DAY 207 OF 365 IN 2021
YEAST RISES SLOWLY
Matthew 13:33 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.”
Raising agents are used in baking as to add volume and lighten baking mixtures like dough. Steam and even air, are examples but our focus today is on yeast, the example used in the Gospel today. If one uses too much of it at a time expecting sudden and quick rise, you could end up with porous and alcoholic dough that ‘does not rise at all’ or ‘does not rise well’.
Picture the disciples of Jesus, it took three long years of daily kingdom walk and kingdom talk with Him. They were witnesses of many miracles, signs and wonders yet, on the night of his arrest, they could barely stay awake to watch with Him. As though all they had been told, went in through one ear and out the other. The yeast of the Kingdom was still yet to rise.
Fast forward some time after the passion and the evidence was manifested: “people realised that these unlearned and uneducated men had been with Jesus because of the boldness with which they spoke”(Acts 4:13). The yeast had been activated, and the dough was now risen. There was no longer a need to announce that there was yeast present, the exponential increase in size told the whole story.
Beloved, the Kingdom of God and its message is indeed like yeast kneaded into dough. It takes time for kingdom matters to seep into and permeate the life of its listener. For long stretches, there may not even be anything to show for it because yeast requires time to rise. Its effect may not be immediately evident, but with patience and time, its impact becomes obvious.
So don’t stop attending the school of the Spirit because of one setback. Don’t turn your back on God because of that big heartbreak
When the yeast begins to rise, then you will see the evidence of accumulation on your kingdom walk.