONG THE WHEAT
"The kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; "but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. "But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared." Matthew13:24-26
It is inevitable that tares are everywhere within the kingdom of God and sometimes it is hard to spot them until the wheat comes to maturity. Tares look like sons, talk like sons, and try to act like sons, but there is no Spirit within them. They truly "Walk among us" but they bear no spiritual fruit, their minds have not been renewed and their hearts are always tied to the world.
For years I directed homes for men and women on drugs and they would come into the program and some would get saved, but many others would be like chameleons, they would begin to change outwardly, but not inwardly. They would clean the outside and would adopt the Christian lingo, but when they left the program after a year of hearing and experiencing Jesus they immediately fell away back into the world.
I believe that much of what we call church and kingdom today has either been adopted from the corporate model by the good intentions of misguided sons or the demonic schemes of tares sowed by the enemy to produce a dead and lifeless structure that God cannot use nor fill with His Spirit. We as Christians have been naive and have in many cases humbled and submitted ourselves under a false priesthood run by tares that hold true sons in bondage under their rules and regulations.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty and freedom to worship and to be led by the Spirit to act and live like Christ, free from the confines of religion and ritual. When sons of the kingdom come together there is great freedom of expression and fellowship and a special bond or kinship bearing witness within us that we are truly family.
These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Jude 12,13
THE NATURAL AND THE SPIRITUAL
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. I Corinthians 15:46
We have all been born in the natural, descendants of Adam, birthed in sin and in need of redemption. Jesus Christ came to free us from our sins and to create a supernatural race of born again worshipers sent to infiltrate the world with His presence. Planters and reapers sowing heavenly seed throughout the world creating spiritual sons and daughters of God to carry on the divine linage forever.
The natural man on the other hand has tried to replicate spiritual sons through other means, such as through doctrine, ritual and denomination. Since the beginning Satan has tried to duplicate or clone something that resembles God's creation, but in actuality it is at best a tare, or a false son. True sons must enter the kingdom through the blood of Christ and repentance by faith, not so with false sons they merely show up in disguise, join the club, get baptized and write a check.
Paul addressed the Corinthians and warned them that Satan was an angel of light and his ministers transform themselves into ministers of righteousness. So it is today, false prophets performing false signs and wonders to mislead even the elect of God! Empty shells of lifeless clones building houses of deceit and misleading millions of naive unsuspecting souls into a Christ- less eternity.
The divine lifeform cannot be cloned by natural means, only by the planting of supernatural seed, neither can a church be constructed of earthly building materials, only with living stone fitted together by the Masterbuilder. Today everyone wants organically grown food without pesticides, preservatives, hormones or additives, just plain old naturally grown food. The food companies on the other hand want mass-produced, sprayed, injected and in many cases, poisoned with man-made additives and color.
It is no longer about nutrition, its all about money and mass production. So it is with Christianity, no time for spiritual birth and discipleship, clone em, count em and sit em down in the pews to die of boredom and complacency. Make them comfortable, entertain them and lock them down in their sheep pens of perpetual slumber only to awaken by the sound of the last trumpet.
Christ in you, is the only hope of glory for the supernatural organically grown kingdom within the heart of man. Spiritual sons and daughters laboring in the vineyard of their Father, sowing and reaping, planting and watering, spreading the righteousness of God throughout the land and establishing the divine kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.
the first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from Heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man so also are those who are heavenly. And we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
I Corinthians 15:47-49