(Please read Matthew 13: 1 – 58 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.)
Please click the links below to Matthew 13:
New King James Version: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2013&version=NKJVNIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2013&version=NIV
Your ears are open but you don't hear a thing.
Your eyes are awake but you don't see a thing.
The people are blockheads!
They stick their fingers in their ears
so they won't have to listen;
They screw their eyes shut
so they won't have to look,
so they won't have to deal with me face-to-face
and let me heal them.
"But you have God-blessed eyes—eyes that see! And God-blessed ears—ears that hear!
Matthew 13: 14 -16 (The Message)
Jesus told me this morning to say it loud here to everyone reading this post:
You have a choice, to be fruitless that is "zero" or to be fruitful of at least 30 folds that is
107,000,000,000 or even 100 folds that is
Do you see! Can you hear!
This morning Jesus reminds me of what I received about a year ago. I was preparing a Bible study on Matthew 13 and Jesus opened my eyes to see a word I never aware of and that is “fold”. My understanding before that was that we should be a Christian who can bring at least 30 people to Jesus. If we are better Christians, then we can each bring 100 people to receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord of life. But that morning Jesus told me, “Not only 30 people, 100 people.” That is “folds”! Do you see! Count it your self! So I got a calculator and count what is 30 folds:
2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536, 131072, 262144, 524288, 1048576, 2097152, 4194304, 8388608, 16777216, 33554432, 67108864 ,
then I stoppped there for my calculator could not count any more. I told one of my prayer ministry team member , Gordon Fung that morning what happened and asked him to help me to count what is 30 folds and 100 folds. He is an engineer so he should be able to know how to do it. It was a Sunday morning when we were praying in my office before our 11a.m. service at Richmond Emmanuel Church. He went to the computer and came back with a pale face. He gave me a list from one fold to 100 fold. There are 9 zero after one for 30 folds and there are 30 zero after 100 folds.
Jesus told me this morning that I can be fruitful like that if I see that, hear that and treasure that like the man who found the treasure hidden in a field. For most people they live for adding a dollar sign “$” to those number and I think even the wealthiest person in the history of mankind can make may be 40 folds of money. But that number is about new lives in Christ! It is about how many people can be saved by Jesus through one disciple of Christ! Through you!
What is your choice? What do you hear? What are you looking at lately?
Do you see? Do you hear?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to be able to see you and hear you and that I can be fruitful as best as I should be. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.