Grow Garden, Grow

“Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). What does Your Kingdom hold within it, Father? What does Your Kingdom look like? What sounds, sights, scents, hopes and freedoms exist in Your Kingdom?

We are so thankful that we have access right now to go in and out of Your Kingdom. Jesus, You said: “I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture” (John 10:9).

We enter in through You and You alone, Jesus. We come into agreement with You and say, ‘let Your Kingdom manifest here on earth as it is in Heaven.’ We come into agreement with Your will, Father, and say, ‘let Your will be done on earth around us as it is in Heaven.’

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Although we live here on earth, we are not primarily subjects of the decrees made here—we are primarily citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. We are in the world but not of it. We do not partake in death and decay or fear and hopelessness, because we’ve been born from above and our true Father tells us, “Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, TPT).

John 16:33 (TPT) says, “And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”

The words we speak in Him are not subject to apology; we do not apologise for our existence; we do not apologise for who we are in Him. Our words are not laced with fear and apprehension. Our eyes are not overcome by twisted information. Our ears are not swayed by violent intentions—no! Our senses are all fixed on Jesus.

We walk in the authority and power of the King above every other King, and the Lord above every other Lord. We reflect His image and likeness into the earth. We are His living vessels. We are the light of the world—a city on a hill.

As our feet move upon the earth, the earth recognises who we are and Who it is that we carry. It recognises the love we give, the hope we speak, and the joy written upon the tablets of our hearts. As our feet fall upon mountains and valleys, dirt paths, grassy fields, cement walkways, cityscapes and “countryscapes,” we carry the Greatest of all Gardeners within us and—like Him—we create gardens wherever we go.

Eden not only flourishes within us, but it is growing through our root systems which are planted in Kingdom soil. Connections between each son and daughter of the Kingdom—heart-to-heart and spirit-to-spirit—are multiplying. What is seen above-ground is not the sum total of what is transpiring beneath the surface.

There is a garden growing across the earth; a garden of ancient renown. It cannot be destroyed or abated, interrupted or removed. The roots grow strong and thick, far and wide, and deep. Oh.so.deep. If one of our trees or shrubs falls sick, the roots of the other trees and shrubs tap into the sick one and feed it water, sugar syrup, or sap, to nurse it back to health.

Roots are important. Our King came from the root of Jesse and still He draws us together—He still gathers us like His word said He would. Isaiah 11:10 (TPT) says, “On that day, the root of Jesse will be lifted up as a miracle-sign to rally the people. Gentiles will diligently seek him, and his resting place will be glorious!” Revelation 22:16 says, “I, Jesus, sent my angel to you to give you this testimony to share with the congregations. I am the bright Morning Star, both David’s spiritual root and his descendant.” And then again in Revelation 5:5 (TPT), “Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping. Look! The mighty Lion of Judah’s tribe, the root of David—he has conquered! He is the worthy one who can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Our Kingdom grows underground as well as above; it does not shrink back. It will not be held back by time, world governments, systems of death, or any kinds of evil laws. We have an invitation to walk in the things of our Kingdom and to see them manifest here on earth.

We have the capacity to grow gardens in any place our King says. If He says it and we come into agreement with Him by watering the word seeds He has sown, it will be done here on earth as it is in Heaven. And we—as gardeners ourselves (not bystanders) in this Kingdom—see the beauty of this garden flourish. Grow. Become all that it was destined to become.

I hear the words from a Kingdom school I once attended: “Grow garden, grow. Grow garden, grow.”

Photo by Ales Maze.