The Kingdom of Heaven

Greetings in the Name of Jesus,

For the next few weeks we will be talking out of the Matthew Chapter 13. The Lord spoke this scripture to me and had me to begin meditating on it. I have read this scripture before but I believe we will see in the next few weeks as we open up the Word of God what the Lord has to say to us regarding the Kingdom of Heaven.

READ the chapter below and look for up and coming posts.

Shalom

Apostle Payne

Matthew 13 King James Version (KJV)

13 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Advertisements

Grace and Peace

Grace and Peace be unto you.

Starting this month I will be posting weekly sharing’s or teachings on various subjects from questions that are asked of me or from messages to address what is happening in the body of Christ.

Keep you posted

Shalom

Apostle Payne

How do you know you have heard from God.

I was up this evening and one of my sons said to me hey dad how do you know you have heard the Lord speak to you. I at first gave him all the usual answers, God speaks through His word, the voice of the Holy Spirit, a still small voice, and he said I don’t get it but how does God speak , how can I know that God spoke to me. So I asked how do you play music, he said I hear the melodies, I said good so just think that God is giving you a melody to sing or to play and when you play it your playing what you hear in your head, he said yea, I said that’s how God speaks He speaks to you in ways that you can comprehend and you will give the message to someone else. Then my son said I understand that but really how does God speak. Then I realized that He was looking for the person of God to manifest that way He could see God. He said because I have doubts and fears. So the Holy Spirit had me speak with him for alittle while longer and then the Spirit of God said tell him this.

You know that mom and dad are preachers and teachers of Gods Word , he said yes I know, so do you think that when we preach that what we are teaching or preaching is not true , he said no it’s true , I said why? He said it’s because it’s Gods Word. I said true. I said but what are you gaining from what we are preaching or teaching? He said information! I said information about what? He said about God. I said then what is information about God he said its knowledge. I said correct. So the Lord showed me to tell him that when we get knowledge of what God is saying or what God wants us to do , if we know that we know it’s from God then we will begin to do it and walk in it and as we begin to do this it will removed the doubts and because the doubt is removed fear has no ground to stand on.

So if we have the knowledge of God about something and begin to apply ourselves with it, it removes doubt which intern would banish fear.

So when I said it to him he said oh I got it dad ,

So brothers and sisters the thing that will banish doubt and fear is the knowing that God has either told you to do something or called you to do something or said something to you. The assurance that you know that you heard from the Lord removes the doubt and fear and you can now walk in total victory.

So saints don’t be quick to push those children away they may be the ones to lead you into a deeper revelation of God.

Shalom,shalom in His service
Apostle Payne

New Wine Must be poured into New Winskins

I was looking over some notes and felt the Leading of the Lord to share. It maybe new to some but to others you may be familiar with the message. But no matter what it’s still helpful to the body of Christ.

Luke 5:36-38

For any true changes to take place and remain effective there must be a true structure to nurture and support it. Our desire is to return to the 1st Century Church, a Church that was true to the Great Commission and The Commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Church then offered people fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry and evangelism. Without this type of balance in the Body of Christ it will emphasize the purpose that expresses the gifts and passions of its leaders especially  the Pastor. The gifts and passions of the pastor would then limited to his or her specific mixing of gifts. The church must be lead by the pastor , but not limited by the pastor . There must be a balance and that is the key word here. So Brothers and Sisters who are Pastoring look for the new wine and give yourselves totally over the Holy Spirit as HE pours into us a fresh new Move of the Spirit.

Five Kinds of Churches

1. The Soul winning Church- the terms you’re likely to hear most often are witnessing, evangelism, salvation, altar calls and crusades. In this church, anything other than evangelism is considered and second role. The pastor sees his role as an evangelist.

2. Experiencing God Church- here the passion and gifts are in in the area of worship. They will be directed to experience the passion and gifts in the church through worship. Key terms are praise , prayer , worship, music, and the gifts of the spirit, power and revival. The pastor will instinctively lead the church into experiencing the presence of God through singing, praise and worship.

3. The Family Reunion Church- the church that focuses primarily on fellowship is shared by the pastor and they are highly relational, loves people, and spends most of their time caring for the needs of the people. The pastor becomes a chaplain. Key terms are love, belonging, fellowship, caring, relationship, potluck dinners, small groups, and fun. Most churches of this type have less than 200 members because that’s all that one person can personally handle.

