The Parable of the Leaven Hidden by the Woman

Things in this world are not what they seem.  Our perception, or lack thereof, causes us to see only what we have been told was there.  So we only see what we expect to see.  The rest of what really is available to see lays dormant to the eye.  It waits for someone to perceive what was there all along.

Take reading the Bible, for instance.  Every person who reads it, reads it through a matrix of past teachings and doctrines that they sat under, making it difficult to see it with fresh eyes.  Every denomination has pet doctrines that serve as a prism for their followers to see through.

It is the “leaven that the woman took and hid in three measures of meal” (Mt 13:33).  “Leaven” in scripture is hypocrisy.  “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” (Luke 12:1).  The key word here is “to hide.”  Leaven is hid during the kingdom of heaven years after the resurrection and ascension.  It is hid in the food that the followers of the Savior are to eat for their spiritual sustenance.  Leaven is hid through false teachings about God.

False Doctrines Multiply

And “a little leaven leavens the whole lump” (Gal 5:9).  A little false doctrine multiplies like a bit of yeast in a lump of bread.  It soon spreads throughout the whole lump of dough.    That is what the false religious system, symbolized as the “woman,” has done.  Their false teachings cloud the truth so that the truth cannot be seen.  They hide the truth with smoke and mirrors and spread confusion and a false sense of security.  The Savior in the next verse after His warning about the leaven of hypocrisy says, “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.”  False teachings about God hide the truth from the eyes of casual onlookers.

You mean things really are covered up where the average person can’t see them?  Yes, according to the Messiah.    We are doctrinally to partake of the “unleavened bread of sincerity and truth,” Paul says.  That would then make leaven insincerity and falsehoods.  Bread is a symbol for sustenance.  “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”  So leavened bread, spiritually speaking, is not the true word of God, but another doctrine.

Many say, “Doctrine is not the important.  Just loving Jesus and each other is the important thing.”  This is some of the old leaven we are to purge out.  The apostle John was strong on the importance of sound doctrine.  “Whosoever transgresses and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God.  He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.”  Doctrine is translated from a Greek word that simply means “instruction.”  We, then, are to abide, or to continue in the teachings and instruction of Christ, the Messiah.  If we do not continue in them, then we “have not God,” according to the apostle John.

That is how important the doctrine of God is.  But this takes us full circle to this dilemma: What is the teaching/instruction/doctrine of the Savior?  If we have been eating of a tainted, leavened bread that seems to be truth, but is actually hiding the truth as seen above, then how will we be able to see the truth?

It is here that many will balk.  They will think in their hearts that the old wine is better; the new wine we can’t trust because it is new. “I already know the truth.  I’m set.  Many will go on their way and not delve any deeper into this area.

But wait!  Don’t throw this aside! I want to prove to you that there are things hidden right in your own Bibles that you have read a hundred times or more and never saw.  How can I say this with conviction?  Because I just experienced a profound revelation of truth in the Bible—a truth that was always there in black and white—literally there, but I had never seen it.

I was reading Paul’s writings in I Corinthians 10:4-9—what he said about the children of Israel in the wilderness.  “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”  A footnote loomed out at me on the word “followed.”  It said, “that went with them.”  In other words, “They drank of that spiritual Rock that went with them…”  The children of Israel drank in the words of Christ, for He went along with them on their journey in the wilderness.

This intrigued me, so I turned to Exodus 17 to read about this.  We have all heard of the story of the miracle of Moses smiting the rock and water coming out to quench the thirst of the people.  In that passage, the children of Israel chided Moses for bringing them out “to cause us to die of thirst.”  Moses then cried to YHWH and YHWH responded by saying,  “And Yahweh said unto Moses, Go on before the people and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.  Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.  And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel” (Ex 17:5-6).  Okay.  Moses smites the rock and water comes out of it. A great miracle, indeed, but we have all read this passage many times.  What’s new?

Go back to where Yahweh is speaking, “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb…” I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb! Yahweh stated here that he was about to stand on the very rock that Moses was to smite.  Picture it!  God Almighty, in His glorified human form, the one He spoke through in the Garden of Eden to Adam and Eve, the one who appeared to the patriarchs and prophets—Yahweh said that He will stand on that rock that Moses would smite for water, and He would stand there in the sight of Moses and the elders of Israel.  And Paul, getting the revelation of this wrote that the children of Israel saw and heard Christ; they drank for that spiritual Rock that went with them through the wilderness, and that Rock was Christ.  The Anointed One was there in the wilderness.  He is the arms, the legs, the body of the invisible God, Yahweh.  Yahshua is the “expressed image of the invisible God.”  When Yahweh said, “I will stand on the rock,” He would use His glorified form, Immanuel.   Invisible Yahweh poured fully into His glorified form standing there on that rock that Moses struck!  What a sight!  What a glorious moment in the history of this world.  The children of Israel had no excuse for acting the way they did, for He went with them and stood before them, His feet above where the water was gushing out!

I never saw that before.  I have never heard this or read this before.  This revelation was a complete utter gift that God gave to me for no merit of my own.  I share this so that, yes, others may see the glorious appearing of the Savior in Moses’ day.  But more importantly, I share this so that we all can see that there is more to all of this truth than what we first thought.  It is the “unsearchable riches of Christ.”  We all have not even scratched the surface.  His works are so grand and glorious that John said that “if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written” (John 21:25).

