The Parable of the Mustard Seed of God

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And he said: "So is the Kingdom of God that if a man casts seed upon the Way, and sleep and rise - night and day, and the seed should spring up and mature, yet he knows not how?"

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The Way bears fruit by herself - first the blade, then the ear - then the full grain in the ear. But when the fruit is ripe, he hurries out with the sickle because the hearfest has come into being."

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And he said: "How shall we compare the kingdom of God - or what parable should we compare it to?

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It is like a grain of mustard seed - it is sown along the Way - although microscopic of all seeds on the Way.

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Yet when it is sown, it rises greater than all the trees, and shoots out great branches and thereby letting the birds of heaven tabernacle under its shadow.

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And with many similar parables did he speak the Word to them - as they were able to hear and bear it. Without parables he did not speak to them - yet secretly to his own students did he interpret everything.

seed image7a: Kingdom, ruler-ship of a kingdom, higher level of learning where a different king is given rather than an earthly one.

seed image7b: Man, human, face of man, spherical shape of the skull - earth like...

seed image7c Riches, wealth, prosperity...

seed image7d: Day, daylight, knowledge as opposed to ignorance.

seed image7e: Seed, issue, germ of future plants, ideas planted, that which comes from semen in the male species - the resulting produce, (good or bad)...

seed image7e: In the likeness of, in the image of.

seed image7g: Stand beside, present to, provide, to bring into intimacy...

seed image7i: Harvest, hearing festival, ingathering of the word of God (unveiling of the scriptures) through the hearing at a special time.

seed image7j: To sprout, to shoot forth, to bud with flowers and leafage, anything with the tint of renewal - rebirth, bringing rapidly...

seed image7k: Grow up to, cause to grow, to lengthen, make weight, to weigh up what is divine or not...

seed image7l: To drop off to sleep, to be dead...

seed image7m: To rise, raise up, arise from sleep, raise with yeast, to raise up the tabernacle...

seed image7n: To bear fruit, be fruitful, multiply, to bring forth the evidence of what you have learned by divine instruction...

seed image7o: Compare, arrive at, to cast a shadow on, to give a similitude, compare heavenly and spiritual things with earthly things...

seed image7p: Grain, corn...

seed image7q: Small, minute, brief, little, microscopic...

seed image7r: Greater than, vast, stronger, telescopic....

seed image7s: Ascend, grow up, come up, arise, climb up...

seed image7t: Branch, to shoot, branch out, a shooting forth as an arrow, to branch out, to expand like the firmament, to break down...

seed image7u: Bird, wing, through the air, to fly, speed as of lightening...

seed image7v: To pitch ones tabernacle, to lodge, public meeting place such as covered market or tavern...

seed image7w: Shade, shadow, an image cast to represent a divine thing...

seed image7x: Able, have strength, be capable, power to do something...

seed image7y: Take heed, notice, give audience, given the power to listen to divine things...

seed image7z: Student, learner, pupil, disciple, one who learns by experience and practice...

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