4. The Classroom Church- the church views the primary role of the pastor as being a teacher. If teaching is the primary gift, then they will emphasize the preaching and teaching of the Word, and not the other purposes and gifts of the church. Members come to church with a notebook, take notes, and go home. Key words are expository preaching, bible study, Greek and Hebrew, doctrine, knowledge, truth and discipleship.

5. The Social Conscience Church- the pastor of this church views themselves as a prophet and reformer. This church will change the world through prophecy and taking stands against injustice and world causes and events. Using biblical references to support their stands is a primary tool. Key terms are: needs, serve, share, minister, take a stand and the do something mind set.

When speaking of the New Wine, all 5 of these type churches should not be splintered and separated but all 5 of these types of things should be in the 1st Century type Church that has new wine flowing in them. We will see all of the ministry gifts flowing and not just some of the ministry gifts.We need more 1st century type churches today.

So brothers and sisters ask the Father for New Wine, just know that there is a process to get the new wine but submit your self to the process and walk in the shoes of the saints from the first century where they turn their known world upside down. Amen

Clouds without rain.

Recently i was listening to a message that a preacher was preaching and while listening , the Lord pulled me to the side and said “they are clouds without rain”. I said yes Lord but help me to understand. He began to show me that they can preach a good message, move the congregation, have people shouting , running, dancing and all of that, they didn’t have the Glory. There are many a preacher that can preach , sing and dance but can they or are they  carrier’s of the Glory of God.

Jude:12 says Theses are those who are defiled in their feasts and run riot while feeding themselves without fear, clouds without rain that wander with the wind; trees, whose fruit has died, who are without fruit, which have died twice and they have pulled up from their roots(Aramaic Bible in plain English).

(KJV) says: These are spots in your love feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.

 

We can have good preaching and little anointing. We can have bad preaching with little anointing and the churches are satisfied with it. we have become content on the comfortable messages that pastors are bringing and we even encourage the pastors to continue on bringing that good word . But the good word is not the word that’s going to challenge our faith, or even to have us feel the conviction of the Holy Ghost. Whats happening Church you don’t pray, fast and seek for God like you used to do.

We look for these clouds with out rain that’s what the Lord was saying we want, We want a good message but no Glory. Its the Glory of God that would challenge us and its the Glory of God that would keep us on our face. God says in the last days I will pour out of my Spirit, but it really seems like no on has the Spirit. How can you give what you don’t have, and we pretend to have it and go through the motions and the sheep know whats the truth but no one wants to offend and says— hey brother preacher that’s no from God. God forbid if we who are really hearing the Holy Spirit was to say that the message was earthly, fleshly, devilish, but that’s what James says in the book of James 3:8-18.

So Preachers, Teachers, Men and Women of God, lets get the Glory of God in our lives then when stand behind the pulpit to give God’s Word, His Glory would come forth and we would fade in the Presence of our Awesome God and let HIS Glory minister to HIS people.

Shalom, Shalom, Shalom, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Church the Lord says LOOK FOR HIS GLORY, then you will find all that you need in the GLORY.

“And the Wall came Tumbling Down”

Could you imagine God telling you to walk around a city, a whole city and not say a word for seven days. Not a single word only the blowing of the rams horn(Shofar) is to be heard and the sound of your feet walking in the streets or the sand. And after seven days you now get the word to shout for the Lord has given you the city, and to your surpirse the walls of this great fortified city goes straight down into the ground before you and you litterally walk in and take possession of what is there for God. Does this sound unbelievable well believe it because its a true story.  When God had the children of Israel cross through the Jordon river (remember on dry ground) into the Land of promise to possess the land. God reestablishes His covenant with this new generation and then appears to Joshua as the Captain of the Lords Host, and tell Joshua who is a military man himself, “Joshua see , I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king and the mighty men of war”. But now The Lord gives Joshua instructions on how to accomplish this task. Perhaps God has called you as He has called Joshua, and said that he has hand picked you to lead a people or to do a special assignment. Perhaps He just called you to pray and have you follow the instructions the He has given to you. Many times we get into trouble because we know what to do and have been called by God but we don’t always follow the instructions given to us either in the manual (Bible) or the specific instructions given by the Lord Himself. Now is the time to begin to obey the voice of the Lord and do what He has commanded you to do. Lets begin to follow the instructions of the Lord and when we do we will get the Victory just like Joshua and the children of Israel.

 

Remember Shout for He has given you the City.

Shalom

Apostle Payne