The explanation for the “Mustard Seed” Parable that Yeshua told the Apostles to describe what the kingdom of God/Heaven is like, can also be found in the holy scriptures.
In Matthew 13:31, Yeshua told this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”
Yeshua explained, in another parable, what these symbolism mean in the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:38.
The Mustard Seed is a son of the Kingdom (Children of God)
The Man is the Lord Jesus Christ (Son Of Man)
The Field is the world
The Tree is a king (Daniel 4:20)
Now, let’s look at King Nebuchanezzar’s dream in Daniel 4:11-13.
“These are the visions I saw while lying in my bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous.The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth.Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the beasts of the field found shelter, and the birds of the air lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.”
Now let’s see the prophet Daniel’s interpretation of King Nebuchanezzar’s dream.
In Daniel 4:20-23 The prophet Daniel interprets: “The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth,with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit, providing food for all, giving shelter to the beasts of the field, and having nesting places in its branches for the birds of the air–you, O king, are that tree! You have become great and strong; your greatness has grown until it reaches the sky, and your dominion extends to distant parts of the earth.”
Notice that the dream of King Nebuchanezzar is very similar to the “parable of the Mustard seed” that Yeshua told the apostles. Therefore, we can safely conclude that the kingdom of God will be people whom the lord will choose and groom to become great kings. Furthermore, in the following verse, God clearly indicates that he can give the kingdom to whomever he pleases.
“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” –Daniel 4:17
It is God’s will for us to become kings and priests in his kingdom. Apostle John prophesied in Revelation 5:10, “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
In fact, the “good news” is about the Gospel of the kingdom of God. It is the gospel that Yeshua proclaimed when he was here on earth.
Yeshua said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” –Luke 4:43
Therefore we ought to strive in seeking God’s kingdom and in glorifying Yah, The God almighty, our Father in heaven. Obey his commandments, keep the faith of his son Yeshua and always walk in the light so that he will be please and allow us to partake in his kingdom. Halleluyah! Amen!