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Issue No: 783     Published: 31 Oct 2016

WHO WILL DARE TO BE A DISCIPLE? (Part 13)

THE KINGDOM PARABLES - THE WAY OF DISCIPLESHIP - continued

We have now looked at the first two of the kingdom parables of Matthew 13.

1. The Parable of the Sower
2. The Parable of the Weeds

Now we will continue with the third, which is special to me.....

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

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.” (Matthew 13:31-35)


It is wonderful when Scripture has a personal application! Many years ago now, before Walking With Jesus started I had a special prophecy over my life from a prophet who did not know me personally. I was that small mustard seed but would grow into the large mustard tree where others would and shelter in, and under. At the time there was a second prophecy from another prophet, that I would climb the mountain of the Lord to places others had not been, but Jesus would lead me on the way.

How much, if any, of these prophecies has/is being fulfilled, is for you to judge.

THE MUSTARD SEED: The spreading of the kingdom is organic. As one seed spouts, so it grows into a tree and flowers. Believers are attracted, rest in the branches and once the seed matures, eat and spread it to other places randomly, and so more trees, and the kingdom, grows. So the kingdom is spread, one disciple mentoring another, and so on. while conferences and seminars etc., can inform people about the kingdom it has to be grasped individually, through personal revelation and then, applied to one's life.

As Paul said about his call.....

12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:12)

While, obviously, are not Paul, we still need a revelation from God, if we are truly to live a life of discipleship. For it comes with challenges as well as eternal benefits, as Jesus said relating to end time, kingdom disciples.....

9 ‘Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:9-13)

The walk of the disciple is for the fully committed only.

THE YEAST

Normally in the Bible, yeast is viewed in the light of penance, initially coming from the Tabernacle requirements and the Feasts of the Lord, one of which is indeed, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.....

On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made ,b>without yeast. (Leviticus 23:6)

Yet at times of celebration, such as the Feast of Firstfruits, the first harvest of grain, bread was made with yeast.....

16 Count fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord. 17 From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of one fifth of an ephah of the finest flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits to the Lord. (Leviticus 23:16-18)

The kingdom is a celebration! In God's sight, 100% sold out disciples are those who are building His kingdom, as we saw last week.

Kingdom living is infectious, and will attract others to the kingdom, as yeast 'infects' the dough and causes it to rise! Even the angels celebrate the bride.....

[ The new Jerusalem, the bride of the Lamb ] One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’ (Revelation 21:9)

HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE LORD! AMEN! (as the say in Africa!)

Will you dare to be a disciple? I will.

(Continued next week)

FROM THE WORD

THE WORDS OF JESUS

May we hear what the Lord is saying to us.

Matthew the Tax Collector Called (Matthew9:9-13 , Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:27-31)

“Follow me!”

Jesus was then criticized for mixing with undesirables, while eating at Matthew’s house.

“Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but sick people do. Go and discover what this means: ‘I want mercy, not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call those who do right—I came to call sinners.’”

Jesus Questioned About Not Fasting (Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, Luke 5:33-39)
By John’s disciples who did fast.

“Do wedding guests mourn while the bridegroom is with them?” “But the time is coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast. No one puts a new patch on old clothes, otherwise it will shrink and make the tear worse. No one puts new wine in old wineskins either, otherwise the wineskins will burst, spilling the wine and ruining the wineskins. No, new wine is put into new wineskins, and both last.

Healing at the Pool (John 5:1-15)
Of the man who could not reach the pool when it ‘stirred’.

“Do you want to be healed?”
“Stand up, pick up your mat, and start walking!”
“Look, now you’ve been healed. So stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.”

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

THE PURGING OF THE CHURCH

A CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE, A PEOPLE WITH CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART, PREPARED AND WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS

The Lord has led me to go back to a sermon/prophecy I received in a group
mailing, and filed, some time ago. It is by David Wilkerson.

David was the Founding Pastor of Times Square Church in New York City. He
was called to New York in 1958 to minister to gang members and drug addicts,
as told in the best-selling book, The Cross and the Switchblade.

After the introduction, he gave 11 bullet points about THE GLORIOUS FUTURE
JUST AHEAD. As the Lord leads, I will expand on these challenging but inspiring
aspects.

Let us begin…..

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One key element here is the setting out in chronological order (as far as it is possible to do so) our Lord's words drawn from all the Gospels, and the elimination of repetition between Gospels.

You may be surprised by the different perspective this presentation gives you both in understanding of His life and ministry, and in achieving a closer relationship with Him.


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DAVID'S DOODLINGS

OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

941. Give me the history of the Old Testament to better understand the revelation of the New.

942. The New Testament is the reality of the Old Testament dream. Our task is to be this 'living truth' to the Jews.

943. God's plan begins in the Old and climaxes in the New. We need to understand both Testaments to fully appreciate it.

944. To understand an adult, it is helpful to know of their childhood. The same principle applies to the two Testaments.

945. When quoting from the Old Testament, we need to ensure it hasn't been superseded by the revelation of the New.

946. The measurement of Old Testament success is 'prosperity', in the New, 'sacrifice'. We often get the two confused!

947. The Old Testament signposts the path, the New is the path.

948. Jesus is sealed into the Old Testament, revealed in the New.

949. To better understand a country, you need an appreciation of its history. To better understand the New Testament you need an appreciation of the Old.

950. An illustration of the difference between the Old and New Testaments is that 'The Lamb' of the New had but 2 legs, less hair and a greater vocabulary!

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TUESDAY TEACHINGS

THIS WEEK: THINKING GREEK OR HEBREW continues.....

..... looking at HOW MANY "YOU'S" IN YOU?

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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

***Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused***

*** Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others. ***


386. OBSERVANT
A Sunday school teacher asked the children, "Why should you be quiet in church?"

Little Johnny promptly answered, "Because people are sleeping!"

385. FOR THE PREACHER - GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS
Good News: You baptized seven people today in the river.
Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current.

Good News: The Women's Guild voted to send you a get-well card.
Bad News: The vote passed by 31-30.

Good News: The Elder Board accepted your job description the way you wrote it.
Bad News: They were so inspired by it, they also formed a search committee to find somebody capable of filling the position.

Good News: You finally found a choir director who approaches things exactly the same way you do.
Bad News: The choir mutinied.

Good News: Mrs. Jones is wild about your sermons.
Bad News: Mrs. Jones is also wild about the "Jerry Springer show," "Beavis and Butthead" and "Texas Chain Saw Massacre."

Good News: Your women's softball team finally won a game.
Bad News: They beat your men's softball team.

Good News: The trustees finally voted to add more church parking.
Bad News: They're going to pave the front lawn of your parsonage.

Good News: Church attendance rose dramatically the last three weeks.
Bad News: You were on vacation.

Good News: Your deacons want to send you to the Holy Land.
Bad News: They are waiting until the next war.

Good News: The youth in your church have come to your home to pay a surprise visit.
Bad News: It's midnight and they are armed with toilet paper & shaving cream to "decorate" your house.

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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Why do scientists describe cancer cells as ‘immortal’?

ANSWER: Normal cells divide a limited amount of times (usually no more than 50-60 times) before they die. Cancer cells, however, proliferate indefinitely in culture. A cancer cell will go on and on doubling, one cell becoming two, then four, then eight, etc.... Normal cells, when placed in a tissue culture dish, proliferate until a single layer of cells just touching each other covers the surface of the dish. Mitosis (cell replication) then stops. Cancer cells, on the other hand, show no such ‘contact inhibition’. They continue to divide, piling up into actual mounds. It is this that makes cancer cells so damaging to an organism. (Too much of a bad thing!)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: What bird migrates from the Arctic to the Antarctic each year?