Consequently, we must remain open to new revelation.  We must open our minds and hearts and pray that God would lift the fog of old leaven teachings that conceal and hide the truth of what God is doing and will do in the earth shortly.

THERE IS MORE! The old teachings of the old denominations won’t get the job done in this day.  God is doing something new in the earth.  He is calling forth a group of men and women who will remain open to new revelations.  He said, “Behold, I make all things new.”  That’s a “new covenant…a new heart…new wine…new bottles…new testament…new cloth…new commandment…new doctrine…new creature…all things are become new…a new man…new creature…a new and living way…new heavens…a new earth…a new name…a new song…and a new Jerusalem.”

If there is nothing new in our spiritual life, then we are missing out on God’s work in the earth.  And He will do all of this as He restores all things that He spoke through His prophets since the world began.  What a God!  KWH

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7 responses to “The Parable of the Leaven Hidden by the Woman

  1. Gene R. Smith

    Amen! Come quickly Lord Jesus!

    Your truth is so close to us, yet so far away. As we seek to follow in Your WAY, allow your Truth to abide in us so that we may worship you in Spirit and Truth as You so desire and according to our desperate need. We will relish the blessing that this will bring to your great and gracious Heart and to us!

    Please grant that we may freely give You the praise and honor and glory which You alone deserve! Then your Love and Peace and Joy will fill us overflowingly. We know that we have been forgiven much and therefore will love you much. Nothing will stand in the way!

  2. vleonh

    Very well put. The new life in Christ is a “new and living way” continuing to reveal to us (and in us) His great spiritual truths to any who will seek for them.

  3. Jim Camp

    Ironically this is not new, but is the original teaching of Jesus and His disciples in the first century; organized religion slaughtered the teaching, not just the people in the first 300 years of the first millinium. They changed the 4th commandment requirement to Sunday to demonstrate their power over the sheep, and prevented the Bible for 1,611 years. John also wrote in his second epistle; Any man who comes to you with a doctrine other than the doctrine given you by Jesus Christ is anti Christ, and seeks to steal you away from Jesus Christ, and if you so much as wish him God’s speed, you share in his evil deed. The Bible comes not from King James, nor the church, but in spite of the church, and was given to us by a saintly scholar that was betrayed and horribly murdered by the church for his efforts to educate US. His name should rank far above any of organized religions elders, etc, he is William Tyndale. Jesus also said in Matthew; Let no man decieve you, there are wolves in SHEEPS clothing. A bad tree cannot produce good fruit and a good tree cannot produce bad fruit. Know them by their fruits. Jesus goes on to say, regarding this very same subject; In the end many will say, Lo, Lo, we have driven out evil spirits in your name, we have profacised in your name, in your name we have done many wonderful things. And I (Jesus speaking) will say depart from me, I knew you not, thou who worked iniquity. God, Jesus, all the profits and deciples always spoke so directly, and precisely, to the problem. Peter said, I would not have you be willingly ignorant like the heathen.
    And the angels of darkness will not be transformed in to angels of light in the end, they will (in the Greek) be disquised as angels of light. Just one more example of the leaven placed in to the word by those who put themselves in charge of the church. Pagan Christians, I call them. For God’s true church discribed in Acts has no buildings, no preachers or bishops, and resides in the people who God speaks through. Jesus made this perfectly clear to Nicodemus the Pharicy when He said, You must repent of your sins and be born from above. Not born again, but born from above. Two very different teachings, indeed.
    Let us never forget God’s most important thought He left us with, and we know it is the most important thought in the Bible because He says it twice and it is the last thought He leaves you with in the last book of the Bible; Any man (no gender intended) who adds to these words will suffer the seven plagues, and any man who takes away from these words his name will be stricken from the book of life.

  4. William

    Wayneman…Have you ever wondered how many who make up this so called civilized world where Christianity has had it’s opportunity to be presented…where Gods Word contains the truths He has for man…have you ever wondered what percentage of all those that make up this group…actually look to His Word for the answers? Who believe things they believe are right and yet they are not from God? But they believe they are, for they do believe in God…but these ways are not from God?

    If you have and I am sure you have…then that could begin to explain why they have ears and cannot hear and eyes and they cannot see…(they do not want Gods answers and because they are not looking to Him for their answers they cannot see or hear the answers He has that are found in His Word) and why there is nothing man can do to make things better…only God can make things better…and that place of hope is in His Son Jesus Christ…and until He decides…when it is time…in the fullness of time…man will continue on a downward spiral in his attempt to improve things…in a world that is already condemned.
    The only way for sinful man is found in His Word and the promise God has made to those who place their trust in Him, who have discovered what He did to show how much He loved those who believe. To God be the glory.

    • William, I totally agree. A seeking heart for God is a gift–from God. He said, “To whom much is given much is required. Most are destined to not be able to glimpse the deeper things of God in this dispensation. He is the Potter, and He can make His creation any way He wants it. He is sovereign. I am just grateful that through His love manifested in Christ, that He saw fit to call a few of us today. HalleluYah.

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