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All that is done in secret shall be revealed!

The Parable of the Leaven - All that is done in secret shall be revealed!

The Parable of the Leaven - All that is done in secret shall be revealed!

Matthew 13:33(KJV) - Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

The first step toward understanding this short parable is dissecting its main components; the use of leaven and the act of hiding. We can do this by asking certain questions. Why did Jesus specifically use leaven? Why did He mention that the leaven was hidden in the meal? Why did He want us to know that the leaven eventually affected the entire meal? To ensure that I don’t make things up like several other prominent Bible teachers, I won’t use logic to answer Biblical questions. I’ll base my answers on information from the words of Jesus already available in the Bible.

Luke 12:1-3(KJV) - In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Jesus used leaven in Luke 12:1-3 to describe hidden agendas. He confirmed this by immediately following His statement about the leaven of the Pharisees with a short teaching on transparency in the Kingdom of God. His main point is that if anything at all is done in secret, eventually it will be made public. So it’s not a stretch to conclude that the hiding of the leaven in the measures of meal until the whole meal was leavened meant the same thing.

Mark 4:22(KJV) - For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

In sum, the Kingdom of God is one of honesty and openness which directly contrasts the system of the world. This world prides itself in its portrayal of false images. In that system, it’s more important to control what people think instead of allowing them to see reality. The media can’t be trusted because of subtle bias. People have embraced completely bogus images of reality created by the brilliant minds of marketing and publicity experts. Unfortunately, this has also affected The Church. Many of our Christian leaders live “double lives” where they say one thing based on the advice of their publicists and then live the complete opposite. Therefore, when the Kingdom of God is reestablished on the earth, all of this deception will have to end.

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