PARABLE: Grain of Mustard Seed
This parable is prophetic. The illustrations are as follows: The Mustard seed is the Kingdom, The Sower is Yeshua, The Field is the world, The Tree is the expanding Kingdom; The Fowls are unsaved men and false churches. In Mark, this parable ends by saying, “But when it is sown, it growth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.” Jesus is teaching us that these birds (imitations) may sit on the branches of true faith, in the shadow of the tree, but in reality they have not the root, and are not the trunk, the branches, or the leaves! But at the end, the tares—those who've perverted true faith with apostate religion—will be taken and destroyed; the birds will be shaken out of the branches. Indeed, many professing people have borrowed and corrupted doctrine they gleaned from Scriptural churches and prophets in their efforts to establish and propagate their own false religions. Unfortunately, saved people fall into these apostate religions, too, so they also will be shaken out. This is not a loss of salvation for them, but it is a sore reckoning and loss of what they could've had, which is "Brideship."