SOME FUN FACTS

336. DOG SWEAT
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet. (Walk on water?)

337. NOT JUST RATS AND MICE
The largest order of mammals, comprising about 1,700 species, is rodents. Bats are second with about 950 species. (Another one for the road!)

338. SUN SHINES
The Sun is about midway in the scale of star sizes, but most are smaller ones. Only five percent of the stars in our galaxy are larger than the Sun. (You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…)

A WORD PUZZLE FOR YOU

Make another word from this word using all the letters.

PULPER

Answer at the end of A David Musing

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BIBLE OR NOT

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18. "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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17. Every calendar's days are numbered.

18. A lot of money is tainted. 'Taint yours and 'taint mine.

19. A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

20. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

21. A plateau is a high form of flattery.

22. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

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LIFE'S A LAUGH

247. HELLO
Joe woke himself up with a loud "Hello!" to someone in his dream.

As the next day came and went, Joe thought the nocturnal outburst was his alone to remember. But that night, as he and Margaret were getting ready for bed, she said dryly, "If you see anyone you know tonight, just wave."

248. THOUGHTFUL
It was one of the worst days of my life: The washing machine broke down, the telephone kept ringing, my head ached, and the mail carrier brought a bill I had no money to pay. Almost to the breaking point, I lifted my one-year-old into his high chair, leaned my head against the tray, and began to cry.

Without a word, my son took his pacifier out of his mouth and stuck it in mine.

249. READ - OR IS IT REID?
A friend and her young son, Reid, were browsing in a large bookstore. Engrossed in making a selection, my friend had lost sight of her child.

"Reid!" she called out, racing through the aisles. "Reid!"

Just as she spotted the boy, she bumped into another customer. "Pardon me, ma'am," he said, "but most folks come here because they already like to read. No sense in wasting your time trying to convince them."

250. CHEAP RIDE
I owned a taxi service with my husband William. While sitting in his cab waiting for a fare, William saw that a downpour had left puddles stretching to the curb.

Then he heard someone open the back door and get in. When he turned around to ask the destination, William saw the would-be passenger exiting the other door.

"Thanks," said the 'passenger,' "I just wanted to get over the water."

251. ARGH!
My wife asked me to help one of our neighbors, a young mother whose sailor husband was at sea. Her car had to have a freeze plug replaced, a job that took two days. Then I discovered that the battery was dead, and the starter was shot, so I fixed those too.

Days later, I proudly handed the woman her keys saying, "Now your car is good for many more miles."

"Thanks," she said. "All I care is that it runs long enough to make it to the dealer. I'm trading it in tomorrow."

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Former CEO of Mozilla and Creator of JavaScript Was Shunned for His Belief in Traditional Marriage: You Won't Believe What He's Done in Response!

SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The former CEO of Mozilla has released a new Internet browser called Brave.

Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, continues to lead the technological revolution with Brave, an innovative concept in Internet browsers.

After blowing away the competition (read: Microsoft's Internet Explorer) with the Internet browser Firefox, Eich has come up with Brave, a nearly ad-free, lightning-fast browser that eliminates intrusive ads as well as common but unwanted tracking tack-ons.

A tech legend for his JavaScript and Firefox contributions, Eich was betrayed by his contemporaries and forced out of business as CEO of Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, because he supported natural marriage.

When it was revealed in 2014 that Eich donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 ballot proposal, which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman, he was blackballed, even though Proposition 8 was supported by the majority of Californians and easily passed in 2008.

Eich was publicly shamed because he believed in natural marriage and family. He was openly called a racist, Nazi, and inhumane.

But the tenacious techie didn't give up. Without apology, Eich continued to innovate and ultimately came up with a whole new concept in web browsers: the ad-free, tracking-free, fast internet browser Brave.

In November 2015, Eich raised $2.5 million to create an advanced super-technical team. By August 2016, the company had raised $4.5 million in seed money to launch the browser.

