Wade E Taylor
“The Kingdom of Heaven, is like to leaven,
which a woman took, and hid in three
measures of meal, till the whole was
leavened.” Matthew 13:33b.
The “woman” in this verse represents the “work”
of the Holy Spirit within us. This preparation (leaven), is
presently hidden within three measures of meal (the totality
of our being - body, soul, and spirit). As we maintain an
ongoing relationship of “submission” to these
“workings,” we are being made ready as an overcomer,
to become the Bride of Jesus.
“For we are His workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus to good works, which
God has before ordained that we should
walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10.
These “good works” (leaven), is “all”
that the Lord uses to bring us into a “full redemption;”
not only of our spirit and soul, but also of our flesh, which
is yet to be redeemed. The world will see the Glory of God,
manifested through our flesh. But this glory is presently
“hidden” in the three measures of meal, until
all (our spirit, soul, and especially our body) has been leavened
Those who are asking the Lord for His best, have for some
time, been “under” the dealings of the Lord, concerning
the “yielding of our souls to the work of the cross.”
But, we are approaching the time of the redemption of our
“body” (the full measure of meal) until all has
been “leavened” - made ready to reveal His glory.
The completion of this inner working requires of us much
patience, as the Lord is doing a total work of preparation;
that there will be no self serving, or exploitation of the
revelation of His glory, that Jesus alone, will be seen.
This is the final work of the Kingdom “within”
- the totality of our being “leavened” and made
ready for the revelation of His glory, and the accomplishing
of the higher purpose of the Lord, in the closing out of the
church age and the establishing of His Millennial Kingdom.
May we exercise the necessary “patience” until
all has been accomplished, and the Lord can say to us,
“His Lord said to him, Well done, you good
and faithful servant: you have been faithful
over a few things, I will make you ruler over
many things: enter you into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew