Jesus used parables extensively in His ministry, to talk to us. Because Holy spirit is and will interpret them to us. At one stage Jesus says “All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and He was not talking to them without a parable.”(ref,Matthews 13*34).
Why does God speak in such vague ways that require interpretation? That’s a question one can ask.
Parables are often pictorial and a picture’s meaning can express ten thousand words. Those who linger in front of a picture in an art gallery are the ones who will start to understand what the artist is trying to communicate.
People who mull over a parable, and try to work out its meaning, are opened up to God speaking to them through it. Parables thus work well with those who are hungry for more of God, but are not immediately responsive.
Parables provide space for the receiver of the parable, who, because they are not directly identified as the person involved, they are then able to identify themselves in it. The ability to respond in their own way is much more open to them, as they are not confronted directly and pressured into making one.
Parables can reach closed people in a way that other things cannot.
God uses parables in His communication to us. When Jesus Christ asked why He kept speaking in parables He replied “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from Him. Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.” (ref,Matthew 13*11-13 )
God when He speaks like this wants us to search the Bible and to pray to Him for interpretation and answers. This will mean that we get closer to Him in the process of understanding what he is saying. We will also own the information in a personal way as we have made it ours.
(ref,Jeremiah 33*3) “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognise, and have knowledge of and understand).”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”(ref,John 14*26-28)
God is in control. No matter what happens, He will never let any test that will defeat you, never doubt that. For followers of Jesus, everything will turn out for good. No person and no bad event can separate us from him.
When Jesus tells us not to be afraid, that’s not a suggestion that’s a command! He’s reassuring us because he does know the future for us, Remember something important. In the Garden of Gethsemane, before His crucifixion, Jesus was afraid. He has experienced fear too. Nobody understands like Jesus when it comes to your fears.
But because Jesus knows the future and because he cannot lie, we can have the peace he talks about. And wait on Him for victory of eternal life, never doubt that God is with you in every single situation and test of life.,(ref, John 3*16)
Whatever we are thinking consistently, becomes our Focus in life!
Thought is creative. Whatever we are focusing on, we will create, have or experience.
If we focus on what we don’t want, we will also get what we don’t want. If we focus mainly only on the things that we want and desire, we will get the things that we want.
Just remember that this will not happen if we just do it only for 5 – 10 minutes a day and the rest of our day we go back to our old habits of focusing on what we don’t want. Also remember that the things that you used to focus on that you did not want will not now magically disappear in your life. Your thoughts have already set those things in action. Your job is to counteract those thoughts by now focusing only on what you want in life.
To explain it to you more metaphorically: It is like a plant. “The part of the plant above the soil is the results that you are now getting in life and the root system is the cause (whatever you were previously focusing on). If we take a blade and cut the root from the plant off just under the soil, the plant will not just disappear instantly. It will gradually start to wilt and then die. But the plant will still be visible. It will take some months to fully decay and become part of the soil again. This is exactly how, over time, your results will change if you can change your focus and ONLY Focus on what you want and desire in life. Everything will gradually start to fall into place.”
It is by such exercises as these that we will finally be able to control our mental moods, our attitude, and our consciousness. Thinking is the process by which we may gain the things we hope for in life and hold the result in until it becomes a part of our lives, That’s Faith.
My dear friends don’t let public opinion, influence how you live out your glorious Christ originated faith. Listen , it isn’t it clear by now that God operates quite differently? He chose the world’s down-and-out as the kingdom first citizens with full rights and privileges’.
This Kingdom is promised to anyone who loves God and obey His commandments. And believes that Christ Jesus is the Lord and saviour. Because Christ as God is the object of Faith and mediator between us and God. He is the way to the Father. And believe in Him and hold upon Him. He is the author of Faith we believe in. All the encouragement to believe come from Him.
The blood of Jesus Christ, cleanse us all sin; there is a pollution on human nature, which is original, natural, universal and internal and nothing can remove it but the blood of Christ. Not ceremonial ablutions and sacrifices or moral duties or evangelical performances or submission to gospel ordinances.
Through Christ anything changes and we are strengthened to achieve God will. And the right to praise God is given to us mankind. Because He is our light made for Us.