Throughout the teaching ministry of Jesus, He taught the people using several parables. Mark 4: 33 says "With many such parables [Jesus] spoke the Word to them, as they were able to hear and to comprehend and understand.". Jesus was lavish in his use of parables because in that way he was able to pass across to them spiritual truth which they would not have understood anyway.
What are parables?: These are physical or natural allegories, placed alongside spiritual truths to explain the truths. Jesus had to pass across spiritual truths to the people, the only things they could relate to were natural things and so Jesus had to take them from where they were to where he wanted then to be. One of such parables is the Parable of the mustard Seed in Mark 4:30-32
The Parable of the Mustard Seed.
Jesus starts this parable in a unique way "And He said, with what we can compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it?"
Imagine a teacher teaching, who comes to the point where he needs to explain the "kingdom of God" or as Matt 6:33 (in the Amplified) puts it, "God's way of doing things" and then searches his heart via a rhetoric question, "With what shall we compare God's way of doing things or what parable can we use to illustrate and explain it", and then he comes up with one, "It is like the grain of mustard seed. . ."
The grain of mustard seed, Jesus said, "which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth;
32Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade.
The seed is so small, it look inconsequential compared to the largeness of the earth, sometimes that is what our faith looks like, the word we are believing and laying hold of looks so small and inconsequential compared to the big earth of issues we are going through, compared to the problems, compared to the apparent fear, the word looks so inconsequential, yet when it is sown . . .
Have you been at this point at any time of your life when the issues is so big, and the word you have is just one word, it look so small, and inconsequential. But see what God says about it, "but when it is sown, it groooooows up and becomes"
Do you have at least small faith or just one word? If you start sowing it, it will grow up and become. It will become solutions, it will become answers, it will become, the largest herb in all the earth, it will grow so big, so big the birds of the air will find lodging in it. That is how powerful that one word is. Kenneth and Gloria Copeland wrote a series they titled "One Word from God Can Change Your Life/Finances/Marriage etc" One word. It may look inconsequential at the beginning, it may look so small compared to the big earth of issues you are going through, but if you sow it, it will grow and become. Behold how great a forest a little fire kindles.
I heard about one forest fire that was just caused by one small spark., Infact most fires are caused by a small spark. All that you require to set the world on fire is a small spark. If you will sow it, it will grow up and become. One word from God believed and sown into the systems of the issues you are going through, can change your life forever. Jesus said "this is the way the kingdom of God works".
I don't know what you are going through, what pressure, what sickness, what trouble, if you have only one word and you sow it and stay with it, it will grow up and become salvation for you.
God's word will grow up and become money, grow up and become health, grow up and become healing for your marriage, grow up and become deliverance from all oppressions and depressions, grow up and become answers, wisdom, it will grow up and become whatever it is you sow it into. Halleluiah!.
Memory Verse Mark 4: 30-32 " And He said, with what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth; Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade."