With what shall we compare the kingdom of God, Jesus said, "It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened." Matthew 13:33
Jesus explained the kingdom using many allegories, sometimes short but very powerful. The parable of the leaven that leavens the whole dough was one of such.
God's way of doing things: Did you notice that each of these allegories start with the same, "How can we explain the kingdom of God, and with what shall we compare it?". We explained that "The kingdom of God" in this scripture talks about "God's way of doing things, or the way the things of the kingdom of God works". There is a way the things of the kingdom work. There is a way things work on earth, in our human natural system, and also there is also the way the things of the kingdom also work. One of the things the teaching of the word does is to expound to us the way the things of the kingdom is done. Jesus was giving an answer to the folk came to him asking about the woman who married a man and his brothers after him, until the seventh and then she herself dies, and the people talking to Jesus had said to him, “whose wife will she be in the resurrection”, Jesus answered and said to them, “You slip because you know not the power of God, in the resurrection, they never marry or are given in marriage” There is a way things are done in the kingdom of God. Faith is one of the ways things are done in the kingdom and faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. God does things by the instrumentality of his word, “He sent his word and healed them and delivered them from all their oppressions”. Praise God, this is the way God will deliver you from all your oppressions, by sending his word on freedom and healing.
Can I preach you a sermon, if you in need of healing, begin to study God’s word on healing, you faith level will rise and you will begin to walk in healing. If you are going through a time of trouble, begin to study God’s word about His helping you and being with you in trouble and your faith will rise up and become help in times of trouble. By the way, God promises to help you in time of trouble and to deliver you, don’t you ever forget that.
God’s way of doing things, “A man Begin to sow the word in his heart like the woman sows the leaven in the dough until the whole is leavened”. The word-leaven also grows up, like the mustard seed, to create a change in the circumstances of our life, until our whole lives begin to reflect the exact image of the Word of God. The leaven looks small and naturally speaking, looks as if it is inconsequential, and can’t change anything. “How can this little leaven change anything?” Some inexperience person may say, “See this is three measures of meal, and all you have is a little leaven, how can it possibly change anything”, “How can this whole measure of wheat take on the image of the little leaven?” But the baker says to you, “Sow it into the meal and find out” The baker knows, “if you can only sow it, in the meal, it will grow and become . . . It will so grow, the meal will take on the nature of the leaven.
Let’s bring it home, you are going through a time of trouble, even when it is caused by your own stupidity and madness, you begin to hear the word, the word that says even when you get into trouble by your own stupidity, God has mercy on you and gets you out of it, naturally speaking it looks inconsequential compared to the whole measure of trouble, but the Lord knows, if you start taking that word, it will grow up and become freedom, grow up and become health, grow up and become life to your flesh. Praise God. To get our lives full of the word, all we need to do is to just begin to sow the seed of the word, by taking on the word in our heart, in our mouth and in your acts, begin to step out based on the word.
James 1:20 “receive the engrafted word which is able to save your soul”.
This brings some issues to the fore:
1. Where you are is a good place to start from. We don't have to do the extraordinary to walk by faith in the word, we do not have to do the unusual all we have to do is to start where we are, by taking side with the word that we have and hiding it in our heart, and then letting it grow up as we water the word and feed it.
2. Don't wait until you can take everything, start by taking the little you can and using it. The more you pay attention to the word, the more the word grows in your heart. A little leaven of the word can leaven the whole lump of your life and set you up for a miracle.
3. Every fruit you see is produced from a little seed that was sown. To produce the miracle and the blessing in your life, all you need is to start to sow the seed of the word. As new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that you may grow thereby.
Memory Verse “. . . the kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened” Mat. 13: 33