Understanding the Church and the Kingdom are key in a proper interpretation of God’s plan that’s being worked out on the earth. Since Heaven has been planted in the earth through the church, the church is now the kingdom of Heaven on and in the earth. It is God’s Government! The Church’s responsibility then, is to colonize the unchurched so they can also partake in the colonization of the world. The word colony comes from the Latin word ‘Colonia’ meaning to farm, to cultivate, or to dwell. A colony is a company of people transplanted from their mother country to another land but remaining subject to the parent state. The church is to send out companies of people to not only evangelize (as ambassadors), but to disciple and colonize: Matthew 13:23 says, “But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” The church has been planted in the earth, but the kingdom was planted in the heart of the church. Based on the synoptic Gospels; the Great commission was to preach, baptize THEN teach nations. You cannot cultivate what has not first been sowed into. Cultivation produces the culture of what was sown. If Christ, who is THEE seed has been sown into you, we need to bring forth a culture of miracles. Preaching sows the seed! Teaching cultivates that seed sown. So then, we are to colonize the earth with the seed of the Kingdom (the word) AND GOD WILL BRING FORTH THE INCREASE OF THAT CULTURE!