Yeast is like the silent ninja of bread making, whereby it works to affect every part of the dough, and therefore, helps it to rise
A lot of people think that they don’t, or can’t, help the Kingdom of God, but in many ways, we look at the role we play, in sharing our faith, incorrectly
Metaphorically, we can think that we need to help the dough rise, but actually, we have been called to be the bakers who put the yeast into the mixture. God will then do the rest
This is because when we share the Gospel, the transformation takes time. Also, transformation comes from within – so no matter what we try to do for others, ultimately, it’s between them and God
Currently, the Kingdom of Heaven is within the hearts of believers (Luke 17:21), but one day Jesus will return
Therefore, in the parable of yeast (Matthew 13:33), Jesus takes His teachings from the nature of yeast, and this is what we can learn:
No matter how small yeast is, it helps the dough to rise. We need to remember that Jesus started His ministry with twelve people, that now has billions of people who proclaim His name – the Gospel will always rise
Just like yeast, God transforms a person from within – internal changes will always bring external influence in how we act, think, and feel
Also, just like yeast works until the dough has completely risen, Scripture shows that the Kingdom of Heaven will be worldwide (Psalm 72:19) – we are still rising people!!
Friends, we need to stop praying for revival and start praying for transformation. Revival is the outworking of the Spirit moving, yet, transformation brings eternity into that person’s life.
Transformation ensures we seek God’s will and God’s path while building our faith and relationship with God
The nature of yeast is to grow and change whatever it touches. It is no mistake that this parable is followed by the Mustard Seed one, because all things begin small, and grow into something significant
”Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” Matthew 13:33