The Leaven That Leaveneth The Household Of God (1)

For readers to have a clear understanding of the subject matter, the word LEAVEN must first of all be defined and clarified. By dictionary definition, leaven is the natural ferment or yeast that makes dough (a mass of flour) to rise. Figuratively, it means anything that makes a general change or any strong influence that changes conditions or opinions by
spreading quietly.
As we search the scriptures, the Spirit of Truth will give us the spiritual understanding of this leaven that is in the household of God. The disciples of Jesus did not understand what leaven meant when Jesus warned them in Matthew 16:6 to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of Sadducees and I quote. “Then Jesus said unto them, take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.” The disciples misunderstood it to mean physical bread.
The Spirit of Truth later opened their understanding in verse12 to know that the Leaven spoken of by their master was the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the
Sadducees.
The doctrine of the Sadducees as written in Acts 23:8a is the doctrine that teaches that there is no resurrection of the dead. This doctrine is a satanic doctrine to make people believe that there is no eternal judgment and eternal life hereafter. This doctrine gives its adherents license to become sin-practitioners. Whereas it is written in Daniel 12:2, “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting
contempt.”
And there are some religious sects in our generation, whose doctrine is that of the Sadducees. Moreoverthese religious sects who, though they profess toknow God, yet do not believe that there is heaven andthere is hell.
The Pharisees believe in the resurrection of the dead, but the leaven or doctrine of the Pharisees is hypocrisy, as written in Luke 12:1c and I quote “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy.”
HYPOCRISY is a major leaven that has leavened the household of God in this generation. There is hypocrisy among members of the congregation; there is hypocrisy at the altar and hypocrisy behind the pulpit. This doctrine has become a cankerworm that is spreading strongly and silently among Christians in these last days. What is hypocrisy? Hypocrisy, by dictionary definition means feigning (pretending) to be what one is not, hiding one’s true character or belief.
The hypocrites behind the pulpit preach wonderfully with their mouth; but they themselves will not obey that which they preach. All the works they do are done to be seen of men. They love big titles as a covering for their spiritual nakedness, big titles like “most Reverend”, “very Reverend” which are titles due to God only. In Matthew 23:9, Jesus warned the Scribes and Pharisees; I quote “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” In Psalm111:9, it is written, “He sent redemption unto His people: He hath commanded His covenant for ever: holy and reverend is His name.”
And so, the title of Reverend Father, borne by anyone, is a usurpation of the honour due to God only. It is claiming equality with God, just as Lucifer thought
in his heart to be equal with God, when he said in his heart, in Isaiah 14:14b and I quote “I will be like the most High.” The only titles given by Jesus as gifts tothe church of God are found in Ephesians 3:11 and Iquote, “He gave some apostles, prophets, evangelists,pastors and teachers;” then titles of bishops and deacons,as written in 1 Timothy 3:1, 13.
Hypocritical preachers behind the pulpits shut up the kingdom of heaven against men because they will not go in themselves neither will they allow those
who want, to go in as written in Matthew 23:13 and I quote “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” Jesus calls them blind guides which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. In their messages they lay emphasis on earthly things that are of no benefit to the souls of their members and swallow up the truth of God’s word that will bring about the salvation of the people and their deliverance from sin. The hypocrites amongst the members of such congregations appear beautiful outwardly
but are within, full of rottenness and all uncleanness.
They appear outwardly righteous unto men, but within they are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Hypocrites behind the pulpit make their followers two-fold more the children of hell than themselves, as spoken by Jesus in Matthew 23:15 and I quote “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea
and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves.”
TO BE CONTINUED