Brave is called an entirely new way to browse the web without being intrusively tracked, and without time-consuming download ads.

Internet users have increasingly been using ad blockers like AdBlock Plus to cut down on the ads that slow Internet browsers down. But even with ad blocker software, users still see a lot of ads because the blockers have special arrangements with major advertisers to let their ads through.

Even the ad industry has acknowledged it has "alienated" users with so many ads slowing down computers, causing users to wait an inordinate amount of time for basic searches and information.

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), which represents 650 organizations serving nearly 86 percent of all Internet advertisements, has admitted defeat to the ad-blocking software onslaught.

“We messed up,” IAB Vice President Scott Cunningham wrote. “As technologists tasked with delivering content and services to users, we lost track of the user experience.”

Internet analyst Al Hilwa told Forbes that Brave “recognizes the key fact that browsing has become truly onerous and ever slower, even as devices have become faster.” He pointed out that the “complex web of ad downloads” is far greater and more time-consuming than the website content itself.

In contrast to the Internet status quo, Eich’s new Brave blocks everything. It doesn’t load any of the advertising software code and also blocks tracking from the start.

"On the desktop, Brave provides a 40 percent to 60 percent speed increase, and a 2x to 4x speed increase on mobile devices," Brave's Catherine Corre told LifeSiteNews. "Therefore, mobile users also see a direct reduction in both battery and data plan consumption."

"Brave also protects users with leading privacy and security features such as encrypted data traffic, fingerprinting shields, phishing protection, malware filtering, and script blocking," Corre explained in an email.

Because of Eich’s history, Brave was opposed before it was officially launched. Major media websites took legal action to stop it, sending a cease and desist letter, claiming Brave was illegal because it blocked advertisements.

But Eich defended Brave, explaining that it does not replace the publisher's own ads. "We do not tamper with any first-party publisher content, including native ads that do not use third-party tracking."

"Brendan picked the name 'Brave' because we need users who will take a stand and fight back," Corre told LifeSiteNews. "We see third party ads and tracking as toxic, and we block that by default."

To compensate websites and advertisers, Brave inserts non-obtrusive, non-obnoxious ads that do not track users. Revenue from the ads helps pay websites, ad networks, and users.

Brave's address bar even has a timer displaying how quickly a webpage loads.

Who says the traditionalists can't win in today's politically correct world?

Source: OpenHeaven.com

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WAXING LYRICAL

When all else fails, we have our family! Or we should. When our family fails, they are still our family! Or they should be. Our family is our greatest source of both pleasure and frustration. They know us best. We cannot fool them. So here is a little about our family. Since the poem was written Andrew and Catriona have produced our baby Eva, our first grandchild. Now 2 more, Nathan and Charis. But 20,000km away in Scotland! Thank you Lord for emails! Need an update for the last 15 years!

LIFE’S A LAWNMOWER, MATE!

Uptown, I heard a new saying - life’s a lawnmower mate?
Like us, in a range of models, whose features we debate.
Mechanical and manual, rotary and reel,
Push types and ride-ons, all made of steel.
Being sold with a promise, yes, so sparkling and new,
But we know they mean work, before we’re all through!
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

Like a new baby, right out of the box,
Full of promise, when kept off the rocks
Of trouble, that can soon blunt our blades,
Just as we look set, to mow many glades.
To mow through life, needs that something special,
If we are to succeed, to develop our full potential.
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

Take my life’s lawnmower for instance,
A racy model, but will it last the distance?
For the challenge of a newly grown field, I will always look,
Something different, preferably new, but never by the book.
Though sometimes to discover, I’ve bitten off more than I can chew!
To learn the art of patience, to pace myself, that is what I must do.
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

My wife Kathy, is a model so different,
With a long stroke bore, reliable, diligent.
For she was born like her mother, a nurse she’d always be,
Until she revved her sweet engine, ending up marrying me!
The years that followed, oft times were filled with pain,
Now she’s finally fulfilled, having gone nursing again.
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

