Jesus, Little Children and the Kingdom of Heaven

Every once in a while, I get to experience God through little children.

What do I mean? Well, let me try and explain. First off, it has to do with seeing (or sensing) into the Spirit of God in a little child.

Yesterday, again, I was blessed with the following experience:

A lot of what I do in “street ministry”, has to with standing on different corners, in different places, and doing different things. Sometimes it is preaching. Sometimes it is standing there quietly holding out a tract. Sometimes it is reading  scripture out loud. Other times, it might be praying there quietly or out loud. It comes down to listening to what the Spirit would have me do for that period of time in that particular place.

After arriving in downtown, I was led to do some prayer walking. This happens most of the time when I first arrive in town. Besides prayer, it gives one a sense in the Spirit, as to what is going on in the spiritual realm at that time. It’s vital. It also helps in leading you to where you need to go and what you need to be doing.

After praying and visiting a few “regular” corners, I ended up on a corner that maybe a handful of times I had been there before. I started with standing there and holding a tract. Soon, it led into quoting some scriptures. Then some reading. After about 30 minutes, to my right, I noticed a mother and her little daughter slowing passing by. The mother was on the phone, but the daughter(maybe 6yrs old) looked up at me with great interest. Her eyes caught mine. As I held out the tract and spoke about Jesus, she looked with intensity as she walked slowly with her mother at her side. I smiled. She smiled back. Words cannot describe what takes place in the Spirit as God’s word is going out and the only one at that particular time, is a little six year old girl that is soaking every word up in the Spirit. It’s truly indescribable and awesome!

What I believe was taking place here, is that her spirit is connecting with God’s Spirit, and it is visually noticeable at the moment, besides spiritually noticeable. She is not tainted by sin, which is the “separator” from God and His Spirit. She in her innocence, like all children her age, and is able to have free access to the Spirit of God. Her spirit connects with God’s Spirit. This is a great contrast to adults who are sin ridden, and thus dead spiritually, who take no thought as to what is being said. The little girl had no sinful pride to keep her from connecting with God. She was free, not bound. She was innocent, not guilty, thus able to communicate.

Her and her mother were now about 50 feet up the sidewalk. And guess what the little girl was still doing? Yep, she was still watching with very close eyes and ears.

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt.19:14)

Heaven is going to be full of little children. I would not be surprised that those of us who make it there, will be childlike when there. We know that in order to enter there, we must become childlike. But will we remain childlike? We will be pure and innocent, and is that not childlike?

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