Don & Michelle Babin Ministries

Reaching the Unreached

22. May 2015 10:28
by don

Coming into the Kingdom

22. May 2015 10:28 by don | 0 Comments

What draws a person into the Kingdom.  When I got saved I wanted what I saw in the Kingdom.  I did not know a lot about Jesus but what I saw in people who lived in the Kingdom drew me to the Kingdom.  I saw great joy in the person who told me about Jesus.  I wanted that joy, I wanted the peace, the freedom, the blessings of the Kingdom.  

When people risk their lives to come to America, sell all they have,  leave their families, what causes them to do that?  Do they do that because they want to be under the president.  Did the president of the USA draw them?  Or was it the freedom, prosperity, opportunity they saw in people who are citizens of the USA.  

Coming into the Kingdom of God is much like this.  People see the fruit of the Spirit,  (Kingdom), they see the joy, peace, opportunity, and love.  This is what draws people into the Kingdom of God.  HOWEVER,  once you see the fruit of the Kingdom of God, and you desire it's blessings, you must get in though Jesus Christ.  He is the DOOR, He is the WAY.  There is no other way into the Kingdom but through Him.  I  am not in any way saying Jesus is not important.  Jesus is the only way into the Kingdom, He is our life, He is our all in all.  But people are drawn to the Kingdom by the same things that draw people into the USA.  I wonder why people are not risking all to come into God's Kingdom like they are risking their all to come into the USA.   Perhaps we are not showing the attractions of the Kingdom, maybe we are not showing by our lives the joy, peace, the love, the blessings, the forgiveness of the Kingdom.  

Jesus said, ' let your light shine...'.  Perhaps the light of citizenship in the USA shines brighter than citizenship in the Kingdom of God.  JUST A THOUGHT.  

14. May 2015 11:22
by don

Parable of the sower

14. May 2015 11:22 by don | 0 Comments

Why in the parable of the sower does the devil want to destroy the seed so badly.  Because in the seed is the secrets of the Kingdom of God.  These secrets are revealed to those who desire to know those secrets.  Of course satan does not want believers to discover those secrets.  The secrets of the Kingdom not only liberate but they also empower us for Kingdom work.  The devil is smart enough to know the value of the Kingdom message and will anything to destroy that message of Jesus.  

Matthew 13: 10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 

18 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.

  We the church, must value to message of Jesus concerning the Kingdom of God as much and more as satan wants to destroy this particular message.  I do not believe we have refused or rejected the message of the Kingdom but we have REDUCED it.  To discover the kingdom is like a person who discovered a treasure in a field and sold all he had to purchase that field.  This is another parable Jesus told about the Kingdom of God.  Matthew 13:44 (the same chapter as the parable of the sower).