A Little Bit of Yeast!
You most probably have heard of “the thin edge of the wedge” or “having a foot in the door”. They both mean the same thing. If you want to split a log then a wedge is forced into the crack and then pounded with a hammer. An axe is but a wedge with a handle attached to it. The “foot in the door” keeps the door from shutting you out.
These are all the gentle arts of persuasion. Competent Salesmen have this down pat – it is called “closing the sale”. They have all the answers already worked out to counter any of the objections that you may have. They are all smooth talkers. Now what has all this to do with yeast? Bear with me a second.
Paul told the Corinthians in 1 Cor 5:6-7, “Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.”
Paul is here telling the Corinthians to have nothing to do with sinful people who come into the congregation and cause problems and also not to keep company with them.
Shortly after Jesus had fed a second crowd of 4000 followers with 7 loaves and a few fishes (before that he had fed a crowd of 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fishes) the Pharisees and Saducees came and tempted him asking for a sign. Jesus, a short while later, said the the disciples, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Saducees.”
Leaven (yeast) is always symbolic of sin in the Scriptures. Anyone who has truly Jesus as Saviour in their life has been pardoned of the sin of Adam. That’s why Paul said in our first Scripture reading, “as ye are unleavened”. We are all not perfect while we are in our earthly bodies, so we are still capable of sinning. “Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” and then also Romans 3:10, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Fortunately we have 1 John1:9 which says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Let me now come to the crux of the matter. We have a leaven in this world that is causing a rising, literally and figuratively. And that leaven is called “Islam.”
Ignore for a while that Islam, and especially radical Islam, is causing bedlam in the Middle East with Israel, and specially Jerusalem which is at the hub of the conflict, even though she is doing her best to keep the peace.
Many are not completely aware of what is happening in their own neighbourhoods and are too complacent, thinking that the Middle East is far from them. Some read the Newspapers and listen to the News but simply let the bad news disappear into the air. Their hearts have been hardened.
All over the world Islam has very quietly penetrated our countries under the guise that Islam is a peaceful religion. Satan is the great Deceiver and had entered the world by sending his agents as “angels of light”. That yeast has been working for several years now. When I lived in South Africa I saw this first hand. The so called Bill of Rights has caused more problems that good – Satan has blinded the eyes of most so that they do not see this. Since “Independence” I noticed mosques coming up like mushrooms after a storm. Some of the problems:
Murderers have more rights now in prison than we who are on the outside. They have the best medical care and even have been given voting rights. Even their cells are in the luxury class. Totally unjust according to the severity of the crime committed. Police have slowly been stripped of their ability to protect themselves. Children can divorce their parents; we smack them on the butt at the peril of being prosecuted. The whole work has gone topsy turvy. The sacredness of marriage has been overthrown as well! 2 Tim 3:1, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”
Isn’t it amazing that only a handful of Muslims have got it right to be able to influence the large majority to bend to their wishes. God has been removed from public places. In many areas of the world just to mention the name of Jesus causes an outcry – even get yourself killed. We are definitely living “as in the days of Noah” and “in the days of Lot” God removed both if them before He cast Judgment of that wickedness. The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is very close at hand.
In America Christianity is being forced out of many places. In many schools they are not to mention the name of Jesus, yet they are receiving teaching about the Koran and that Allah is the only true God, etc. I would assume that this is happening in other countries as well. Parents, take heed of what your children are being taught in school. Even here in New Zealand the young children are being taught Yoga, which is part of the Eastern Religions – don’t let anyone tell you that it is harmless. I know, I was part of this many years ago, until the Lord delivered me from this deception. I was even into Raja Yoga which is higher than Hatha Yoga. All this is demonic.
Paul warns us in 2 Cor 6:14-18, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Be-li-al? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you. And I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
While I was working on this message I got an email notification from NTEB exactly what I have been talking about in the previous paragraph. Here is an extract from part of the article dated November 21, 2014:
On Oct. 22, 2014, John Wood discovered that his daughter was being forced to repeat religious tenets of Islam as a part of her World History class assignment. She was required to write how the prophet Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel and preached that there is only one true god, who is Allah. The assignment made her write that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah and that the Quran is holy text. The assignment required her to affirm that “Allah is the same god that is worshipped in Christianity and Judaism” and that the “Quran is the word of Allah revealed to Mohammad.
The next day, Oct. 23, Wood had a phone conversation with a La Plata vice principal where he again reiterated his objections to his daughter being indoctrinated into the religion of Islam. The vice principal indicated that his daughter, a high school junior with college hopes, would receive zeros on her assignments on Islam if she did not complete them.
Here is another one received about a month ago:
LA Public School Teaching Kids “Allah is the One True God”
http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/la-public-school-teaching-kids-allah-is-the-one-true-god (Not sure just how long this link will be available.)
President Obama has just released a bombshell of lies in his Amnesty Speech. A tree is known by its fruit and his tree is producing rotten fruit.
This happening more frequently at the moment. The yeast is beginning to rise!
As we approach the Day of the Lord we see this happening more and more – the union with Satan.
Paul’s warning is very much for us today. God said, “Be ye holy; for I am holy”. (1 Peter 1:16)
Col 1:22, “….in the body of his flesh, through death, to present you holy and unreprovable in his sight.”
We are called to be holy in God’s sight and the only way we can be holy is to distance ourselves from evil. We are in an evil world but we are not to be partakers in the evilness. We are not to have fellowship with the works of Satan. Satan is the greatest of deceivers and the only way we can keep ourselves clean is by constant study of the Word of God. Unless you are Spirit-filled you will not read the Word correctly.
1 Cor 1:14-16, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
! Cor 12:10, “ …to another the discerning of spirits; …” Ask God to enable you with the gift of discernment because now that Satan knows he is in the last days of his reign here on earth, evil spirits (demons) are very active at the moment. Ask him to reveal all Satan’s deceptions that are seeking to influence you away from the living God.
Chrislam is very actively gaining moment – the prophesied One World Religion is approaching very fast – championed by the Pope) – so please don’t be caught up into it – you do so at your peril.
1 Peter 5:8-9, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: But resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
Be sober, be vigilant, seek the Gift of Discernment! Don’t let Satan “close the sale on you”.
Most of all, as a disciple of the Lord, continue to sit at His feet.