Are you apart of the multitude

"You will hear and keep on hearing, but never understand;

And you will look and keep on looking, but never comprehend;

For this nation’s heart has grown hard,
And with their ears they hardly hear,
And they have [tightly] closed their eyes,
Otherwise they would see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart, and turn [to Me]
And I would heal them [spiritually]." 
Matthew 13:15 (AMP)
In Matthew 13 Jesus was speaking a parable (an earthly story with a heavenly meaning) to a multitude of people about sowing. After Jesus got finished the disciples went and asked Him, "why do you speak to them in parables?"Jesus said, "To you it has been granted to know the [b]mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. 12 For whoever has [spiritual wisdom because he is receptive to God’s word], to him more will be given, and he will be richly and abundantly supplied; but whoever does not have [spiritual wisdom because he has devalued God’s word], even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 This is the reason I speak to the crowds in parables: because while [having the power of] seeing they do not see, and while[having the power of] hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand and grasp[spiritual things]."(Matthew 13:11-13 AMP)

During this event in Matthew there were two different groups of people. The disciples and the multitude. Even today we have the disciples and the multitude. Here's the difference between the two.
Seek God on a daily
Only seek God when they have a problem
Come to church expecting to hear a word from God.
Come to church for the weekly “fix” and go back home.
Engage in worship to God
Only around to be entertained
Know the Truth
Dull to the Truth
Accept Jesus
Reject Jesus
Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables because they were not ready to receive Truth. Think of it this way; my mother's macaroni and cheese is great! I mean like lots of cheese and them crispy corners of cheese, I hope there is a cooking section in heaven!! Anyway, she has been making this mac and cheese since I could remember. I would watch her and she never had a written recipe, she just knows how much of whatever to put in it. Sometimes she would ask me if I wanted to learn how to make it. I would say no. When I got a little older I tried to make the same mac and cheese on my own, it was an epic fail. It was at that point I wanted to know the recipe. I needed to know how to make this dish. So I asked her and she was excited to give me the recipe. I followed her instructions and BOOM! I made the cheesy mac and cheese with those crispy cheese corners. 
I did not get the recipe until I desired to have it. The recipe was the key or truth in making this dish. My mom did not give me her recipe just because; especially since my actions showed I didn't want to know. I had to get to a point where I wanted to know the recipe. 
Jesus couldn't speak to the multitude like He spoke to the disciples. They were not ready to receive the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. That was us before we got born again. We sat in church every Sunday heard the word and it went in one ear and out the other. However, one day something changed. Our hearing changed and we wanted to know a little bit more about this Jesus. We desired to know Jesus, we became born again (saved) and now we have access to the Truth.

Being apart of the multitude means you stop going to church because somebody in the "church" looked at you the wrong way or said something you did not like. Being apart of the multitude will hinder you from accessing all that God has for you. Being apart of the multitude means you only come to church so you can get your weekly "fix" and say I been to church. You leave church and go home back to life as normal. The multitude rejects Jesus. If you reject Jesus heaven will not be your home. So the question for you today is, are you apart of the multitude?
Thanks for reading!


  1. Holy Spirit inspired spiritual insight. Glory to God to a serious disciple of Jesus! God bless you.

    1. Amen, thank you for reading & thank for always being there for me.

  2. Such a great post Niya. I'm striving to be a disciple everyday. I need some of your moms mac n cheese asap lol

    1. All the glory goes to God. Thank you for reading, tell her and she will make it lol