That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.
The crowds came to Jesus. Thousands had heard of the miracles following this man. This man, who was God, had the wisdom of the Eternity within His heart, and He chose to take a moment to go out to the lake. Perhaps He went out to pray in a quiet place, or possibly to rest for a moment, but, whatever the reason, the crowds surrounded Him until He was pressed on every side. While the masses swelled, He entered a boat and taught them, while the people came.
Everyone wants the miraculous, the signs, wonders, and miracles, but who wants the reason behind them? We want the power, but who wants the man? We want the demonstration, but who wants the price he paid?
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A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.
Imagine that your job is to teach blind musicians to water-ski… You know everything about how boats work, how the water dynamics and the waves affect you. You know about the tow-rope, the skis, and watching out for other watercraft. It’s really not a difficult thing for you to do, or teach. Only now, you’re dealing with people who don’t have a clue, and don’t have even an ability to have a clue. Yet…
Jesus said that no one could see the Kingdom unless they were born again (John 3:3). Jesus’ ministry on Earth was to teach and preach concerning the Kingdom of God. When Jesus was faced with the throngs of followers early in His ministry, and told so by His disciples, He simply said, ”Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for.” (Mark 1:38). Early success and popularity did not distract Him.
(Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, “Come, and let us go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer.)
1 Samuel 9:9
A seer is a prophet. A seer is one who sees; a “see”-er. Particularly, they see into the realm of the Spirit. While some people in the Kingdom of Heaven may never see angels, demons, and the other things of the Kingdom, a seer sees these things, depending on their level of ability, as subject to the will of God.
If you would see the Kingdom, you must be born again. If you would enter into His life, His Word of life must come into you as a seed and begin to grow.
Everything starts small. It starts obscure. We do not despise the smallness, but we understand that everything which is planted, in its full time, grows to maturity.
From the yeast beginning with just a small bit for the entire dough, to the mustard seed which would grow, the life of the Spirit must begin very small, yet grow to its size.