Today, as I was praying in tongues the Holy Spirit spoke these things to me. "Is it coincidence that it’s the 13th of June and this is out of the 13th chapter of Luke?" I pray this blesses you as much as it did me.
Luke 13:18 Then He said, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a [f]large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.”
The Holy Spirit kept revealing to me how small and seemingly ineffective the mustard seed is but when planted in your garden it grows large, larger than any other herb, like a LARGE tree and provides resting places for birds. Then I was reminded of other trees God used to represent a spiritual truth. Trees are used to represent reigning and leadership.
“The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them.And they said to the olive tree,‘Reign over us!’ 9 But the olive tree said to them,‘Should I cease giving my oil,With which they honor God and men,And go to sway over trees?’ 10 “Then the trees said to the fig tree,‘You come and reign over us!’... 12 “Then the trees said to the vine,‘You come and reign over us!’...14 “Then all the trees said to the bramble,‘You come and reign over us!’ 15 And the bramble said to the trees,‘If in truth you anoint me as king over you,Then come and take shelter in my shade;But if not, let fire come out of the bramble And devour the cedars of Lebanon!’
I believe God is saying MSM (Mustard Seed Ministry) is very small right now, but we have planted it in our garden (our land, city, community) and it will grow large and have influence like these tree examples. Notice the words “it grew”. This represents time and process. We are in the growing stage but WOW, does our future look bright! God, only You can take a small, seemingly insignificant little seed and turn it into a nation changer.