Our eldest son Andrew was not a lawnmower fan,
Mowing lawns and gardening do not make the man!
So he revved up his mower for a journey over the sea,
To the land of Scotland, so his own man he could be.
Once settled, he was motivated to make a good living,
So tuning his motor, he went landscape gardening!
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

As the business built up, his lawnmower faster would run,
Until the day he realised, two mowers were better than one.
So he found a gorgeous, sleek new model, Catriona by name,
Another nurse, could be worse, their directions both the same,
For their mutual desire is to start a new church,
To harvest people, not leave them in the lurch.
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

To Brendan, our next, life’s lawnmower’s been less kind,
His teenage years a little temperamental, but never mind.
For a more honest and loyal model you would not find,
Always willing to help another mower, caught in a bind.
Now as he tunes his motor, pondering where to mow,
One day to find direction, then he’ll know where to go.
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate.

Our Nigel is a non-mechanical type,
Gets on with life - ignores the hype!
He likes to tune his mower to sing,
For making music is his big thing.
Filling tanks with petrol, through university his way to pay,
Nigel’s found his Saviour, growing more like him every day.
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

Our youngest, Cameron, is a lawnmower freak,
Forever racing the ride-on, until last week,
When in one of life’s many twists and turns,
The mower bit him, now a lesson he learns,
That life ‘taint’ straightforward, as it so often seems,
To an adventurous bloke, eagerly entering his teens!
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

Now you know our lawnmower family, no two models the same,
With such a mix of makes and types, who would be so game,
As to try to work in harmony, to always stay in tune?
About as likely as the cow, jumping over the moon!
But we are still a family, mowing our way through life,
Sometimes running sweetly, at other times with strife!
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

So how should we mow then, our life’s uneven lawn,
To keep it manicured, ensuring blades aren’t worn,
Maintaining our engine, so it will always go,
There’s only one manual, as far as I do know,
It’s called the Bible, sets out the rules,
Of living our lives, so we are not fools.
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

We don’t always follow it - you can see from the above,
For our family’s an ordinary one, not yet perfect in love.
Yet love is the key to God’s maintenance plan,
To keep us going, this lawnmower called man.
Like any machine we falter, yes we weep and we spin,
But with Jesus our serviceman, we must finally win!
Oh yes, life’s a lawnmower, mate!

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A DAVID MUSING

This week marks 15 years of the weekly publication of PGIM!

I have been blessed by good health in order to write these without missing a week. Thank you Lord.

I trust you have been both challenged and blessed a little by receiving them, for whatever proportion of the time you have been on the mailing list.

It is appropriate that this week we have had my Indian friend, Asher Peri, staying with Kathy and I in our home. Asher replied to the very first PGIM 15 years ago, and has been a friend ever since. He has hosted me in India twice, and has visited New Zealand 9 times now. We have supported each other through the good times and the bad. Thank you Asher.

Perseverance is a trait that the Lord requires us to develop in our lives. Surely, 783 consecutive issues have helped me develop a measure of this in me! LOL!

Being married to me for over 46 years has been a sure sign of perseverance in Kathy's life too! LOL!

The walk of discipleship with Jesus is not always an easy one, for there are many challenges as well as blessings. In reality, it is the challenges that draw us closer to our Lord than the good times, when we tend to become self satisfied.

I do not know what the future holds for me or for you, but if we persevere in our faith, in our walk with Jesus, He will be there for us both, in times good and bad.

So let us celebrate what He has done in our lives and look forward to what He will do in the future.

In the meantime I will treat myself to to a 15th birthday cake - virtual of course, as it is much better for the waistline!

Until next week.......

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD.

His servant and yours

David Tait

Today's 'Word Puzzle' Answer: PURPLE (For royalty. Spiritually represents God the Father.)

TODAY'S 'BIBLE QUESTION' ANSWER: a. BIBLE (Mark 14:38)

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